Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

Ingredients 5 cups rolled oats (400g) 2 1/2 cups over-ripe mashed banana (For all substitutions, see nutrition link below) measured after mashing (600g) 1 tsp salt 5 NuNaturals stevia packets OR omit and use 5 tbsp pure maple syrup, agave, or honey instead optional: 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips 2 2/3 cups water (640g) (If using the liquid-sweetener option, scale water back by 1/3 cup) 1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp coconut or veg oil (45g) (Fat-free option listed in the nutrition link below) 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract optional add-ins: cinnamon, shredded coconut, chopped walnuts, ground flax or wheat … Continúa leyendo Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes To Go

Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bar

Adapted from Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies . Ingredients 1/2 cup peanut butter, or allergy-friendly substitute (110g) 1/4 cup protein powder (I use Vanilla Nutribiotic) (20g) 3/4 tsp baking soda (trust me) 1/4 cup Sucanat or brown sugar (40g) 2 tbsp applesauce (30g) tiny pinch salt if desired (I use 1/16 tsp, and my pb also has salt) Instructions Homemade Protein Bars Recipe: If your peanut butter is from the fridge, gently warm it until it is a stir-able consistency. In a mixing bowl, stir the peanut butter and applesauce until they form a smooth paste. In a separate bowl, combine … Continúa leyendo Homemade Peanut Butter Protein Bar

Chocolate Chip Banana Love Bars

Chocolate Chip Banana Love Bars (makes 5-6) 3/4 cup rolled oats or quick oats (60g) 1/8 tsp salt 1/3 cup protein powder (or see substitution note below) (I used Vanilla Vega) (35g) 1/4 cup peanut butter OR allergy-friendly alternative (60g) 2/3 cup mashed banana, as ripe as possible (160g) (Most of my other granola bars are banana-free) handful chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips Line a 7×5 pan with parchment paper (or double the recipe for an 8×8), and set aside. In a mixing bowl, stir all ingredients together until well-incorporated. (Note: I found these bars sweet enough without having … Continúa leyendo Chocolate Chip Banana Love Bars

Black Bean Brownies

Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining) 2 tbsp cocoa powder (10g) 1/2 cup quick oats (40g) (See nutrition link below for substitutions) 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave (or honey, but not for strict vegans.) (75g) pinch uncut stevia OR 2 tbsp sugar (or omit and increase maple syrup to 1/2 cup) 1/4 cup coconut or vegetable oil (40g) (See nutrition link for substitution notes) 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (115-140g) … Continúa leyendo Black Bean Brownies

Fudge Brownie Chocolate Protein Bars

Adapted from Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 1/2 cups black beans (1 15-oz can, drained and rinsed very well) (250g after draining) 3 tbsp dutch or regular cocoa powder (15g) 7 tbsp chocolate protein powder (I used Nutribiotic) (45g) scant 1/4 tsp salt 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or agave or honey (Honey is not for strict vegans.) (75g) pinch pure stevia, or 2 tbsp sugar of choice 3 1/2 tbsp coconut or vegetable oil (35g) 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/3 cup to 2/3 cup chocolate chips (Not optional; omit at your own risk.) Instructions Homemade … Continúa leyendo Fudge Brownie Chocolate Protein Bars

3 Minute Protein Granola Bars

3 Minute Protein Granola Bars (Makes 10-12 bars) Inspired by: Peanut Butter Homemade Protein Bars 1 1/2 cups quick oats or rolled oats (120g) 1/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup peanut butter or cashew butter (Nut-Free Version: use Sunbutter) (120g) 1/2 cup agave or honey (Use agave if serving to vegans, as honey is technically not vegan) (120g) 2/3 cup protein powder of choice – have fun with different flavors! (70g) handful mini chocolate chips, optional Stir all ingredients together until well-mixed. Transfer the mixture to a 9×14 pan lined with parchment or wax paper. (For thicker bars than the ones … Continúa leyendo 3 Minute Protein Granola Bars

Voluminous Oatmeal Trick

Do you ever wish for an overflowing oatmeal bowl? As opposed to the measly amount you get from one serving of oats? If you answered “yes” to the above, then the Voluminous Oatmeal Trick is for you! *Ends sales pitch* What is the Voluminous Oatmeal Trick? The idea is to add more than the recommended liquid to the oats, prior to cooking. Then you can either microwave or cook on the stovetop, but stop before all the water is absorbed. Come back the next day (or a few hours later), and all the liquid has been absorbed, leaving you with … Continúa leyendo Voluminous Oatmeal Trick

Nut Free Paleo Fudge Babies

Sugar-free / gluten-free / paleo / dairy-free / egg-free / oil-free Nut Free Paleo Fudge Babies 1 1/2 cups pitted dates 1 tbsp plus 2 tsp cacao or cocoa powder 1/8 tsp salt optional small handful chocolate chips optional cocoa, shredded coconut, melted chocolate, etc. Combine the first three ingredients (and chips if using) in a strong food processor or high-speed blender or Vitamix, and blend until completely smooth. Scoop into a bowl, and freeze until the sticky dough is firm enough to roll balls (a half hour or so). Once balls are rolled—either with your hands or a cookie … Continúa leyendo Nut Free Paleo Fudge Babies

Healthy Chocolate Sauce or Hot Chocolate Butter

Healthy Chocolate Sauce or Hot Chocolate Butter 4 tablespoons (60g) virgin coconut oil 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon (52g) cocoa powder. (For a sauce, decrease to 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup agave OR you can use nunaturals vanilla stevia drops (I use 10 vanilla drops, but if you don’t like super-bitter chocolate, triple that amount) Melt the coconut oil, either in the microwave or on a candle warmer or in a warm oven. Add the vanilla drops (or agave) and stir. Add the cocoa, then add 3 tablespoons water only if you used vanilla drops. Stir stir stir! Stir until it gets thick like Artisana … Continúa leyendo Healthy Chocolate Sauce or Hot Chocolate Butter

Chocolate Chai Oatmeal

Feel free to triple up on the chocolate by adding chocolate chips and Healthy Chocolate Sauce. Chocolate Chai Oatmeal (serves 1) 1/2 cup rolled oats (40g) 1 cup water or milk of choice (240g) 1/2 cup milk of choice (120g) 2 chai tea bags (decaf or regular) 1/4 tsp salt 2 tsp cocoa powder (4g) sweetener of choice, to taste 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract (2g) 1/2 tbsp melted coconut oil or peanut butter (optional, but much richer if added) mini chocolate chips, optional If using the microwave: heat the water and milk, then add the teabags and let sit … Continúa leyendo Chocolate Chai Oatmeal