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No-Bake Healthy Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Healthy Oreo Cheesecake

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Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

This Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal makes the perfect healthy and nutritious breakfast. Full of pumpkin goodness will keep you cozy and warm all season long.  I was in New York last week for a couple of days and couldn’t leave before having breakfast at one of my […]

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

This Healthy Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast recipe! It’s gluten-free, dairy-free, & vegan-friendly with no refined sugar!

I am very excited because is that time of the year again! I don’t know about you but I truly think Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Whether you are traveling somewhere new, visiting some family or just taking some time off, there’s no shortage of ways to celebrate.

Even if you don’t like winter there is plenty of holiday foods and traditions that will help you keep warm. But one thing is true it can get a little crazy with all the celebrations, decorations and holiday gifting.

It is not yet December and we have had family visiting every week as well as family, friends or work parties every weekend. We definitely enjoy all the visits and celebrations but it also means we get a little out of our daily routine and this can be tough with a baby. Plus, when you have family in town you don’t have a lot of extra time to do house chores, cook or just take some time to relax.

This Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast! It is ultra healthy since it is high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Plus it is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Making it the perfect go-to breakfast this holiday season when you don’t have much time to cook. You don’t want to miss breakfast especially this holiday season where it is easy to end up eating or drinking too much.

How to Prepare Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

Not only this Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is delicious but it is is also super easy to make. Mix all your ingredients together and pop in the oven for 25-30 minutes and you are done. You can keep it in the fridge for up to 6 days or freeze it if you want it to last longer.

I have been baking a big batch on Sundays and enjoying it all week long. I like heating it a little bit in the microwave and topping it with a scope of my banana peanut butter ice cream or some yogurt for added protein.

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal Substitutions

Peanut Butter- If you don’t like Peanut Butter you can substitute for any nut or seed butter of your choice. I especially like it with almond butter as well.

Honey- Maple syrup or any other liquid sweetener of your choice can be used in place of honey.

Almond Milk– You can use any other milk of your choice. If you are not on the dairy-free team feel free to substitute for regular milk it works great too.

Add-ons- Feel free to change things around and try different spices. Or try adding any superfoods of your choice. I am a big fan of adding cacao nibs or shredded coconut.

Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

November 28, 2018
: 8-10 servings
: easy

This Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal is the perfect make-ahead breakfast. Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Refined Sugar Free.

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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups oats
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 overripe bananas mashed
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9×9” square baking pan and set aside.
  • Step 2 In a small bowl mix together the oats, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Step 3 In a large bowl mix mashed banana and peanut butter, vanilla extract, honey, almond milk, and egg. Mix until combined.
  • Step 4 Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix thoroughly.
  • Step 5 Pour the mixture into your previously greased 9×9” baking pan.
  • Step 6 Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
  • Step 7 Cut into squares and enjoy!
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Easy Tuna Patties

Easy Tuna Patties

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Healthy Strawberry Ricotta Crepes

Healthy Strawberry Ricotta Crepes

These Healthy Strawberry Ricotta Crepes are one of my favorite weekend breakfast recipes. They might look intimidating to prepare at first but they are actually very easy to make with simple ingredients most people have on hand.

If you were to ask me I had to choose one food to eat day and night for the rest of my life I will with no doubt choose crepes. I just love them plus I think they are very versatile. They go well with anything. From sweet to savory or in between. Most people loved them filled with Nutella and strawberries or banana but the options are endless.

I love experimenting at home with different sweet versions. These Healthy Strawberry Ricotta Crepes are definitely one of my favorite ones. Follow by Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Crepes or Pear and Nut Butter. For a savory version, I really like filling them with eggs or salmon.

How to Make The Crepes

All you need to do is learn how to prepare the actual crepe and then you can experiment base on what you like. You can also make the batter for the crepes one day in advance if you want and store it covered in the fridge. That way it is easier to prepare them the next day. All you need to do is add all of your crepe ingredients to the blender and blend until smooth. Scrape down the sides of the blender to incorporate flour that may have stuck on the side. Blend again for a few seconds.

Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat and grease lightly and add about 1/4 cup of batter, swirling it around the pan to form a large, thin pancake. Cook for 30 seconds or so on each side, flipping once, until lightly golden. Then fill crepes with your favorite filling and roll them tightly or fold them in four. Enjoy!

Healthy Strawberry Ricotta crepes

November 27, 2018
: 9-12 servings
: easy

Easy homemade crepes with a delicious strawberry and ricotta filling. You can enjoy Strawberries and Ricotta Crepes for a fancy breakfast or dessert.

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Directions
  • Step 1 Place flour in medium bowl. Whisk in eggs, 1/4 cup oil, milk, 1 1/4 cups water, and salt.
  • Step 2 Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat
  • Step 3 brush pan with oil.
  • Step 4 Add ¼ cupful batter to skillet
  • Step 5 tilt to coat bottom. Cook crepe until golden on bottom, adjusting heat to prevent burning, 30 to 45 seconds.
  • Step 6 Using spatula, turn crepe over
  • Step 7 cook 30 seconds. Transfer to plate. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Step 8 Fill crepes by spreading ricotta, and topping with strawberries and honey.
Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

This delicious Healthy Pumpkin Bread is moist, tender and loaded with all the Fall flavors. I used King Arthur’s Gluten Free All-purpose flour to make it gluten-free but you can use all purpose flour if you don’t have the gluten-free version available. Even though Thanksgiving is […]

Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle

Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle

The Perfect Pumpkin Pie recipe! This delicious Healthy Pumpkin Cheesecake with Chocolate Drizzle is so easy to make and the part is its gluten, dairy, and refined sugar-free. Which means you can have seconds without guilt. As I have shared in other posts Thanksgiving has turned […]

Healthy Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe

Healthy Gluten Free Cornbread Recipe

This Healthy Cornbread Recipe is gluten-free and so simple to make! Just mix all of your ingredients together and “voila” enjoy a delicious, moist and tender cornbread.

I can’t believe we are just one week away from Thanksgiving. Is it just me or did everyone also felt the second part of the year just went by really fast? I feel like one day it was my birthday (I turned 29 on July 31st) and all of a sudden everyone is already talking about their Thanksgiving plans.

Anyway, back to the present moment I am very excited about Thanksgiving! First of all, it means 3 days off. So that is already a big celebration.

Second, it means spending time with family and giving thanks for what we have. Sometimes not to stay most of the time we just take things for granted. Sorry to speak in plural about this but this is a common thing we all human beings have. And what we don’t realize is that change is inevitable and happens all of a sudden, without no warning at all. So what better day than Thanksgiving to stop and reflect on everything that we have and give thanks for this.

And third, the food. Everything is just so delicious! Turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie. I’m in! If I could eat Thanksgiving day I would. No kidding. Ask Adrian and he can tell you how to obsess I am. Since I just love everything too much I decided to enjoy it a little longer than a day and prepare this delicious Healthy Cornbread. Enjoy and remember to be thankful for everything you have!

Healthy Cornbread Recipe

November 14, 2018
: 8-10 servings
: easy

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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ cups gluten free cornbread mix
  • ½ greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ butter
Directions
  • Step 1 Preheat oven to 375 F. Lightly grease a 8×8 pan.
  • Step 2 Place cornbread mix in a medium bowl.
  • Step 3 In a separate bowl mix all the wet ingredients together. Add the wet ingredients to the cornbread mix and mix.
  • Step 4 Pour batter into prepared baking pan. Bake until golden brown about 35 minutes.
Vegan Brie Cheese

Vegan Brie Cheese

This Vegan Brie Cheese is surprisingly similar to the real thing. And very easy to prepare. you can also give it your own spin by adding any herbs or spice for a different flavor. Serve with with crackers, fresh baguette, fresh fruit or have fun coming […]