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Category: Gluten Free

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

Gluten-Free Chocolate Donuts

These delicious gluten-free chocolate donuts are soft and tender. Top with tahini chocolate butter. The make the perfect mid-day indulgence. I am so glad I had some spare time this weekend to do a little bit of baking. As you guys probably know I love […]

Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

Healthy Rice Krispy Treats

These Healthy Rice Krispy Treats have become one of my favorite healthy snacks, especially because they remind me so much of my childhood. Made with rice cereal, oats, peanut butter, coconut oil, date syrup, dried coconut, and sunflower seeds. How to Make Healthy Rice Krispy […]

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Quick and easy Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. Made with oats, sun warrior vegan chocolate powder, almond butter, dates, and milk. One of the easiest snacks you will ever prepare.

Hey guys! So it is been a while since I posted my last recipe. But life has been crazy this whole last month. I did my first triathlon on Memorial Weekend, started my masters and my mom came to visit. So, I didn’t have a lot of time to create new recipes.

Anyway, after a couple of weeks, we are finally back on a routine so hopefully, I can find some time while Adrian naps to prepare new recipes and share them with you.

How to Make Protein Balls

In the meantime check out these delicious Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. They make a great pre or post workout snack. Plus they are so easy to prepare! All you need to do is place all your ingredients on a medium bowl and mix. Once everything is combined used your hands to shape the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set. Enjoy!

Chocolate Almond Protein Balls

Quick and easy Chocolate Almond Butter Balls. Made with oats, sun warrior vegan chocolate powder, almond butter, dates, and milk. One of the easiest snacks you will ever prepare.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1/4 cup oats finely ground
  • 1 scoop vegan chocolate powder
  • 1/4 cup date syrup
  • 2 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place the almond butter, oats, date syrup and salt into a bowl and mix to combine. Add the protein powder and mix.
    Use your hands to work the mixture until it resembles a cookie dough consistency. If the mixture is to dry add a splash of almond milk.
    Shape the mixture into balls and place in the fridge to set.
    Enjoy.
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

This moist and fudgy Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread makes the perfect afternoon snack whenever you are in need of a chocolate fix. Made with whole wheat flour, zucchini, cacao, and chocolate chips make it the perfect indulgence. I love zucchini, in fact, it is one […]

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups with no refined sugar! Made with dark chocolate, peanut butter and coconut oil for a quick, easy no bake treat! I made these Copycat Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups as a gift for my husband who loves Reeses. But of […]

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier. Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients.

I made this No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies a couple of weeks ago to bring to my Reading Club. My grandma was staying with us and she was really surprised when I told her Sweet Potato Brownies. At first, she didn’t want to try the brownies. And I completely understand her, sweet potatoes might seem like a pretty odd thing to have in a brownie, but trust me, it works amazingly well. Take it from my grandma, who said she really liked them and was very surprised with the fact you cannot really taste the sweet potato.

How to Make the Perfect Sweet Potato Brownies

The first batch was really good but it kind of fell apart when I was trying to cut the brownies into pieces. So I recommend you wait at least 10 minutes to allow the brownies to cool down. If you can place them in the fridge for half an hour before cutting them even better.

Another thing I would recommend is to avoid using can sweet potatoes. Even though this might be tempting (you skip cooking the sweet potatoes and spooning out the flesh). This is because cooking the sweet potato and then using the flesh will give a thicker consistency to the brownies.

Another great tip is to soak the dates in warm water for 5 minutes before blending them. This will make it easier to break and increase their sweetness.

Add extra chocolate chips. I bet you are especially going to agree in this one. I have found all the time that the more the chocolate the better right?

Remember to tag and share if you make these delicious No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies recipe. I love to see your creations!

No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies

These No Flour Sweet Potato Brownies are the perfect sweet treat for anyone who is trying to stay away from grains or just trying to eat healthier.
Best of all they are super easy to make and you only need 5 ingredients. 
Prep Time10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sweet potato
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 3-4 dates

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven the 350 degrees. Cover a smal pan with parchment paper and set aside.
     In a blender, add the sweet potato, peanut butter, maple syrup and cocoa powder until smoth. Add the chocolae chips and mix. 
    Pour the mixture into the greased pan and bake for around 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing into pieces.
Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich

This Healthy Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich is the perfect creamy, cold, dairy treat for the summer. The cookies are made with almond flour, cacao, almond butter and other wholesome ingredients. It is beginning to look a lot like summer! Despite it is only March (late […]

Sweet Potato Bread

Sweet Potato Bread

This Sweet Potato Bread is perfect for breakfast or snack. Made with almond flour, eggs, and other wholesome ingredients. It is for sure going to become one of your favorite recipes! I decided to make this delicious Sweet Potato Bread for one and only reason. […]

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Healthy Banana Bread Recipe

Upgrade your traditional banana bread with this Healthy Banana Bread Recipe. Made with oat flour, banana, pecans, and cinnamon. You will never miss dessert again!

I love banana bread, well I love everything banana! My favorite smoothie since ever has, of course, bananas (check the full recipe: Cacao Banana Smoothie) and I love to make banana ice cream and putting it on top of everything (Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal , Sweet Potato Waffles )

So it is hard for me to believe there are people who don’t like bananas (hmmm my mom!). I just feel that bananas are one of those things everyone likes just like avocados or pizza. But of course, with like everything there are likes and dislikes for everything!

How to make Healthy Banana Bread

Anyway every time I have some bananas that are about to go bad I try to either freeze them for my smoothies or make banana bread.

In this particular recipe I used oat flour but if you are avoiding grains almond flour would work well too.

All you have to do is combine the bananas with the rest of your wet ingredients and whisk together.

Then add the oat flour as well as the rest of the dry ingredients into your wet ingredients and stir until well combined. ( Remember not to over mix or you will end up with a denser loaf of bread)

Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and top with pecans.

Bake for 20-25 minutes and enjoy!
I like to add almond butter and some more bananas on top of mine!

Healthy Banana Bread

Healthy Banana Bread made with oat flour, banana, pecans and cinnamon! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins

Ingredients

  • 3-4 ripw bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 cup oat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a bread pan and set aside. 
    In a large bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Then add your apple sauce, eggs, vanilla, coconut oil  and honey. Stir until well combined.
    In another bowl, stir together the oat flour baking powder, salt and cinnamon. 
    Add your dry ingredients to your banana mixture, and pour into the prepared bread pan. Sprinkle with chopped pecans on top. 
    Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a fork when inserted into the center comes out clean. Enjoy! 
Raspberry Gluten-Free Tart

Raspberry Gluten-Free Tart

This Raspberry Gluten Free Tart is made with almond and oat flour for a perfect gluten-free dessert. A couple of weeks ago a friend invited us to her house for a demo cooking. I love this type of invitations since I enjoy a lot more […]