Gluten Free Coffee Cake

It has been a few weeks since I have blogged , my mom passed away and I just have not wanted to do much of anything except Bake. It feeds my soul, warms my house and heart, and reminds me of my mom. Because I absolutely love coffee and cake I thought I would whip up a healthy version of an old classic.

Ingredients

2 Tbsp almond flour

2 Tbsp Mocha IsaLean (optional, I added it of course!)

1/4 tsp baking powder

Pinch of sea salt

1Tbsp coconut sugar

2 Tbsp water

2 tsp coconut oil

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

Streusel

2 tsp coconut sugar

1tsp applesauce

1/8 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

Pre Heat oven to 350 degrees

Combine dry ingredients for batter and mix, add wet ingredients for batter and mix

In a small bowl combine streusel ingredients and mix

Add batter to mug, ramekins muffin pan 3/4 full them add streusel

Bake 12-15 minutes or until pick comes out clean

Let cool

Healthy icing (optional, I added it)

1 cup powdered coconut sugar (use a high speed blender put coconut sugar in and blend until powder)

1 1/2 Tbsp almond milk

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Mix and apply to top of coffee cakeIMG_2306IMG_2307

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Breakfast Cranberry Oat Muffins

Who doesn’t need easy in their lives? I find that the easier it is to make a meal , the easier it is to stick to a healthier lifestyle.

I found a recipe for these and tweaked it to make it 7 ingredients and gluten free!

INGREDIENTS

2.5 cups gluten free rolled oates

2 ripe bananas

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup

1/2 cup organic dried cranberries

2 Tbsp applesauce

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

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INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat oven to 380F

use cupcake liners in tin

Combine all dry ingredients in mixing bowl, stir well

In separate bowl mash bananas, and add liquid ingredients whisk

Combine wet ingredients into dry mix well, pour batter into liners and bake for 25 minutes

Cool overnight or refrigerate

Enjoy!

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Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Last week I took a Trip all by myself to Vegas. Purpose of this trip was to bake some healthy yummy treats in my parents beautiful kitchen, and then share these treats with my son and his fellow firefighters. They were a hit and It was fun hanging out with these guys!

 

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Ingredients

1/4 cup organic apple sauce

1 cup cashew butter (or any nut butter)

1tsp pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup almond flour

2/3 cup coconut sugar

1/4 cup gluten free chocolate chipsIMG_0223

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350F

Grease 8 inch baking pan with coconut oil

In mixing bowl combine almond butter, apple sauce, and vanilla extract stir well

In separate mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients and chocolate chips

Combine wet ingredients to dry and stir well , if it is to dry add a tsp of water or almond milk

Transfer gooey batter into pan distribute evenly with spatula

Bake 10 minutes

Let them cool down for 20 minutes then put into fridge over night.

Enjoy!IMG_0237

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