As always my sweet tooth rears its ugly head around the first of the month!
So to satisfy my cravings and not totally sabotage my diet, I found a recipe for oatmeal cookies and turned them into a healthier version.
1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup coconut sugar
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 large organic eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla
3 cups gluten free oats
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup dark chocolate baking chips ( I use Lily’s dark chocolate)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 F
In a bowl, beat butter, almond butter, coconut sugar, and maple syrup until smooth. Add vanilla and eggs and beat . Add oats and baking soda use low speed until combined. Stir in chocolate chips and any other optional ingredients you want to add.
Drop 2 Tbsp size portions of cookie dough onto lightly greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Take a spoon and slightly flatten each drop of dough
Bake for 10-12 minutes, they will be a golden brown when done.
Let cool for 8 minutes and enjoy!
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.
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
2 tsp coconut sugar
1/8 tsp cinnamon
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
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 cake
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!
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
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