• Healthy Snacks

    Apple OR Banana Oat-Loaf

    I wanted to start making healthy whole grain loafs for my husband to get his carb fix. Right now life is super hectic and believe it or, making muffins is just a lot of work (filling each individual cup… the extra work in cleaning a muffin tin with all those individual compartments, as opposed to a loaf pan). That these are considerations for me may sound crazy to those of you with time on your hands, but my life is crazy, through no choice of my own. This is a healthy loaf recipe, rich in unrefined whole grains. In addition to the oats, the flour is oat flour, which is…

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    No Flour Oat Muffins

    Looking for a clean eating, flourless muffin recipe? This oat muffins recipe uses no flour, no sugar, and no oil but still produces moist delicious muffins. You can create variations of this recipe by adding 1/2 cup of fresh, dried or frozen fruit or 1/2 cut of chopped nuts to the batter. You can also add an extra teaspoon of cinnamon, some nutmeg, or even pumpkin pie spice.  For more health benefits add some chia seeds or flax seed. I always add a scoop of protein powder (vanilla flavor) to all my baking to up the nutritional value. Here are  just a few ideas for add ins that will allow you to…

  • Clean Eating Pumpkin Bread
    Clean Eating,  Healthy Snacks,  Veggies

    Gluten Free Pumpkin Bread (Also Egg and Dairy Free)

    Gluten, egg, soy and dairy free recipe!! Ingredients: 2.5 tbsp ground flax mixed with 3 tbsp warm water ¾ cup coconut sugar, plus more for sprinkling 1/3 cup plus 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce 1 cup unsweetened pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 tbsp vanilla extract ½ cup melted coconut oil, plus more for brushing 2 cups oat flour  (or 1 c almond flour + 1 c coconut flour) or gluten free flour (mixture of sorghum, coconut and tapioca flours) 2 tsp gluten free baking powder or arrowroot powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp nutmeg 2 tsp cinnamon ½ tsp sea salt Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.…

  • Applesauce banana breakfast bar recipe
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    Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Breakfast Bars

    These were good, and I liked the idea of including them in my collection of healthy snack recipes for variety. But they turned out super-soft. As in, fall apart when you try to cut them soft. And they had fully cooled. I think if I try these again I will add an extra 10 minutes to the baking time. Also, I am leaving them out on an uncovered platter right now. Hopefully after a few hours, they may firm up. Ingredients 2 cups oats 1 cup oat flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2…

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    Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks

    Really, really good – just made these, in fact, the 2nd batch is still in the oven.  We call these Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies, “Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks” because any health cookie I make for my husband to snack on is called a “puck” round here.  Anyway, just tasted these, hot out of the oven, and they were dang good. Husband had another way of putting it… Quote:  “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, that %@#$ing good!” ❤ 1 cup applesauce 1 cup splenda brown sugar (diet brown sugar) 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, softened 1 egg 2 cups oat flour 1 cup quick oats 1 scoop plain or vanilla whey protein powder 1…

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    Oatmeal Peanut Butter Snack Pucks

    2 cups quick oats (not whole oats) 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 cup peanut butter or almond butter 1/4 cup pure honey 1/4 cup apple butter or apple sauce 1 large banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup) Or 1/2 cup apple sauce Optional: 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup shelled pumpkin seeds 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup ground flaxseed or chia seeds Or any combination of above Directions: Preheat oven to 325F degrees. Line large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Combine all of the ingredients into a large bowl. Mix until all of the ingredients are combined. The dough will be quite stiff.  Drop large spoonfuls…

  • Gluten free pumpkin cookies
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    Pumpkin Pucks

    This is a gluten free pumpkin cookie recipe (breakfast cookies). Chris and I call these kinds of healthy snack cookies “pucks” 🙂 Ingredients: Makes 10-12 large cookies 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup almond butter (or organic peanut butter) 1/2 cup honey 1tsp vanilla or almond extract 1cup almond meal/flour or oat flour (grind oats into flour in blender) 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp baking soda (use home made baking soda to avoid aluminum!) 1  cup raisins (or any cran-raisins or dried blueberries) Note: Alternatively you could use 1/2 raisins and 1/2 c nuts. Or you could use chocolate chips in case of either, but my guy is health conscious…

  • Wholemeal seeded muffins recipe
    Healthy Snacks

    Auntie Bea’s Seeded Wholemeal Muffins

    One word:  Yummy!!!  In a super-healthy way!  Auntie Bea made these for us when we met her for dinner at the Villa a couple weeks back. I packed on a couple extra pounds after polishing these off over the course of a couple days – I’m super sensitive to carbs!  But at least they were super healthy high fiber carbs and I’m back on the straight and narrow again. I will only allow myself to have these infrequently, as good as they are, otherwise I WILL EAT them, and gain carb weight. So goooood. 1-3/4 cups  (425 mL)  whole wheat flour 1/2 cup  (125 mL)  all-purpose flour 2 tbsp  (30 mL)  packed dark brown sugar…

  • garlic and vinegar kale chips
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    Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips

    Garlic and Vinegar Kale Chips  (Sept 2013 – Yum!) Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Toss the kale with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of vinegar. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of garlic and parsley seasoning, or your choice of seasoning on top. Give the kale another toss to coat the kale in seasoning. Spread the kale  evenly across a baking sheet.  Sprinkle extra seasoning on top. Note: Another recipe says you can bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 300 degrees – could try that too.