monster cookies. you know, the kind that have a bunch of mix-ins dumped into the batter. well, i went ahead and adapted my own version of some monster cookies i’ve seen lately. one of the major things in my recipe is that it’s double peanut butter. not only is there a full cup of natural PB in the batter, but i switched some of the ratios, & added PEANUT FLOUR. peanut flour jumped out at me a few weeks ago at trader joes; it’s literally dried peanuts ground into a flour. basically peanut powder. but when it mixed in with my monster cookie dough, it doubled the peanut butter and made these cookies so freaking creamy.Continue reading
i’ve been wanting to share the nacho recipe from my insta from a few weeks ago, but just finally getting to it today. the irony of it … i was supposed to be in mexico right now. nachos today with margs sounds perfectContinue reading
made this dream cake for my mom’s birthday and it was too good not to share, especially right now!! carrot cake is her fave, and it’s also the cake we usually have for easter. given that easter is going to be different from usual this year (our whole fam at home, separately), i had to go all out with the birthday cake. usually, i’d bake with coconut sugar or maple syrup or honey as the sweetener, to keep it less processed, but i didn’t want to F up the carrot cake, so i used organic cane sugar aka white sugar. so glad i did 😉Continue reading
recently, i reintroduced OATS to my almost-daily food situation after a while of focusing on grain-free recipes and meals. i have been making oatmeal with so many diff mix-ins and trying to change it up to keep it interesting.
i wanted to make a version of an oatmeal that was still nutritionally balanced but did was easier to take on the go, to have as a snack at work or for breakfast at any time. sooo… i made these pumpkin oatmeal bars! tested them out and knew even from tasting the batter that they were gonna be delish and just what i was hoping they would be!
these are still gluten-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, and even egg-free! the main ingredients are oats, oat flour [blended up oats, easy!], pumpkin, coconut sugar, and a few other goodies. you can mix in any sort of toppings like chocolate chips, a nut, or even coconut or raisins if you wanted, but i left these plain and they were GREAT.
> 1 cup oat flour
> 2 cups GF oats
> 1 can of pumpkin
> 1/2 cup almond butter
> 1 cup nut milk (i used Trader Joe’s macadamia/mixed nut milk)
> 1/2 cup coconut sugar
> 1 tsp baking powder
> 1.5 tbsp cinnamon
> 1 tsp nutmeg
HOW TO MAKE >>
- set oven to 350F.
- combine oats, oat flour, & baking soda. set aside.
- in a large mixing bowl, whisk pumpkin, nut butter, milk, & coconut sugar until incorporated.
- add cinnamon + nutmeg to wet mixture; stir until combined.
- add dry ingredients to wet, stirring until fully mixed.
- pour into a parchment-lined + greased baking dish (i used a brownie pan), and press down to eliminate extra air within batter.
- bake on 350F for 20-25 minutes or until top begins to brown and firm up.
- cut into 8-16 bars, depending on the size you want! store on counter for a few days or in fridge for up to 1 week.
- HAPPY FALL
new banana bread on the loose!! i kind of dressed up my normal banana bread recipe with some additional add-ins… so decided to make a new recipe out of it!
the differences in this banana bread start with less flax & a little more almond flour + when it comes to additions — i threw in chopped walnuts, additional CINNAMON (hello hi fall), & the best one yet, chopped fresh banana pieces. big YES
this is also different from the banana nut muffins on my blog cause i didn’t use any mix this time… all individual ingredients and measurements, all came out to reflect the perfect BANANA NUT flavor i grew up on.
so in banana bread, of course, there is already banana mashed up and mixed into the entire batter, but something in me told me i needed more banana this time, so i used a perfectly ripened, yellow banana, sliced it down the middle and then into chunks, and tossed them into the batter with the walnuts. i stirred gently, saw the chunks in every turn, and knew it was gonna be perf.
left chocolate chips out of this round cause i really wanted to see how it came out as banana nut bread. it’s perfect, let me just say. chocolate chips will only make it 100x better, so go for it if you want!
here’s the full recipe — TAHINI BANANA NUT BREAD.
-2-3 mashed, ripened/overripe banana
-1/3 cup tahini
-1/3 cup maple syrup
-1/3 cup almond milk
-2 tbsp coconut sugar
-2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 cups almond flour
-1/4 cup ground flaxseed
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tbsp cinnamon
-handful of walnuts, chopped
-1 banana, sliced + chopped, in chunks [not mashed]
HOW TO MAKE >>
- set oven to 350F.
- mix all wet ingredients together — mashed banana, tahini, egg, almond milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract — until incorporated.
- add coconut sugar, mix well.
- add ground flaxseed, almond flour, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- continue to mix until combined.
- using a spoon or rubber spatula, gently fold in walnuts + chopped banana to batter.
- pour into lined + greased loaf pan.
- bake at 350F for 45-55 minutes.
- store in refrigerator for up to 1 week or freeze for months!
can you get more springy than a lemon poppyseed muffin?! i simply do not think so. a light, fluffy, lemony yellow muffin, eaten as part of a breakfast, snack, or dessert, you just can’t go wrong!! my new lemon poppyseed muffins are grain-free, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, aka PALEO + delish!!