Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Banana Muffins

Yet again, another recipe I took off Pinterest, but didn't really like some of the ingredients, so I jazzed it up!! These are easy and yummy for anytime. Another gluten free and dairy recipe, for all my friends and family members that cannot eat those things. Which is why I post so many gluten and dairy free recipes. Plus, I like not feeling all bloated and stuff after eating gluten ;-) Here we go!

Pumpkin Spice Banana Muffins

1/2 cup almond flour/meal

1/4 tsp baking SODA (not powder)

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp pumpkin spice seasoning

6 packets of Stevia

4 eggs

1/3 cup almond milk

1 banana

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin or use paper muffin cups to line pan. Whisk the dry ingredients together in a bowl first. In a food processor or blender, blend eggs, milk and banana. Blend well. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix well. Fill muffin cups approximately 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 mins.

This should yield 12 muffins. Now, the muffin pan I have has slightly larger cups so this recipe yielded 9 muffins for me. Either way, they're YUMMY! And at only 81 calories a serving, eat 'em up!! Ohh these would be super yummy with a scoop of almond milk ice cream on top or a spread of some raspberry preserves (seedless, of course). Add whatever you'd like to them and thanks for being healthy!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Breakfast Cookies

These are so YUMMMYYYY!!! And you can eat them for breakfast!! What's better than cookies for breakfast?! These are super hearty and are basically like eating your morning bowl of oatmeal, but in cookie form that you can just grab and go. You can play with these a little by adding in nuts, or different fruits. You can add the protein, or not. It's up to you. I have made these with and without the protein and they taste great either way, honestly. So, here we go:

Breakfast Cookies

3 ripe bananas, mashed

2 cups of rolled oats

1/3 cup of unsweetened apple sauce

1/4 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk

1 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of cinnamon

1/2 cup of Craisins

1/4 cup of nuts (sliced almonds, chopped walnuts, etc.), optional

1 scoop of protein powder (optional)

After mashing the bananas, add the remaining ingredients into the bowl with the bananas and mix. Let sit for about 5 minutes to allow the oats to soak up the liquid. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spoon cookie mixture onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. 

Now, these are not your typical cookies. They will be soft, and a little rubbery, to be honest, because there is no flour and they're very moist. If you don't like Craisins, you can do raisins instead. Also, if you decide to add 1 scoop of protein powder, then you need to double to amount of almond milk to 1/2 cup. Also, you can add some Stevia, Truvia, or Splenda to sweeten it. I really don't think it needs it though, but it's up to you. These are so good in the morning and you can just throw it in the microwave for about 20 seconds and you're good to go. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do. Thanks for being healthy!  

Monday, September 10, 2012

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Kabob

I COMPLETELY forgot about this recipe I made one night. And it was so good too! Super easy to make (as usual) and full of flavor! I love the flavor of the lemon with the rosemary and the chicken. Super light as well ;) Let's get to it!

Rosemary Lemon Chicken Kabob

4 boneless skinless chicken breast (I really don't use anything else)

1/4 cup of lemon juice

2 TBSP of extra virgin olive oil

2 pinches of dried rosemary or fresh

2 gloves of minced garlic

Dash of black pepper

Dash of Borsari Seasoned Salt (or sea salt is fine too)


Onions and bell peppers, chopped into chunks 

Mix all the ingredients, except the chicken, in a bowel. You may want to use a whisk so the oil and lemon juice blend completely. Cut the chicken into chunks and toss in the lemon juice mixture. You can also toss the veggies in the marinade as well, if you want. Place chicken and veggies on skewers, in whatever fashion you desire and grill. If you have some pineapple, you can slice that and grill that too. It's really good grilled. It brings out the sweetness! I didn't eat any sides with this one, BUT this would pair well with a salad or maybe some sauteed green beans. Either way, it's yummy! I hope you guys enjoy this as much as we did. Thanks for being healthy!