Gourmet Oatmeal

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I don’t eat oatmeal very often… but whenever I do I think, I should eat this more! It’s so tasty and there are SO many different things you can do with it! These are two of my favourites! Peanut butter, banana fudge and apple pie! It doesn’t take long either, so when you are in a rush and need some quick carbs this is your jam!

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Peanut butter banana fudge oatmeal

ingredients

1/2 c oats

1 overripe banana, mashed

1- 2 tbsp peanut butter

1 c cashew milk (or water)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tbsp cocoa powder

pinch of salt

directions

  1. bring milk to a boil, add oats and reduce to medium heat.
  2. mash up banana, add to oats and stir.
  3. add cocoa powder, sea salt and vanilla. stir and let it cook for a couple more minutes. At the end stir in peanut butter.
  4. top with peanut butter, chocolate chips, chopped nuts or what ever other toppings you would like!

 

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Apple pie oatmeal

ingredients

1/2 c oats

1 apple, cut into cubes

1/2 tsp vanilla

pinch of sea salt

1.5 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp honey (or maple syrup for vegan option)

1 cup of water or dairy free milk

directions

  1. bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add oats, stir and reduce to medium heat. Add 3/4 of the apple, 1 tsp cinnamon and sea salt and cook until apple are tender (about 10-15 minutes.) You may need to add a bit more water while it is cooking.
  2. While oatmeal is cooking, put the rest of the apples, honey and 1/2 tsp of cinnamon into a small sauce pan and cook until apples are tender.
  3. When oatmeal is done top with cooked apples and any other toppings you desire! We added a tbsp of slivered almonds and raisins.

 

 

Paleo Deep Dish Salted Carmel Chocolate Chip Blondies

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I missed baking clean treats while I was on my mission! It was too hard to carry around the ingredients, and expensive to try new fun recipes on a super tight budget…so one of the first things I wanted to do when I was home was bake something with my sister!

I was craving cookie dough…. my sister had eaten a lot of cookie dough in the last couple of days, so we compromised with this delicious deep dish!

Recipe from With Salt and Whit

Have fun and enjoy!

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ingredients:

caramel:
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
    • 1/3 cup almond butter
    • 1/3 cup maple syrup
blondie:
  • 1 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup enjoy life chocolate chips (Dairy free)

instructions:

  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
  2. in a blender, combine the coconut oil, almond butter and maple syrup. blend until mixed well and smooth. pour into a 8 inch cast iron skillet (or glass baking dish if you do not have a cast iron skillet).
  3. in a small bowl, combine the almond flour, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon. add the coconut oil, maple, egg and vanilla extract. stir until just combined. fold in chocolate chips.
  4. add to the skillet, smoothing out on top of the caramel.
  5. place in the oven and bake for 20 – 25 minutes, or until the blondie is cooked through.

yields 8*

 

xo

Dairy Free Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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Ingredients:

1 avocado (4.5 oz)
1⁄2 plantain (2.5 oz)
34 oz coconut milk
2.5 cups agave
1/2 c vanilla
2 vanilla beans
Directions:
1. Make base by combining avocado, plantain, coconut milk & agave in food processor
2. Stir in vanilla beans and extract and whisk vigorously to break up beans. Process.
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For the easiest Ice Cream Sandwiches….
Fill a Dixie cup with your slightly melted ice cream, place in the freezer over night. When you are ready for dessert- remove the Dixie cups from the freezer peel away the Dixie cup and cut your frozen chunk of ice cream into thick slices! I use Udi’s Salted caramel cashew cookies (not healthy) but delicious!
xo erin
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Gluten Free Graham Crackers

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Ingredients:

3/4 C + 1 tbsp Brown Rice Flour
2 tbsp Corn Starch
1/3 c coconut sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
5 Tbsp butter, cold
6 Tbsp Milk
3 Tbsp honey

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together the dry ingredients until the ingredients are well combined.
  3. Add the butter to the dry ingredients & pulse until the butter becomes small pea-sized pieces.
  4. Add the milk & honey. Pulse all the ingredients together until the mixture is combined.(It will not be a thick dough)
  5. Put parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Dump the dough out onto a piece of parchment paper into a rectangle shape about 1/4 inch.
  6. Chill the dough in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  7. After chilling, remove from the refrigerator & place the cookie sheet back onto the counter.  Using a butter knife  cut the dough into rectangle shapes. 3”x3” is a great s’more size.  Poke holes in the cracker with a fork.
  8. Bake for 9 minutes, rotate the pan & bake for another 9 minutes. Re- score the crackers and poke with the fork if needed. Place back in the oven and continue baking, rotating the pan every 2-3 minutes until brown & crispy.
  9. Cool on a cooling rack before breaking into individual crackers.
  10. Store finished crackers in airtight containers, or freeze for longevity.  Crackers may soften over time.  Pop them back into the oven (or toaster oven) to re-crisp, if necessary.

Adapted from Sweet Treats blog.

xo erin

Egg & Zoodle Salad with Mustard Orange Dressing

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Another dish I love to use my spiralizer for!! I am usually starving when it comes to lunch time to I like to have meals that are fast but still tasty! Here you go all you whole 30 peeps-you are awesome!!!
Ingredients:
1 hard boiled egg
1 zucchini
1/2 avocado
1 orange pepper
1 carrot
1/2 beet
Dressing
 2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tsp orange zest
1 tbsp orange juice
1/2 dried mustard
1/2 tsp French’s mustard
1 soaked date
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 minced garlic clove
Directions:
1. Hard boil 1 egg for 10 minutes.
2. Spiralize zucchini.
3. Peel egg and chop onto salad, add diced avocado, chopped up peppers and shred fresh carrots and beet on top.
4. Add all dressing ingredients to a magic bullet or mini chopper and combine till smooth.
xo erin