Desserts/ Snacks

Gluten-free Apple Crisp

Ingredients

 

5 large Granny Smith apples

1/2 c. water 

1/2 c. Gluten Free oats

1/2 c. Gluten Free Oat flour

1/2 - 3/4 c. organic sugar (can use 1/4 c. pure maple syrup & 1/2c. sugar)

1/4 c. ground flaxseeds or flax meal

1 t. cinnamon

1/2 t. nutmeg

1/4 t. ground cloves

1/4 t. sea salt

1/4 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

1/4 c. melted butter

2 T. melted coconut oil

 

Directions

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Peel and slice apples, then put in water while you mix all dry ingredients together.  

Add soaked apples to dry mix and put in 8"x8" greased dish. 

Heat butter and coconut oil and drizzle over apple mixture. 

Can double for 9"x13" pan. 

Bake for 30 min - 35 min.  

Enjoy warm!

Flourless Brownie Muffins

           recipe by Beachbody (August 18, 2014)

1 (15-oz.) can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (I used black beans)

3 large eggs

1/2 c. pure maple syrup

1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 t. baking soda

3 T. coconut oil, melted

1 t. vanilla

1/3 c. dark chocolate chips (I used more)

1/4 t. sea salt (Salt was not in the original recipe.)

1/2 c. soft peanut butter (P.B. was not in the original recipe.)

 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

 2.  Grease or line a 12-muffin tin.

 3.  Blend all ingredients except the chips (and          peanut butter) in blender or food processor        till smooth.

 4.  Pour into muffin tin. (Add soft peanut butter       and swirl through batter: Optional)

 5.  Top with chocolate chips: push them  into            batter.

 6.  Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until toothpick                 comes out clean. (Note: I had to bake my             muffins 23 minutes.)

 7.  Cool completely and enjoy.

 Recipe by Beachbody (August 18, 2014)

Gluten Free Banana Muffins

Dry Ingredients:

1-1/2  c. All-purpose Gluten-free flour

1/2 c. Honey

1 - 2 t. Cinnamon

1 t. Baking soda

1 t. Sea salt

1 T. Ground flax seeds 

1 T. Chia seeds (optional)

Wet Ingredients:

2 Mashed ripe bananas

1 Large egg

1/2 c. Unsweetened organic applesauce 

1/2 c. Coconut oil, melted

1 t. Vanilla

2 t. Raw apple cider vinegar 

1/2 c. Walnuts, chopped (optional)

1/2 c. Raisins or dried cranberries (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together dry ingredients in mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, mix wet ingredients. Mix wet and dry ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Mix just enough to blend well. Over-blending will result in heavy, dense muffins. 

Fill cups 3/4 of the way full and bake 20 - 25 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

Yields approx. 12 muffins

Want banana chocolate muffins? Add 1/2 c. cocoa powder and 1 T. organic sugar to dry ingredients.

No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

Dry Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1/3 cup pumpkin seeds

1 cup crispy quinoa* or rice cereal

2 Tbsp. sunflower seeds or flax seeds

1 Tbsp. chia seeds

1/3 cup dried cranberries

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips

Wet ingredients:

1/2 cup honey

1 cup almond or peanut butter

1/3 cup pitted dates 

1 Tbsp. molasses (optional)

3 Tbsp. MCT oil (coconut oil, melted)

Bite-sized Balls:

Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a bowl. Put a third of the mixture in a food processor at a time, pulsing until it's well combined. Add 1/3 of the chocolate chips. With greased hands, shape mixture into bite-size balls. Repeat. Chill for 30 minutes, and store in a covered dish in the refrigerator.

Energy Bars:

Follow the above directions, but instead of making balls, press the mixture into a pan lined with parchment paper. Melt additional chocolate chips, spread on top, and refrigerate for 30 minutes. Cut into bars.

These delicious bite-sized bites/bars are full of healthy protein, carbs, and good fats, and there's no refined sugar. Keep them on hand for a daily snack. No more store-bought granola bars.!!!!

* I toasted the dry quinoa in a skillet but it was still crunchy, so you may want to use puffed rice cereal instead if the seeds will bother you.

Dairy-free Chocolate Mousse

1 can full-fat coconut milk (must be cold)

1 banana (frozen, if possible)

1 avocado

3 T. cacao powder or cocoa powder

5 or 6 pitted dates or 2 T. honey

1 - 2 T. pure maple syrup

1 scoop of Vanilla bone broth (optional)

1 t. vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

dash of turmeric powder (optional)

Mix all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy. Add more dates or maple syrup to sweeten to taste. 

Chill in the fridge, and serve.

It's delicious and very healthy. My husband does not like avocados, but he likes this and request it often after dinner. It's fast and easy to make.