Friday, August 17, 2012

Banana Walnut Chocolate Bread (dairy-free)

This bread is a delicious alternative to the traditional banana nut bread.

3 ripe bananas
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
3 tbsp extra virgin organic coconut oil
1/2 cup Xagave (raw agave nectar)
1 1/2 cups organic spelt flour (for gluten-free bread, substitute with gluten-free oat flour)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips (dairy-free, gluten-free)
1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

1. In a medium bowl, mash bananas and add the vanilla, coconut oil, and agave.

2. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.

3. Mix the dry and wet ingredients together. Add the chocolate chips and walnuts.

4. Pour into a lightly greased bread pan.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Blueberry Chia Muffins with Flaxseed (wheat-free, gluten-free)

I thought it would be fun to experiment a little with a blueberry muffin. I cheated by starting with King Arthur's Gluten-Free Muffin Mix and added a bunch of healthy ingredients. They turned out AMAZING!

1 box King Arthur's Gluten-Free Muffin Mix
6 tbsp organic unsalted butter (melted) OR 6 tbsp organic virgin coconut oil
3 tbsp milled, ground flaxseed
2 tbsp Shaklee Instant Protein Soy
1 cup light vanilla soymilk (instead of cow's milk)
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 tsp chia seeds
1.5 cups blueberries

Follow the instructions on the box.
Add the flaxseed and Instant Protein Soy with the powdered muffin mix.
Add the vanilla extract after the soymilk.
Use a spoon and gently fold in the blueberries and chia seeds.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Organic Oat Flour Biscuits (wheat-free, gluten-free)

Since I just recently learned that I shouldn't consume wheat and certain dairy products, I set out to create healthy biscuits the whole family can enjoy. These were particularly delicious especially if you add homemade strawberry jam.

1 1/4 cup organic oat flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 tbsp Shaklee Instant Protein Soy
1/3 cup vanilla soy milk
2 tbsp butter (from grass-fed cows)
1 egg (from free-range chickens)

Mix all dry ingredients together. Cut in the butter and add the rest of ingredients. Bake at 425 degrees for 12-15 min. Enjoy!

Each biscuit contains:
87 calories
4 grams fat
9 grams carbs
6 grams protein