Blueberry Cinnamon Waffles

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Mmmm! Tried making my own homemade waffles for the first time and I will definitely be doing this again. They turned out so delicious. I try to keep the added sugar in my recipes to a minimum. If you like things a little bit sweeter, increase the coconut sugar as you please. Also, feel free to swap the blueberries for your fruit of choice!

This recipe makes 9 waffles:ย 

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup oat flour
  • 2 cup rye flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2.5 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup unsweetened Silk vanilla almond milk
  • 2 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • a touch of ground sea salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries.

Directions:

  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. Mix in a large mixing bowl the above ingredients, in order. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Grease the waffle iron. I used coconut oil spray.
  4. Place batter in individual sizes into waffle iron. Cook until browning on the edges and top. (We like to cook ours to get a little crispy on the edges).
  5. In between each waffles make sure to re-grease the waffle iron.
  6. When all done, top with shredded coconut, almond butter, maple syrup.. whatever you fancy!
  7. ENJOY:)

 

 

Healthy Morning Glory Muffins

Happy Monday! I prepared these tasty little treats on the weekend to pack as a snack for the work week. They are packed with quality ingredients to keep you satisfied and your tummy happy ๐Ÿ™‚

Recipes (Makes 12 small muffins):

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 2/3 cup large flake oats
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon (depending on your taste buds!)
  • 2.5 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup canned pineapple, drained from juice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix all dry ingredients together.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  3. Begin to mix the wet ingredients into the same bowl, one at a time.
  4. When thoroughly mixed, begin to grease a muffin tin (12 muffins) with coconut oil.
  5. Place batter in the muffin tins and bake for ~15-20 minutes until browning.
  6. ENJOY ๐Ÿ™‚

These guys are a healthy grab and go snack or on the run breakfast bites.

2-Minute Microwave English Muffin!

I love the weekend! Especially in the mornings when I have plenty of time to try out new recipes and play wth ingredients in the kitchen. Today I created…. ROUND TOAST! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ever since I was a kid we have always called English Muffins “Round Toast”…. but for all of you to understand what the heck I’m talking about.. I have called them English Muffins in the title. They turned out great and are so quick and easy. This round toast is a great healthier homemade alternative to regular bread. No added sugar and highly processed refined flours. This recipe is also gluten-free.

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Recipe forย 1 english muffin:

Mix in a small casserole dish (microwave dish):

  • 1/4 cup gluten-free oat flour (I use Hilray Large Flake Oats to make mine)
  • 1 tbsp Chia or flax seeds
  • 1 tbsp almond milk (or nut milk of choice)
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 tbsp egg whites (can omit for more apple sauce to be vegan)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • ground sea salt.
    *microwave for 2 minutes, slice, and toast!

Have a great Sunday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Crunchy Quinoa Granola

I avoid most cereals and store bought granolas as they tend to be packed and filled with high sugar content, high fructose corn syrup, and many other unnecessary ingredients. Making my own granola to top on yogurt, nut milk, on fruit, and just for snacking is my favourite!

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Ingredients (Makes ~2 cups):ย 

  • 1 1/2 cup Hilray Large Flake Oats
  • 1/4 cup uncooked quinoa (I used GoGo Tricolor Quinoa)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup (or honey)
  • 3 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Ground sea salt to taste
  • Optional: add almonds, nuts, additional seeds, cranberries or raisins (my fav).
  • *I try to limit the added sugars to my granola. If this is mixture is not sweet enough for you, add in a touch more of coconut sugar, or maple syrup or honey.*

Directions:ย 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a small mixing bowl. Combine all the above ingredients together one at a time with regular mixing.
  3. When completely mixed, spread and pack down the granola mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Bake for ~20 minutes until browning with regular mixing to ensure the outsides do not over cook.
  5. Remove from the oven and pack down with a spatula again. Allow to cool and harden if you would like it to be chunky.
  6. ENJOY!

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Chocolate Walnut Banana Muffins

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Recipes makes ~9 large muffins:

In a large mixing bowl, blend together the following ingredients:

  • 2 small ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (or coconut yogurt/dairy free yogurt if needed)
  • 1/4 cup egg whites (swap for flax eggs if vegan)
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tbsp brown rice syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp coconut oil, melted

Once all these wet ingredients are blended together. Begin to mix in the following:

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (or flour of choice)
  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 tsp ground sea salt

After the wet and dry ingredients are completely mixed, fold in the following using a spatula:ย 

  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips OR I used 3 tsp dark chocolate puffed quinoa (from BulkBarn)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. After mixing your batter thoroughly, preheat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with paper muffin cups OR as I did, grease with coconut oil.
  2. Bake for ~18-20 minutes. Allow to sit and cool. ENJOY ๐Ÿ™‚

Fall Inspired Granola Bars (#vegan, #dairyfree, #glutenfree)

We love to have homemade healthy goodies handy at our house so that we always know we have something to grab on the go with our busy schedules. These bars are packed with healthy unsaturated fats from nuts and seeds – giving you a boost of Omega 6s! Additionally, nuts and seeds are a great source of fibre and protein helping you maintain a healthy digestive system and keep you satisfied.

Let me know what you think. Feel free to experiment with swapping for different nuts and seeds.

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Ingredients :ย 

  • 2 cups gluten free large flake oats (I used Hilray Whole Grain Oats)
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup pitted dates, microwave with 2 tbsp water to soften and mash into a paste
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter, softened (or nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1/3 cup brown rice syrup
  • 1 tsp ground sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients together.
  3. Ensure to soften dates and make into a paste. Mix into the bowl with dry ingredients.
  4. Soften the peanut butter and melt the coconut oil to add to the bowl.
  5. Mix all ingredients together. Pack into a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for ~15-20 minutes until browning.
  7. Allow to cool for an hour. Place in the refrigerator.
  8. Enjoy! Store these bars in the refrigerator.

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The Ultimate Trail Mix Cookie! A family favourite.

The appearance of these guys doesn’t do the flavour justice. MMMmmm these cookies turned out SO good and they are packed with nutrient dense ingredients (…ALOT of ingredients).

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What you will need (~18-20 cookies):ย 

Dry ingredients:

  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup gluten free flour (I have used corn flour, almond flour, and quinoa flour, they all work great).
  • 1/2 cup large flake oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar (found at FarmBoy.. omit and do more coconut sugar instead if you can’t find this ingredient)
  • 4 tbsp coconut smiles (found at costco – see hereย , bulk barn and FarmBoy also carry these)
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder

Wet ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp Silk Unsweetened Vanilla Cashew milk (or a nut milk of your choice)
  • 1 egg

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients.
  3. One by one begin to mix in the wet ingredients to the same bowl. Regularly mix.
  4. When all ingredients are mixed thoroughly together, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Form batter into cookies. (If you are forming them with your hands ensure to wash your hands and leave them a bit wet to avoid all the batter sticking to your hands).
  6. Bake at 350F for 15 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven, let cool. ENJOY!