Oat Caramel & Chocolate Slice

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So I needed to make a nut/gluten free dessert for my moms birthday so I created these amazing raw slices, they are so delicious and very decadent! Recipe as follows.

▪Crust: 
•1-1/2C oats  
•2tsp vanilla 
•2Tbsp VitaFiber IMO (can use honey/agave) 
•Dates as needed (I used 10)
▶Blend all ingredients adding dates until the mixture forms dough. Flatten onto 9×9 baking dish and place in freezer. 

▪Caramel: 
•2C dates 
•1/3C water 
▶Blend adding water until you reach a smooth and thick consistency. Spread evenly over base place in freezer. 

▪Chocolate: 
•2C almond milk 
•3-4Tbsp cacao 
•Sweetener to taste 
▶Bring almond milk to medium heat until it bubbles then add cacao and sweetener. Stir well and allow to simmer, stirring often, remove from heat once thickened. Cool then spread over caramel. Place in fridge. Slice once hardened.
Or:
•1/2C Coco oil
•1/2C cacao
•2Tbsp maple syrup
(I used this method – the top may crack when sliced)
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Chocolate Carrot Protein Muffins

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Mmm muffins … perfect on the go or preworkout snacks!  Recipe as follows:

▶Ingredients:

▶Dry:
•1/4C oats
•1/2C oat flour
•2Tbsp cacao powder
•1/4C almond meal
•1 scoop protein powder
•1tsp baking powder
•1tsp ground cinnamon
•1/4tsp ground nutmeg
•1/4tsp ground ginger
•1/8tsp ground cloves
•1/4C natural brown sugar
▶Wet:
•1 egg
•1/2C greek yogurt
•1/4C AlmondMilk
▶Fold in:
•1/2C packed grated carrot
•2Tbsp crushed Walnuts
•1/4C Raisins

▶Directions:
Mix all dry ingredients and then add wet, fold in remaining ingredients. Bake at 350°F for about 14-18 minutes (mine cooked for 16min) or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Yield 12 muffins.
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Chocolate Raspberry Pancakes

I have a super abundant amount of raspberries growing on my bush so I have to eat raspberries everyday!  Nothing wrong with that cause I love them!

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Today’s pancake recipes follows→
Serves 1

▶Dry:
•1/2Cup spelt flour
•1 heaping scoop protein powder
•2tsp xylitol (or raw sugar of choice)
•1/2tsp baking powder
•1/2tsp ground cinnamon
•1tsp chia seeds
•2Tbsp chocolate chunks or chips

▶Wet:
•1 egg
•1/4Cup plain greek yogurt
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2Cup almond milk

▶Method:
Mix dry then whisk in wet. Preheat pan and grease. Spoon mixture into pan and cook 1-2min per side. I topped with greek yogurt/raspberry mixture and extra chocolate chunks and fresh raspberries I picked straight from the bush! Enjoy ♡

☆Chocolate Strawberry Waffles☆

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I love chocolate and strawberry and these turned out super yummy, infusing the strawberries into the batter is so delicious! Recipe as follows:

Yields 6 waffles

▶Ingredients:
→Dry→
•1Cup oat flour
•1/2Cup spelt flour
•1 scoop chocolate protein powder
•1tsp baking powder
•2Tbsp cacao powder
•1tsp cinnamon
•1Tbsp xylitol
•1/4Cup organic dark chocolate chips
•1Tbsp maca powder (optional)
•1Tbsp coconut water electrolytes (optional)
→Wet→
•1/2Cup unsweetened applesauce
•1-1/4Cup coconut milk (or your choice-may need more)
•6 large fresh strawberries
•1 egg
•1tsp pure vanilla extract

▶Directions:
Preheat waffle iron. Combine all dry ingredients in large bowl until well combined. In blender blend all wet ingredients until smooth.  Add wet to dry and whisk until combined,  add more milk if needed to get right consistency. Cook in greased waffle iron. Top with greek yogurt, strawberries and extra chocolate chips. Serve ♡

Eat→→→

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Chocolate Chunk Fudge

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Super yummy healthy, raw, vegan, gluten free “fudge”. Recipe as follows→

Yields 12 squares

▶Ingredients:
1-1/2Cup Chickpeas (cooked & drained or canned)
•1/4Cup Natural nut or seed butter (I used peanut butter)
•1/2tsp ground cinnamon
•1/4Cup unsweetened almond milk or choice
•1/4Cup maple syrup
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•Dash sea salt
•1/2Cup dark chocolate chunks or chips
•1/4Cup ground flax seed
•2Tbsp coconut oil

▶Directions:
1. Place all ingredients excluding chocolate chunks into food processor and blend until completely smooth, stir in chocolate chunks.
2. Line 8×8 pan with plastic wrap and spread mixture evenly over top.
3. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 5 hours before slicing.
4. Remove from freezer and let sit 20 minutes before slicing. Cut into 12 squares and enjoy. Store in freezer.

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Carrot Cake Muffins with Cream Cheese Spicy Berry Compote Frosting

So I got this idea from Masterchef the other night. Big Wille made carrot muffins with a spicy berry compote … I knew I had to recreate it plus Chef Ramsey raved about it!! So you want the recipe, see below.  I made 12 large muffins and 9 mini muffins because I ran out of the large muffin liners.

 

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Recipe:

▶Carrot Muffins

▪Dry:
•1-1/2Cups Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
•1tsp baking soda
•1tsp ground cinnamon
•1/4tsp ground nutmeg
•1/4tsp ground ginger
•1/2tsp salt
▪Wet:
•1/4Cup coconut oil, melted
•1/2C Natural brown sugar, lightly packed (can use honey)
•1 egg, lightly beaten
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1Cup unsweetened applesauce
▪Fold in:
•1C shredded carrots
•1/2C raisins
•1/2C walnut halves, once measured crush

▶Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Line muffin tins with liners.

2. In large bowl whisk together all the dry ingredients.

3. Make a small well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the wet ingredients.

4. Stir ingredients together until just combined, do not overmix (some flour may still be seen).

5. Fold in the shredded carrots, raisins and walnuts just until combined.

6. Spoon batter evenly among muffin liners. Bake for 18-20min (for minis I only cooked for about 13min) or  until a inserted toothpick comes out clean.

7. Remove to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

▶Cream Cheese Frosting

•6oz Cream Cheese
•1/2Cup plain greek yogurt
•1tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/3C raw honey (use more if needed)
•1Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

▶Directions:

1. Using hand mixer mix all ingredients until smooth.  Place in fridge.

▶Spicy Berry Compote

•2Cups Raspberries
•1Tbsp raw sugar
•1/2tsp ground cinnamon
•1/8tsp ground cloves
•1/8tsp ground nutmeg
•1/8tsp cayenne pepper

▶Directions:

1. Combine all ingredients in saucepan, bring to a boil, once boiling lower heat and simmer for about 15min until it’s thick and you get a jam like texture. Cool completely.

▶To frost the muffins:

Using a piping bag spoon some of the compote mixture down one side of piping bag, then spoon cream cheese mixture down the other side (use about 2/3rds cream cheese frosting and 1/3rd berry compote in bag). You may need to squeeze a little out first to get the swirl design.  Pipe muffins and serve.
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Double Chocolate Cherry Bomb Cookies

I love to bake! Cookies have such a bad rep so i came up with these healthy delicious double chocolate, cherry cookies.

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Recipe as follows→
Ingredients:
•1-1/2 cups flour (I used spelt) be scant on last 1/2 cup
•1/2 cup unsweetened cocao powder
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/4 teaspoon baking powder
•1/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
•1/2 heaping cup coconut oil
•3/4 cup raw sugar (Xylitol)
•1 egg
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•24 Fresh Cherries (can use maraschino)
> Chocolate sauce:
•3 oz. Organic chocolate chips
•1/4 cup full fat coconut milk 

Directions:
▶Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl stir together flour, cocao powder, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon. In a large mixing bowl, cream coconut oil and sugar, add egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add flour mixture and beat until blended. The mixture will be rather dry but firm enough to shape them. Shape appx. 24 1Tbsp balls and press thumb into center to create cavity. Bake in preheated oven for 10-12 minutes then let cool completely (may need to recreate center cavity if it rises and If you use maraschino cherries you can bake them with the cookies).Prepare the chocolate sauce in a small saucepan, heat coconut milk and chocolate until melted and combined. Spoon some chocolate into the thumbprint of each cookie, top with cherry and drizzle more chocolate sauce. Place in fridge to harden. Best stored in fridge a keeps up to a week.
Yields 24 cookies. Enjoy!

Macros per cookie:
Calories 121 | Fat 8g | Carb 15g | Protein 2g

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