Blackberry Crumble Bars

It’s officially blackberry season and I have some growing right outside my front door. They grow like weeds around here, but I’m not complaining! These crumble bars are the perfect healthy treat, not too sweet and the blackberries give it a nice tart kick. Hope you enjoy!

Recipe:
Blackberry Crumble Bars

Dry ingredients:
•¼ Cup coconut flour
•½ cup oat flour
•½ cup large flake oats + 2Tbsp for topping
•2 scoops LeanFit Organic CompleteGreen protein powder
•¼ cup coconut sugar
•1 tsp cinnamon
•½ tsp baking powder

Wet ingredients:
•½ cup Greek yogurt
•1 egg
•2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Filling:
•2 cups blackberries
•1 Tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
•1 Tbsp coconut sugar

Method:
Line 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350ºF. In
large bowl combine all dry ingredients and set aside. In medium bowl whisk together wet ingredients. Pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients and fold together with spatula until all ingredients are incorporated and you have a dough like consistency. Reserve ½ cup of this dough for crumble topping. Press remaining dough down into parchment lined dish. In another bowl toss together the filling ingredients and pour evenly over pressed down dough, crumble reserved ½ cup of dough over top of berries and sprinkle with 1-2 Tbsp of oats, press down gently. Bake in preheated oven for 35 minutes. Let cool completely and slice into 12 bars. Store in fridge for up to 5 days.

Macros (Yield 12):
Calories: 104 | Protein: 7g | Carb: 16g (Fiber 3g/Sugar 7g) | Fat: 2g

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Blackberry Banana Strawberry Baked Oatmeal

With all the blackberries growing I have to come up with ideas to use them in my cooking, so today I made a baked oatmeal. This will serve a large family or leftovers for the week.

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Layer bottom of dish with fruit.

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Pour oat mixture over fruit and top with more fruit and sprinkle with coconut.

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Bake for about 40 minutes at 375°F.

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Here is the recipe:

Ingredients

Dry:
•2 cups large flake oats
•1/4 cup shredded coconut
•1 tsp baking powder
•2 tsp cinnamon
•Pinch Himalayan pink salt or sea salt
•1/3 cup coconut palm sugar or sweetener of choice

Wet:
•1-3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
•1 whole egg
•2 egg whites or 1/4 cup
•2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted

Bottom and topping:
•2 Cups blackberries
•1 ripe banana, sliced
•6 strawberries, chopped (optional – I had some really ripe ones I decided to throw in)

Method:
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine dry ingredients I large bowl and mix well. Whisk together wet ingredients in separate bowl and mix well. Pour wet into dry and stir until well incorporated.  Line bottom of glass dish with banana slices, strawberries and blackberries saving some for the topping (I used two small ramekins and a 8×8 Pyrex dish – an 8×8 glass dish will work just fine for this).  Pour oat mixture over fruit and top with more banana slices, strawberries and blackberries. Sprinkle tops with more shredded coconut. Bake for appx. 40 minutes.  Let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serves 6.

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Enjoy!

Blackberry Chocolate Protein Pancakes

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So many blackberries … what to do with all the blackberries … pancakes 🙂

I just love when blackberries get all cooked up in baking they taste so good. With the next pick I think I will do a blackberry loaf, I will have to do some freezing too, maybe make some jam or a pie ?? So many choices…

Here is the recipe for these delicious pancakes ↓↓

Serves 2 – 3

→Dry:
•1 cup spelt flour
•1/2 cup oats
•1-1/2 scoops chocolate protein powder
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•2 Tbsp xylitol (or other sweetener of choice)
•1 Tbsp cacao powder
•1 Tbsp chia seeds
•1 Tbsp maca powder (optional)

→Wet:
•1 egg (or flax egg)
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
•1/2 cup -1 cup almond milk
→stir in
•1 cup fresh blackberries (plus more for topping)

▶Whisk all dry ingredients until well combined, add wet ingredients starting with 1/2 cup almond milk and slowly add more until you get right consistency, stir in blackberries. Fry in preheated greased pan 1-2min per side. Top with blackberries and chocolate drizzle (I used dark chocolate almond butter at room temperature and whisked in a little almond milk until I got a nice drizzle like texture). Enjoy!

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