Apple-Cran Oatmeal Cookies

Perfect fall cookie! Totally guilt free and delicious. Very easy to make and with oats is gluten free!

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Here is the recipe

Apple-Cran Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:

•1/2Cup Oat Flour
•1Cup Oats
•1/3Cup Xylitol or sweetner of choice
•1 tsp baking powder
•1/8tsp pink salt
•2tsp ground cinnamon
•1 Egg white
•1Tbsp coconut oil, melted
•1/2Cup unsweetened applesauce
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1/2 apple peeled & diced (I used granny smith)
•1/4Cup dried cranberries or chopped dates (or both)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Combine oat flour, oats, xylitol, baking powder, salt & cinnamon in bowl. Whisk together egg white, coconut oil, applesauce & vanilla in large mixing bowl and mix well. Add dry ingredients to wet and combine well. Fold in apples and chopped dates / cranberries. Scoop tablespoon size portions onto parchment lined cookie sheet and press down slightly. Bake for 12 minutes or until edges are slightly browned. Cool on wire rack. Yield 22.

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Enjoy!

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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!

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

What to do with super ripe bananas? Make banana bread, custard, cookies or baked oatmeal! Yes oatmeal that’s it! This is super easy to make and so very delicious. Save leftovers for the next few breakfasts or if you have a large family this will feed them!

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First make sure your bananas are super ripe!

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Mash those bananas, 3 medium size bananas should give you about 1-1/2 cups mashed.

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Mix all ingredients together.

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Pour into dishes.

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I used 2 ramekins and 8×8 glass baking dish. Top with extra strawberries and banana slices.

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Bake in oven @ 375° for about 25mins.

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Here is the recipe:

Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal

Wet:
•1 Egg
•2 Egg Whites
•¾ Cup Almond Milk
•1 tsp pure vanilla extract
•3 Really ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½C) + 1 sliced for top
•1 Cup strawberries, chopped + extra for top

Dry:
•2 Tbsp coconut palm sugar
•2½ Cups Large flake oats
•1 tsp baking powder
•1 tsp cinnamon
•¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt

•Coconut oil for greasing dish

Method:
Whisk dry ingredients in large bowl, set aside. Whisk eggs, mash banana, slice strawberries and combine all wet ingredients in separate bowl, add wet ingredients to dry and mix well. Pour into greased baking dish (I used 2 ramekins and 8×8 glass dish, it should all fit in a 8×8 dish) and top with slices of banana and strawberries. Bake in preheated oven @ 375ºF for about 25mins.  Serves 6-8.

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Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Homemade Granola

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I have always wanted to make my own granola as I eat alot of it. Finally made some and it was so easy, step by steps images and recipe →→

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▶Ingredients:
• 2 Cups large flake oats
• ½ Cup nuts, chopped (I used almonds & hazelnuts)
• ¼ Cup seeds (I used pumpkin)
• ½ Cup dried fruit, chopped (I used apricots)
• 2 Tbsp maple syrup
• 2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• Pinch sea salt

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▶Directions:
Preheat oven to 300º. Combine all ingredients with your hands in large mixing bowl. Using your hands makes the coconut oil melt and is easier to make sure everything is incorporated. Spread on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or until lightly toasted.

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Cool and store in jar or container for up to 2 weeks.

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I love my granola with  plain greek yogurt and some fresh berries ♡

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Enjoy ♡

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Sandwiches

So this weekend I am co-host for #oatasticweekends on Instagram, my oat caramel slice won last weekend! Super excited,  this weeks theme is ice cream. Made some oatmeal banana ice cream sandwiches. See below for the recipe→

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Banana Oatmeal  Chocolate Chip Cookies

▶Ingredients:
•1 cup oat flour
•3/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/2 teaspoon baking soda
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•1/2 cup raw sugar (xylitol)
•2Tbsp ground flax seed or 1/4C nuts/seeds
•1/3 cup grapeseed oil
•1/3 cup plain soy/almond/coconut milk
•1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1/2 ripe banana, cut into small pieces
•1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips

▶Method:
Preheat oven to 350°. Combine dry ingredients in bowl. Whisk together oil,milk, and vanilla in a separate bowl. Add wet mixture to dry ingredients;stir to combine. Fold in banana and chocolate chips. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough onto pan and form cookies.  Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack.

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Banana Coconut Nice Cream ▶Ingredients:
•1-1/2C Coconut milk beverage
•2 Bananas
•Handful oats
•Handful chocolate chips
•1Tbsp Honey

▶Method:
Combine milk, banana and honey in blender and pour into ice cream maker, once thick add oats and chocolate chips. Pour into flat dish and put in freezer for about another 1-2hours to harden up. (If you do not have ice cream maker you can place in freezer and stir every 45min until you get right texture).
Once firm I cut circles the size of the cookies and sandwiched together. Enjoy!

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Chocolate Banana Oatmeal

I absolutely love everything chocolate and am always looking for different ways to eat my oatmeal so I came up with this quick and easy recipe that was absolutely ooie gooie delicious!

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▶Ingredients:

•1/2C oats
•3/4C unsweetened almond milk
•1-1/2 Tbsp raw cocoa powder
•1/2 tsp cinnamon
•1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
•1 tsp raw honey (optional)
•1 banana sliced or mashed
•1-2 tsp vegan organic chocolate chips or what you prefer (for top)

▶Mix all ingredients together except chocolate chips in saucepan over medium heat (you can either slice or mash the banana), cooking for about 5-8 minutes until all liquid is absorbed. Pour into serving dish and top with chocolate chips, mix and eat. Yummmmm

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