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Pumpkin Spiced Muffins

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/3 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp coconut nectar sugar
  • handful chopped walnuts and pecans

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups with muffin liners. While preparing the muffin batter, cut pumpkin into quarters and remove seeds, then steam for approx 30 minutes or until tender. Once cooked, process into a blender until smooth.

Whisk eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup, pureed pumpkin and vanilla extract together in a bowl until smooth. Mix almond flour, coconut, baking soda, baking powder, spices and salt together in a separate bowl; stir wet ingredients into dry ingredients until batter is combined. Using a heaping tablespoon place batter into prepared muffin cups. Garnish each muffin with walnuts and pecans with a sprinkle of coconut nectar sugar on top of each muffin.

Bake for 20- 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Yield: 12

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Hemp Seed Power Cookies

Are you looking for a healthy snack, without a lot of sugar? Try making these delicious  Hemp Seed Power Cookies. Made without flour or Dairy and loaded with protein. Hemp seeds contain all of the essential amino acids making them an ideal source of protein for vegans, athletes, raw foodists or anyone looking to increase their intake of protein in their diet. Preparation time is 15 minutes and 10 minutes of baking time.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup chunky almond butter
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 5 drops vanilla creme stevia liquid
  • 2 tbsp coconut nectar
  • 1/ tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1tbsp ground flax
  • 3 tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Using a medium size bowl, mix hemp seeds, almond butter, raisins, stevia, nectar, baking soda and walnuts together. Combine the flax and water in a cup, whisking with a fork until it becomes gooey. Add to remaining ingredients and combine all together using a spatula
  3. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on baking sheet, covered with parchment paper. Flatten each ball with a fork
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not over bake
  5. Enjoy!

Yield: 15

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Carrot Nut Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup carrots, finely grated
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/3 cup raisins
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup safflower oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in 12 muffin cups
  2. Peel and finely grate the carrots. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, flax, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, raisins, ground cinnamon and all spice. Stir in the nuts and set aside
  4. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, oil and vanilla extract. Add the wet ingredients in with the grated carrot and flour mixture. Using a tablespoon, add 2 tablespoons into each muffin cup
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until a butter knife comes out clean
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before eating
  7. Enjoy!

Yield: 12

 

 

 

 

 

White Bean Dip

Looking for a quick and healthy dip to snack on in between meals, or something to serve to your friends and family? This white bean dip is so tasty and will go with almost any type of cracker or pita. I like to serve this dip with lentil or tortilla chips. Best to serve warm. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of raw navy beans, cooked
  • 1 cup of raw garbanzo beans, cooked
  • 1/2 cup red onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped finely
  • 2 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tbsp chia oil
  • 1 tbsp chili flakes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1 tbsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Boil beans until cooked and tender. Drain water and rinse well
  2. Put beans into food processor with remaining ingredients.  Mix well until dip is smooth
  3. Serve immediately with chips or crackers

Yield: 8

Blueberry Banana Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup granola (preferably fruit & seed mix)
  • 3/4 cup ground flax seed meal
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup plain yogart
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 large banana, mashed

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Use nonstick pan. In a large mixing bowl, stir togther flours, granola, flax seed meal, salt, baking soda, baking powder
  2. In another large bowl whisk together brown sugar, egg, yogart, vanilla and olive oil. Pour all but 1 tbsp of the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir until the dry ingredients are incorporated into the batter, but do not overmix
  3. Toss blueberries with the reserved tbsp of dry ingredients into the wet. Using a tablespoon, fill the muffin tins with batter
  4. Bake 20-25 minutes until muffins are lightly browned, not hard on top of the muffins

Yield: 12