Chocolate Chip Banana Bread {paleo, gf, rsf}

Let me introduce you to your new favorite baked good… She’s simple, healthy, and a party favorite! She’s even gotten the golden star of approval from the grandparents and TRUST ME that is hard to get! Here’s a picture of my grandpa (he turns 84 this weekend)!!

I probably make this loaf like every other week because what else do you do when your bananas turn spotty?? Okay okay, the occasipnal smoothie can do, but nothing compares to banana bread (especially this one)!! Only takes like 5 minutes to whip up, throw it in the oven, and you can thank me later! So easy. So nutritious. SO tasty.

I’ll go ahead and cut to the recipe because if you’re like me you probably already scrolled straight to the bottom so I won’t waste either of our time 😉

Ingredients

Wet:

3 spotted bananas, mashed

2 eggs + 1 egg white

1/4 cup almond butter (sub: any nut butter)

1/4 cup maple syrup

Dry:

1 cup almond flour (sub: any flour)

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tsp baking powder

Toppings/Add-ins:

3/4 cup chocolate chips or nuts/seeds of choice

Directions

In two separate bowls, combine wet and dry ingredients.

Then pour one into another and fold.

Add in any desired toppings/add-ins, then transfer to a greased 9″ x 5″ baking tin.

Bake at 350F for ~ 45 minutes (do 40 if you like it a little underdone in the middle).

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups

OKAY I know that I’m a bit late to the game with the whole pumpkin thing, but I mean, pumpkin recipes should be a year-round thing…right?! It’s just TOO GOOD to limit to one time a year in my opinion.

So–late or not–I bring to you, my Pumpkin Almond Butter Cups!!! These are seriously the most delicious, yet healthy version of homemade Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, but with an EXTRA pumpkin boost! Not to mention, they’re vegan, dairy free, refined sugar free…the whole bit. What’s not to love?

If I haven’t captivated you yet, just LOOK at the ingredients. They’re all real, whole foods, and they combine to make the most delicious dessert (hint: they’re pictured above)! I’m a firm believer that when you’re eating healthy you should NEVER have to compromise! I promise you, these certainly don’t compromise in the flavor department 😉

Ingredients

Coating:

1 1/2 cups vegan chocolate chips

Filling:

1/2 cup nut butter (I used almond butter but up to you!)

1/3 cup pumpkin puree

2 tbsp vanilla protein (sub: almond flour and add more maple syrup)

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

Directions

  1. Line a 12-muffin tin with muffin liners and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. Melt the chocolate in a double broiler or in the microwave in 30-second intervals (so the chocolate doesn’t burn).
  3. In a small bowl, combine all filling ingredients and set aside.
  4. Once the chocolate and filling are ready, fill them muffin cups in layers. Add 2 tsp of melted chocolate to the bottom of each cup. Then add 2 tsp of filling to the center of the cups (make sure it doesn’t touch the sides). Then coat the filling with an additional 2 tsp of melted chocolate.
  5. Store the muffin cups in the fridge to harden.
  6. Enjoy!

Paleo Pumpkin Bread

What happens when you’re dying for a loaf of banana bread, but don’t have bananas? Well, if you’re me, you make this DELICIOUS pumpkin bread out of paleo, whole ingredients. This guy came out if the oven super soft, gooey, and heavenly. Definitely my best baked good to date!

Ingredients:

Wet:

3 eggs

1/2 cup pumpkin puree

1/2 cup cashew butter (or any nut butter)

1/4 cup maple syrup

Dry:

1/2 cup almond flour

1 tbsp chia seeds (optional)

1 tsp pumpkin spice

1 tsp baking powder

Toppings/Add-ins:

1/2 cup chocolate chips

slivered almonds

Directions:

In two bowls, combine wet and dry ingredients, then pour one into the other and fold.

Add in chocolate chips, slivered almonds, and any other desired add-ins, then transfer to a 9″ x 5″ baking tin.

Bake at 350F for ~60 minutes.

Slice and store this loaf in the fridge for up to week!

Enjoy!