S’mores Protein Cookie Dough

Egg-less cookie dough.. just for eating!

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As you can tell from previous posts …I’m a big fan of “faux cookie dough”.  I had a craving for S’mores so I decided to improvise…

Ingredients:

1 cup Oat flour

1/2 cup baking stevia

1/4 cup coconut milk (or any milk you prefer)

1-2 scoops of vanilla protein powder.

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 Teaspoon salt

1 Teaspoon “I can’t believe it’s not butter”

(mini marshmallows & dark chocolate or carob to your liking)

 

Mix dry ingredients together, then add in milk vanilla and butter . Mix well , making sure dough is smooth. once completely mixed, chill & enjoy.

 


Granola Bars

Ingredients:

2 Cups Rolled Oats

1/4 Cup Pepitas

1/2 Cup Almonds

2 Tb Sunflower Seeds

1/4 Cup raisins

1/4 Cup dried Cranberries

1/4 Cup PB2 peanut butter ( Add water so it is peanut butter texture & not just powder)

1/4 Cup Agave Syrup

 

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Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300. Line a 8×12 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Toss together the oats, and all of your nuts & seeds. Mix in raisins, cranberries, peanut butter , and agave. Be sure to mix throughly so there are no dry ingredients. Pour mixture into your prepared baking pan. Press mixture with your fingers, flattening it evenly into the pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool , then cut into squares.


Quest Bar Cookie Bites

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Quest Bars are my absolute favorite! I just recently started experimenting with baking them. This is my first quest bar “recipe” and I was very pleased with how easy & delicious these turn out when baked.

Ingredients:
1 cookie dough quest bar
1 coffee greek yogurt ( I use light & fit)
a drizzle of raw chocolate syrup

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350.Open the Quest Bar and put in the microwave for no more than 10 seconds to soften. Flatten it out just a little and cut into strips. I made about 3 stripes from 1 bar. Place Quest strips on baking sheet and bake for 5-7 mins. Enjoy with your yogurt & chocolate (or whatever topping you prefer)

For other great recipe ideas visit the questbar website !!


Homemade Granola

Healthy homemade granola, no oils and no corn syrup! All natural ingredients.

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Ingredients:

2 cups chopped nuts (I used walnuts, pepitas, almonds, and pecans)

3 cups rolled oats

1/4 cup flax seed
1 cup dried fruit (I used raisins)
1/4 cup honey or agave
2 Tbsp. Truvia baking sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients  (except dried fruit) in a large bowl.  Pour mixture evenly onto a baking sheet making a single flat layer to bake. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Stir granola around every 10 minutes. Allow to cool then add your dried fruit.

Plantain Chips

Baked Plantain Chips

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Ingredients:

3 Plantains

olive oil

sea salt

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 375. Slice plantains into thin slices ( but not too thin or they will burn). Place the slices on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt. Cook for about 40 minutes, rotating the chips at least 2 or 3 times. Allow to cool and serve.


Leftover Halloween Candy?

Candy Corn Chocolate Bites.

I came across this idea on pinterest, and thought it was adorable. I had two large bags of candy corn and chocolate left over from Halloween, and wanted it out of the house! I had to make a snack to bring to an upcoming event so I decided to utilize some of this candy. This recipe is so cute and hardly takes any effort.

Ingredients:

1 Bag square buttersnap pretzels

1 Bag Hershey’s Hugs

1 Bag candy corn

Directions:

Heat your oven to the lowest possible temp. Line your preztels on a baking sheet , placing one Hershey’s hug on top of each pretzel.

Place in oven and cook for only 3-5 minutes, keep watching the chocolate. When it starts to glisten , it should be soft enough. Take out of the oven and place one candy corn on top of each Hershey’s Hug. Set aside to cool and allow chocolate to harden.

*Be careful of other recipes for this snack, some say to heat your oven to 350 or 375 and this is will turn your chocolate into soup!Also do not refridgerate these treats to cool them, the chocolate will turn speckled from the cold.


Spicy Roasted Edamame

Siracha Soybeans

One of my favorite snacks is roasted garbanzo beans. However, I wanted to switch it up so I came up with the idea to roast shelled edamame.You can season them however you perfer with garlic, soy sauce, or simply just sea salt. I love spicy foods so I added Siracha to them. Soybeans make a great snack because they have many nutrients and health benefits. They are full of antioxidants, and high in protein. Edamame has a low oil content with a high protein content, which makes them great for people who want a low-fat, high protein snack.

Ingredients:

3 cups shelled edamame

2 Tablespoons of Siracha hot sauce

Sea salt to taste

Preheat the oven to 450. Completely thaw the edamame. Put thawed edamame into a large plastic bag with Siracha hot sauce, shake and mix around until evenly covered. Evenly spread edamame on a baking sheet and season with sea salt. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, rotating occasionally to avoid burning.

You can change-up the spices in this recipe to whatever variation suites you.