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Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Chip Vegan Granola Bars

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Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

Delicious double chocolate flourless cookies made using gluten-free ingredients with a little bit of sweet and salty in every bite.

If you are looking for a healthy sweet treat then these cookies are a perfect match for you. Crisp edges and a dense fudgy center, these brownie like flourless cookies are heaven topped with a pretzel.


Chocolate cookies are on a regular rotation in my house. A couple weeks ago I made vegan chocolate cookies stuffed with caramel (to die for!) and a few weeks before that I made flourless chocolate peanut butter cookies (also to die for!). These double chocolate cookies are naturally made gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free using ground almonds, cocao powder, vegan butter, eggs, coconut sugar and a few other simple ingredients.

The Secret to a Perfect Cookie

I’ve said this before and I’ll say every time I post a cookie recipe because it’s the most important part when it comes to baking cookies (especially mine and especially if you like your cookies fudgy not cake like). Baking using natural and healthy ingredients can be tricky and cookies and brownies can often come out with a cake like texture. Don’t worry there’s a secret to getting perfectly chewy and dense cookies every single time. The most important thing I do with every single cookie and brownie is undercook them. Cookies and brownies will harden as they cool and continue cooking thus leaving a dense and fudgy center! *drooling*

Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, low carb)

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 43 minutes

Category: dessert, snack

Cuisine: gluten-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free

Yield: 14

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 157

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 9g

Protein per serving: 6g

Sugar per serving: 2g

Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies (gluten-free, low carb)

Healthy brownie like double chocolate flourless cookies.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c almond meal, finely ground
  • 1/2 c coconut sugar
  • 1/2 c unsweetened cocao powder
  • 1/2 c chocolate protein powder PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c dairy-free butter, warm
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 1-2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • flaked sea salt
  • 1/4 c sugar-free dark chocolate chips
  • gluten-free pretzels for topping

Instructions

  1. In a stand alone mixer, stir together all the almond meal, coconut sugar, protein powder, cocao powder and baking powder. Add in the the butter, vanilla, eggs and applesauce. Mix until a sticky dough forms. If too dry, add more applesauce. Fold in chocolate chips. Cover the dough with plastic and plastic and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. Use a cookie scooper to scoop 1 1/2 inch balls (mine made 14) and place them on the baking sheet. Use the bottom of glass to press them flat (it helps if you spray it with non-stick spray first so they don't stick as much). Press a pretzel into the center.
  3. Bake for 7-8 minutes. Don't over bake! Top with flaked sea salt let cool completely before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/double-chocolate-sweet-salty-flourless-cookies-gluten-free-refined-sugar-free/

 

 

 

 

Healthy Granola Yogurt Popsicles (gluten-free, vegan & refined sugar-free)

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Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Healthy Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Healthy Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Scones with Pistachios

Healthy Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Scones with Pistachios

Chocolate gluten-free scones dipped in decadent chocolate and topped with lightly salted pistachios for a sweet and salty treat!

These deliciously simple gluten-free scones are made refined sugar-free for a crumbly, cakey, chocolatey breakfast! Loaded with crunch pistachios. SO YUMMY you won’t be able to have just one.

These scones are super simple to make. I just tossed all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz the ingredients together until a dough formed. Removed the dough and created a round mound. Cut the mound into triangles and baked. Easy peasy!


I realized I hadn’t posted a scone recipe in forever. I think it’s been years since I made gluten-free scones for the blog. If I had it my way I would be baking cookie dough all day. Like this cookie dough recipe here.

I couldn’t decided what flavor to make my scones so I defaulted to chocolate (duh) and added some pistachios for color and crunch. All good things; this flavor combo is a must try.

I did a lot of testing for these scones and I’ve come to the conclusion that butter is needed to make a perfect scone. But I know some of you don’t like to use butter in your recipes so I continued testing with different types of butter: vegan butter, ghee, light butter, olive oil butter. The good news is they all work! Yay!

Are you guys wondering yet why I have two different backgrounds for these scones? Well the answer isn’t as exciting as I would like it to be. I literally just wanted to see how the pink would contrast with the scones. Do you like it? It’s a nice little change from my traditional white wood background.

Healthy Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Scones with Pistachios

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 27 minutes

Category: breakfast, brunch, snack

Cuisine: vegan option, gluten-free

Yield: 8

Serving Size: 1 scone

Calories per serving: 162

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 5g

Sugar per serving: 0g

Healthy Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Scones with Pistachios

Double chocolate gluten-free scones dipped in decadent chocolate and topped with lightly salted pistachios for a sweet and salty treat!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 c gluten-free flour
  • 32g chocolate protein, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% code PBCHOCO
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocao powder
  • 4-5 tbsp cold almond milk
  • 3 tbsp cold vegan butter or butter of choice *see notes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packets stevia
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c roasted & lightly salted pistachios
  • half of a sugar-free dark chocolate bar (50g)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flour, protein, cocao powder, salt and baking powder into a food processor along with the cold butter and vanilla. Pulse 2 or 3 times until ingredients are incorporated. Add in 4 tablespoons of the cold milk and continue pulsing until a dough forms. If dough is too dry to come together add another tablespoon of milk. This will vary depending on the brand of protein. Add in the pistachios and pulse just until incorporated.
  3. Remove dough and shape into 1 large circular mound on the baking sheet. Cut the mound into 8 triangles. Separate triangles and reshape if needed. Bake for 9-12 minutes or until edges start to brown. Remove and let cool.
  4. Melt chocolate in a shallow microwave safe bowl. Dip the tops of each scone into the chocolate. Sprinkle with more pistachios if desired. Place in the fridge to chill until chocolate has set. Serve.

Notes

vegan butter, real butter, ghee, light butter, olive oil butter and frozen coconut oil all work in this recipe.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-double-chocolate-gluten-free-scones-with-pistachios/

 

Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Cold Brew

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Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

Healthy Banana Bread with Chia and Flax

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Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing–it’s quite a mouthful but every word is extremely important in the description of these cookies. I debated whether or not to add gluten-free, refined sugar-free, high in protein with a vegan option to the title. What do you think? Probably best the way I left it. Now you know that besides these cookies being big, chewy, healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing they are also everything else I listed above–and absolutely delicious, of course!

When I was little, I was always one of those weird kids that actually loved oatmeal cookies. In fact, I preferred them over most cookies. Weirdo–I know! Now that I’m adult, it’s much more accepted for an oatmeal cookie to be your favorite kind and I embrace it for all it’s worth. Bring on the oatmeal cookies!!!


For these oatmeal cookies, I added almonds and flax meal just for funsies. No, I’m kidding. I did have a specific reason in doing so. The almonds adds a little extra crunch and the flax adds a little fiber. Can’t go wrong with either, right? Along with almonds and flax, I added protein powder. I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein. Get 30% off using my affiliate code PBCHOCO at checkout on their website www.pescience.com. For a vegan option, use a plant based protein (PEScience has that as well).

Can we take a second to admire how beautiful thee cookies are and they taste just as good as they look. Only way to find out is to make them for yourself!


Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 28 minutes

Category: Breakfast, Snack, Dessert

Cuisine: gluten-free, vegan option

Yield: 8

Big and Chewy Healthy Oatmeal Cookies with Orange Citrus Icing

Big and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with orange citrus icing.

Ingredients

    for the cookies
  • 3/4 c gluten-free oat flour
  • 3/4 c gluten-free rolled oats
  • 32g vanilla protein powder, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/4 c granulated zero calorie sweetener Swerve
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp maple syrup (sugar-free works as well)
  • 1/4 c slivered almonds
  • 1 tbsp ground flax
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • zest of 1 orange
    for the icing
  • 1/4 c zero calorie confectioners sweetener Swerve
  • 1 tbsp orange juice
    other (optional)
  • dried orange slices

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place all dry cookie ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Add in the wet ingredients and mix until a sticky dough forms. Separate the dough into 8 evenly sized balls. To keep dough from sticking to your hands too much, wash your hands after rolling every 2 balls.
  3. Press the balls flat onto the parchment paper. Top with dried orange slices if desired and bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Once cooled, stir together the icing ingredients and drizzle over cookies. Serve.

Notes

You can replace confectioners sugar with protein powder for the icing. Be mindful of liquid amount used. You may need to add more or less orange juice until you have reached a desired consistency.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/big-and-chewy-healthy-oatmeal-cookies-with-orange-citrus-icing/

Double Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes (gluten-free & sugar-free)

Double Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes (gluten-free & sugar-free)

Chocolate Healthy Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting made gluten-free, sugar-free and high in protein! Double chocolate healthy cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Need I say more? Yes, I do because of SEO and all that blogger stuff that I actually don’t understand that much. My plugin keeps […]


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