Month: August 2016

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

It’s August 31st. This is okay. I highly recommend using PEScience Select SNICKERDOODLE protein for all your PUMPKIN flavored baking needs. It’s just the best! Get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO. Print Pumpkin Protein Pancakes Yield: 5 pancakes Serving Size: 5 pancakes Calories per serving: […]

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bites

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bites

I love all fruit but I especially love summer-time fruits like apricots, cherries, strawberries, kiwi…I could go on forever but I don’t want to bore you with my fruit obsession. I will say that I have some good news about these blueberry muffin breakfast bites, I mean […]

The Best Ever Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

The Best Ever Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Although it’s still August, I’m considering today my own official first day of Fall for a couple of reasons:

  1. The weather made a drastic change today. There was a crisp chill in the air with a light breeze and a few clouds (A.K.A. Fall in Los Angeles).
  2. I made my first pumpkin treat of the season so if that doesn’t qualify, then I don’t know what does.

 

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I present to you Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Cake in all it’s glory. Holy cow, where do I even begin?  Would you believe me if I said this is hands down the most delicious cake I’ve ever made? Well believe it because I sure do! This decadent cake has a similar texture to a pound cake or loaves at Starbucks. *drool*

Extra moist, naturally sweet and made with all whole food ingredients, basically this cake is to die for and a perfect dessert for an upcoming Autumn BBQ.

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I used PEScience Select Whey Protein Powder (Snickerdoodle and Chocolate Frosted Cupcake) you can get 30% OFF using code PBCHOCO on their website!

 

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The Best Ever Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

Yield: 12 pieces

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 137

Fat per serving: 5g

Carbs per serving: 15g

Protein per serving: 9g

The Best Ever Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Cake

A decadent pumpkin treat layered with chocolate and spices! Perfect way to ring in the Fall season!

Ingredients

    Pumpkin Layer
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Snickerdoodle 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup*
  • 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar*
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
    Chocolate Layer
  • 1/2 c oat flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c coconut sugar
  • 1/4 c plus 2 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 3 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup*

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan or loaf pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift your dry pumpkin ingredients together and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together your egg, pumpkin and maple syrup and then stir into dry ingredients just until combined.
  4. Pour pumpkin batter into the bottom of your pan.
  5. In a large bowl, sift your dry chocolate ingredients together and set aside.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together your eggs, pumpkin and maple syrup and then stir into dry ingredients.
  7. Pour chocolate batter over pumpkin batter.
  8. Bake for 34-35 minutes. If the center is slightly sticky with a toothpick, that's okay it will come together.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 12 slices.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Notes

Sugar-Free Maple syrup can be replaced with pure maple syrup, agave or honey. Coconut sugar can be replaced with brown sugar or granulated sugar of choice.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/the-best-ever-healthy-pumpkin-chocolate-cake/

 

 

 

Healthy Strawberry Protein Muffins

Healthy Strawberry Protein Muffins

As much as I can’t wait for pumpkin lattes, leaves flooding the streets and Halloween decorations, I am having a tough time saying goodbye to summer.  All of my favorite fruits are in season during the summer months and I can’t help but to think I didn’t get […]

No Bake Coconut Brownie Energy Bites

No Bake Coconut Brownie Energy Bites

PALEO – GLUTEN FREE – VEGAN – HIGH PROTEIN I’ve been a bit obsessed with my food processor lately or maybe I’ve just been enjoying not having to turn on my oven to create delicious and healthy treats! I made these super healthy Coconut Brownie Energy Bites […]

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

When it’s not your birthday but you want cake, you toss a bunch of ingredients into a bowl and hope for the best. At least that’s what I do. Just kidding, there is some method to my madness but in this case there was a lot of luck involved.

I don’t always get so lucky and have my creations turn out perfectly on the first try. These truffles are pretty darn close to perfect.

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These tasty little bites will satisfy every sweet tooth!

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I used Leaner Creamer to sweeten my truffles. If you can’t find Leaner Creamer you can replace this with coconut sugar or a baking stevia.

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I used PEScience Select Gourmet Vanilla protein powder because it tastes like if an ice cream cone and a cupcake had a baby in powdered form. Get 30% off use code PBCHOCO.

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

Yield: 7 truffles

Serving Size: 1 truffle

Calories per serving: 105

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 4g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Cake Batter Protein Truffles

Healthy little bites of cake batter that will satisfy any sweet tooth!

Ingredients

    Truffles
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener (I used Leaner Creamer, see notes for substitutions)
  • 1.5 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • sprinkles
    Vanilla Coating
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 3 tbsp. water
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp. sweetener (I used Leaner Creamer, see notes for substitutions)

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix together your protein, coconut flour and sweetener.
  2. Stir in melted coconut oil and syrup.
  3. Stir in almond milk, you may need to add a half tablespoon more depending on the type of protein you use. You don't want your dough to be too thick or too dry. Think cookie dough.
  4. Separate your dough into 7 evenly sized balls and place them in the freezer for 5 minutes while you prepare your coating.
  5. For the coating, mix together the protein powder, sweetener and warm water. Stir in your coconut oil until complete incorporated. Be sure to add the coconut oil last or the consistency will not be correct.
  6. Remove truffles from the freezer and dip each on the coating using a fork. Let the excess drip before placing on a piece of parchment paper.
  7. Garnish with sprinkles if desired.
  8. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes before serving.
  9. Best if stored in the freezer and then thawed a few minutes before consuming.

Notes

You may replace the Leaner Creamer sweetener with coconut sugar, baking truvia or baking stevia, macros will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cake-batter-protein-truffles/

 

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

No Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Protein Bars

If you follow me on Instagram (@peanutbutterpluschocolate), you probably already know that I love protein bars. I would even goes as far as to say that I am a bit obsessed with them.  I honestly can’t remember the last time I went an entire day without […]

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Crepes

Healthy Peanut Butter Protein Crepes

What’s your favorite meal to have for breakfast? For me, as long as it involves peanut butter, I’ll eat just about anything… Yes, I love giant stacks of pancakes and waffles but what I love most are crepes! You know, the skinny pancake. The pancake […]

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

 

PEScience just recently released a new whey protein Select flavor: Frosted Chocolate Cupcake and  it’s safe to say that I am obsessed! So naturally, I had to make chocolate cupcakes using this new protein flavor.

These decadent cupcakes are topped with chocolate greek yogurt frosting and that makes them double chocolate. Yay! Cupcakes for the win!


Cupcakes, chocolate, sprinkles–what else could you possible want in a healthy dessert!?

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Here’s the cupcakes when they were just muffins. Naked and waiting to be frosted.

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Then I got really sassy and decided to add more chocolate. This time, chocolate protein cookies made from a BUP bar.

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Get 30% OFF all PEscience products using discount code PBCHOCO at checkout.

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Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Yield: 4 cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Calories per serving: 150

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 13g

Protein per serving: 17g

Healthy Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Chocolate cupcakes made healthy using whole food ingredients and protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp. almond flour
  • 1 tbsp. coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 egg, whole
    Frosting
  • 3/4 c greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 1/2 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a cupcake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry cupcake ingredients.
  3. Whisk in remaining ingredients until smooth.
  4. Pour an even amount of batter into 4 cupcake molds.
  5. Bake for 14-17 minutes and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, stir together your frosting ingredients and place the frosting into a piping bag.
  7. Decorate cupcakes and top with sprinkles if desired.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-cupcakes-with-chocolate-frosting/

 

 

Barely Baked Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Barely Baked Peanut Butter Banana Cookies

Peanut butter and banana is a combination sent straight from heaven. I eat peanut butter on toast topped with banana slices EVERY SINGLE DAY of my life. Seriously. My boyfriend asked me the other day if I ever get sick of eating bananas and peanut butter? […]


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