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Category: Paleo (page 1 of 3)

Healthy Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

This super easy Dark Chocolate Banana Bread is extremely moist and made using only  whole food ingredients.

I shared some photos of this banana bread on my Instagram story last week and feedback I got was absolutely overwhelming so thank you for all of your kind words. I wanted to share this delicious recipe sooner but I was out of town all week in Milwaukee, Wisconsin–which by the way has some incredible food and by food, I mean CHEESE!

 


 

This banana bread is perfect in so many ways. For starters, it’s flavored with dark chocolate and who doesn’t love chocolate?

 

There’s added protein powder to kick those macros up a notch and not to mention give it a little extra sweetness without adding refined sugar! Double bonus!

 

 

 

Pro tip: If you want your taste buds to explode from a flavor overload, put Nuts ‘N More Cocoa Hazelnut Spread on your dark chocolate banana bread slice and you will not regret it!

 

 

Healthy Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 44 minutes

Total Time: 54 minutes

Category: Dessert, Breakfast, Snack

Yield: 10 Slices

Serving Size: 1 Slice

Calories per serving: 174

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 19g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Dark Chocolate Banana Bread

A chocolate lover's dream! Dark Chocolate Banana Bread made healthy! High in protein and gluten-free!

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 64g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF PBCHOCO)
  • 1 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 3 packets stevia
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder, special dark
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1/4 c chia seed oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • cocao nibs for sprinkling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. Use a hand held mixer or a stationary mixer to beat the eggs, bananas, milk and oil together until fluffy.
  3. Add in the flour, protein, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder and mix just until combined.
  4. Pour batter into the pan and sprinkle with cocao nibs.
  5. Bake for 40-44 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-dark-chocolate-banana-bread/

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

 

My two favorite flavors are coming together as one in this delicious mouth watering chia pudding recipe. Vegan, gluten-free and paleo friendly!

 


 

Just like overnight oats, chia pudding was an acquired taste for me but once after a few tries, I was hooked. Now I just can’t stop eating it! Not to mention that chia seeds are a superfood so the health benefits are well, pretty freaking super!

Chia seeds are naturally high in fiber, protein, omega-3, omega-6, calcium, copper, potassium and zinc!

 

 

This pudding recipe is so simple to make and takes just a couple of minutes to prep!

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Category: snack, dessert, breakfast

Yield: 4 Servings

Serving Size: 1/4

Calories per serving: 306

Fat per serving: 16g

Saturated fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 26g

Protein per serving: 17g

Healthy Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding so healthy you can eat it for breakfast!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 c almond milk
  • 32g chocolate protein powder (I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 2 tbsp all natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Place the chia seeds, cocoa powder and protein into a mason jar and give it a swirl just to combine the ingredients. Add in the almond milk and agave. Put the lid on tight and shake until completely mixed. Place the jar into the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Remove from the fridge and separate chia pudding into 4 serving bowls and layer with peanut butter.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-peanut-butter-chia-pudding/

 

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

 

This super dense and extremely fudgy healthy chocolate hazelnut brownie bars are made vegan, gluten-free and paleo friendly!

 


 

Here’s a delicious and healthy recipe that’s unbelievably satisfying and made using the most amazing chocolate hazelnut spread I have ever had in my life.  Nuts ‘N More just released this Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Spread and I think I’m in love–I might even change my blog name to Hazelnut Plus Chocolate.

 

 

 

Who says ice cream and Netflix is the best way to spend a Friday night? Oh right, I did just a few days ago. Well things have changed since making these brownies. My new Friday night (as of tonight) consists of watching Friends reruns and snacking on these chocolate hazelnut delights! I just can’t get enough.

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

Category: Dessert

Yield: 9 pieces of Healthy Chocolate Coconut Covered Date Candies

Healthy Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie Bars {Vegan, Gluten-Free & Paleo)

This healthy chocolate hazelnut brownie bar recipe is so delicious you can't just have one! Vegan, Gluten-free and paleo friendly!

Ingredients

    Chocolate Hazelnut Brownies
  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 32g chocolate protein powder, I used PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp special dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cocoa hazelnut spread Nuts 'N More
  • 3 tbsp chia seed oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 c hazelnuts, chopped
    Chocolate Ganache
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbsp coconut oi, melted
  • 1 tbsp almond milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Place the flax and water into a small bowl and stir until combined and set aside for 5 minutes to set.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a bowl and stir until combined. Add in remaining ingredients and beat until a dough forms. At this point I placed the ingredients into my mixer and used a paddle attachment to mix until a dough formed.
  4. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan and bake for 11-12 minutes--don't over bake. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  5. While the brownies are cooling, place all ganache ingredients into a microwave safe bowl and cook on high in 5 second increments, stirring in between until smooth.
  6. Pour chocolate over brownies and top with more chopped hazelnuts and cocao nibs if desired.
  7. Place the brownies into the freezer for 1 hour before cutting into bars and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-hazelnut-brownie-bars-vegan-gluten-free-paleo/

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein! Whew… That title is  a mouthful but trust me, it’s worth every delicious word.

 


 

I just got back from a weekend Bachelorette party in Vegas and I ate anything and everything while I was there. Naturally, when I got home I was craving some chocolate and cookie dough (seriously, what is wrong with me?).

 

 

First layer: super dense protein brownies.

Second layer: fudge.

Third layer: cookie dough.

 

 

I used PEScience Select Protein in the brownie layer and the cookie dough layer of these brownies. You can get 30% off your entire order using code PBCHOCO on their website. Vegan powders are also available!

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Total Time: 31 minutes

Category: Dessert

Yield: 9 Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-Free, Vegan and High Protein

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge Layered Brownies made Gluten-free, Vegan and High in Protein!

Ingredients

    Brownie Layer
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 1/4 c plus 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp ground flax + 3 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    Fudge Layer
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips (dairy free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp confectioner's sweetener (I used Swerve)
    Cookie Dough Balls
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sweetener (I used Swerve)
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp vegan butter, slightly warmed not melted
  • 1 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the flax meal and water and then set aside.
  3. Place all dry brownie layer ingredients into a mixer and stir until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and stir using a paddle attachment. Add the flax/water mix and continue mixing until a dough forms. If brownie dough is too dry, add another tablespoon of pumpkin puree.
  4. Press the brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Don't over bake and let cool.
  5. While brownies are cooling, stir together all cookie dough ingredients (besides chocolate chips) until a dough forms. If dough is too dry and crumbly, add another tablespoon of water.
  6. Separate cookie dough into 24 evenly sized balls and set them aside.
  7. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips. Once melted, stir in sugar-free maple syrup and confectioner's sugar replacement. Chocolate will be very sticky at this point. Spread chocolate evenly over the brownie layer then top with cookie dough balls.
  8. Place brownies into the freezer for 20 minutes before cutting into squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-fudge-layered-brownies-made-gluten-free-vegan-and-high-protein/

 

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread

 

It’s no secret that I have an obsession with healthy banana bread and at this point in my recipe creating career I’ve tried making hundreds of different flavored banana breads except one… Matcha Green Tea! How the heck have I never thought of this before?

 


I will pat myself on the back for this because this banana bread is hands down, the best I’ve ever made!

 

 

I love Trader Joe’s for the best random finds! That’s where I picked up these Matcha packets!

 

 

Make the entire loaf a green tea flavor or swirl it like I did. 😉

 

This is no fail recipe guys and a perfect way to use up those browning bananas!

 

 

Of course I added my usual (and my favorite) protein powder, PEScience Gourmet Vanilla. Get 30% OFF code PBCHOCO.

 

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 1 Banana Bread Loaf, 10 Slices

Serving Size: 1 Slice

Calories per serving: 162

Fat per serving: 7g

Carbs per serving: 17g

Protein per serving: 7g

Healthy Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread

Super Healthy Matcha Green Tea Banana Bread Made Gluten-Free and High In Protein!

Ingredients

  • 1 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 64g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 medium bananas, ripe
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, measured after melting
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1 tsp uncut stevia
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3g matcha green tea (I used Trader Joe's brand)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place your bananas and melted coconut oil into a mixer and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, almond milk and stevia. Continue mixing until light and fluffy.
  3. In a bowl, stir together flour, protein, baking soda and baking powder until combined. Add dry mix to your banana mixture and stir until smooth.
  4. Separate half of the batter into another bowl and stir in the green tea powder until smooth.
  5. Layer your loaf pan alternating mixtures until you have used all the batters.
  6. Bake for 42-45 minutes. Let cool completely before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-matcha-green-tea-banana-bread/

 

 

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Bars

 

 

These super decadent blueberry chocolate fudge bars are made healthy using whole food ingredients! Did I mention they are vegan, gluten-free and paleo? This way everyone can enjoy them! 🙂


 

 

The blueberry bars are topped with a super fudgy frosting made using only a few ingredients and magically comes together in seconds! This fudge frosting is a recipe you can reuse again and again!

 

 

Although fresh blueberries are delicious, I used freeze dried blueberries for this recipe. I found them at Trader Joe’s for a reasonable price.

 

 

I sprinkled these bad boys with more crushed freeze dried blueberries. Freeze dried fruit is my new favorite food to bake with. It really gives your treats a pop of color (and flavor!) check out my Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Topped with Freeze Dried Strawberries for more freeze dried goodness!

 

 

It literally took all my will power not to eat this entire stack… THEY ARE SO GOOD THOUGH.

 

 

Of course, as always I used PEScience protein powder in this recipe (vegan powders available). Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO at checkout.

 

 

Blueberries and Chocolate are match made in heaven! This recipe has quickly become a favorite.

 

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes

Yield: 9 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bars

Serving Size: 1 Healthy Blueberry Fudge Frosted Bar

Calories per serving: 202

Fat per serving: 15g

Carbs per serving: 20g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Blueberry Chocolate Fudge Frosted Bars

A Berry-Delicious Chocolate Fudge Treat Made Healthy!

Ingredients

    Blueberry Bars
  • 1/2 c brown rice flour or oat flour
  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (PEScience 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar replacement (Swerve)
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted (Better Body Foods)
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c freeze dried blueberries (not dehydrated)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
    Fudge Frosting
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (dairy-free if necessary)
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free maple syrup or
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar-free confectioners sugar (Swerve)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Place the freeze dried berries into a food processor until a powder forms. Add the remaining dry ingredients (flours, protein powder, sugar, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until incorporated.
  3. Add the melted coconut oil and applesauce and continue blending until all ingredients are incorporated and a dough forms.
  4. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Bake for 7 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely.
  5. Once cooled, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together. Stir in maple syrup and then powder sugar until a frosting forms.
  6. Spread frosting evenly over blueberry layer. Top with freeze dried blueberry crumbles if desired and place in the freezer for 15 minutes for chocolate to set. Cut into squares and serve.

Notes

All sugar-free ingredients can be replaced with it's full sugar versions, however, nutrition facts will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blueberry-chocolate-fudge-bars/

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

 

 

Healthy shortbread cookies that are made gluten-free, vegan and high in protein–the triple threat of all cookies! And they look beautiful too!


 

 

 

These cookies are so versatile. They make a great snack in the morning with a cup of coffee but also taste just as great paired with a glass of red wine.

 

 

I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake protein in this recipe. Get 30% OFF all PEScience products by using code PBCHOCO on their site www.pescience.com (vegan proteins also available).

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Yield: 14 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 118

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 8g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Shortbread Cookies with Freeze Dried Strawberry Crumbles

Healthy Double Chocolate Shortbread Cookies Made Vegan, Gluten-Free, and High Protein!

Ingredients

  • 1 c almond flour (finely ground)
  • 1/4 c brown rice flour
  • 1/4 c ghee or butter
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 32g chocolate protein (I used PEScience Frosted Chocolate Cupcake 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Better Body Foods)
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil (I used Better Body Foods)
  • freeze dried strawberry crumbles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours, protein powder, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Pour the dry ingredients into a mixer and then add the ghee and maple syrup. Beat using a paddle attachment until a dough forms. You can also place all cookie ingredients into a food processor if you don't have access to a mixer.
  4. Place down a pieces of parchment paper and roll dough out using a rolling pin until it's about 1/8" in thickness. Use a round cookie cutter to cut out cookies. You can also use the cap to a spice or a mason jar lid. Mine made 14 cookies.
  5. Bake cookies for 7 minutes. Remove and let cool.
  6. Once cooled, melt chocolate and coconut oil together. Dip half of each cookie into the chocolate and return it to the parchment paper. Sprinkle with freeze dried strawberry pieces. You can make these by blending freeze dried strawberries in a food processor or blender.
  7. Place cookie in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving. Store in the freezer or a cool place.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-dipped-shortbread-cookies-with-freeze-dried-strawberry-crumbles/

Healthy Strawberry Pop Tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

 

One week before and after your Birthday is still an appropriate time to keep celebrating, right? I’m trying to find any excuse to keep putting sprinkles on my food so I made these delicious and healthy Strawberry Pop Tarts! The recipe is simple with vegan and paleo options!


 

 

The filling is made using just a few ingredients to make a chia jam. I know jam can be a little intimidating to make but just trust me, this recipe is quick and easy!

 

How cute are these? They look like cartoon pop tarts. Hehe…

 

 

If you love this recipe, go a head and share it on Pinterest by using the Pinterest tab when hovering over the picture!

 

Healthy Strawberry Pop tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

Yield: 5 Pop Tarts

Serving Size: 1 Pop Tart

Calories per serving: 196

Fat per serving: 9g

Carbs per serving: 18g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Strawberry Pop tarts (Paleo & Vegan option)

Healthy Pop Tarts with Strawberry Chia Filling!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour, finely ground
  • 1/4 c tapioca flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBHCOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. light butter or coconut oil, melted for vegan/paleo
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
    Filling
  • 3/4 c fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or agave
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
    Frosting
  • 16g vanilla protein powder
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/8 tsp. beet root powder

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, stir together almond flour, tapioca flour and protein. Melt butter or coconut oil and stir into dry ingredients. Add almond milk and stir until a dough forms. Set dough a side while you make your filling.
  3. If using fresh strawberries, wash thoroughly before cutting off stems and chopping into small pieces. Add strawberries, syrup, water and lemon juice to a small frying pan and turn on medium heat. Once bubbles form, turn down heat to just a simmer. Cover and let simmer for 3-5 minutes or until strawberries are soft enough to smash with a spatula.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in chia seeds. Let sit while you prepare your pop tarts.
  5. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut dough into 2x2 inch squares and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining dough until all dough has been used. Recipe will make 10 squares. Add 1 tablespoon of filling into the center of 5 of the squares. Place the remaining squares on top of the filling. Use a fork to crimp the edges together and poke holes in the top so the heat can escape. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  6. Once cooled, mix frosting ingredients together and glaze pop tarts. Decorate with sprinkles and enjoy!

Notes

You can reduce calories by using Sugar-Free Maple Syrup instead of 100% pure maple syrup.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-strawberry-pop-tarts-paleo-vegan-option/

The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe

Your search for a “healthy” pancake recipe is over!

 


 

This ULTIMATE paleo pancake recipe creates the fluffiest protein stack that you will want to make every single morning.

 

 

This entire stack is only 368 calories, 12g fat, 31g carbs and 49g protein… yes 49g protein!!!

 

 

 

The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe for One

Yield: 5 pancakes

Serving Size: 5 panackes

Calories per serving: 368

Fat per serving: 12g

Carbs per serving: 31g

Protein per serving: 49g

The ULTIMATE Healthy Protein Pancake Recipe for One

The last HEALTHY pancake recipe you will ever need! Paleo, Gluten-free and super Fluffy stack that serves one!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c coconut flour*
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 egg, 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 c + 1 tbsp. unsweetened apple sauce*
  • 1/2 c + 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk*
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Topping Options (not included in macros)
  • sugar-free chocolate chips
  • natural peanut butter
  • banana slices

Instructions

  1. Prepare a skillet or pancake pan with non-stick spray. Turn on medium heat.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all dry ingredients.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together wet ingredients until fluffy.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry ingredients and whisk until incorporated.
  5. Cook pancakes 1/4 cup at a time until golden brown, flip and cook the other side until golden brown. Serve immediately.

Notes

Can sub coconut flour for almond flour or gluten-free oat flour. Can sub applesauce for pumpkin puree. Can sub almond milk for any milk of choice. Note that macros will change.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/the-ultimate-healthy-protein-pancake-recipe/

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Today is one of my favorite days of the year – National Cookie Day!

 

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Who says cookies have to be round? I prefer them in rectangles that are perfect for dipping!

 

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These chocolate dipped shortbread cookies are healthy, gluten-free, paleo and made with no added sugar! Win!

 

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Dunk away because these cookies are only 90 calories each!

 

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Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Yield: 10 Cookies

Serving Size: 1 Cookie

Calories per serving: 90

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 5g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy Chocolate Dipped Almond Shortbread Cookie Dunkers

Deliciously healthy chocolate dipped shortbread cookies with almonds. Paleo and Gluten-Free!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c finely ground almond flour
  • 32g protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 2 tbsp. desiccated coconut, unsweetened
  • 2 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 30g sugar-free chocolate, melted
  • 1-2 tbsp. slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with non-stick spray. I used a glass dish about 6x6 inches.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the flours, protein, desiccated coconut, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the melted coconut oil, syrup, vanilla and almond milk.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry and mix until a dough forms.
  5. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of your baking dish.
  6. Bake for 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cut the shortbread into 10 evenly sized rectangles.
  7. Place rectangles on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and let cool.
  9. Once cooled, dip cookies in melted chocolate and place on a wire rack. Sprinkle with slivered almonds and place in the freezer for 5 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-dipped-almond-shortbread-cookie-dunkers/

 

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