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Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

 

I’ve got something a little different for you today but don’t worry I’m still sticking to my usual nutter butter and chocolate madness. Today I made chocolate almond butter (see what I did there) crispy bars and then slathered them in chocolate because whenever I get about 3/4 of the way finished with creating a recipe, I get a little unsure of myself and decided the best course of action is to just top it off with melted chocolate. This strategy usually works out well and in this case in particular it worked out really well!


 

 

In this recipe I used Erewhon’s organic brown rice crispy cereal that’s made gluten-free. I used this brand because it’s USDA organic, non GMO verified and low in sugar and fat.

 

 

I added protein powder to this recipe as per usual, however, it can easily be omitted if you don’t have on hand but keep in mind that the macros will change.

 

 

That crisp though!

 

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Yield: 8 Crispy Bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 294

Fat per serving: 22g

Carbs per serving: 26g

Protein per serving: 9g

Healthy Double Chocolate Almond Butter Crispy Bars

Healthy Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Crispy Bars Using Erewhon Brown Rice Cereal.

Ingredients

    Crispy Bar
  • 2 c brown rice crispy cereal Erewhon Brand
  • 1/4 c almond butter
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
  • 32g chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 c sugar-free maple syrup
    Chocolate
  • 3/4 c sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, measured before melting
    Other
  • 1/4 c almond butter

Instructions

  1. Prepare an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and set a side.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the rice crispy cereal and protein powder.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together in 15 second intervals, stirring between each until chocolate is melted and smooth. Stir the almond butter and vanilla into the chocolate.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the rice cereal mix and stir using a large spoon or rubber spatula. Stir until chocolate mixture has completely covered every piece of rice cereal.
  5. Once all the cereal is covered, press the mix evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Cover and place in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove from the freezer and cut into 8 bars. Spoon about a half of a tablespoon of almond butter over each bar then place them on wire rack.
  6. Melt 3/4 cup chocolate and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl until smooth. Spoon chocolate over each bar until completely covered. Return bars to the freezer for hour before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-double-chocolate-almond-butter-crispy-bars/

 

 

Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

I have made “healthy” banana bread a million times over and while it always taste delicious, it never tastes like it’s full fat and sugary counterpart.  Until this healthy blood orange banana bread I made today. I don’t know what I did differently today, but this banana bread is extra fluffy and sweet. AND you need to make it ASAP!

 


Gorgeous isn’t it? I made this banana bread gluten-free by using brown rice flour (I know, I’m obsessed with it lately) and protein powder! Did I mention that this loaf was created without using any butter or sugar?? The natural sweetness from the bananas and just a teaspoon of uncut stevia did the trick. 🙂

 

I drizzled this loaf with a vanilla glaze easily made from vanilla protein powder, blood orange juice, water and a little coconut oil.

 

 

Man, banana bread is just the best, isn’t it? I can’t get enough. Seriously, I’ve eaten almost half of the loaf today. I’m not ashamed…

 

I get a lot of messages about what kind of protein I bake with and I always use the best quality protein in my recipes. I learned early into my baking career that using cheap and poor quality protein powder will result in chewy and bland food. Luckily being a food blogger I get to try a lot of products so I found the best ones on the market and I promise you one of the best protein powders (and most reasonably priced) is PEScience. They come in multiple flavors as well as vegan powders (yay!). You can get 25% OFF using code PBCHOCO on their website PEScience.

 

 

Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

Yield: 1 loaf, 10 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Calories per serving: 168

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 17g

Protein per serving: 8g

Healthy Blood Orange Banana Bread {Gluten-Free & High Protein}

Gluten-Free Blood Orange Banana Bread made using brown rice flour and protein powder.

Ingredients

  • 1 c brown rice flour
  • 64g vanilla protein (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla discount code PBCHOCO)
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1/4 c coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs, whole
  • 1 tsp. uncut stevia
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • zest from 1 blood orange
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
    Vanilla Icing
  • 16g vanilla protein powder
  • juice from 1 blood orange
  • 1 tsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1-2 tsp. water

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a loaf pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Place your bananas into a mixer on high until completely mashed. Add coconut oil and continue mixing into incorporated. Add eggs, vanilla, almond milk, orange juice and zest. Beat until light and fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together flours, stevia, protein, baking soda and powder. Add your dry ingredients into your wet and mix just until combined. Don't over mix.
  4. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. Let cool before stirring vanilla icing together and drizzling over loaf.
  6. Enjoy!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blood-orange-banana-bread-gluten-free-high-protein/

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

It’s not too late to bake a decadent [healthy] treat for your Valentine! I whipped up these gorgeous vegan brownies in just under 20 minutes!

 


 

I made these extra fudgy brownies using only whole food ingredients and PEScience protein powder. Vegan protein powders as well as whey powders are available with 30% OFF using my code PBCHOCO at checkout www.pescience.com

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

Yield: 9 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

Calories per serving: 174

Fat per serving: 11g

Carbs per serving: 25g

Protein per serving: 6g

Healthy Chocolate Fudge Brownies Topped with Strawberry Hearts

A healthy decadent chocolate fudge treat your valentine will love! Made using only whole food ingredients and packed with protein!

Ingredients

  • 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. desiccated coconut
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 2 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
  • 1/4 c baking stevia
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
    Chocolate Frosting
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's)
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
    Topping
  • 3 strawberries, diced and cut into hearts

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 325F and prepare an 8x8 inch baking dish or pan with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  2. In a small dish, stir together ground flax and water and then set a side.
  3. Place all dry brownie ingredients into a mixer (flours, cocoa powder, protein powder, desiccated coconut, baking stevia, baking soda and baking powder) and mix until combined.
  4. Add in melted oil, flax mix (flax egg) and pumpkin and continue mixing until a dough forms.
  5. Press brownie dough evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake for 8 minutes.
  6. Remove and let cool. While cooling, whisk together your frosting ingredients until smooth and then pour the entire contents over brownies.
  7. Top frosting with cut out strawberries and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to harden.
  8. Remove from freezer and cut into 9 squares and serve.

Notes

Store in refrigerator

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-fudge-brownies-topped-with-strawberry-hearts/

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

 

For the simplest and probably the most healthy Christmas candy, make these sugar-free, 3-ingredient pomegranate cups.


 

 

 

Merry Christmas Week, everyone!!!

 

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Yield: 4

Healthy Chocolate Pomegranate Cups

Healthy, sugar-free chocolate pomegranate cups!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (I used Lily's) or Enjoy Life for Vegan
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Use a paper towel to dry pomegranate seeds.
  2. Distribute pomegranate seeds between 4 silicone cupcake molds or 4 paper cupcake cake liners.
  3. Melt chocolate and coconut oil together using a double boiler or in a microwave safe bowl in 10 second intervals, stirring between each one until chocolate is melted.
  4. Distribute melted chocolate over each pomegranate cup.
  5. Place in the freezer for 1-2 hours before serving.
  6. Store in freezer.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-chocolate-pomegranate-cups/

Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Just a week a half until Christmas! Where has the time gone? Well I can tell you where my time went…

 

It went to creating as many healthy versions of Christmas cookies as humanly possible before I leave to visit family for the holidays. It’s going quite well so far.


 

Today I made Healthy White Chocolate Cranberry Shortbread Cookies that literally melt in your mouth.

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Yield: 11 cookies

Serving Size: 1 cookie

Calories per serving: 89

Fat per serving: 6g

Carbs per serving: 6g

Protein per serving: 4g

Healthy White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies with Cranberries

Melt in your white chocolate cranberry shortbread cookies made healthy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3 tbsp. oat flour
  • 1 tbsp. tapioca flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tbsp. avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp. sticky syrup (maple, agave, or honey)
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp. dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together (almond flour, oat flour, tapioca flour, protein and baking powder).
  2. Stir in oil, water, vanilla and syrup.
  3. Mix until a dough forms.
  4. Fold in white chocolate chips and cranberries.
  5. Roll dough into a cylinder shape and wrap with plastic and place in the freezer for 20 minutes.
  6. While dough is firming up, pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  7. Remove cookie dough from the oven and slice it into 11 evenly sized pieces.
  8. Bake cookies for 6-7 minutes.
  9. Let cool completely before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-white-chocolate-shortbread-cookies-with-cranberries/

Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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I made these bars using coconut flour, almond flour and protein powder. The finished product is absolutely delicious, however, my boyfriend immediately asked me if it was suppose to be a coconut flavored bar.


 

Maybe, I’ve just been baking with coconut flour for so long that it doesn’t have an overwhelming coconut flavor to me. On that note, if you aren’t an avid coconut flour user try subbing the coconut flour for oat flour and you will get a more neutral taste.

 

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As for peanut butter, I couldn’t think of any other flavor to use for these bars other than Nuts ‘N More Birthday Cake. Any natural peanut butter work just fine in this recipe.

 

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PEScience Gourmet Vanilla Select Protein powder tastes like straight up ice cream in powder form. That’s why it’s my absolute favorite flavor of PEScience Selects to bake with. It will sweeten anything up with adding all the sugar. You can get 30% off by using code PBCHOCO.

 

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Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Yield: 9 bars

Serving Size: 1 bar

Calories per serving: 116

Carbs per serving: 11g

Protein per serving: 7g

Sugar per serving: 5g

Healthy White Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

High protein, healthy, white chocolate peanut butter bars.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 c almond flour
  • 1/3 c coconut flour or oat flour
  • 32g vanilla protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c peanut butter (I used Nuts 'N More)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp. all natural sugar-free maple syrup (I used Joseph's brand)
  • 3 tbsp. unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. white chocolate chips
  • optional: sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a small baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Place the flours and protein powder in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, apple sauce, vanilla and almond milk until smooth. If mixture is too tough to mix smoothly, place in the microwave for 5-8 seconds and continue stirring.
  4. Add your wet ingredients to your dry and mix with a fork until a dough forms.
  5. Fold in white chocolate chips and sprinkles.
  6. Press dough evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking dish.
  7. Bake for 8-10 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool before cutting into 9 squares and serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-white-chocolate-peanut-butter-bars/

 

Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

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Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Yield: 5 cups

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 159

Fat per serving: 8g

Carbs per serving: 7g

Protein per serving: 10g

Healthy Protein Peanut Butter Cups

Super easy, all-natural, homemade peanut butter cups using creamy powdered peanut butter and sugar-free chocolate.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c sugar-free chocolate chips (vegan if necessary)
  • 1/2 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 2 tsp. coconut oil
  • 1/2 c water
  • peanuts for topping

Instructions

  1. In a microwave safe bowl melt the chocolate chips, stirring every 10 seconds until smooth.
  2. In another bowl, mix together the powdered peanut butter, protein powder, melted coconut oil and room temperature water until fluffy.
  3. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of chocolate into the bottom of 5 cupcake liners.
  4. Spoon about 2 tablespoon of the peanut butter over the chocolate.
  5. Top with another tablespoon of chocolate and then another tablespoon of peanut butter.
  6. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  7. Place in the freezer for 1 hour before serving.
  8. Store in the freezer and let sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-protein-peanut-butter-cups/

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Happy Saturday Night! I plan on spending mine in front of the television with a pumpkin pie milkshake in hand while I binge watch crime investigation shows. Ahh… the perfect Saturday night!

This unbelievably low calorie milkshake was made using Arctic Zero frozen dessert but you can replace it with any low calorie ice cream that you prefer. I also recommend Halo Top if you don’t mind dairy.

 


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Spoon it or straw it! Pro tip: spoon lasts longer!

 

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Top it with your favorite whipped cream!

 

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I used PEScience Select Gourmet Vanilla protein powder (vegan powders also available) because it literally tastes like ice cream! This protein is a must try! Get 30% OFF all PEScience products using code PBCHOCO.

 

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Yield: 1 milkshake

Serving Size: 1 milkshake

Calories per serving: 226

Fat per serving: 3g

Carbs per serving: 19g

Protein per serving: 32g

Healthy Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

A healthy low calorie milkshake that tastes like pumpkin pie!

Ingredients

  • 1 c lower calorie ice cream (I used Arctic Zero)
  • 1/4 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c almond milk or milk of choice
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder *(I used PEScience Select Gourmet Vanilla 30% off code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    Toppings
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth.
  2. Pour milkshake into a cup.
  3. Top with whipped cream and cinnamon.
  4. Enjoy!

Notes

Can omit protein powder. Macros were counted using Arctic Zero frozen dessert.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-pumpkin-pie-milkshake/

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

It’s August 31st. This is okay.

Pumpkin-Pancakes

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.


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Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Yield: 5 pancakes

Serving Size: 5 pancakes

Calories per serving: 356

Fat per serving: 13g

Carbs per serving: 32g

Protein per serving: 40g

Pumpkin Protein Pancakes

Deliciously fluffy Fall flavored pancakes! Perfect way to start off the season! High protein and low fat. Paleo friendly.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 scoop protein powder (I used PEScience Snickerdoodle 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1 tbsp. coconut sugar
  • 1 egg, 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 c plus 2 tbsp. - 1 c almond milk

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, sift all dry ingredients together. (sifting makes all the difference, just trust)
  2. In another bowl, whisk together your egg, egg white, vanilla extract and pumpkin.
  3. Stir your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients.
  4. Add your 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons almond milk. Depending what protein powder you used, you may need another 2 tablespoons if mix is too dry.
  5. Cook pancakes 1/4 cup at a time on medium-low heat until golden brown.
  6. Enjoy!

Notes

Use a paleo friendly protein for paleo diet.

http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/pumpkin-protein-pancakes/

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 besides the obvious fact that they taste like dessert for breakfast, you can make these blueberry muffin bites any time of the year by using dried wild blueberries. WIN!

 

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I grew up eating dried fruit but for whatever reason, I have never had a dried blueberry before and like a dodo, I didn’t realize they even existed until I was in the grocery store the other day. I was so excited I bought a few bags and for the last few days I’ve been day dreaming about all the blueberry treats I plan to make with them.

 

Like all dried fruit, these dried berries have key differences to their fresh counterpart. Significantly, the calories and sugar are quite a bit more when the blueberry is dried. A cup of fresh blueberries contains about 84 calories and 15 grams of sugar but one cup of dried blueberries has over 500 calories and 100 grams of sugar. Portion size is key when it comes to the dried berry. Although they may be tiny, they pack a nutritional punch that often qualifies them to be a super-fruit and for good reason! They are packed with antioxidants and loads of fiber—especially when dried! And in my opinion, when baking with dried blueberries, it gives you a more intense blueberry flavor. Perhaps, it’s from all the extra sugar packed into those shriveled up blueberries but none the less, they are delicious and fiber-licious and that’s a win in my book!

 

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Healthy Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bites

Yield: 17 bites

Serving Size: 1 bite

Calories per serving: 66

Fat per serving: 2g

Carbs per serving: 10g

Protein per serving: 5g

Healthy Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bites

Wake up and go with these delicious wild blueberry muffin breakfast bites. High in protein and low fat.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c quick oats
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 2 scoops protein powder (I used PEScience Gourmet Vanilla 30% OFF code PBCHOCO)
  • 1/4 c all natural sugar-free maple syrup or sticky syrup of choice
  • 2 tbsp. natural peanut butter
  • 2 small bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 c dried blueberries

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash your banana using a fork and stir in syrup.
  3. Mix in quick oats, coconut flour and protein until a dough forms.
  4. Use your hands to fold in dried blueberries.
  5. Roll dough into 17 evenly sized balls.
  6. Place the balls on the parchment paper and bake for 5 minutes.
  7. Let cool before serving.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-blueberry-muffin-breakfast-bites/

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