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Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies with Chocolate Chunks

Healthy Butter Pecan Cookies– all the deliciousness of a traditional chocolate chip cookie with soft, fluffy centers, crisp edges, loaded with chocolate chunks and a sprinkle of sea salt plus the indulgent addition of crunchy pecans. On top of being chewy and delicious, these butter […]

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

Healthy Monster Cookies made Gluten-Free and Flourless

These soft and delicious healthy monster cookies made with peanut butter, oats and topped with colorful M&M’s to bring out that child in you. There’s no butter, oil or flour in these monster cookies making them gluten-free and absolutely delicious! A family favorite for years, […]

Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Deliciously healthy, vegan brownies that are swirled with creamy peanut butter and loaded with Oreo cookies! These insanely delicious Oreo brownies are extra fudgy, made vegan, gluten-free and overall healthy!


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Lets talk about Oreos [and you guys this is not an ad…I just really love Oreos but Nabisco if you are reading, I WOULD LOVE TO PARTNER ;)]. First of all, did you know Oreos are suitable for vegans? That’s right! They are completely free from animal products, however, if you are strict vegan, I have read that they may or may not have come in contact with milk. So that’s something to keep in mind. Oreos are not gluten-free though so if you are looking to make a gluten-free version of these brownies, be sure to use Glutinos cookies or your favorite gluten-free brand.


When I first set out to make these brownies, I had no intention of adding a sweet and creamy swirl of peanut butter but as I was nearing the end and about to toss these bad boys into the oven, I impulsively dropped a few tablespoons of peanut butter over the batter and swirled it around before finishing these brownies with mini Oreo thins. AND I REGRET NOTHING! These brownies are literally the best I’ve ever had! The fudge factor on these brownies are beyond compare!


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Looking for sweet chocolatey treats, try some of these recipes below!

  • Double Chocolate Paleo Donuts – These delicious chocolate brownie donuts are made paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free. Even better, they are topped with another layer of chocolate glaze and finished with crunchy cocao nibs. If you are looking for a healthy treat that doesn’t lack in flavor, these paleo donuts are perfect for you!  Go ahead and make yourself a batch!

  • Double Chocolate Sweet & Salty Flourless Cookies – 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.

  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Vegan Skillet Brownie – This dense and fudgy vegan brownie is cooked to perfection in a skillet for a deep dish dessert made  gluten-free. A rich and decadent double chocolate gooey brownie is stuffed with peanut butter for the ultimate treat everyone can enjoy. Top with your favorite ice cream and dig in–no plates needed!


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Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Yield: 9

Fudgy Oreo Vegan Brownies with Peanut Butter Swirl

Ingredients

    for the brownies
  • 1/4 c natural peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 100g dairy-free dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp flax meal + 6 tbsp water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c almond flour
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
    for the topping
  • 10 mini Oreos, in pieces *use gluten-free cookies if necessary
  • 3 tbsp natural peanut butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and prepare a 6x6 inch pan with parchment paper both ways and leave an overhang for easy removal.
  2. First, prepare the flax egg by stirring together flax meal and water and letting sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Next, in a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate and peanut butter together. Stir in the maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. Add in the chocolate mixture and flax egg and stir until a thick batter forms. Transfer batter to the prepared pan.
  5. Next, drop dollops of peanut butter over the batter and use a knife to swirl them together. Top with Oreo pieces and bake for 14-16 minutes. Do not over bake. The brownies will still be soft when you take them out of the oven but that's okay. Let cool completely at room temperature then chill for 1 hour before cutting into squares and serving. ENJOY!
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/fudgy-oreo-vegan-brownies-with-peanut-butter-swirl/


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Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Topped Cookie Bars (dairy-free, gf & refined sugar-free option)

Secretly Healthy Cookie Dough Topped Cookie Bars (dairy-free, gf & refined sugar-free option)

A ridiculously delicious peanut butter brownie bar is topped with chocolate ganache and creamy, dairy-free cookie dough in these Secretly Healthy Cavity Bars a.k.a. Cookie Dough Topped Peanut Butter Cookie Bars! Guys, these are the best dessert bars I’ve ever had!!! Yum I’ve seen a […]

Rustic Gluten-Free Galette with Dark Sweet Cherries

Rustic Gluten-Free Galette with Dark Sweet Cherries

This delicious cherry gluten-free galette tastes just as wonderful as cherry pie and it so much easier to make! Yum I really love galettes because they are essentially pies for the simple folk. The best part about them? The more you mess them up, the […]

Healthy Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Healthy Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Healthy and flavorful cranberry orange pancakes made gluten-free and high in protein! Is there a better way to start off your morning than fluffy pancakes loaded with tart cranberries and a hint of citrus.


I always like to use bananas in my protein pancakes but you can replace the mashed banana with any starch such as applesauce, pumpkin or sweet potato.

This recipe serves 2 or 1 if you are me but you can easily double it for more servings if needed. I used PEScience Select Protein in this recipe. You can get 30% OFF all PEScience products on their website www.pescience.com 

Healthy Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Category: Breakfast

Yield: 2

Healthy Cranberry Orange Pancakes

Healthy and flavorful cranberry orange pancakes made gluten-free and high in protein! Is there a better way to start these Holiday mornings than fluffy pancakes loaded with tart cranberries and a hint of citrus. 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c gluten-free oat flour or brown rice flour
  • 16g vanilla protein PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1 egg, whole
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • juice from 1 small-med orange
  • 1/4 c fresh or frozen cranberries
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the banana, egg, almond milk and orange juice. Add in the flour, protein and baking powder. Whisk until smooth. Stir in cranberries.
  2. Cook pancakes 1/4 cup at a time over medium-low heat until bubbles start to pop. Flip and cook the other side until golden brown.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-cranberry-orange-pancakes/

Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

Healthy Pumpkin Peanut Butter Chocolate Brownie Cookies

  These Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies are a perfect healthy combination of the classic peanut butter cookie and chocolate brownies. Pumpkin Peanut Butter Brookies are melt in your mouth soft and gluten-free! If you are looking for a sweet Fall treat that’s good for […]

Healthy Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donuts

Healthy Maple Frosted Pumpkin Donuts

  Healthy gluten-free pumpkin donuts frosted with a maple glaze. These maple frosted pumpkin donuts are made high in protein and refined sugar-free.   I know, I know. I said I wasn’t going to start making pumpkin recipes until September 1st but I couldn’t help […]

Healthy Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

Healthy Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

Healthy high protein chia seed smoothie made from the greenest produce I could find in my refrigerator. A great post workout recovery drink.

I’m trying to be better about using up all of my produce. Anyone else have commitment issues when it comes to the last wilting strawberry in the bunch? Or the last lonely Granny Smith that’s lost it’s juicy crunch because you impulsively bought a bag of apples on sale big enough to feed a family of 10? Maybe it’s just me but I like to buy my fruits and veggies in bulk which sometimes can end it wasted food. So I’ve decided to gather all of my *expiring soon* produce and blend it into my afternoon post workout smoothie. Yay! No more finding rotting kiwis in the back of my refrigerator.


Healthy Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

Yield: 2

Healthy Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 Kiwi, peeled and chopped
  • 2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups spinach, washed
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 16g vanilla protein powder, vegan if necessary PEScience 30% off code PBCHOCO
  • 1/3 c cold filtered water or milk of choice

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender on high until smooth.
  2. Serve immediately.
http://peanutbutterpluschocolate.com/healthy-super-green-chia-seed-protein-smoothie/

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Banana Bread

Healthy Cinnamon Apple Banana Bread

You are just a few ripe bananas away from making this healthy cinnamon apple banana bread made gluten-free and high in protein. It’s almost September which means it’s basically Fall, right? So it’s totally okay that I’m going to be posting Cinnamon Apple flavored everything! […]


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