Peach Pie Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients 1 cup (100g) instant oats (gluten-free if necessary and measured correctly) ¾ cup (90g) whole wheat or gluten-free* flour (measured correctly) 1 ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt 2 tbsp (28g) coconut oil or unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 large egg, room temperature 1 tsp almond extract ½ cup honey ½ cup (100g) diced peaches  Directions Whisk together the oats, flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil or butter, egg, and almond extract. Stir in the honey. Add in the flour mixture, stirring just until incorporated. Fold in the peaches. Chill for at least 45 minutes. Preheat the oven to 325°F, […]

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients 1 Cup +2 tbspsWhole wheat pastry flour 1 tsp Cornstarch 1/8 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Baking powder 1/4 cup Mashed avocado about 1/2 a small avocado 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp White sugar 2 Tbsp Brown sugar 1/2 tsp Vanilla 1 Large egg and 1 yolk 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk depending on preference) Instructions Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside. In a medium bowl,combine the whole wheat pastry flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat the mashed avocado, sugars, vanilla, egg and the egg yolk, with an electric mixer. Beat until well combined, and there is no lumps. Slowly stir the flour mixture into the avocado mixture. Add the chocolate chips, and mix well until all the ingredients are combined. […]

Surprisingly Good Brownie Recipe

Ingredients 2/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-2 teaspoons granulated sugar for topping Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine brown sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Stir well with a whisk until ingredients are evenly combined and brown sugar is broken up. Add eggs, applesauce, oil and vanilla, stirring just to combine and being careful not to overmix. Pour batter into ungreased 8×8 pan. Bake for about 28-33 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean with just a few crumbs. (A perfectly clean toothpick […]

Stuffed French Toast Casserole

Ingredients 12 slices whole wheat sandwich bread (see note) 1 cup natural peanut butter (we use creamy) 3/4 cup 100% fruit seedless strawberry jelly (see note) 12 eggs 1 1/4 cups nonfat milk 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup 3 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt For serving: Strawberries and Cream Topping, sliced strawberries and bananas, or other berries Instructions In a 9×13 pan coated with cooking spray, lay out 6 slices of bread in a single layer. Spread the bread evenly with peanut butter and then with jelly. Top with the remaining 6 slices of bread. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, syrup, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Pour egg mixture evenly over “sandwiches” in pan. If baking immediately: Preheat […]

Chocolate Covered Blueberries

INGREDIENTS 2 cups Chocolate (Dark, Milk, White) Melted 2 cups Blueberries Washed and dried 3 tbsp Lime Zest INSTRUCTIONS In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate. Dump the blueberries in the bowl and gently mix everything together. Use a fork to to scoop out 6-7 blueberries from the bowl and place them on a sheet of wax paper in a small cluster. Toss some lime zest on top of each chocolate cluster. Continue dipping and scooping out blueberries and make as many clusters as you like. Enjoy!

No- Bake Cheesecake Apple Pie Pinwheels

Ingredients 1 Multi-Grain with Flax Flatout 1 tablespoon crunchy nut-free peanut butter alternative (see note) 1 tablespoon reduced-fat cream cheese 1/4 apple, chopped into strips (we love sweet-tart apples in this recipe, such as Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or Jazz) dash of cinnamon (about 1/16 teaspoon) Instructions On one half of the Flatout flatbread, evenly spread nut-free butter. Spread reduced-fat cream cheese evenly on the other half of the flatbread. Place half of the chopped apples down the center of the nut-free butter, and the other half down the center of the reduced-fat cream cheese. Sprinkle apples with cinnamon. Beginning with the side with the nut-free butter, roll towards the reduced-fat cream cheese side. With a sharp knife, carefully cut into […]

Spoopy Fruit Snacks

Ingredients 1 apple 1/3 cup, plus 2 teaspoons nut-free butter spread, divided (see note) Puffed rice cereal 4 red grapes, each sliced vertically in half 8 green grapes 16 chocolate chips Instructions Quarter and core the apple, then quarter each piece again, so you have 16 thin wedges. Spread 1 teaspoon nut-free butter on each apple slice. Lay half of the apple slices on top of the other halves, (matching up nut-free butter sides so the apple slices stick together) to create the “mouth.” Push puffed rice “teeth” gently into the nut-free butter, all around the “mouth,” leaving room to place a red grape “tongue” on the bottom slice of each “mouth.” Place one red grape half in the center […]

Pumpkin Pie Flavored Pecans

Ingredients 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons water 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup pecan halves Instructions Preheat oven to 275°F. In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, water, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt, stirring to combine (don’t worry that the sugar and salt won’t be completely dissolved). Set this at-the-ready, next to your stove, as this recipe goes really quickly. In a medium-large saucepan over medium heat, toast pecans for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning. When you begin to smell a lovely, nutty aroma, they’re done. Quickly drizzle the sugar mixture into the pan, on top of the pecans, stirring the nuts as […]

Cranberry & Goat Cheese Spread

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries, rinsed 1/2 Ambrosia or Honeycrisp apple (or other firm, sweet-tart variety), peeled and coarsely chopped (to equal about 3/4 cups) 3/4 cup (about 4 ounces) dried chopped pineapple 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese Toasted mini breads or crackers, for serving Instructions Put cranberries, apple, pineapple, brown sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a food processor and pulse until desired consistency, scraping the sides once or twice if needed. Spoon cranberry sauce onto individual toasted mini breads (the exact amount will depend on the size of breads or crostini that you purchase), and sprinkle goat cheese on top, dividing it evenly amongst all crostini. Alternately, […]

Banana Nut Blondies with Maple Frosting

INGREDIENTS 1/3 cup butter, melted 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 2 teaspoons vanilla 3 ripe bananas, mashed 1/2 cup pecans, chopped 1 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg Frosting 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup maple syrup 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 cup pecans, chopped INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease and flour a 9×9 inch baking dish. Set aside. 2. In a mixing bowl combine the melted butter, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, bananas, and 1/2 cup pecans. 3. Then add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir until combined. The batter will be thick. […]