Minutes to Prepare: 10Minutes to Cook: 25Number of Servings: 16
IngredientsOlive Oil Spray for pan
2/3 cup mild honey (preferably organic)
1/3 cup natural, unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup white, whole wheat flour
1/4 tsp aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 TBSP olive oil
1 large egg, at room temp
3/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
DirectionsMakes 16 (2”) brownies
Preheat oven to 350. Spray 8 inch square pan with olive oil. Set aside.
Place the honey in a large glass measuring cup, Microwave on high power until the honey is runny and just bubbling, 45 to 60 seconds. Add the cocoa and stir with a fork until well combined. Let cool to room temperature.
In a small bowl, place the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk until well combined.
In a large bowl, combine the applesauce, oil, egg, and vanilla. Whisk together until well blended. Add the honey-cocoa mixture and whisk until smooth. Add the flour mixture to the liquid mixture and stir until no traces of flour remain. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake until the surface looks dry around the edges of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it, about 25 min. Do not overbake. Place the plan on a cooling rack and let cool completely before slicing into 16 squares. (Store the brownies in an airtight container at room temp for up to 3 days.)
Number of Servings: 16
I Just made these, they are amazing and you honestly can’t tell the difference. YUMYUM! Thats how mine turned out on the right :D:D
I’d always heard rumors of people making their own almond milk but I assumed it was a super difficult process. I was pleasantly surprised when I finally built up the courage to make it. It’s really easy, and oddly fun.
To make Raw Almond Milk:
What you’ll need:
1 cup raw almonds
2-3 cups of water
vanilla extract (optional)
What you’ll need to do:
Combine almonds and water. Let sit overnight. Blend together and pour into a jar lined with cheesecloth/muslin/pantyhose. Let this separate the milk from the leftover almond chunks. Make sure to give the cloth a good squeeze when you’re done to get as much out as you can. Refrigerate and enjoy!
Gonna try this! Exciteeeed c:
I’ve been wanting to make homemade granola bars for a long time. It’s nice to know exactly what’s in your food, especially with something that you eat for energy and a healthy snack.
I’ve been intimidated up to this point by the large amount of ingredients people put in them. I just wanted a basic granola bar: simple to make and inexpensive.
If you want to make them…
What you’ll need:
1 1/2 cups of rolled oats
1 cup chopped almonds (or other nuts)
1 cup dried cranberries (or other dried fruit)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
What you’ll need to do:
Preheat oven to 350. Mix all ingredients. Spread into a well-greased pan. Bake for 10-20 minutes, depending on your crunch preference (the longer it cooks, the crunchier it gets). Let the granola cool before you cut it, or it will fall apart.
for futue reference!!
Basic Overnight Oats (my favorite!)
LITERAL TEARS. YOU ARE MY HERO.
Papaya Blackberry and strawberry Smoothie
2 cups chopped papaya
1 cup blackberries
1 cup chopped strawberries
2 cups milk divided
1 cup yogurt divided
optional ingredients- flax seed, wheat germ
agave if needed to sweeten
Place two glasses in freezer.
In a blender add papaya , 1 cup milk and 1/2 cup yogurt. Blend until smooth, place mixture in a bowl and set aside. (before blending add options of your choice)
Rinse your blender and add blackberries, 1/2 cup milk and 1/4 yogurt. Blend until smooth, place mixture into a bowl and repeat the same process with strawberries.
Remove glasses from freezer and add papaya mixture to glasses. Return glass to freezer for 5 minutes to allow mixture to set.
Repeat the process with the blackberry and strawberry mixture, but allow each layer to set in freezer for 5 minutes, so colors do not run.
Don’t be scared.
It tasted phenomenal.
I kid you not.
*3/4 Cup nonfat cottage cheese
*2/3 cup nonfat plain yogurt
* 1 TBS flour
* 2 TBS sugar
* 1/4 tsp salt
*4 egg whites
*Juice from 1/2 a lemon
*1/2 cup assorted fresh berries
- Grab a regular old bowl you can use in the microwave, and fill half way with oatmeal.
- Next add some raisins (I use one of those little red boxes that has 90 calories).
- Then add about the same amount of walnuts (or almonds, cashews, peanuts, or any unsalted nut with a lot of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats).
- Sprinkle some cinnamon on top (don’t add too much, cinnamon is quite strong, you can add more later if you want).
- Then add a pinch of nutmeg, and a pinch of allspice (you could add a quick squirt of honey/agave, or pinch of brown sugar or raw sugar if you wanted to).
- Cover the top with more oatmeal (covering spices prevents them from burning).
- Add some no-sugar-added apple juice, then microwave for 2 to 3 minutes depending on your microwave (and the size of your bowl)
Then, look up the health benefits of each of these ingredients, and tell me this doesn’t taste like apple pie. Really great easy meal, especially in the fall/winter when it’s getting cold. Have a cup of tea, and look up the health benefits of each of these ingredients too. I think this is one that vegetarians and vegans can enjoy too, right?
Oatmeal is one of my favorite foods to have at breakfast, dinner, lunch, and snack! I could eat oatmeal all day, but only because it’s so diverse. You can make it sweet or savory! There are endless ways to eat your oatmeal! Here are a few of my favorite! A lot of these…