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Banana Scramble

I know that the words “banana” and “scramble” don’t go well together, but this recipe will definitely surprise you. It tastes like banana bread pudding more than a scramble, so it can be eaten as breakfast or dessert.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp of coconut oil
1 medium very ripe banana, mashed
1 egg
2 tbsp of almond meal or 1/2 tbsp of coconut flour *
1/2 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 1/2 tbsp of raisins

Preparation:

  • Heat the coconut oil in a skillet.
  • Whisk all the rest of the ingredients together and pour into the skillet.
  • Wait until the bottom browns a little bit before scrambling the dough, scramble a couple of times, wait for it the brown, scramble again, wait for it to brown and repeat until it is fully cooked.

The trick is to let the banana caramelize before you start scrambling it.

*This recipe works a lot better with almond flour.

 

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Apple Carrot Kugel

Although kugels are typically a side dish, this one is more like a dessert or a breakfast treat,

Ingredients:

1 cup grated carrot
1 cup grated sweet potato
1 cup grated apple
2 eggs
8 dates
1/3 cup of orange juice
2 cups blanched almond flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 tsp salt

Preparation:

  • Preheat oven to 325.F
  • Blend eggs,dates, baking soda, orange juice and 1 cup of almond flour until smooth.
  • Transfer into a  bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients.
  • Pour into a greased 8×8 and bake for 40 minutes at 325.
  • Serve cold or warm
 

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Rawtella

Finally! A guilt-free, healthier Version of Nutella made with nutritious ingredients.

Raw cacao is  rich in antioxidants, iron and magnesium; hazelnuts provide healthy fats, fiber and iron and dates are also filled with lots of nutrients, making this the perfect treat.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of raw hazelnuts
18 dates
1/2 cup of vanilla almond milk or water
1/4 cup of melted cacao butter **
1/4 cup + 1 tbsp of raw cacao powder

Preparation:

  •  Run hazelnuts   in a food processor until finely ground
  • Add the dates one by one and the raw cacao and continue to blend until a paste is formed
  • Add the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth. For softer consistency add more almond milk or water.

**be careful not to over heat the cacao butter, I put it in a small bowl and placed it over warm/hot water

Store in refrigerator
makes about 2 cups

 

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Banana nut, grain-free muffins

When I started my gluten-free diet, I realized that those gluten-free breads, treats and baking mixes are filled with questionable ingredients… as a general rule I do not eat things with ingredients I can’t pronounce or I wouldn’t normally keep in my pantry.

So here is a gluten-free treat made with real food.

Ingredients:

1.5 C Almond Meal
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
3 very ripe bananas
Dates to taste…. I used about 12
2 tsp Cinnamon
3 eggs
1 tbsp of vanilla extract
2 tbsp Almond Butter
1 cup of chopped Walnuts

Preparation:

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend all ingredients together except for almond flour and walnuts.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix in the rest of the ingredients..
  • Grease muffin molds of line with cupcake paper liners, pour batter and bake for 20 minutes or until you can stick a knife in them and the knife comes out dry (it will be oily but with no lumps of dough).

These muffins don’t raise as much as the wheat flour ones, so fill the mold a little more that you normally would.
They freeze well, so keep some in your freezer and bring along to birthday parties or any other situation where you might be tempted to indulge in less than healthy choices.

 

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