Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins

Chocolate Almond Mini Muffins These mini muffins are so full of yummy chocolate flavor, and they are gluten-free and high-protein too!  I used my new favorite protein powder from Pure Encapsulations called Pure Lean Ultra https://www.purecapspro.com/nourishednutrition/pe/products/product_details.asp?ProductsID=2340.  This one contains pea protein.  You can try using any protein powder that you like with this recipe, and let me know how it turns out! Prep and bake time are minimal for these muffins, so they are easy and fast to make.  They can make a great snack or they can be added to…

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Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

My smoothie kick continues!  I love to make a smoothie for breakfast and take in on the go.  This smoothie recipe tastes like dessert and it is also high in protein!  This recipe also tastes amazing with almond milk in place of coconut milk.  See below for tips in purchasing a protein powder or shake. 1 cup Coconut Milk ½ frozen banana 1 Tbsp almond butter ½ scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder (to equal about 10 grams of protein) 1 Tbsp cocoa powder 3 ice cubes Directions: Place all…

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Cinnamon Honey Roasted Almonds

  Update: I first posted this recipe about 4 years ago when we had just moved to Ireland!  We are back in the United States now and I still make this recipe quite often as my whole family just loves them.  I hope you enjoy them also! I have been trying to find a suitable snack for our family when we go out for our Irish outings.  Since Adam is deathly allergic to peanuts, and Joshua is allergic to most of the other nuts, almonds are the only nut our…

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ChocoCoconut Butterscotch Cookies

Chocococonut Butterschotch Cookies These easy, gluten-free cookies are full of fantastic flavors! Prep: About 20 minutes Bake Time: 12 minutes at 375 F Makes 30 Cookies This amazingly easy cookie recipe is gluten free and full of amazing flavors!  I came up with this idea from a dessert my mom used to make called 7-layer bars.  They are really high in sugar, and so I tried this recipe to make them a little more balanced!  I love the flavor of the maple syrup in these!  They are also dairy-free for…

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Almond Flour Brownies

  These almond flour brownies are so delicious and chocolaty you won't believe they are gluten free! Almond Flour Brownies Warning for Chocolate Lovers: these almond flour brownies are so chocolaty and delicious, you won’t believe they are gluten-free!  Prep time: 15 minutes, Bake time: 35-40 minutes Serves 12             Ingredients:  ¾ cup Almond Flour, finely ground ¼ tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder ½ tsp Baking Powder ¾ cup Sugar 3 Large Eggs 1 tsp Vanilla ½ cup Butter ¾ cup Chocolate Chips, divided Directions: 1.       Preheat oven to…

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Oatmeal Peppermint Chocolate Cookies

A perfect Holiday Treat.  These cookies are healthier using avocado in place of butter, but you won’t be able to tell at all!  These mint cookies are the perfect flavor for the month of December. Makes 32 Cookies Total cooking time: about 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 Whole Avocado 1 cup Brown Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp Vanilla Extract ¼ tsp Peppermint Extract ¼ tsp Salt ½ tsp Baking Powder ½ tsp Baking Soda 1 cup Oats 1 cup All-Purpose Flour 2 Tbsp Unsweetened Baking Cocoa ½ cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips…

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Vanilla Almond Granola Bars

These bars are simple and easy!  Full of goodness with healthy fats, fiber, and protein, they make an excellent on the go snack!  They are gluten free too! 1.5 cups quick cooking oats ½ cup sliced almonds ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup chia or hemp seeds 1 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 1 cup almond butter ¼ cup honey ¼ cup pure maple syrup 2 tsp vanilla   Stir together all dry ingredients (oats, almonds, sesame seeds, chia seeds, cinnamon, and salt) in a large mixing bowl.  In a…

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