Super Fudge Protein Brownies

FudgeBrownies

When you’re trying to eat clean, super chocolately, gooey, delicious brownies are probably something you think are off limits. That’s where you’re wrong! Ditch the box and make your own. These are a delightful treat, filled with protein and no nonsense ingredients. It’s not permission to eat the whole pan in one go, though…remember…moderation!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3/4 Cup Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 1/4 Cup Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Squares of Dark Chocolate (at least 70%), chopped into pieces
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 T. Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Peanut Butter (make sure it only contains peanuts!)
  • 1/4 Cup Almond Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Pecans (optional)

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease 8×8 baking dish with non-stick spray.
  • Mix all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl. If the batter is too thick, add additional milk by tablespoonfuls until it reaches a better consistency (not runny, but moist enough to where all of the ingredients are mixed together nicely).
  • Pour until baking dish. Using a knife, spread it evenly into the dish.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until the top is somewhat crispy.
  • Let cool for 10-15 minutes before cutting.

Enjoy!

Healthier Apple Crumble

AppleCrumble

So, my husband became a Citizen of the United States last week, YAY! It’s been a long process since his arrival from South Africa, so we are extremely happy to have this chapter behind us! Since America and Apple desserts seem to go hand in hand, I was in the kitchen on Sunday experimenting with healthier ways to create a delicious Apple Crumble, and I think I succeeded! It’s not too sweet, is full of fiber and fills the house with the most incredible aroma!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Filling

  • 5 Medium Sized Apples – Cut into chunks (I left the peel on.) (All I had on hand was Red Delicious, but any apple would do.)
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • Juice of 1 Orange
  • Zest of 1 Lemon
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • 1/8 Cup Honey, Pure Maple Syrup or Agave
  • 3 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1 T. Cornstarch

Topping

  • ½ Cup Oats
  • ½ Cup Nuts (I used mixed which included pecans, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts & pistachios.)
  • ¾ Cup Ezekial 4:9 Almond Cereal
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Coconut Oil
  • 1/8 Cup Chopped Pecans

Here’s what you’ll do:

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Grease 9x9in. baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a medium sized bowl, toss all of the filling ingredients together and add to baking dish.
  • In a food processor, pulse the oats, nuts and coconut sugar, just until it’s a course mixture.
  • Add the Ezekial Cereal to a bowl, then mix in your oat/nut mixture and the coconut oil.
  • Add additional coconut oil by teaspoonful if needed, until the topping clumps together.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apple filling.
  • Top with the chopped pecans.
  • Bake for 30 minutes while covered with foil.
  • Bake another 30-40 minutes after removing the foil, or until the apples are soft.
  • Enjoy!

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