Mochi banana cake aka gooeyness heaven

I cannot even remember how I started researching and stumbled upon this recipe by Jenné Claiborne but I’m so glad I did. I followed a recommendation to get Mochiko sweet rice flour (easy to get on Amazon) and I could not wait to try when my package was delivered today. Amazon Prime really is the best $100…

Coconut bars, vegan + GF

As inspired by Oh She Glows here. I did not want to use anything processed, so instead of Graham crackers, I used the pecans that were supposed to be on top for the crust. Then, I ran out of chocolate chips so I changed things up a little in the custard as well. Finally, note that these…

Pretzel bites with sweet+spicy mustard dip

If you plan to make the mustard dip, soak the mustard seeds at least 24 hours, preferably 48 hours prior. A big thanks to Vegan Richa for this great recipe, and to nouveauraw for the mustard one. Great for use as an appetizer with a couple beers while working on the main course 🙂 I’m…

Ezechiel bread

I love bread. I think I said it before but it’s kind of a big deal for me. French = bread+wine+cheese (although my dear father begs to differ about that 3rd one. His loss!) In my search for healthy, home-made alternatives, I discovered Ezechiel bread. This prompted me to buy a hand-cranked mill. Which in turn prompted my personal craze…

Simple banana-oats breakfast cookies [GF]

Cookies for breakfast! What could be better? The fact that they’re ready in 20 minutes tops! 2 bananas yield about 19 cookies, at 1 heaping TBSP batter each Ingredients: 2 old bananas – the darker, the better because the sweeter! 1/4c ground flax (I ground 1/4c of whole seeds and it works just fine) 1c…

Chocolate chip cookie dough balls [GF]

O.MG! These are vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free and sinful! Besides, anything Mary likes is a double whammy win in my book! Just disregard how rich they are because, they taste like hey-I’m-just-gonna-have-one-more-or-two-or-what-the-heck-I’ll-have-a-third-one-thank-you-very-much! You want to double the amount you’re making, right now. Trust me on that one. Ingredients: 1/2 c almond butter 1/4 c +3 TBSP maple syrup 3…

Golden coconut macaroons [GF]

Another edited, lovely Minimalist baker post. The turmeric might come accross as a lttle earthy if you have a super-taster in your household. I find that it settles overnight however. Ingredients: 3 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut 1 tsp ground turmeric 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp ground cardamon pinch black pepper 6 heaping TBSP ground…

Blueberry-Banana muffins

This is a twist on Oh She Glows Banana Blueberry Spelt muffins. Yields about 17 medium muffins, at 103 calories each. Ingredients: 2 medium ripe bananas 1c almond milk 1/2c apple sauce 1 TBSP maple syrup dash apple cider vinegar dash vanilla extract 1/4c coconut oil 2c whole wheat flour 1.5 tsp cinnamon pinch salt 1 tsp…

Cocoa fudge black bean brownies energy bites [GF]

These are not sweet at all, I like to eat one before a long afternoon run. Ingredients: 1 thumb-size chunk fresh ginger 6 pitted dates 2 TBSP flaxmeal + 5 TBSP water 1x15oz can black beans, rinsed+ drained 1 TBSP coconut oil 2 TBSP avocado (about the half of a small one) 1/4c unsweetened cocoa…