Healthy treat recipes

Homemade Vegan 2 Bite Brownies

vegan, fibre, brownies, pumpkin, sweet potato

These brownies are really light, chewy and packed full of fibre, and even though they don’t have very much sugar they still taste like a treat, (once they are cooked you don’t taste the pumpkin!)

1 cup pureed pumpkin or sweet potato
1/3 cup  hot coffee
1/3 cup  chocolate chips
2 tablespoons  coconut oil
2 eggs ( 2 tbsp pureed chia seeds with equal parts water )
1/2 cup  coconut sugar
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
1/2 cup  whole wheat flour or gluten free baking flour (I like cloud nine or coconut flour)
1/2 teaspoon  baking powder
3/4 cup  cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon  sea salt

1. Heat the oven to 350 F and oil a muffin tin to prevent sticking

2. Mix all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and coffee in a large bowl

3. Pour the hot coffee over the chocolate chips and mix until melted

4.  Mix the chocolate chip mixture with the rest of the ingredients

5. Pour the brownie batter into your muffin tin filling them up about 1/3 of the way

6. Cook for 15 mins then let cool for 15 mins.

 

 

Vegan Peanut Butter Cup so good you will die. Seriously.

vegan peanut butter cups

1 cup natural peanut butter

2/3 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup natural sugar

6 pitted dates

3 tbs cocoa powder

1/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Melt the coconut oil (minus 2 tbsp) and stir in the peanut butter, turn off the heat and add the sugar.

2. Process the dates, chocolate chips, cocoa and 2 tbsp coconut oil in either a food processor or nutribullet. It should have the consistency of of putty if not add bit more coconut oil.

3. Fill foil cups 1/4 of the way with the Pb mix then freeze for 10 mins, after press in a layer of the chocolate date mixture then top with the remaining pb mix. 4. Freeze for an hour then transfer to the fridge.

Vegan Peanut Butter Fudge

vegan fudge, peanut butter

Don’t be fooled by the name, although they taste like a dessert you really could not get a more balanced snack (or meal.) I give these to my kids as quick breakfast in the morning on the way to school and also eat them post work out.

8 pitted dates (The first time I baked with dates I didn’t even realize they had pits! So I thought it’s important to state the obvious here.)

1 cup cashews (soaked for a couple hours in water before hand.)

1 can chickpeas

1 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut sugar- this is completely up to you, if you’re coming off a bad sugar habit you might need a bit more sweetness I personally don’t add the extra sugar but my kids won’t eat them without it

2 tbsp cocoa

1 tbsp oil (I prefer coconut)

1. Soak the cashews for a least 2 hours.

2. Add all the ingredients to the food processor, depending on your preference for sweetness you might want to add a couple more dates, so just try it first.

3. Use the oil to grease a muffin tin.

4. Scoop the batter into the tins and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Put into the freezer.

5. Once you’ve frozen them you can store in the fridge, I just find the freezing helps them to form a solid shape. Be cautioned as with most delicious things these can be a bit gooey once they reach room tempature.

Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

protein peanut butter cookiesWith this recipe I basically took everything bad out of the classic PB cookie and added healthier ingredients, but guess what?! It still tastes amazing- in fact better then the classic if you ask me.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rolled oats (1 cup processed, either in a magic bullet or food processor)
  • ¾ cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
  • ¼ cup nuts, walnut, brazil or pecans use what you have
  • ¼ natural sugar- I generally use honey its got lots of antioxidants and it’s a great binder, but I’ve also used coconut sugar or agave. NO white sugar
  • 1 egg (or 1 tbsp chia seeds mixed with 2 tbsp water- let sit till goopy then mix in)
  • 1 cup protein powder, I like chocolate vega but it’s personal preference
  • tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup choco chips, I know this isn’t healthy per say, but its not very much and keeps it fun-use organic if it makes you feel better.

1.  I throw all my ingredients into an electric mixer and set on medium, however if you don’t have a mixer thats fine too, with a bit of muscle power you’ll get the same results.

2. Form into balls and press with a fork, bake at 350 F for 10 mins