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4-Ingredient Chocolate Quinoa Muffins {Vegan, Oil-Fee, GF}

4-ingredient chocolate quinoa muffins make on-the-go breakfasts & snacks grand! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, added sugar free,  91 calories each, and 100% delicious and satisfying. If I have learned anything from writing a food blog, it is how often I am wrong. It is true for issues big and small, but especially for predicting …

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3-Ingredient Vegan Pesto Muffins {grain-free}

Easy, 3-ingredient vegan pesto muffins are the savory breakfast you are craving! Chickpea flour is the not-so-secret ingredient that makes this portable breakfast possible (as well as nutritious). Hallelujah: January is almost over.  January is a fine month in many respects (e.g., clean slate, new possibilities, and, personally, my birthday month), but sheesh, it is a …

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Keto Baked Pepita Falafel {vegan, no beans}

If you love falafel, but need a break from the beans, try my easy, keto baked pepita falafel! In addition to being bean-free, they are vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, high in protein and fiber, and ideal for a meal or a snack on the go. Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you enjoyed the holidays and …

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Flourless Amaranth Protein Muffins {vegan, gluten-free}

Whole grain amaranth breakfast treats that are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, high in fiber, almost 5 g protein, and only 119 calories. Amaranth. Have you made its acquaintance? I am enamored of this super-grain, but have been remiss in posting a new amaranth recipe in a while, despite having two pounds worth stored in the refrigerator. …

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Vegan Pumpkin Cranberry Blondies {grain-free, oil-free}

Healthy vegan pumpkin cranberry blondies, made with coconut flour and almond butter! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free and Paleo. Today I have a holiday treat recipe that I know you will love to make (and eat). Because I am crazy about pumpkin, I couldn’t help but bring these tender, flavor-packed pumpkin blondies to the table. Talk …

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3-Ingredient Banana Fudge Brownies {grainfree, oil-free, vegan}

Decadent, yet healthy, 3-ingredient banana fudge brownies that are grain-free, oil-free, vegan and Paleo! Made with almond butter, cocoa powder and a banana. Allow me to propose a pivot. Brownies. For breakfast. Moreover, a healthy breakfast. It gets even better. The brownies in question have only three ingredients. Three. You likely have the ingredients in your …

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Chocolate Chip Banana Quinoa Muffins {vegan, GF, flourless}

Start your action-packed day with chocolate chip banana quinoa muffins! They use cooked quinoa (no flour) and are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. Muffins, The Perfect Portable Breakfast (or Snack) I am not sure who “invented” muffins, but I am grateful for the inspiration. Whether running out the door, heading off for a bike trek to …

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Chickpea Flour Broccoli Pasta Frittatas (vegan, grain-free)

My chickpea flour pasta broccoli frittatas are vegan, grain-free & so delicious! Chickpea flour batter and chickpea pasta make make these mighty muffins possible. They have 136 calories and 7.2 g protein each! Vegan & Grain-Free Pasta Frittatas Every once in awhile, I come up with a recipe that makes me pinch myself. Not because …

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Blueberry Quinoa Oat Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

A batch of healthy blueberry quinoa oat muffins can make anyone rise and shine! These humble muffins are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and only 105 calories per serving. Hello, one and all! Unknown to many, a breakfast comprising a combination of quinoa, blueberries and oats is instant therapy. Allow me to elaborate. It is a beautiful …

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Crunchy Nuts & Seeds Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy, yummy, crunchy nuts & seeds breakfast cookies made with 5 ingredients! They are grain-free, oil-free, vegan, and simple to make in a muffin tin! 5-Ingredient Vegan, Grain-Free Breakfast Cookies I am ambivalent about sharing this recipe. Why? Because, based on my own experience, making and eating the results can (swiftly) develop into an obsession. Then …

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Mushroom Kale Quinoa Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

So satisfying, and packed with nutrition, my 90-calorie mushroom kale quinoa muffins are perfect portable mini-meals! They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, & flourless, too.     Hi everyone! I hope that it’s been a good weekend all around for each of you. I managed to squeeze in a long run on Saturday morning (before it …

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Vegan Quinoa Muffin Tin Burgers {gluten-free}

My vegan quinoa muffin tin burgers are just what you need for a savory snack, packed lunch, or quick dinner (sliders!). They are oil-free, gluten-free, and only 91 calories each. Summer is coming to a close, and grilling will soon be replaced by stews, soups, and slow-cooker meals. But that doesn’t mean you have to …

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Vegan Quinoa Omelet Muffins {high protein, gluten-free}

Vegan quinoa omelet muffins, made with chickpea flour in place of eggs! Made in a muffin tin, they are gluten-free, high protein, and only 154 calories each. Google “quinoa egg muffin;” you’ll generate more than 4 million hits. It’s a wee bit popular. The reason is self-evident: take a super-grain (quinoa; one of the only …

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3-Ingredient Banana Quinoa Muffins {vegan, oil-fee, GF}

3-ingredient banana quinoa muffins, made with bananas, quinoa and oats! They are vegan, flourless, oil-free, refined sugar free, and only 101 calories each. Happy Thursday, everyone! Today’s post is worthy of a leap of joy for their 3-ingredient ease (quinoa + banana + oats) and wholesomeness: A Modern Approach to Oil-Free Muffins They have a …

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Zucchini Bread Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Healthy zucchini bread baked oatmeal in convenient muffin form. They are vegan, oil-fee, gluten-free, flourless, and only 138 calories per big serving! Turn Zucchini Into Portable Baked Oatmeal “Muffins” Happy late summer, everyone! I hope you have been enjoying the final hurrahs of the season, including the remaining books on your summer reading list, the …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Zucchini Brownies {oil-free, grain-free}

Fudgy vegan coconut flour zucchini brownies made with almond butter! They taste decadent but are oil-free, grain-free, and packed with energizing ingredients.   Too Much Zucchini? Make Zucchini Brownies! Got an excess of summer zucchini? Then you have the perfect reason to make brownies. Zucchini makes great muffins and loaves, but when it comes to perfect …

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Vegan Blueberry Oat Muffins {oil-free, gluten-free}

Vegan blueberry oat muffins, made with ease in a blender! Made with oats and raw cashews, they are oil-free, gluten-free, and so delicious! Following in a trend I have been setting for myself for, oh, the past 5 years or so, I offer you a holiday-themed recipe…post-holiday. Unlike past holidays, I will no longer beat myself …

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Grain-Free Vegan Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

Grain-free vegan lemon poppy seed muffins, made with a combination of chickpea flour and coconut flour! They are easy and require only 1 bowl. Healthy Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins (Vegan & Grain-Free) I worked, part-time, as a barista between college and graduate school. I love coffee, so the prospect of unlimited coffee drinks (100% allowed) …

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Grain-Free Vegan Crumb Coffee Cakes (NYC Style)

Grain-Free vegan crumb coffee cakes ! Made with chickpea flour and coconut flour, they are delicious, satisfying, and super-simple to prepare in a muffin tin. I love coffee and I love to feed people delicious food, so early morning events–volunteering, post-run or post-race get-togethers, weekend little league games– are right up my alley. Show up …

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Muffin Tin Blueberry French Toast {vegan, gluten-free}

  I hope all of you will forgive me, but sometimes a weekend post needs to be short and sweet. Children and partners need attention, meals must be delivered at church, weeds require plucking, laundry awaits washing and folding, and a British mystery that needs reading is threatening to put everything on hold. But we all need to eat, …

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Zucchini Oat Breakfast Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

Healthy zucchini oat breakfast cookies! Baked in a muffin tin, they are vegan, gluten-free, and only 62 calories per big cookie. Turn Your Zucchini Into Healthy Breakfast Cookies Zucchini are already appearing at the farmers’ market–hurrah! They are so versatile and tasty in salads and on the grill all summer long. My nostalgic favorite is …

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Chickpea Flour Soda Bread {vegan, grain-free}

Quick and easy mini chickpea flour soda bread with “everything” topping. They are grain-free, vegan, gluten-free, and so delicious! Oh my oh my. You are going to LOVE these: tender, fluffy soda bread minis, made vegan, grain-free and gluten-free. It’s all made possible with chickpea flour, which does the usual job of grain flour, but …

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White Bean Flax Biscuits {4 ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

Super-fast, easy, vegan white bean flax biscuits! Delicious and versatile, they are also grain-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and made with only 4 ingredients. Peanut butter. Jelly. Avocado. Chocolate-hazelnut spread. Hummus. They all taste pretty darn great on bread. They also deserve to spread on great bread. So…here’s some great bread, in compact biscuit form! Not sweet, …

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Coconut Flour Cauliflower Bread {vegan, keto}

Quick and easy individual coconut flour cauliflower bread, made in a muffin tin! The bread is naturally vegan, grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and keto, plus, only 52 calories each! Cauliflower is having a heyday, shifting shape to become a grain stand-in for rice, couscous, and pizza crusts, as well as a fine ready substitute for potatoes in …

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Mushroom Almond Flour Bread {keto, vegan}

Baked in a muffin tin, this mushroom almond flour bread is 100% scrumptious, as well as vegan, keto, & grain-free. Great for snacks and portable lunches! Vegan Keto Bread Made with Almond Flour Creating grain-free bread is challenging. Creating vegan, grain-free bread ? Without the structure of gluten, grains and the volume and protein structure from …

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Chocolate & Sunflower Seed Energy Bars {4 ingredients, no-bake, vegan}

  It’s Tuesday. Following a 3-day weekend. With visitors. Thus, chocolate.     These energy-bars-in-the-round are humble in both ingredients (four) and preparation (no-baking, roughly 5 to 10 minutes total), but not flavor (luscious) or texture (rich and candy-like). This is a new variation of my DIY LaraBars recipe from 8 years ago (still going strong …

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Chickpea Flour Vegetable Frittatas {vegan, grain-free}

Scrumptious chickpea flour vegetable frittatas, made with chickpea flour in place of eggs! They are vegan, grain-free, & only 77 calories each. Egg-Free Mini Frittatas for Brunch or Easy Breakfasts Frittatas are perfectly suited for weekends, brunch and guests, so that’s exactly what I whipped up today. These are not Martha Stewart’s frittatas, although I think …

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Vegan Oatmeal Raisin Protein Cakes {oil-free, gluten-free}

Packed with 14 grams of plant protein, these vegan oatmeal raisin protein cakes are a perfect breakfast or snack! They are oil-free, gluten-free, and baked in a muffin tin. We are a mystery to many. We are the oatmeal-raisin cookie lovers of the world. While others recoil at the mention of raisins, or cry “foul!” …

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2-Ingredient Quinoa Flax Breads {vegan, oil-free, GF}

You need to make a batch of my super-simple 2-ingredient quinoa flax breads asap! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and perfect for all kinds of toppings. Two. Ingredient. Bread. Toothsome, crispy-edged, tender in the middle bread. It’s real. And it’s d#*n delicious! It is also the direct product of committing to a year of …

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Chocolate Mint Protein Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

  When I want chocolate that’s all comfort–the familiar flavor of childhood–a chunk of candy just won’t cut it. I get out the bowls, measuring cups and spoons and start to bake. Even when it’s 90 (humid!) degrees outside and I recently returned from my Sunday long run. But if the results were brownie-rich, double-chocolate …

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Healthy Baked Coconut Rice Pudding Cups (vegan, gluten-free}

  These pucks are a variation of a post from earlier today: Coconut Brown Rice Pudding. It’s one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make (i.e., dump in slow cooker and skedaddle for several hours until done). The rice pudding also happens to be a smashing-good (and healthy) breakfast or snack. So, because I am …

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Baked Vegetable & Hummus Bites {vegan, grain-free, gluten-free}

I have a very special snack to cap off this first month; it took some finagling to get it right, but, oh my stars, the final result is a winner. It’s my hummus and vegetables bites. Forget packing one container of hummus, another of cut-up vegetables. With a few humble ingredients, a muffin tin, and …

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Healthy No-Bake Buckwheat Granola Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

Healthy no-bake buckwheat granola bars made with ease! They are vegan, gluten-free and pressed into a muffin tin (no cutting required!). No-Bake & No-Cut Buckwheat Granola Bars Homemade granola bars can be easy to make. Slicing granola bars into neat, perfectly-portioned bars? Not so much. Without the magic of industrial machinery, it can be pretty …

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Vegan Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies {grain-free, oil-free}

Scrumptious vegan carrot cake breakfast cookies made with chickpea flour and baked in a muffin tin! They are grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, nut-free and only 95 calories apiece. YUM! Carrot Cake Chickpea Flour Cookies, A Perfect Breakfast to Go Eat breakfast. More vegetables, too. Don’t forget about protein, you need more. Heaps more fiber, too. Cut …

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Chickpea Flour Tortilla Espanola Muffins {vegan, grain-free}

Chickpea flour tortilla Espanola muffins are perfect for healthy meals and snacks on the go. They are vegan, grain-free & only 105 calories each. Happy Mother’s Day! Confession: I almost took today off from posting. It is partly because it’s Mothers Day, but more to do with the fact that today was day two of tournament baseball …

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Teff Boston Brown Bread {vegan, gluten-free}

Super-nutritious & delicious Boston Brown Bread minis, made with whole teff grain and chickpea flour! They are gluten-free, vegan, and packed with flavor. With apologies to the fair citizens of Boston, this (wicked good) interpretation of Boston Brown Bread is a far cry from the original. But only so far as the ingredients are concerned. As …

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Chipotle Cheese Bread Bites {Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Healthy & vegan chipotle cheese bread bites that taste like your favorite queso dip! They are oil-free, gluten-free, & have just 80 calories apiece. A perfect savory fitness snack! Queso  is on the menu at just about every Tex-Mex joint here in the Lone Star State, and no wonder: warm, gooey cheese, typically with a hot pepper …

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4-Ingredient Vegan Flax Muffins {grainfree, flourless}

4-ingredient vegan flax muffins that taste like butterscotch blondies? Yes, please! They are also flourless, grain-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. How to Make Vegan Flax Muffins With blog recipes, as in life, you don’t have to re-invent the wheel to create something new. Sometimes you only need to rename the wheel. Case in point, power pucks. That’s what …

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Vegan Black Bean Brownies {gluten-free}

Decadent, yet nutritious, vegan brownies, made with black beans and oats! They are  gluten-free, and extra-easy to make in a muffin pan (no cutting required!). Make Fitness Food with Real Ingredients The market for fitness “food” is swamped with a catchall of powders, goops, bars, and countless other processed, packaged wonder-eats, all promising ultimate performance for everyone …

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Flourless Apple Millet Muffins {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Flourless apple millet muffins are a delicious alternative to baked oatmeal! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened. Confession: I eat an average of three breakfasts. Every day. For years, I thought there was something terribly wrong with me. I’d get up, eat a healthy breakfast–for example, oatmeal, yogurt, whole grain toast with peanut butter, …

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Vegan Baked Oatmeal Cups {oil-free, GF}

Individual vegan baked oatmeal cups, made portable by baking in a muffin tin! The oatmeal cups are are vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. In an age of ever-changing “it” ingredients, I give thanks for oats. Cheap, nutritious, easy-to-find, filling, satisfying, versatile, and loved by children and adults alike, oats are tried and true. Portable oat packets, and, more …

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Tex-Mex Black Bean Frittatas {vegan, grain-free, high-protein}

Tex-Mex black bean frittatas, made with chickpea flour instead of eggs! Vegan, grain-free, and high-protein, they are perfect for lunches and in lunches & high-protein snacking. Vegan Frittatas with Tex-Mex Flavors I am feeling a wee bit like Wile E. Coyote. Super genius. I owe it all to black beans. As well as frozen peppers …

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Vegan Millet Kale Quiches {GF, high protein}

Vegan millet kale quiches are perfect grab & go mini meals. Made with chickpea flour, they are gluten-free, high protein & scrumptious! I am so excited to share this first recipe for this series of sweet and savory muffin tin recipes! The inspiration comes from the ever-talented Heidi Swanson over at 101 cookbooks. She has …

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