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Soft Vegan Banana Oat Cookies {gluten-free, oil-free}

Soft vegan banana oat cookies with have an old-fashioned taste but a healthy, modern profile. Easy-to-make with ingredients you have on hand, they are gluten-free, oil-free, and perfect for sweet treats, snacks, breakfasts or workout fuel. Homestyle & Healthy Banana Cookies Today, I’m sharing a recipe that tastes like your favorite banana bread in cookie …

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5-Ingredient Vegan Banana Brownies {grain-free, oil-free}

My healthy (but decadent) 5-ingredient vegan banana brownies are flourless, egg-free, dairy-free, grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and 100% perfection. Hooray! The Brownies You Need to Make You need brownies. I need brownies. We all need brownies right about now. Some laughter, puppy pictures, and sunshine would be excellent,  too. But first, brownies. I have the brownies …

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Oat Almond Flour Banana Bars {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

Healthy and delicious oat almond banana bars , great for breakfast, snacks or dessert! They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free and added sugar-free (except for the chocolate chips). Only 5 ingredients, too! Healthy, Easy Delicious Banana Bars Oh, the bananas. We keep buying them and eating them, while also allowing countless more to go brown on …

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Coconut Almond Flour Banana Bread {4 ingredients, vegan, oil-free}

You are going to flip over my 4-Ingredient Coconut Almond Flour Banana Bread! Made with almond flour and coconut flakes, it is vegan, paleo, oil-free, grain-free, and has no added sugar. Your New Favorite Banana Bread Yes, the world needs another banana bread recipe! Not just any recipe, but one that is fit for a …

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3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Healthy 3-ingredient banana flax bars that taste like banana blondies! They are vegan, oil-free, grain-free, added sugar-free, and only 87 calories each. 3-Ingredient Banana Flax Bars for Breakfast, Snacks, & Dessert Some things are destiny.  For example, these bars (soon) topping your list of favorite recipes! If I could have, I would have performed a …

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Banana Flax Almond Flour Mini Muffins {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Fast, easy and healthy banana flax almond mini muffins, made with 4 ingredients! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, & have no added sugar. A perfect snack or breakfast option! Grab & Go Vegan Banana Mini Muffins (4 ingredients!) Just in case you spent the weekend doing anything else besides making food for the week …

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Healthy Chocolate Banana Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Minimalist, yet magnificent, healthy chocolate banana oat cookies! Vegan, gluten-free and oil-free, they are also low in sugar and only 56 calories each. Do you remember chocolate no-bake cookies? I did not have them in childhood, but in graduate school. There, at Indiana University, they were (and still are) a favorite offering at the Sugar …

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5-Ingredient Blueberry Oat Breakfast Bars {vegan, oil-free}

Have a very good morning with my 5-ingredient blueberry oat breakfast bars ! They are vegan, added sugar-free, oil-free, gluten-free & only 75 calories each. Healthier Fruit-Filled Cereal Bars I love the idea of a fruit-filled, portable cereal bar. I don’t love the reality of ready-to-eat cereal bars from the grocery store, including the organic, …

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Grain-Free Vegan Banana Waffles {Oil-Free}

Fluffy and delicious grain-free vegan banana waffles are fast and fabulous! They are oil-free, gluten-free and made with a combination of almond flour and chickpea flour. I like the idea of banana bread that can be made–start to finish–in under 10 minutes. Even better: making the idea a reality! On addition, how about banana bread …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Banana Cookies {Grain-Free}

Got ripe bananas? Then you need to make a batch of my soft vegan coconut flour banana cookies. Made without additional flours or starches, they are grain-free, gluten-free, and only 49 calories each. Banana Coconut Flour Cookies, Made without Eggs or Other Flours One thing we all need more of is cookies. Truly delicious cookies. …

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3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies {Vegan, Oil-Free}

Blissful 3-Ingredient Banana Almond Flour Cookies made with nothing more than almond flour, bananas & baking powder. They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, & Paleo. I have been having fun stretching the possibilities of super-minimalist almond flour cookies in recent months. It started with my 3-Ingredient Almond Flour Cookies, but has expanded to include my Chocolate …

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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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Gingerbread Chickpea Flour Muffins {Grain-free & Vegan}

Moist & fragrant gingerbread chickpea flour muffins, made healthy, grain-free and vegan. Don’t wait until the holidays to make them! Vegan Gingerbread Muffins, Sweetened with Banana Oh, bananas. So convenient and delicious, but also so prone to morphing from lightly freckled perfection to mush in moments. But that’s ok, because there is sweet splendor in …

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Grain-Free Banana Granola {Oil-Free, No Added Sugar}

Grain-free banana granola, made without grains, added sugar, or oil! Eat it by the handful, or sprinkle it on fruit, yogurt, and anything else you like! It is naturally vegan, gluten-free, and Paleo. Give banana bread a rest. The next time you have an overripe banana (or two), I’ve got a new recipe for using …

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Vegan & Grain-Free Hummingbird Muffins

Vegan and grain-free hummingbird muffins, inspired by the Southern cake with the same name! Made with chickpea flour, & plump with pineapple & banana, they are excellent as delicious, nutritious breakfasts or snacks. No hummingbirds were harmed in the making of these muffins. I needed to make that clear, just in case hummingbird cake is …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Banana Scones {Grain-free}

Tender, crisp-edged, banana bread-inspired scones, made with coconut flour–and ZERO eggs! These vegan coconut flour banana scones  have the texture of traditional scones & are nutritious, delicious, simple-to-make and only 145 calories per full-size scone. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! I hope you are having a good day thus far! If you are looking for some …

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Vegan Sheet Pan Pancake {gluten-free, 5 ingredients)

Easy, vegan sheet pan pancake with bananas & berries! Made with 5 ingredients, they are also gluten-free and so easy to make. Friday is here, and not just any Friday: it’s the Friday before (1) a 3-day weekend (hurrah!) and (2) the Houston Marathon this Sunday! Further,  I am expecting out-of-two guests (arriving today), so, …

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2-Ingredient Coconut Banana Cookies {vegan, grain-free, flourless}

Crispy-chewy, 2-ingredient coconut banana cookies can be made from start to finish in less than 30 minutes! They are vegan, flourless, grain-free, and sure to please one and all (especially, you!). Healthy, Easy Cookies Worth Celebrating Happy Monday, everyone! I hope that you had a good weekend. I ran a half marathon with my early …

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Chocolate Chickpea Flour Banana Bread {vegan, grain-free}

Easy-to-make, nutrient-packed, double chocolate chickpea flour banana bread tastes so decadent! No one will believe that it is vegan, grain-free and gluten-free. Make Chocolate Chickpea Flour Banana Bread ASAP We keep buying bananas. And eating them. But regardless of our family’s affection for the fruit, we always end up with plenty of brown ones, too. …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Banana Bread {grain-free, oil-free}

Vegan chickpea flour banana bread ! It is grain-free, oil-free, nut-fee, gluten-free, and sweetened by bananas and a small amount of maple syrup. Grain-Free Vegan Banana Bread For anyone trying to cut back on grains, or eliminate them entirely, the idea of a quick-to-make, toothsome bread sounds too good to be true. However, a quick …

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Avocado, Banana & Pear Smoothie {vegan}

Feeling the need for a late-summer, nutrition reboot? My avocado, banana and pear smoothie will have you feeling and looking refreshed and revived in no time. So, the story behind this post begins with a little event I participated in on July 23rd: the San Francisco Marathon! I have been training for the past 3+ …

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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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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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Good Morning Cheesecake Bars! (high-protein + low-sugar +GF)

Cheesecake. For breakfast. The time has come. These luscious cheesecake bars are about as close to perfect as January breakfasts come: High protein? Check. Gluten-free? Check. Low-calorie? Check. Make-ahead? Check. Portable? Check. Frugal? Check. Delectable? Check, check and check! The key components are classic breakfast foods–oats, eggs, yogurt, and cottage cheese–reconfigured. Regardless of your feelings …

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Oat-Almond-Banana Workout Recovery Drink

I hope this post finds everyone happy and well! Too often, New Year’s resolutions feel like cruel tricks: exercise in the snow? Salads in mid-winter? Closet organization with a headcold? Crawling under the covers with a beloved book, hot cocoa on the bedside table, has so much more immediate appeal. So give yourself permission to rest this month, …

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Banana Chia Overnight Oats {vegan, GF}

Super-fuel your day by starting it with banana chia overnight oats! Made in minutes, it is vegan, gluten-free, & high-fiber. Oats: My #1 Super Grain A recent visitor to this blog recently sent me a lovely email, thanking me for  my quinoa cookbook The book has been out for several years, so it was a particularly …

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Banana Oat Bars {vegan, 4-ingredients, GF}

Chocolate chip peanut butter banana oat bars are the perfect portable breakfast or healthy snack, anytime! Made with 4 simple ingredients, they are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and 80 calories each. Perfect 4-Ingredient Breakfast/Snack Bars I’ve come down with a tenacious strain of spring cleaning-itis. So yesterday, the refrigerator and floors were scrubbed, the cookbooks were …

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Chocolate-Banana Teff Muffins {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

Happy Tuesday, everyone! It’s finally rain-free so it took less will-power than usual to get out the door and onto the road for a long run. Still, there’s nothing wrong with some added incentive to (quite literally) go the extra mile. For example, chocolate. I’m not kidding about these muffins providing extra stamina. Teff, an …

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Coconut Flour Blueberry Muffins {Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free}

It’s a cold, wet and grey in my neck of the woods, so I have had plenty of incentive to head to the kitchen and bake. Yes, I love the results of what I prepare, but the sweetest moment is standing in front of the open oven door at the end of every baking session. …

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High-Protein Banana Bread Buttons {vegan, gluten-free}

Today is a very exciting day, the explanation of which can be summed up in one word: SUNSHINE! After hiding behind gray clouds for weeks, the sun is bathing our fair city in golden rays, and, with apologies to my friends in Northern climes, it is a blissful 50 degrees here in the Piney Woods …

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Peanut Butter Banana Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Nourishing, filling and scrumptious: that describes these perfectly portable peanut butter banana baked oatmeal cups! They are vegan (no eggs, no dairy), oil-free, and gluten-free, too. You’ve got oats, peanut butter, and, most likely, some overripe bananas on the counter. You probably have some chocolate–chips, chunks, or other bits that can be chopped–too. In other …

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Green Pea Citrus Smoothie {vegan}

Fresh, fruity frozen green pea citrus smoothie! It is a healthy, convenient, naturally vegan, and delicious option made with mango and citrus. Did I grab your attention with my title post? Good! Because I am confident that I can convince you of the delicious and healthy possibilities of adding humble, yet mighty, green peas to …

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Coconut Flour Baked “Oatmeal” {vegan, oil-free, grain-free}

Coconut flour baked “oatmeal”  is a hearty breakfast porridge made without grains ! It is also vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and nut-free. Healthy Baked Porridge, Made without Grains This cozy breakfast bake has magical powers. It has the ability to make you feel warm, cozy and spoiled as you eat it (perfect for a lazy, chilly …

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2-Ingredient Banana Oat Cookies {gluten-free, vegan}

2-ingredient banana oat cookies with no added sugar! They are vegan, gluten-free, versatile, & great for breakfasts & snacks. Healthy 2-ingredient Banana Cookies You know those black-spotted bananas on your countertop? They’re ready for a love match. With oats. Mix these two together and in a matter of minutes, you have cookies. Staggeringly simple, scrumptious …

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Energy Renewal Green Smoothie {vegan, GF}

Ready for a reboot? Then blend up my energy renewal green smoothie for a delicious & satisfying power boost. Made with tropical fruit, spinach and avocado, it is a green smoothie to love. I know I am not alone when I say that I have low-energy days, pooped out afternoons, and slow-moving mornings. It happens, …

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Cranberry-Banana Antioxidant Smoothie–sugar-free, 3 ingredients

It’s incredible how I can overlook the obvious. Case in point, cranberries. I love cranberries. I love smoothies. Why I have never considered combining the two is beyond me. I stock the freezer with bags of cranberries every November–cranberry sauces, scones and breads are always in season at my house. Moreover, I like eating them …

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{2-Minute} Chocolate Chip Oat Bran Mug Muffin

Dear Diary, It’s been a stressful week of deadlines and demonstrations, culminating in a funeral. Thank goodness for wonderful family and friends. And jellybeans. Now it’s Monday, and my to-do list is miles long. My first order of business: change the numbers on my list into bullet points. Who needs an exact count of to-dos, …

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Quinoa Flour Banana Bread (gluten-free + vegan option!)

Shhh. This banana bread is made with quinoa flour. I’m happy to let you in on the secret, but it is hush-hush at our household. My lovely husband Kevin is all for whole wheat flour (in moderation) and quinoa (as a side dish), but he is wary of what some would call “alternative” flours (he …

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3-Ingredient Banana Protein Balls {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

3-ingredient banana protein balls! Fast and easy to make, they are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and only 51 calories (3 grams of protein) each. I debated whether to include this on the blog, because it is such a simple concoction. But in the end, I decided that that’s precisely why I wanted and needed to share. …

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Almond Butter Coconut Flour Energy Balls {Vegan, Grain-Free, Paleo}

Get instant energy with a a few of my almond butter coconut flour energy balls! They are sweetened with dates and banana & are vegan & paleo Have you tried energy balls? I have tried some delicious recipes from various sites and they are delicious! They are everything that you would want an energy bar …

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Vegan Gluten-Free Banana Oat Muffins (healthy)

Easy vegan gluten-free banana oat muffins that are equal parts healthy and mouthwatering! Make them in minutes with a minimal number of ingredients. More than a month ago, I mentioned my forthcoming book, 750 Best Muffin Recipes. It was due to come out at the end of August, but there was a mishap with a …

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Berry Banana Baked Oatmeal {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Look! Up on the counter! Is it cereal? Is it a casserole? No, it’s Berry Banana Baked Oatmeal ! This nutritious, cozy breakfast is healthy, vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and mostly sweetened with fruit.  If you’ve ever thought it would be great to have the crispy golden edges of an oatmeal cookie in your morning bowl …

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Fluffy Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes {GF, grainfree, paleo}

The more I use coconut flour, the more I love it. Yes, it can be tricky to use, but with a good recipe in hand, it is a stellar ingredient! Case in point, my recipe for fluffy, coconut pancakes, lightly sweet from the addition of banana. Gluten-free, grain-free, and so satisfying, this is my new …

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Mango Banana Coconut Ice Cream {vegan, no churn}

Creamy, dreamy, mango banana coconut ice cream that requires no more than 5 minutes and 3 ingredients to prepare. It is vegan, gluten-free and does not require an ice cream maker. Eat Ice Cream for Good Health 🙂 Eat your ice cream. I insist. That’s what I instructed my 3 year old today. He was …

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Banana, Date & Coconut Smoothie (no added sugar)

It’s true, I’ve been (sadly) delinquent here at Power Hungry for two months. Mea culpa. It was a decision I had to make for sanity’s sake. A looming deadline (January 15th) forced me into self-imposed exile at my computer to finish the final elements of my next cookbook. But the deadline was met, I’m almost …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream {vegan, no-churn, 3-ingredients}

Healthy chocolate peanut butter banana ice cream made with 3 ingredients! No ice cream maker required, it is chocolate-peanut butter heaven. It is also naturally vegan and ready in minutes. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Hi all!  I’d like to say that I’m well-rested after taking several days off from posting. But this …

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