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Strawberry Cashew Smoothie {vegan, Paleo, no added sugar}

My strawberry cashew smoothie is a portable, potable breakfast that is equally satisfying, nourishing, and delicious. It is vegan, Paleo, and has no added sugar. A Nourishing Smoothie, Made with Cashews Smoothies have come a long way since they first appeared in health magazines. Many included invariable combinations of orange juice, fruit-sweetened yogurt and frozen …

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Overnight Oatmeal Cookies {vegan, gluten-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make, vegan overnight oatmeal cookies are just what your busy morning needs. Think of them as healthy and delicious overnight oats…in cookie form! Soft, cakey, and not too sweet, they are vegan, gluten-free, and oil-free. Overnight Oatmeal, In Cookie Form After my last cookie post, I made all kinds of lists and plans to post …

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Easy Vegan Oat Gingerbread {oil-free, gluten-free, flourless}

Moist, delicious and easy vegan oat gingerbread ! It is oil-free, gluten-free, flourless & ready in 30 minutes. Enjoy it for for breakfast, snacks and dessert. I love oats. I love gingerbread. Why not combine the two into one? Moreover, why have I not done this sooner!!?? You will have the same question when you …

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Basic Vegan Chickpea Flour Muffins {grain-free, oil-free}

Tender, oil-free & vegan chickpea flour muffins made with three kinds of chickpea products (canned chickpeas, chickpea liquid, & chickpea flour). They are grain-free, easy to make, & have 137 calories & 5 grams protein each. I have a short and sweet post for all of you today, with a short and sweet recipe to …

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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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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Waffles (easy, healthy)

Vegan gluten-free oat waffles, made with some help from chickpea flour. Fast, easy and healthy, they are a great new take on classic waffles! How to Make Oat Waffles without Eggs Oats and chickpea flour work in structural and delicious harmony in egg-free recipes. For example, these multipurpose, 3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour and Oat Crepes, as …

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100% Flax Chocolate Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

Healthfully decadent 100% flax chocolate cookies ! Made in a muffin tin with only 5 ingredients, they are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, paleo and keto (with an ingredient swap). Flax Breakfast Cookies get a Double Chocolate Boost When I did a re-shoot of my popular 100% flax breakfast cookies last week, I realized I had made …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Muffins {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

Grain-free, oil-free, nut-free and vegan chickpea flour pumpkin muffins made in one bowl! They are moist, tender, and fragrant with pumpkin pie spice. A Healthy New Take on Pumpkin Muffins It was tough. Much as I wanted to share some pumpkin recipes, I forced myself to delay until Labor Day came and went. I  launchmade …

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Keto Vegan “Overnight Oats” {4 ingredients, grain-free}

Keto vegan overnight oats, made without oats at all, in a matter of minutes! This creamy, 4-ingredient breakfast is grain-free, gluten-free, and so delicious. It’s a perfectly portable, make-ahead option, too! Keto Vegan Overnight Oats, Made without Oats in Minutes! I confess to misleading all of you. This is not a recipe for oats. Nor …

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Healthy Oil-Free Granola {vegan, gluten-free}

Easy, healthy oil-free granola that happens to be vegan, and gluten-free, too! Vary the spices, nuts/seeds and dried fruits to make it your own unique blend. Make Crunchy Granola without Using Oil One of the perils of writing a food blog is this: I get so caught up with brain-storming ideas, new-found flavors, and interesting …

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Coconut Black Rice Pudding {5-ingredients, vegan}

Healthy coconut black rice pudding, an equally perfect breakfast or spa-style dessert. Made with only 5 ingredients, it is vegan, gluten-free, and easy to make. A Healthy, Thai-Inspired Take on Rice Pudding I am in love with this little recipe. A simple concoction comprising 3 primary ingredients–black rice, coconut milk, and coconut sugar–plus two (favorite) …

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Blueberry Maple Baked Pancake {vegan, made w/ chickpea flour}

5 ingredient blueberry maple baked pancake made with chickpea flour! Similar to French clafouti, it is vegan, grain-free, nut-free, gluten-free, and oil-free. I have just the recipe to make you smile as we head into the weekend. It tastes like a cross between a puffed pancake and rich French dessert, yet is loaded with superfoods. …

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Zucchini Soccatas (chickpea flour omelets)

Part omelet, part flatbread, and 100% delicious zucchini soccatas (chickpea flour omelets). Made with 3 ingredients, they have 7 g protein each and are naturally grain-free, vegan, and gluten -free. Mini Socca (Soccatas) are Chickpea Flour Omelets You may have tried my socca recipe, or chocolate mocha socca, or perhaps this may be the first …

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Healthy Zucchini Oat Bread {Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Healthy zucchini oat bread! It is vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and and packed with both zucchini and nutrition! Zucchini Bread made with Oats & Coconut Flour We are on the brink of zucchini season, but I could not wait to get a running start with a new take on zucchini bread. I love zucchini bread. …

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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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3-Ingredient Vegan Oat Pancakes {Gluten-Free, Oil-Free}

Hearty and healthy 3-ingredient vegan oat pancakes! They are also gluten-free, flourless, and oil-free. They are also easy to make in a single bowl (no blender required!). Easy Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Flourless Oat Pancakes Happy holiday weekend, everyone! My recipe today? It required some channeling of my Scottish roots. I wanted to make a new version …

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Oat and Coconut Flour Biscuits {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Healthy, scrumptious, vegan oat and coconut flour biscuits ! They are gluten-free, nut-free, and can be varied multiple ways. Vegan Oat Biscuits with Coconut Flour I have been a carb-loading machine of late, in large part due to an uptick in my running miles. It explains why, between me, my scone-loving husband, and our growing-by-the-minute …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Flour Hunger Buster {vegan, keto}

Feel full for HOURS with my easy 3-ingredient coconut flour hunger buster recipe! It is vegan, keto & made w/ coconut flour, yogurt (nondairy or dairy) & milk (nondairy or dairy). Today’s post is more solution than recipe. But it is one that works so well for me, I decided I had to share. The …

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Oat and Coconut Flour Scones {5 ingredients, Vegan, GF}

Perfect oat and coconut flour scones made with only 5 ingredients! They are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, easy-to-make, and healthy, plus they can be varied in endless ways. Perfect Gluten-Free Vegan Scones My husband is remarkably tolerant of my petty food complaints (it may also be selective deafness). Chief among my grievances is coffee shop scones. …

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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 Hash Brown Omelet Muffins {made w/ chickpea flour}

My vegan hash brown omelet muffins are your new favorite breakfast! Made with chickpea flour, they are grain-free & only 89 calories each. Mini Has Brown Omelets Made with Chickpea Flour Admittedly, I love sweet breakfasts. Muffins, cereal, toast with toppings, waffles, pancakes, fruit smoothies…it’s my jam about 90% of the time. When it’s one …

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Grain-Free Blueberry Baked Porridge {vegan, keto option}

Healthy, delicious, & grain-free blueberry baked porridge, made from coconut flour and flaxseed meal! It is naturally oil-free and vegan, plus a keto option is included.  Baked Porridge, Without Oats or Other Grains I have a new option to add to your healthy, portable breakfast routine. It is: cozy and satisfying (oy vey, it’s still …

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3-Ingredient Grain-Free Granola Bars {Vegan, Keto Option}

Amazing, 3-ingredient grain-free granola bars that are vegan, a cinch to make, and have endless options for variation! I even have an easy keto-friendly option. I am who I am because of granola bars. Really, I’m serious. Granola bars have fueled me, and my various activities, all my life. Portable food is definitely my thing. …

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Cranberry Orange Chickpea Flour Muffins {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Fresh cranberry orange chickpea flour muffins, made without eggs, dairy or grains and sweetened with maple syrup! They are perfect for fall and winter mornings. Classic Cranberry Orange Muffins, Made Vegan & Grain-Free Following banana bread, cranberry-orange bread is the quick bread I have made most often over the years. The combination of  tart, ruby …

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3-Ingredient Chickpea Oat Tortillas {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Light, tender, and scrumptious 3-ingredient chickpea oat tortillas (or call them crepes). They are vegan, gluten-free, simple to make, and only 62 calories each. Easy Gluten-Free & Vegan Tortillas or Crepes I hope everyone here in the States had a very Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels, near or far! We spent several laid-back days in …

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Vegan Pumpkin Baked Oatmeal Cups {oil-free, gluten-free}

Oil-free, and vegan baked oatmeal cups , your new favorite grab and go healthy breakfast! They are easy-to-make and studded with chocolate chips, too. Pumpkin for Breakfast Hooray for pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice season! People who know me well know that I have a major pumpkin obsession–year-round–so I am always excited when the season …

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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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Healthy Brownie Batter Breakfast Oats {Vegan, GF}

Have a very good morning with my healthy brownie batter breakfast oats! Made with 5 humble ingredients & a few minutes of advance prep, these oats are vegan, gluten-free, and loaded with fiber, potassium & antioxidants. Only 136 calories per serving, too! Happy Tuesday, everyone! It is a cold and wet morning in my neck …

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Grain-Free Sweet Potato Drop Biscuits {Vegan, Oil-Free}

Vegan, oil-free & grain-free sweet potato drop biscuits that are fast & easy to make! The biscuits are made in one bowl with a combination of with chickpea flour & coconut flour.  I love biscuits. I also love sweet potatoes. Rolling and cutting out biscuit dough? Sticky, flour-coated countertop and rolling pin clean-up? Not so …

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Coconut Flour Pumpkin Pie Bars {Vegan, Grain-Free, Oil-Free}

1-bowl, coconut flour pumpkin pie bars without the crust! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and a mere 66 calories per bar. Resistance is futile. I’m giving in to pumpkin pie spice! Mosquito bites, intense humidity and maximum air-conditioning are still part of daily life in these parts, but I am nevertheless ready to cozy up …

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Chickpea Flour Zucchini Muffins {Grain-Free, Vegan, Oil-Free}

Chickpea flour zucchini muffins made in one bowl with no fuss, and minimal muss! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, and loaded with healthy goodness. Got zucchini? Whether you have a final haul from your late summer garden, or a jumbo zucchini “gifted” by a friend or neighbor, I’ve got a great new spin on zucchini …

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Instant Coconut Hot Cereal {Vegan, Keto, 3 Ingredients}

Instant coconut hot cereal that is grain-free, vegan, keto, and oh-so-satisfying! Made with coconut flour, coconut flakes, and flaxseed meal, it is thick, creamy, oatmeal-like, & ready to eat in minutes.  Raise your hand if packets of instant oatmeal, cream of wheat, or other hot cereals have made an appearance in your past. Both of …

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Coconut Flour Lentil Cookies {Grain-free, Vegan}

Delicious, satisfying, and nutrient-packed coconut flour lentil cookies are perfect for breakfast (yes!), or for packing on day trips and into school lunches! The cookies are grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make, too. Happy August, everyone! It is approaching one million degrees here in Texas, so you may be surprised that I have been baking. I know, …

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Fresh Herb Lentil Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

This grain-free & vegan fresh herb lentil bread will easily become your favorite bread of the summer! Made from regular lentils, coconut flour, and a heap of fresh herbs, it is ideal for snacking, sandwiches, & as an entrée accompaniment.   Hello, everyone! I have another grain-free bread on offer, and it is perfect for …

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Coconut Flour Zucchini Cookies {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, grain-free, vegan, delicious, coconut flour zucchini cookies! They are perfect for healthy breakfasts, snacks, and dessert. Healthy Zucchini Cookies made with Coconut Flour I know that I am jumping the gun–backyard zucchini crops will not be coming in for another few months–but I decided I simply could not wait to create a new riff …

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Fluffy Red Lentil Bread {Grain-Free, Vegan}

Fluffy red lentil bread , made in minutes with red lentils &coconut flour! It is vegan, grain-free, sugar-free, & super-easy to make.   Tender Bread Made from Red Lentils I started the week with some “wow.” Let’s keep it going. No. Let’s amp it up. After all, it’s Friday. Ready? Introducing a brand new bread, …

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Coconut-Lime Chickpea Flour Muffins {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Scrumptious & healthy coconut-lime chickpea flour muffins! They are vegan, grain-free, oil-free, nut-free, & all-around wonderful! I am a sucker for just about anything that combines the flavors of coconut and lime. So, with the arrival of warmer temperatures this week, I decided it was the perfect time to celebrate the combination by making a …

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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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No-Bake Tahini Protein Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Quick & easy, no-bake tahini protein bars (13+ grams protein per bar), with two Middle Eastern flavor twists: orange & cardamom. They are vegan, nut-free & gluten-free. Good morning everyone, I hope your Monday is treating you well so far! I am starting this week with a delicious homemade protein bar that I devised last …

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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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Grain-Free Banana Bran Muffins {Vegan, Nut-Free}

With their old-fashioned taste, these grain-free banana bran muffins–made with chickpea flour & flaxseed meal– are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free & scrumptious! While blueberry and lemon poppyseed rank as favorites for many, bran muffins–hearty, cinnamon-spiced, and lightly sweetened with molasses or brown sugar–are definitely my jam. Fueled by my affection, I decided to try something a …

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Stuffed Breakfast Sweet Potatoes {Vegan, 4 ingredients)

Stuffed breakfast sweet potatoes–the perfect morning meal! This 4-ingredient breakfast is fast (prepare the sweet potatoes in the microwave), delicious, and super-nourishing, all in one fell swoop. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes: An Ideal Breakfast on the Go Have sweet potato, will travel. It’s one of my on-the-road solutions for a portable, power breakfast on the road. …

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Rustic Irish Oat Scone Bread {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

My rendition of a traditional, rustic Irish oat scone bread, made with rolled oats, steel-cut oats and oat flour. It has a chewy, rustic texture that is wonderful for breakfasts, snacks, or alongside entrees of all kinds. Chances are, you’ve come across recipes for overnight oats (for example, my version here on power hungry :)). …

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Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding Cups {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Chocolate pumpkin pudding cups are a superfood reinvention of a childhood classic! They are naturally vegan, oil-free, grain-free, gluten-free, and just 117 calories per serving. Healthy Vegan Chocolate Pudding Cups I know the exact moment that the idea for these breakfast pudding cups began to brew. It was when I ran into a friend at …

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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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Chickpea Flour Drop Biscuits {Vegan, Grain-Free}

Easy-to-make chickpea flour drop biscuits that are grain-free, vegan, and scrumptious! They can be varied in umpteen different ways to suit your tastes and preferences, too.  Not every biscuit can be light, fluffy and delicious while also being grain-free, vegan, and easy-to-make. Oh, and protein-rich (4.5 grams per biscuit), too. In fact, few biscuits come …

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Vegan Pink Power Latte {No Coffee, Made with Beets}

Ready for a delicious variation to your hot beverage routine? Then try my vegan pink power latte made with beet powder, your choice of milk, and a touch of sweetener. Prepare to be surprised and delighted! A No-Coffee Latte, Made with Beets! I love coffee, I love tea, and now… I love lattes made with …

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Vegan Breakfast Blender Brownies {Oil-Free, Gluten-free}

Healthy vegan breakfast blender brownies for breakfast on the go! Made with oats and carrots, fudgy brownies are oil-free, gluten-free, and just 132 calories per big brownie. Begin Your Healthy Day with a Brownie Your mornings are about to be amazing. From this day forth, you can begin the day feeling virtuous, satisfied, and amped …

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3-Ingredient Chickpea Flour Waffles {Vegan, Grain-Free}

These 3-ingredient chickpea flour waffles are a wonder: golden, fluffy, and crispy-edged, they are naturally vegan, grain-free & gluten-free. I love a good waffle, especially if it is golden, fluffy, crispy at the edges, and drizzled with maple syrup. Are you with me? If your answer is “yes,” then you simply must give my 3-ingredient …

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Carrot Cake Millet Breakfast Bars {Vegan, GF, Low Fodmap}

Carrot cake in the morning? Yes! My Carrot Cake Millet Breakfast Bars are vegan, gluten-free, low fodmap, and only 94 calories per big square. Your morning grab & dash is going to be delicious! Try Millet for Breakfast in Place of Oats I cannot live by oats alone. Despite being so handy and delicious, sometimes …

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3-Ingredient Coconut Baked Oatmeal Squares {Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Super-simple & so delicious 3-Ingredient Coconut Baked Oatmeal Squares! They are healthy, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and oil-free. Hello, everyone! Apologies for my laziness these past few days. I had a great run on Sunday at the Houston Marathon—beautiful weather, great course, fantastic crowd support; will post pics shortly–but the remainder of the day, and Monday …

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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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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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How to Make Low-Calorie Granola (vegan, gluten-free, 72 calories)

Learn how to make low-calorie granola from whole grains and freeze-dried fruit! It s vegan, gluten-free and 72 calories a serving. Low-Calorie Granola for Breakfast and Snacking I’m a granola enthusiast. Whether ready-made, home-made, grain-free, gluten-free, nut-laden, fruit-filled, or all of the above, I love its nutrient-dense goodness. But that nutrient density doesn’t always love …

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Pumpkin Latte Mini Muffins {vegan, oil-free, flourless}

Treat yourself with pumpkin latte mini muffins! Made in the blender, they are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, flourless & 35 calories each! Mini Muffins Worth Fighting For My husband and I have been fighting. Accusations are flying, and neither of us can let it go. It’s all because of my pumpkin latte mini muffins. Ironically, I …

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Vegan Chocolate Oat Mini Muffins {oil-free, gluten-free}

Delectable vegan chocolate oat mini muffins are the treat you need! Easy to make, they are oil-free, gluten-free & only 39 calories each. I think we all need some good news right about now, so how about this: Eat more chocolate–it’s good for you. You can start with my double chocolate mini muffins. They are ready, …

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Coconut Lime Protein Bars {4-Ingredients, grain-free, vegan}

4-Ingredient coconut lime protein bars are a bright, tropical twist for snacks and workouts. They are vegan, gluten-free, & 199 calories/ 11 grams protein per bar. Here it is, fall, and I’m sharing a recipe with the bright, sunny flavors of a tropical island. But it’s not just any recipe. It’s a 4-ingredient protein bar …

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Chickpea Flour Biscotti Thins {vegan, grain-free}

Chickpea flour biscotti thins with cranberries and almonds are a perfect coffee- or tea-time treat! They are vegan, grain-free, and only 44 calories each. Grain-Free & Vegan Biscotti Thins These crispy, crunchy biscotti thins are my new favorite snack. And dessert. And breakfast on the run. They are based on a cookie that I have …

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Sweet Potato Kale Chickpea Flour Frittata {vegan, soy-free}

Welcome autumn with this delicious, beautiful and easy sweet potato kale chickpea flour frittata . It is vegan, soy-free, and oh so healthy! Only 152 calories per slice, too. A Healthy, Vegan, Make-Ahead Lunch Option Am I the only one who finds lunch a challenge? I am good with breakfast, possibly because I am still …

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No-Bake Trail Mix Bars {more protein, less sugar}

Looking for a homemade granola bar with less sugar and more protein? My no-bake trail mix bars are exactly what you’re looking for! They are easy-to-make, vegan and gluten-free, too. Homemade Energy Bars: A Great Easy-to-Make Snack In case any question remains, I love power bars: energy bars, granola bars, protein bars, bars Bars BARS! …

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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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Vegan Carrot Cake Blender Muffins (gluten-free, oil-free}

Back-to-Monday mornings need my delicious, vegan carrot cake blender muffins to make the day bright! They are also oil-free, gluten-free, & flourless. It’s exciting to get back into a routine, but that does not necessarily mean it’s easy. Some solace is helpful in the transition, and that’s where these muffins come in. They are full …

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Cheap & Easy Vegan Protein Bars (no powders!)

Cheap & easy vegan protein bars, made with wholesome natural ingredients and no protein powder! They are gluten-free, oil-free, and can be varied in countless ways. No matter how many years it’s been since leaving school, late summer will always feel like the start of new year. I imagine I will still be tidying my …

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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 Oat Blender Pancakes (Gluten-Free, No Bananas)

Easy and healthy vegan oat blender pancakes that are gluten-free, flourless and a cinch to make! Tender and delicious, they are made without bananas. (Note: photos and recipe updated 7.25.19) On any given Monday, I am invariably (a) rushed, and (b) famished. Make that FAMISHED. It does not matter how organized I am Sunday night, or what mass quantities …

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Popped Amaranth Energy Bars {GF + V}

Happy Thursday, everybody! I hope this post finds you happy and well, wherever you are planted. It is absolutely gorgeous weather here –more like my native SF Bay Area weather than East Texas. I try to avoid the air conditioner as late in the spring as possible here, but sometimes that has meant mid-March, so …

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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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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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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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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 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 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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Healthy Coconut Brown Rice Pudding {vegan, 5 ingredients}

Healthy coconut brown rice pudding! Made in a slow cooker with only 5 ingredients (excluding water and salt), it is both vegan and gluten-free. Healthy Rice Pudding for Breakfast or Dessert People fall into two camps with rice pudding: love or hate. I am squarely in the love camp. But I’ve made a discovery: if …

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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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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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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 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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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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Cinnamon-Sugar Donut Bites {grain-free+vegan+coconut flour}

I’m pretty sure I don’t need to convince you to eat these cinnamon-sugar donut bites. Tender, cakey, with just the right amount of sweet spice, it’s hard to stop at just one. Or two. Or eleven. But you’ll want to sprint to the kitchen to make these blissful bites when you read on about what …

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Oat-Chickpea Flour Quick Bread with Cherries

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Admittedly, I am a something of a slacker on this day of love, cards and candy. We had friends over for dinner on Friday, but plans for today are largely dependent on relaxation, reading, and an afternoon run–in other words, a perfect day! I hadn’t planned on baking today, but the …

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100% Oat Biscotti {vegan, flourless, GF}

You can’t pack a bowl of oatmeal to go, so grab a few of my healthy, 100% oat biscotti instead! They are vegan, flourless, gluten-free, nut-free, and 100% delicious! A Portable Bowl of Oatmeal I’ve figured out out many things throughout the years. Eating a bowl of oatmeal while running is not one of them. It’s …

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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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Matcha Green Smoothie Bowl

  Happy New Year, everyone! Today is the perfect day for sharing a refreshing, nourishing breakfast option: Matcha Green Smoothie Bowls. It will jumpstart your well-being as well as revive your taste buds following the delicious richness of the previous month of holiday treats and meals. Smoothies are a regular part of my breakfast and …

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Blueberry Chickpea Flour No-Cornbread (Vegan, Grain-Free)

Forget about grains and make a batch of my blueberry chickpea flour no-cornbread instead! It is vegan, grain-free, and gluten-free! Eek! Ack! I have no idea how it is the Monday before Thanksgiving, and yet the calendar insists it is so. I have a terrible habit of posting holiday-themed recipes AFTER the holiday, but not …

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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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Buttermilk Chickpea Flour Pancakes {Grain-Free, Gluten-Free}

Good morning, everyone! I hope you are off to a great week. It is thundering and pouring rain in my neck of the woods, which has me savoring my cup(s) of coffee all the more. I ran a half marathon on Sunday morning which was wonderful because it was right here in my town–the route …

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Oil-Free Buckwheat Granola {Vegan, Oat-Free, GF}

Oat-free & oil-free buckwheat granola that is crunchy and scrumptious! It is naturally vegan & gluten-free, and mostly sweetened with banana. Oil-Free Oat-Free Buckwheat Granola Oh, this? This golden-brown avalanche of nuts, seeds, coconut and dried fruit-flecked deliciousness? I know, it doesn’t look like your everyday, run-of-the-mill cereal. Because it’s not. And that’s why you …

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Chickpea Flour Banana Bread {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free}

Dear Power Hungry, I only have about 100 banana bread recipes. I need something new and exciting to add to the rotation. Any thoughts? Sincerely, B.A. Nana ****************** Dear Ms. Nana, Thanks so much for writing; it sounds like you are in quite a jam! But I do, indeed, have an exciting new option for …

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Fresh Apple Pie Granola {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Welcome fall with a bowl of fresh apple pie granola, made with chopped fresh apples baked right in! It is healthy, vegan, and gluten-free. The Perfect Autumn Cereal: Fresh Apple Pie Granola If I became a superhero, I would be The Muncher. I would defeat crime and keep citizens safe from evil by munching my …

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No-Cook, Overnight Steel Cut Oats

As if I needed another reason to love steel-cut oats, now I can make them without cooking at all. It’s all thanks to the brilliant minds over at The Kitchn. Unlike the more commonly available rolled oats, steel-cut oats–also called Scotch, Irish or Pinhead oats–are the whole oat grain, or groat, that is has been cut into …

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Almond Flour Welsh Fruit Bread {Gluten-Free & Grain-Free}

Allow me to introduce you to one of my favorite quick breads: Bara Brith. Bara Brith is a traditional Welsh bread loaded with dried fruit that has been soaked in tea. The name literally translates to “speckled bread,” because every slice is polka-dotted with the dried fruit. Much like chocolate chip cookies here in the …

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British Oat Flapjacks (aka, The Original Granola Bar)

The Brits are responsible for copious inventions that have transformed modern life, including the reflecting telescope, television, stainless steel, hip replacements, military tanks, and the telephone. Add granola bars to that list. Long before Nature Valley and the Quaker oats man were selling their packaged snacks to the world, British home cooks were making the …

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Chickpea-Pepita Protein Bars {Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Vegan}

I am all for a crispy, crunchy granola bar, but sometimes a woman needs something fudgy. And since one of my favorite forms of fudge is peanut butter, why not make a power bar with a creamy, fudgy, peanut buttery texture and flavor? Why not, indeed! I am the person who like all sorts of stuff …

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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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Grain-Free Nut-Free Breakfast Bars {made with coconut flour

Grain-free nut-free breakfast bars made with coconut flour and flaxseed meal. They are also gluten-free & high in protein. Grain-Free Coconut Flour Breakfast Bars I love the idea of breakfast bars and breakfast cookies (or “biscuits,” as several manufacturers prefer to name them). The portability is a major factor of their appeal(even if I am only …

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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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Easy Pumpkin Coconut Flour Pancakes (Paleo, Grain-Free)

Despite what the calendar says, it does not feel like we are anywhere close to fall here in Texas. Today was in the mid-80s, I am still wandering around in shorts, tank tops, and flip flops, and visits to the pool remain daily events. Nonetheless, I am craving all of my favorite fall flavors. Especially …

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Coconut Flour Peach Clafouti {Grain-Free, Paleo}

Greetings everyone! Hope all of you are having a beautiful 4th of July weekend! It is another sunny, gorgeous day here in East Texas, and, while inarguably hot and humid, it is far short of insufferable. I can’t be certain, but I may have detected the faintest nuance of a breeze on my morning walk. …

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DIY Coconut Butter {vegan, keto, paleo, 2 ingredients}

DIY coconut butter is a healthy, easy-to-make, and frugal alternative to nut and seed butter! It is naturally vegan, keto, paleo and sugar-free. If you like coconut, you need to make some coconut butter. The sooner, the better. Afterwards, spread it on to everything, fingers included. What is Coconut Butter? Coconut butter is a spread …

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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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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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Protein-Powered Breakfast Biscotti (gluten-free)

You have a container (or two) of protein powder, purchased a while back, and you keep meaning to add it to your smoothies (when you get around to making a smoothie); this is a crunchy, munchy alternative, perfect anytime you need a healthy treat to nibble alongside a cup of coffee. Or tea. Or water. …

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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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2-Minute All-Flax Muffin in a Mug

I have developed many muffin recipes. 750 of them here. 150 vegan versions there. Then 150 gluten-free versions more. Apparently, that’s only the beginning. Witness the 2-minute muffin for one. This one is all-flax (flourless), gluten-free, freakishly easy, and remarkably awesome in taste, texture and overall deliciousness. I am typically ravenous when I return from …

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Fruit & Cinnamon Buckwheat Cereal {Gluten-free, Vegan}

Technically, buckwheat isn’t a grain but a distant relative of rhubarb; the groats are simply the hulled kernels. They are often sold toasted (in which case they are called kasha, a staple in Eastern European cooking) but in this case I am using plain buckwheat groats. It is a gluten-free grain, making it a perfect …

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Grain-Free Red Lentil Granola {vegan}

Shake up your breakfast cereal routine with grain-free red lentil granola! It is high in protein & fiber, & frugal too! Make Healthy Grain-Free Granola with Lentils I love a challenge, especially a recipe challenge. Depending on the complexity of the task (e.g., alternative baking), it is often equal parts logic problem and scientific experiment. …

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100% Flax Breakfast Cookies {vegan, oil-free, keto option}

5-ingredient, 100% flax breakfast cookies are a perfect, portable choice, year-round! Vegan, oil-free and grain-free, they are  crispy, chewy, nutty, and made with ease in a muffin tin. A keto option is available, too! I was enjoying a stint of green breakfast smoothies to celebrate several sunny mornings (spring comes early to East Texas), but …

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Vegan Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins {grain-free}

Your new favorite breakfast on the go: vegan coconut flour pumpkin muffins! They are easy-to-make, grain-free, gluten-free and so delicious. Muffins will always be one of my favorite breakfasts (and snacks!) on the go, and this interpretation of pumpkin muffins provides a healthy new twist. Rather than relying on traditional wheat flour, my newfangled interpretation …

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Vanilla Quinoa Pudding {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Healthy, vegan and gluten-free vanilla quinoa pudding, made with ease on the stovetop. Enjoy it for dessert, breakfast or dessert. Superfood Vanilla Pudding Made with Quinoa Happy National Vanilla Pudding Day!  I know, who knew such a day existed?  I researched (in a non-academic, google-y way) origins of this holiday, but came up blank. I …

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Double Quinoa Power Cookies {Gluten-Free, Vegan Option}

Greetings, all! My posts have been sporadic these past months, to say the least. Mea culpa, friends. I’ve been in  masochistic recipe development- and cookbook writing- mode, replete with piggy-backing deadlines, manic hair-pulling, and incessant teeth gnashing. Whee! The only way to survive has been to let a few things go, such as regular blog …

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Grain-Free Apple Muffins {Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free}

Easy, delicious, grain-free apple muffins made with coconut flour and almond flour, They are naturally vegan, Paleo and gluten-free, too! Portable Power: Grain-Free Apple Muffins This morning my husband loaded suitcases, snacks, a sleepy son, a scatterbrained wife, and two large travel mugs of coffee into the car. We were off on a whirlwind visit …

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Scottish Oat Cakes, like Walkers Highland Oat Cakes {gluten-free & vegan options}

It’s been a relaxed, blissful weekend down here in Texas. After spending last weekend on the road, it felt especially satisfying to just “be” this weekend: sleeping in (that’s about 7:15, when Nick pops out of his bed and into ours), an extra pot of coffee, a sunny soccer game, and making a mud castle …

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Chickpea Flour Pumpkin Cookies (grain-free, oil-free, vegan)

  Good morning everyone! I’ve been remiss in posting anything very seasonal, particularly baked goods, largely due to the persisting 90+ degree heat. It’s challenging to wax poetic about cozy cookies, cakes, stews, and soups while typing in a tank top and gym shorts. But literally overnight, the temperature dropped more than twenty degrees; autumn …

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Quinoa Power Omelet/Frittata

Nick, Kevin and I went to the Texas State Fair this weekend in Dallas, a first-time experience for all of us. My favorite part was the petting zoo (especially the Scottish Highlands cattle–perhaps the cutest cows in the world–and the baby goats). Nick’s favorite part was the high-speed whippersnapper ride that left me nauseous for …

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Greek Yogurt & Raspberry Eton’s Mess (Gluten-Free)

Just when I think the house is relatively decent, I invite friends over and, behold, miniature messes spring forth. Dust bunnies dance on the windowsill, sticky splotches materialize on countertops, and tiny legos loom underfoot. So here’s to a recipe that celebrates messiness. Namely, Eton’s Mess. The Eton in question is Eton’s College in England …

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Flourless Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins (gluten-free)

Sometimes a blog post can be as simple as fulfilling a request. In this case, it’s from a college friend, Janet. Janet and I went to Bryn Mawr, where she kept me in giggles at many a lunch and dinner. She is also one of the few people in the world who is permitted to …

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Vegan Chickpea Flour Pancakes (3-ingredients, grain-free)

3-ingredient vegan chickpea flour pancakes are almost too good to be true! They are naturally grain-free, gluten-free, oil-free, and high in protein, too. A Pancake Survival Story I woke up sleepy this morning from staying up to watch the Top Chef All-Stars finale. That the Bahamas were for the finale location struck an ironic chord, …

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Cinnamon Raisin Almond Flour Bread (Vegan, GF, oil-free)

Vegan cinnamon raisin almond flour bread! Lightly sweet, it is gluten-free, oil-free, and made with ease in 1 bowl. A Challenge: Vegan Almond Flour Bread Greetings from East Texas, everyone, where it snows one day (just 2 days ago) and feels like summer (mid 70s today) the next. It was absolutely glorious today, but, still …

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Toasted Quinoa Porridge (gluten-free, vegan, high-protein)

Many of you may already know about making quinoa for breakfast, but just in case it has missed your radar (or even if it’s been awhile since last you made it), consider this post a gentle reminder. I was in recent need of such a reminder myself. Last week was my birthday–a happy, quiet day, …

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Easy Coconut Flour Focaccia (gluten-free, grain-free & paleo)

I realize I will get no sympathy from my east coast friends by complaining of the 70-degree weather we experienced here in Texas yesterday, so instead, let me simply extol the gorgeousness of today: sunny, clear, and, at present, a cool 49 degrees. I started the day with a brisk walk at 6 am with …

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No-Bake Chocolate Black Bean Protein Bars (vegan+glutenfree)

Meet your new favorite homemade chocolate power bars! Here’s why you will want to make these: *Real cocoa powder *Cheap! *Yummy! *High protein *No added sugar *No nuts or soy *Extremely fast to make *Extremely easy to make *Vegan *Super-Nutritious (omega-3 fatty acids, high in antioxidants, high fiber, good source of protein) *Allergy-free/Gluten-free option! Do …

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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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Overnight Brown Rice Porridge {gluten-free, made in a slow cooker}

Overnight brown rice porridge (made in a slow cooker) is an easy, delicious way to up your whole grains game first thing in the morning! It has everything you need to refuel after an early morning run or power you through a long day ahead! Brown Rice for Breakfast I rarely forget about food, but …

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Spelt Scones with Chocolate Chunks & Dried Cherries (vegan)

I like to consider myself a reasonable person in most matters, but I am a bonafide snob when it comes to scones. I blame it all on my mother. She made scones–namely buttery, currant scones, from the Woman’s Day Encyclopedia of Cookery–on a regular basis, whipping them up in minutes (sans food processor or even …

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High Protein Avocado Toast (vegan)

I’ve been feeling guilty at the end of my yoga sessions of late. I am refreshed and rejuvinated by the final savasana and the caramel alto of my superwoman-of-an-instructor Amy’s voice. But then she asks us to wish for peace and harmony of all living creatures. And there’s the rub–because from late spring to early fall, I …

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Vegan Almond Flour Zucchini Muffins {grain-free, oil-free}

Easy-to-make vegan almond flour zucchini muffins ! Most, delicious, & easy to make, they are a great way to use some of your zucchini bounty. Easy Grain-Free Vegan Almond Flour Muffins Once I accepted my publisher’s offer to write my new comprehensive muffin book, I was determined to offer a slew of modern options. I …

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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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Blended Berry, Grains and Nuts Breakfast Bowl {vegan & GF}

Ready to mix up your breakfast routine? Then this blended, berry breakfast bowl (I promise, I did not plan the alliteration in advance!) is exactly what you need to try. Part smoothie, part porridge, it is quick, simple, delicious, and packed with power-nutrients to get you going and keep you going all morning long. Despite …

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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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Hazelnut Flour Muffins with Chocolate Chips

I am hoping my intermittent blogging this past year will be explained in one fell swoop when you see the cover of my new cookbook. I wouldn’t have thought 750 muffins were possible before this project landed in my lap, but it was more than possible, and a lot of delicious eats along the way. …

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Blueberry Muffin Breakfast Bars {GF & Vegan}

Summer is here in East Texas, and that means blueberries. You can pick your own blueberries at local farms, buy heaps of blueberries at the Farmer’s Market, and this weekend, you can celebrate all things blueberry at our annual blueberry festival. And, yet, my otherwise fruit-loving child will not eat fresh blueberries. Grapes, yes, strawberries, …

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Coconut Oil Granola (vegan+glutenfree)

Classically trained chefs can teach you to make countless masterpieces. For example, a silken hollandaise, a skillfully seared lamb chop,  or a delicate dacquoise. But they cannot guide you in the making of a perfect granola. Granola is an American invention, and is better off made with the old-fashioned American ingenuity of the home cook. In my early …

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Flourless Blender Oat Crepes {gluten-free, vegan option}

Healthy, easy, flourless blender oat crepes made simple! They are gluten-free and can be made vegan with a simple substitution. Versatile Oat Crepes for Sweet & Savory Fillings Crepes are one of most versatile and satisfying recipes you can learn to make. These super-simple and fast oat crepes–blended into batter in minutes–are no exception. Paper …

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