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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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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Sandwich Bread {oil-free, yeast-free}

Vegan gluten-free oat sandwich bread, made with ease! Hearty, delicious, and great with everything, it is also yeast-free and oil-free. As promised in my Gluten-Free Buckwheat Sandwich Bread post the other week, I’ve been busy testing other combination of flours to create additional easy, vegan, gluten-free breads. My kitchen is very sticky. But I would …

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Chocolate Almond Flour Oat Muffins {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Decadent (but healthy!) chocolate almond flour oat muffins that are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, fast & easy to make, & perfect for breakfast, snack-time, or dessert. January was my birthday month (I observe the whole month :)). So, while testing recipes for the website, I was making sweet treats behind the scenes, too. That’s what one …

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Gluten-Free Buckwheat Sandwich Bread {vegan, no yeast}

My crusty, high-rising, fine-textured, gluten-free buckwheat sandwich bread will please everyone! Easy to make, it is also vegan, oil-free, sugar-free, yeast-free and perfectly delicious. The Best Gluten-Free Vegan Bread That heading is quite a promise. But this recipe delivers! I’ve been squirreled away in my kitchen (thank you, January, for being cold, gray and drizzly–the …

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3-Ingredient Pumpkin Oat Cookies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

My 3-ingredient pumpkin oat cookies are perfect for snacking or breakfasts on the move. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, 31 calories each (for the basic version), and endlessly customizable with a variety of different add-ins. Eat More Cookies It snowed–SNOWED–here in Texas on Sunday! I get that this is no big deal for my cold …

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Flourless Millet Oat Bread {vegan, GF, 5 ingredients}

Flourless millet oat bread is the hearty, wholesome bread you need for toast, sandwiches & so much more. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, & made with 5 ingredients (plus water and salt), it is incredibly easy to make & bake. Vegan & Gluten-Free Bread Made Easy New year. New Bread. I don’t know about you, but …

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Baked Split Pea Meatballs {vegan, gluten-free, high protein}

Grab the bag of split peas in your pantry and make a batch of baked split pea meatballs! They are vegan, gluten-free, high in protein & fiber, and so tasty, both for meals and snacking! Yellow Split Pea Love The only way I ate split peas for the first two decades of my life was …

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Vegan Oat Thumbprint Cookies {gluten-free, flourless}

These jam-filled vegan oat thumbprint cookies are a mouth watering and delicious treat, suitable for breakfast, snacks & dessert! They are gluten-free & easy to make. I have many friends and acquaintances, as well as one husband and one son, who have strict ideas about what constitutes the perfect cookie. It tends to be some …

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Raspberry Almond Flour Muffins {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

Celebrate fresh berry season with a batch of raspberry almond flour muffins. They are vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, and simple to make in no time. One of the Best Baking Flavor Combinations Raspberry + almond. It is a combination I never grow tired of eating. I may even love it more than coffee + chocolate, and …

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Healthy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Also known as a “Pizookie,” my healthy chocolate chip skillet cookie is a sweet treat that doubles as a nourishing breakfast to go. It is vegan, gluten-free and oil-free. A Healthy & Wholesome Pizookie  What on a earth is a pizookie? I had the same question when my son asked me to make one a …

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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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3-Ingredient Vegan Oat Muffins {gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free}

3-ingedient vegan oat muffins made from oats, raw cashews and baking powder! They are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and perfect. I have another super-simple bread recipe to share, and it is a winner. Made in muffin form, it requires no more than 3 ingredients, a blender, and about 30 minutes worth of your precious time. …

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Stir-Fried Steel Cut Oats {vegan, gluten-free, easy}

Stir-fried steel cut oats with vegetables! Its a fast, easy, gluten-free and vegan meal. Soak the oats ahead and the recipe comes together in minutes. As you may have noticed, I am fond of creating grain-free recipes here at powerhungry. But I still enjoy cooking and eating a variety of whole grains, especially in unprocessed …

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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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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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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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Vegan Oat Mushroom Ground Beef {Gluten-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free}

Versatile vegan oat mushroom ground beef ! It is soy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, high protein, and only 108 calories per 1/4 lb. One batch makes about 3 pounds.  Vegan Ground Beef made with Oats & Mushrooms Happy Meatless Monday, everyone! I’m about to make it happier with a versatile entrée recipe that will make tonight’s dinner …

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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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Clean 70-Calorie Fudge Brownies {vegan, oil-free, GF}

Introducing my clean 70-calorie fudge brownies! They are fudgy, chocolate chipp-y, oil-free, vegan, gluten-free, super-easy to make, and DELECTABLE! Make them with oats and coconut flour. Make Nutritious Low-Calorie Brownies It’s almost time to start thinking about back-to-school lunches, including healthy options that travel well and please all. And it is always time to think …

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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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1-Ingredient Flourless Buckwheat Bread {vegan, gluten-free}

A remarkable loaf of delicious, nutritious, 1-ingredient flourless buckwheat bread ! Made with whole buckwheat (plus water and salt), it is flourless and naturally oil-free, gluten-free and vegan. Gluten-Free Bread Made with 1 Ingredient: Buckwheat A loaf of bread, made with nothing more than buckwheat, plus some water and salt? It is difficult to believe, …

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Oat Flax Skillet Bread {3-ingredients, Vegan, Oil-Free, GF}

Your new favorite bread: Oat Flax Skillet Bread ! Made with 3 ingredients, it is vegan, oil-free, easy-to-make and so delicious, plus only 91 calories per big wedge. Forgive me for sounding like Oprah, but I love bread. At present, only one  bread has my undivided attention and affection. I cannot get enough (although 1 …

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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 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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Strawberry Puffed Millet Bars {Vegan, Nut-Free, GF}

Get your instant energy boost with these easy-to-make lemon & strawberry puffed millet bars! They are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free and made without baking. No-Bake Strawberry Energy Bars  I have not posted an energy bar for awhile. Also, I have not cleaned out my pantry for awhile. The latter led to my discovery of a package …

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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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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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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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Gluten-Free Teff & Oat Bread {Vegan, Yeast-Free}

My gluten-free teff & oat bread is a perfect power up, any time of day. It is also vegan, yeast-free. easy to make in minutes, and ideal for fueling your next marathon, or any of your epic adventures! Happy Monday, everyone! The Houston Marathon is fewer than 6 days away, whoo-hoo! This will be my …

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Oat & Walnut Blender Bread {vegan, gluten-free}

Quick, easy, and nutritious oat & walnut blender bread made in mini loaves (or muffins). The breads are oil-free, gluten-free & flourless, but 100% delicious and versatile. Healthy, Wholesome, Gluten-Free Bread Good morning, everyone, and Happy Halloween! My 6th-grader doodle is costumed (Han Solo; I must resist bragging about the felt vest and pleather holster …

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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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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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4-Ingredient Buckwheat Flax Chia Bread {vegan, GF, oil-free}

Healthy and wholesome 4-ingredient buckwheat flax chia bread is a perfect go-with everything bread! It is vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, & easy to make, too. Good morning, everyone! I hope you had a happy Labor Day weekend. Mine was busy, with relatives in town, water-skiing at the lake, and long runs with running buddies. I also …

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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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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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Amaranth, Almond & Pear Energy Balls {V+GF}

If you love granola bars and baked oatmeal, then I am confident you will gobble up these amaranth, almond and pear energy balls, which are yet another way to eat your cereal on the go, sans spoon! They require no baking, a short list of ingredients, and, in addition to breakfast, are an ideal snack (think energy boost …

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Almond Oat Chickpea Flour Crackers {vegan, gluten-free}

Almond oat chickpea flour crackers make snacking delicious and nutritious in one feel swoop! They are vegan, gluten-free, & easy to make.     This woman is fueled by crackers. At least for this morning. Crackers get a bad rap, not because there is anything inherently wrong with the idea of crackers, but because the products …

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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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Vegan Gluten-Free Oat Bran Muffins {oil-free, healthy}

So-satisfying vegan gluten-free oat bran muffins made with oat bran, oat flour, applesauce & cinnamon. They are oil-free, delicious, a cinch to make, and only 110 calories each! It’s high time for muffins to make a major comeback. Forget about the greasy, overblown, sugar-laden, crumbly versions at convenience stores, coffee shops and buffet lines. I’m …

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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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Chickpea Flour, Chia & Oat Granola Bars (GF + V)

It’s day 2 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies! Let’s face it: we all need plenty of energy this month. Visits from and with family and friends, wrapping gifts, decorating the house, baking, cooking, cleaning and celebrating, oh my! Add to that, it’s chilly in most parts of the country, including right here in …

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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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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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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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5-Ingredient Oat Protein Cookies {vegan, oil-free, gluten-free}

My 5-ingredient oat protein cookies are the healthy, satisfying, quick & easy snack you need to make! They are vegan, oil-free gluten-free, and have 70 calories and 4.1 grams protein each. I’m swamped. And so is our backyard. To clarify, I’m not drowning in work, but deadlines. Add to that, dark days of torrential thunderstorms …

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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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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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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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Easy Protein Powder Power Crepes {Gluten-Free}

My husband considers himself the household expert on crepes. Granted, he lived and taught in Paris for a year, owns and uses this fancy crepe machine, and can twirl the batter into a perfect circle using his wooden rabot  (this), just like his favorite crepe guy in the 14th arrondissement. He’s pretty fancy. While I …

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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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3-Ingredient Teff Crackers {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

3-ingredient teff crackers are a wonder: made with whole grain teff and flaxseed meal, they are vegan, nut-free, gluten-free, and packed with great flavor and super-power nutrition! If you’re trying your darndest to avoid snacking between meals, you’re wasting your time. If you’re really serious about eating well, and feeling great amazing, you need to get …

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Millet Apricot Energy Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

5-ingredient toasted millet apricot energy bars will power you through any endeavor. They are naturally vegan and gluten-free. Millet as an Alternative to Nuts If you are need to avoid, are have an allergy to nuts, then you need to gain the acquaintance of toasted millet. Millet is humble seed, more likely found in your …

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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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4-Ingredient Apricot Protein Truffles {gluten-free, high-protein, vegan}

  Happy New Year, everyone! Whether you have made resolutions to eat a healthier diet, have set weight loss goals, or are simply  in the mood to get back on track after the past few weeks of delicious indulgence, I have a simple recipe that you will want to make asap. If you are anything …

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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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Oat and Almond Blueberry Muffins {vegan, oil-free, flourless}

Warning: these muffins are addictive. They also happen to be: *Vegan *Gluten-Free *Oil-free *Flourless *Super-Healthy Kevin and I have already eaten our way through four of them in one day. Because they are so healthy, too, we’re telling ourselves we did for medicinal purposes. (I promptly zipped up the remainder and plunked into the deep-freezer). …

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Coconut Oil, Pear & Oat Scones {gluten-free, vegan option}

Saturday mornings in my childhood home had a distinct pattern: the dual sounds of my Dad grinding coffee in his hand-powered mill while blasting Dixieland jazz; my Mom at the dining room table, hidden behind mountains of cookbooks, making her weekly menu and shopping lists; the Bugs Bunny & Roadrunner show; and big breakfasts. The …

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5-Minute Microwave Mug Granola {healthy, easy, vegan, GF}

Shamelessly easy, 5-minute microwave mug granola is your busy morning bestie! Healthy, crunchy, cluster-ific, is is also vegan & gluten-free. Yum! Make a Mug of Granola in Minutes–in Your Microwave You could hang around the kitchen for 45 minutes to an hour, hand-crafting a jumbo batch of artisanal granola. Follow it up with 20 minutes …

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Top 10 Reasons to Try Teff & Perfect Teff Porridge

Happy last day of winter, everyone! I think we are all (more than) ready for a spectacular spring. But first, a glorious bowl of porridge. (Yes, I used glorious and porridge in the same sentence.) And some persuasion. It was only a short while ago that quinoa was a mystery to most of us (keen-WHAT? …

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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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Teff Bowl with Avocado, Chickpeas & Lemon-Tahini Sauce

I’m going to bowl you over. With teff. Teff is an itty bitty, teeny tiny grain–considered the world’s smallest grain–that has a nutty, subtly sweet flavor (no bitterness). I am falling for it, hard! I am confident you will too. It’s indigenous to Ethiopia, and, if you’ve eaten at an Ethiopian restaurant, you’ve likely enjoyed …

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Curried Millet with Raw Apple Relish {vegan, gluten-free}

Curried millet with raw apple relish has bright fresh flavors perfect for year-round meals. It is vegan, gluten-free, and frugal.   Are you vegan? Do you eat dairy? Or eggs? Are you following a Paleo diet? What do you think about eating grains? It’s not surprising that I’ve been getting these questions from readers lately. …

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Book Giveaway Winners & Banana Split Power Bars

Good morning everyone! Thank to all of you for entering the book giveaway! I wish I could give books to everyone–I loved reading all the great ideas for energy-packed foods and ingredients. As noted in the giveaway, I used random.org to determine the winners. Since many of you have the same first names, I have …

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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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Banana Bread Protein Granola {vegan, GF}

Start your day with banana bread protein granola and feel energized and satisfied for hours! It is vegan, gluten-free, healthy. How to Make High Protein Granola Yes, you do need another granola recipe! Specifically, one that is low in sugar, high in protein, extremely versatile, gluten-free and vegan. Lucky you, I have the recipe and …

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How to Make Homemade Savory Power Bars {gluten-free, vegan}

I love to make homemade power bars. They are so much better than store-bought options–better quality ingredients, frugal, no wasteful packaging–and are perfect for quick, nutritious snacks and mini-meals any time of day. But as much as I enjoy my naturally sweet creations, I’ve long wanted to create a savory power bar, one completely absent …

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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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4-Ingredient Vegan Power Bread {oil-free, GF}

My 4-ingredient super-power bread is so delicious, nutritious, and easy! It is also vegan, oil-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, yeast-free, and flourless. Vegan Gluten-Free Bread that Is Super Easy I do not fare well in cold weather. As soon as the weather drops below 50, I reach for my fleece, plug in the space heater beneath my …

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{2-Minute} Sugar-Free,100% Bran Muffin in a Mug

  Happy Monday, everyone! Spring break may be over, but spring has sprung here in Texas. With apologies to friends and readers facing snow and sleet on this mid-March day, it is a gorgeous, 74-degree day in these parts. It translates to lots of outdoor exercise, frolicking, and running after Nick at the park, so …

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Vegan Blueberry Oat Mug Muffin {gluten-free, oil-free}

Make a vegan blueberry oat mug muffin in the microwave in 3 minutes, from start to finish! A healthy, filling breakfast, it is also oil-free and gluten-free. Healthy Vegan Mug Muffin, Made in the Microwave Uh-oh. I feel an obsession coming on. I didn’t think that I would have the time to post much this …

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4-Ingredient Quinoa-Black Bean Chili (vegan)

One of the perks of being married to an academic–coupled with living in a college town–is that I can continue to follow an academic calender. At this time of year, that means one thing: Spring Break! I was never very excited about spring break as an undergrad. I wasn’t that kind of co-ed. In fact, …

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Multi-seed Quinoa Crackers {vegan, gluten-free}

Easy multi-seed quinoa crackers that are vegan, gluten-free and so easy to make! A perfect power snack, you can eat them straight up, or spread with hummus, nut or seed butter, or anything else you like. Healthy Quinoa Crackers Made Easy I adore the Fanny Farmer Baking Book. My mother had a copy and I …

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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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No-Bake Quinoa Protein Bars {vegan, gluten-free}

No-bake quinoa protein bars are a perfect alternative to store-bought bars. They are vegan, gluten-free, date-sweetened, and easy to make, too.   Based on the response to my Date-Sweetened Zee Bars post on Monday, it’s clear that I am but one of many interested in wholesome, naturally sweetened treats that simultaneously deliver a power boost. …

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Roasted Carrot & Quinoa Salad with Lemon-Coriander Dressing

  Chocolate & vanilla. Beer & pretzels. Toast & jam. Berries & cream…And now a new match made in heaven: Roasted carrots and quinoa. The success of this marriage is dependent on the roasting. I’ve added raw carrots to quinoa salads. And subsequently thrown out raw carrot and quinoa salads following days guilting myself into …

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Copycat ZBar Cookies {Vegan, Date-Sweetened, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free}

DIY ZBAR cookies that are just like ZBars! They are naturally vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, and sweetened with dates. Homemade Healthy Snacks I am typically wary of any products specifically marketed as “kids food” as they are often loaded with sugar, sodium, preservatives, artificial color and flavors, and all other sorts of gobbledy-gook. Adding insult to …

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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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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 Ginger Cookies with Coconut Oil & Cardamom (GF option, too)

I have a terrible habit of posting recipes for special holidays and events after said holidays or events have come and gone. For example, I offer here a perfect holiday cookie…in January. Sigh. Lucky me, my birthday is in January. In sweet treat translation, that means I save any New Year’s resolutions until Lent and …

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Grab & Go Grain & Greek Yogurt Pots

The inspiration for these little pots of yum is easily explained: I saw similar parfaits in a fancy New York grocery store (which shall remain nameless, although it rhymes with Mean & Peluca) made with farro, artisanal Greek yogurt (regular Greek yogurt is so pedestrian), and wildflower honey that must have been harvested by fairies …

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Parmesan Cauliflower-Quinoa Cakes & International Year of Quinoa

How about a double post for the start of the New Year and New blog? 2013 is an exciting year for many reasons, not least of which is that The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization has declared 2013 The Year of Quinoa to celebrate its nutritional qualities and crop viability to celebrate its nutritional …

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Crispy Baked Amaranth Patties {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

                                I know, dear readers, that you likely have a cozy relationship with quinoa. But what’s your status with it’s itty bitty cousin, amaranth? Like quinoa, amaranth is technically a seed, not a grain (specifically classified as a “pseudocerreal”), and …

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Oil-Free Apple Quinoa Salad {vegan, gluten-free}

Oil-free apple quinoa salad is everything you want in a fresh, filling whole grain meal. It is perfect as a side salad at dinner, or as the star of your packed lunch. Shredded apples & lemon add sweetness and flavor. Hi friends! I have the perfect transitional (summer to autumn) salad for all of us …

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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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Freekeh, Peach and Basil Salad

And so another food obsession begins: this time, it’s freekeh. Freekeh (pronounced FREE-kah) is an ancient grain that is typically made with durum wheat that has been harvested while still green (not the slightly greenish hue of the grain in my photo below). What happens next in the harvesting process make the grassy flavor of …

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Whole Grain Baking Powder Foccacia {no yeast}

Happy Monday, everyone! First, an apology. I typically feel guilty when my blog post is more of a short recipe share, but such postings often end up being more popular than the verbose treatises I agonize over for hours. Hmm, I sense a learning moment. So here we go with this Monday’s recipe in brief.Every …

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Lentil-Quinoa Frittata Bars {Gluten-Free}

I followed through on my promise to myself in yesterday’s post and have set about on a full-fledged cleaning tear. The pantry and refrigerator are scoured  to their bright and shiny sheen of yore, and now I’m on to the closets. Oh, the glamour! I especially need to finish going through Nick’s old toys and …

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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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Lemony Lentil and Quinoa Salad {gluten-free, vegan}

I’m back from a whirlwind of a trip to New York City to attend the annual conference for the International Association of Culinary Professionals. This year’s theme was The Fashion of Food and upon leaving, I feel like I have a fabulous new wardrobe, replete with dazzling accessories. So many amazing writers, chefs, bloggers, and …

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Persian Brown Rice and Cashew Salad {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

As promised, here is the grain salad I mentioned in yesterday’s post: an easy brown rice salad. I love rice salads, in large part thanks to my mother who has several in her repertoire. The cooked grains soak up so much flavor–whatever the dressing you choose, the results will be delicious (for days). It’s a …

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Koshari–Egyptian Chili {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Ready for an introduction to your new favorite go-to recipe? Meet koshari. Koshari is to Egyptians what chili is to Americans. Made of lentils, rice, tomato sauce and a kick of spice, it is a fast-food staple offered by street vendors in cities such as Cairo. And what a great fast food: combining lentils with …

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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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Roasted Sweet Potato & Rosemary Sorghum Pilaf {Vegan, GF}

Last night, I finally got around to using the remainder of sorghum that’s been sitting in my freezer for several months. I’ve used sorghum in place of barley in several soups, but I have yet to make a dish that has the grain as its primary focus. At this point, you may be asking yourself …

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Quick Pumpkin Polenta with Kale {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Like my recipe today, this post is quick and easy. I spent a few hours this morning finishing up Nick’s Halloween costume. On a scale of 1-10 on craftiness, I am about a 2.5, but I nevertheless found a cute, and (seemingly easy) costume–a crocodile wrestler–that instantly became the object of Nick’s desire. It would …

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Oat Banana Coconut Oil Energy Cookies {vegan, GF}

Flourless oat banana coconut oil energy cookies, perfect for breakfasts, snacks & dessert! They are vegan, gluten-free, & have no added sugar. Flourless & Vegan Banana Oat Cookies A batch of homemade drop cookies may not sound particularly Halloween-esque. Yes, I’ve given these beauties an ample dose of fall flavor in the forms of cinnamon …

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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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Broccoli, Black Bean & Quinoa Salad {vegan & gluten-free}

TGIF, everyone! I hope it is as gorgeous where you are as it is here in Texas. I wasn’t sure if I would have time to post today due to my work schedule (combined with staying up too late last night watching Project Runway). But I am enjoying being back in a regular posting mode, …

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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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Easy Quinoa Stuffed Peppers {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Whether you use quinoa frequently, or have a bag of the stuff gathering dust in your cupboard, then this recipe is for you. Despite the persistently warm (hot!) weather, I have been itching to make some cozy, comfort food to get me in an autumn frame of mind. These peppers came together after a long …

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Vegan Buckwheat Banana Bread (gluten-free)

Vegan buckwheat banana bread may soon be your favorite of all banana breads! It is naturally gluten-free, egg-free, and dairy-free, as well as low in added sugar. Vegan & Gluten Free Banana Bread Made with Buckwheat Flour My whole grain flour obsession du jour is buckwheat. I’ve been using buckwheat flour in combination with wheat …

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Quinoa-Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies {vegan, gluten-free}

< I would like to introduce you to these chocolate chip cookies. They have no butter, eggs, gluten, dairy, or wheat flour. But that’s beside the point. What makes these crisp-tender chocolate chippers extraordinary is their sublime flavor (vanilla with subtle hints of coconut), their ease of preparation (no electric mixers required), and the incorporation …

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Quinoa Flour Biscotti (Gluten Free)

The months of 100+ heat have finally subsided; it was reaching the point where I could no longer imagine what it felt like to step outside without it feeling like a steam sauna. Literally overnight, the weather dropped almost 40 degrees, reportedly due to a Canadian cold front. Thank you, Canada! It seemed like the …

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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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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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Quinoa Salad with Radish, Cucumber & Lime (gluten-free & vegan)

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m short on words today: my in-laws are en route for a short visit, I have a cook-off in Houston tomorrow, this weekend is Kevin’s birthday, and I am behind in my work. It’s the perfect equation for writer’s block. And grumpiness. And panic. It’s particularly frustrating, as I do have a …

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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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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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Quinoa Salad with Berries, Cucumber & Almonds {vegan}

Every food blog needs an interjection of hilarity from time to time. Mine most often comes from kitchen mishaps: a soup explosion on the ceiling (be careful pureeing those hot soups in the blender!), a gray strawberry cheesecake (thank you aluminum springform pan), or a black bean pound cake (this deserves a post of its …

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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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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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