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Cinnamon Banana Chips

How does that name not sound appealing? Besides the name the best part is there is only 3 ingredients in it, and 2 of them are in the name of the recipe! There is an aha moment for you. Thank you spaindex.com for this gem!

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Steer clear of purchased banana chips which are usually coated in sugar (for a fruit already sweet on its own!) and preservatives.  Instead, try this simple recipe for Cinnamon Banana Chips.  They are great way to satisfy sweet and crunchy cravings at the same time.  Bananas pack an energy punch and sustain your blood sugar, and they are officially recognized by the FDA for being high in potassium and low in salt,  which helps to lower blood pressure and protect against heart attack and stroke.

 

Ingredients
  • 3 bananas
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Method
  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F
  2. Slice bananas thinly and arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet
  3. Drizzle banana slices with lemon juice and sprinkle with cinnamon
  4. Bake for approximately 1 hour, checking frequently for crispness. Remove when chips are crisp, which may take less than or more than 1 hour depending on your oven


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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter and Granola

This unique recipe is a clever take on the composition of a healthy dessert. By using the natural sweetness of the apples combined with the crunchy or creamy goodness (depending on your preference) of the peanut butter and granola, the natural qualities of the ingredients shine to make an outstanding dish. Not too long ago I posted a recipe about Stuffed Bell Peppers. Though the overall taste of the two dishes is completely different– I’m still inspired by the creative way these recipes use the peppers and apples and transform them into a final product that tastes completely different! As an additional positive, this recipe requires little ingredients– so say goodbye to those long grocery lists! You won’t have to worry about forgetting that obscure essential ingredient with this recipe because it truly is that simple. All you need is Apples, Granola, Peanut Butter and some hot water and you are on your way to enjoying a delicious treat!

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Baked Stuffed Apples with Peanut Butter Granola

Ingredients:

  • 4 baking apples (such as Fuji, Golden Delicious, Jonagold, Braeburn, McIntosh or Rome Beauty)
  • 1 cup granola
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy)
  • 1 cup hot water

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this healthy dessert, visit Dessert Now Dinner Later.

Amber, the face behind Dessert Now Dinner Later develops recipes that satisfy a food enthusiast’s desire for healthy recipes that are also easy to make. As a culinary graduate, Amber uses her knowledge and skills to aid her blog. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.


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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Having a healthy and delicious breakfast makes for a fantastic start to the day. We’ve all heard about the endless benefits of beginning your day with a solid breakfast, but this option meets the mark to be vegan and gluten free. Even if you’re not a morning person, you’ll be delighted by the aroma that fills your house after you pop this dish into the oven. After you prepare the Quinoa Bake, you may choose what fashion you wish to bake the mixture in. If you like, you may choose to spread the mixture into a pan or a muffin tin. Depending on what you choose, you may need to adjust the baking time accordingly.

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Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare this Apple Cinnamon Quinoa Bake, visit the blog My Whole Food Life.

This recipe was originally penned by Melissa, a healthy eats expert that calls Dallas home. She is a self-proclaimed vegetarian of 16 years and considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her popular blog My Whole Food Life. You can connect with the food-maven on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

 

 


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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

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Vegan and Gluten Free Coconut Cookies

I recently had the pleasure of spending time with Chef Raju at the Art of Living Retreat Center and personally enjoyed these fabulous gluten free cookies.  Make a batch and let us know what you think 🙂  Debra

Ingredients

1 C Brown Rice Flour

1 C Buckwheat Flour

1/8 tsp Salt

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 Tbsp Honey

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 tsp Flaxseed (ground) Soak in 1 Tbsp warm water

1 C Vegetarian Butter (softened)

3 C Sweetened Coconut Flakes

Instructions

Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together both flours, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.  In a separate bowl add the butter and sugar and blend with a beater until fluffy.  Add in the soaked flax seed, honey and vanilla and mix.  Add in the flour mixture and combine gently.  Add in the coconut and mix well.

Chill the dough until it is firm.  At least 2 hours.  When ready to bake, roll in equal sized balls.  The batter should make around 25 balls.  Arrange them on a baking sheet that is either lightly greased or has parchment paper.

Bake cookies at total of 12-15 minutes.  Half way through, rotate the sheets.  Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a serving platter.


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Simple and Scrumptious: Two Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Simplicity is something to be admired, especially when it come to baking. As far as I’m concerned, the less ingredients the better! The best part about this recipe is that the ingredients required also double as the recipe’s namesake. If you’re thinking it can’t be that easy, you’re mistaken in the best of ways– it’s most certainly possible and easy to make a delicious dessert with just two ingredients! The benefits to this simple sweet are endless: dairy free, gluten-free, and vegan approved. To make this dessert, simply mash the ingredients together and in just 25 minutes you’ll have a simple treat to eat.

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2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies

Ingredients: (5 Servings)

For detailed directions that explains how to prepare these simple and scrumptious 2 Ingredient Banana Coconut Cookies, visit the blog Grok Grub.

Original recipe published on Grok Grub
This recipe was originally penned by Rachel, a healthy eats expert that calls San Fransisco home. She considers cooking her true passion and loves developing recipes for her blog  Grok Grub. You can connect with the food-maven on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

 

 


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Banana Peanut Butter Pops

These Banana Peanut Butter Pops remind me of a healthier-grown-up version of those chocolate dipped banana pops we used to get at our annual summer trip to the closest amusement park. Now as an adult I’ve realized roller-coasters give me a neck ache and I’ll pass. However, those chocolate dipped banana carts were always a favorite of mine and now this redo healthier version will be too! Lisa Lin is the author of this smart dessert snack which can be found on Healthy Nibbles and Bits.

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  • 1 medium banana
  • 4 tsp creamy peanut butter
  • 4 tsp shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 TBS cacao nibs
  • 1 TBS dried cranberries, chopped
  • 2 skewers (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Peel the banana and chop it in half. Insert a skewer into the cut side of the banana, and push it in a few inches. Popsicle sticks work well, too. You can also skip the skewers if you don’t have any around the house.
  2. Place the bananas on a plate and freeze them for about 30 minutes to an hour. In the meantime, make sure that your peanut butter is at room temperature. This will make the peanut butter easier to spread later.
  3. Mix the coconut, cacao nibs, and cranberries together and spread them out on a flat plate.
  4. Take the banana out of the freezer. Using a butter knife, spread a thin layer of peanut butter on the banana and roll it on the plate with the toppings. Alternatively, you can just sprinkle the toppings on top, but it might be more difficult for the toppings to stick this way. I had some extra toppings left on the plate after rolling the banana in it.
  5. Enjoy!
NOTES
I didn’t want the banana to turn into a block of ice, which is why I limited the chilling time to an hour and a half. If you want more frozen bananas, leave it in the freezer longer. I wouldn’t leave the banana in there overnight to avoid freezer bite.

 

Lisa LinLisa is from San Francisco and has passion for eating well and staying in shape through kickboxing, yoga, and cycling classes. She loves experimenting with new recipes and fitness routines, which she document on her blog, Healthy Nibbles & Bits. When she’s not blogging or exercising, she’s most likely watching Jeopardy! or British TV shows. For more from Lisa, follow her on FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

Photo courtesy of Lisa Lin. Original recipe can be found on Healthy Nibbles and Bits.