Sticky Coconut-Cashew Protein Bites

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Homemade nut milk is beneficial for so many reasons, one being all the possible recipes you can make with the leftover nut pulp! Crackers, hummus, pizza crusts… and energy balls of course!

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These Sticky Protein bites are made with the leftover Cashew pulp from homemade Cashew milk. I used my Ellie’s Best nut milk bag to strain out all the liquid I could, then put the pulp directly in my food processor – no need to dry out or cook!  They have been nice enough to offer you all a code: granoladiaries for a discount on your Ellie’s Best bag!

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Once I had the pulp in the food processor, simply add all the ingredients, process, roll, cool, and eat! So simple.

Don’t forget to tag me and use #granoladiaries on your creations – I love seeing you recreate my recipes! 🙂

Ingredients:

  • Leftover cashew pulp from making homemade cashew milk
  • 1/4 C coconut flakes
  • 2 T almond butter
  • 2 T cacao nibs
  • 2 Medjool dates
  • 2 T coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1.5 scoops protein powder of choice
  • Cinnamon, salt

Recipe:

  1. Make homemade nut milk and use leftover strained pulp. No need to dry it out! Otherwise, use about 1/3 cup of nuts. You may need to add more liquid if you are not using pulp.
  2. Soak 2 dates in warm water for 5 minutes.
  3. Add all ingredients to a food processor and process until combined.
  4. Mixture should be sticky. If *too* sticky, add more protein powder. If too dry, add some nut milk.
  5. Roll into balls and pop in the fridge to set for at least 1 hour! IMG_9353

Single-Serving English Muffin {Gluten-free, Egg-free}

How cool is this! If you are all out of bread, and really craving that toast or breakfast sandwich, you can easily make it with this 4-main ingredient English muffin! Its made from pantry staples, and comes together in minutes!

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The ingredients are great for a healthy, productive day.

  • Oats are full of satisfying fiber, keeping you full
  • Chia seeds are full of Omega-3s fatty acids (lowers risk of heart disease, raise HDL levels, good for skin, so many more benefits…)
  • Greek yogurt is a probiotic and full of protein

And its so easy to make…

Ingredients:

1/3 C oats
1 T chia seeds
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 T Greek Yogurt
1.5 T Almond Milk

Recipe:

  1. Mix dry ingrediants together in blender
  2. Add yogurt and milk and stir to combine. You will need to get your hands dirty!
  3. Shape the dough into a circle and place in microwave-safe mug, bowl, or ramekin. Microwave for 1 min 45 seconds, or bake at 350 for 12 – 15 minutes.
  4. Slice in half and enjoy! You can toast to preference as well. (I prefer to toast mine after its been cooked, or else I find it a little dense!)
  5. Don’t forget to tag me and #granoladiaries in your posts – I love seeing you make my recipes! 🙂

5-Ingredient Blender Banana Bread {Gluten-free, Refined-sugar free, Oil-free}

IMG_8866The $h!t is bananas. Actually, its THIS banana bread, to be exact!  For anyone who is intimidated by either: healthy baking, or making banana bread at all, this is the perfect recipe for you to try! It is only 5 simple ingredients you probably have on hand, plus you can customize it with any mix-ins of your choice. You can also make the entire loaf in a blender – so you don’t need to worry about mixing, or owning a fancy Kitchenaid mixer.

Don’t forget to tag me and use #thegranoladiaries in your recipe creations – I love seeing you make my recipes!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups Rolled oats (use certified GF if necessary)
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • 3.5 Medium, ripe & spotty bananas. (Or 2.5 large)
  • 3 – 5 Tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • Optional enhancements: Dash of salt, cinnamon, chocolate chips, walnuts, cacao nibs

 

Recipe:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease a loaf pan with coconut oil, or line with parchment paper.
  2. Blend oats and baking soda in blender until flour-like consistency achieved. Set aside in a bowl.
    OPTIONAL (Recommended): Add a dash of salt and cinnamon to your oat flour and mix in.
  3. Add to blender: 3 Medium (or 2 large) bananas, 2 eggs, and Maple syrup, to your desired sweetness. Blend until everything is combined.
  4. To combine the wet and the dry, either:
    1. Pour the oat flour back into the blender and blend again, until everything is combined.
    2. Pour the banana mixture into the bowl with oat flour and give it a mix with your hands.
  5. If you are adding nuts or chocolate chips, stir them in. Pour your batter into your loaf pan.
  6. Take the remaining ½ banana and slice lengthwise, place on top of the bread.
  7. Bake for 23 – 25 minutes, until knife/toothpick inserted comes out clean.

 

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321 Brownie (3-Ingredient, 2-Serving, 1-Minute) {Vegan, GF, RSF, Paleo}

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Sometime, you have a sweet tooth craving come on suddenly, and you need a brownie NOW. These cravings are real, and sometimes not so easy to satisfy when…

  • You don’t want to wait 45 minutes to bake a fresh batch
  • You aren’t in the mood for a “raw” vegan one and want an actual brownie
  • You definitely don’t want a sub-par packaged brownie

Which is where THESE come in!

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The 3-2-1 Brownie! 3 ingredients. 2 serving. 1 minute.  (You could really swap the 1 and 2, depending on personal preferences ;).

You might even add a 0 onto the end, for:

  • 0 refined sugar
  • 0 preservatives
  • 0 flours
  • 0 fake ingredients or “foodstuffs”

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 2 Tbsp. Cacao powder
  • 2 Tbsp. Almond butter

Recipe:

  1. Grease microwave-safe ramekin/small bowl/mug with some coconut oil or cooking spray.
  2. In a separate bowl, mash banana, add in Cacao and nut butter, and mix until everything is combined.
  3. Pour into greased microwave-safe dish and microwave for 1 minute*

*This will depend on the strength of your microwave. Some microwaves may require 2 full minutes. That said, there are no eggs or ingredients that must be cooked in this recipe – so if you want a slightly undercooked brownie, go for it!!! 

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