Category Archives: gluten-free

NO BAKE ENERGY BITES

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup oats
  • ¼ cup organic almond butter or peanut butter
  • ¼ cup agave or honey
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds or hemp seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt

Optional add ons:

  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • Shredded coconut
  • Raw cacao nibs
  • Dried cranberries
  • A few tbsp of ground flax meal
  • Chocolate chips

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Use a spoon or small scooper to make balls. You may need to keep a bowl of water nearby to wet your hands so the batter doesn’t stick to them. 
  3. Place energy bites in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator up to 5 days or in the freezer up to 3 months. 

oat flour banana bread

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ¾ cups Oat Flour (Roughly 2 ¼ Cups Rolled Oats)
  • 4oz (½ Cup) Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 Cup Coconut Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • 5oz (just over ½ cup) Greek Yogurt, Plain or Vanilla
  • 3 Very Ripe Bananas (the browner the better)
  • Optional Add Ins:
    • 1/2 cup walnuts 
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
    • Top with shredded coconut before baking

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 9X5 loaf pan.
  • In a food processor blend oats until a fine flour texture is formed.
  • Melt coconut oii and mix together with coconut sugar in a large bowl. Then add eggs and vanilla. Mix in oat flour, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a seperate bowl mash bananas. Fold the bananas and greek yogurt into the flour mixture.
  • Pour into the prepared pan.
  • Bake for 50-60 minutes. 
  • Let cool for 30 minutes before inverting out of the pan onto a plate. Enjoy!

*recipe adapted from Confesssions of a Baking Queen

SWEET POTATO BROWNIES

INGREDIENTS

1 cup sweet potato (cooked and mashed)

½ cup any nut butter

¼ cup maple syrup or agave

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup cocoa powder

¼ cup oat flour (you can grind raw oats in a blender)

½ cup chocolate chips (vegan if desired)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

Line a 9 x 9 inch pan with parchment paper

In one bowl, combine sweet potato, nut butter, syrup and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine oat flour and cocoa powder.

Combine all ingredients and mix in chocolate chips. 

Transfer to baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes.

Top with coconut based whipped topping and enjoy!

PUMPKIN PROTEIN PANCAKES

Ingredients: (makes 2 – 3 small pancakes)

1 scoop vanilla protein powder (taste varies depending on type of protein powder)

¼ cup puréed pumpkin

¼ cup egg whites (approximately 2 egg whites)

3 tablespoons oatmeal

Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice to taste

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)

1 teaspoon chia seeds or walnuts

Splash of non-dairy milk (if batter is too thick)

 

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl, and stir together with a spoon or whisk until there are no lumps.

 

  1. Heat a skillet coated with non-stick spray.

 

  1. Pour batter into the skillet, cooking one pancake at a time until all of the batter is used up.

PB&J WARM QUINOA BOWL

INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 ½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 tbsp natural, unsalted peanut or almond butter
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 dates, chopped
  • 2 tbsp almonds, chopped

DIRECTIONS

In a medium saucepan on medium-high, add quinoa and almond milk. Bring to a boil and swirl in peanut or almond butter. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 13 – 15 minutes, until quinoa is tender and almost all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and keep covered.

In a separate saucepan, while quinoa is cooking, cook strawberries and maple syrup on medium heat for 3 minutes. Mash berries with a fork and add chia seeds. Reduce heat to low and stir occasionally until thickened. Remove from heat and keep warm.

Stir quinoa with a fork and divide between bowls. Swirl in strawberry mixture and top with dates and almonds. Top with a splash of almond milk.

*adapted from cleaneating.com

 

GOLDEN MILK OVERNIGHT OATS

Yields: 2 servings (may be prepared vegan and gluten-free)

Ingredients:

Golden milk (This version is a bit spicier than the Turmeric Latte recipe posted alone. May also use that recipe in place of this one.)

  • 1 tablespoon honey, more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 2 cups plant based milk
  • pinch of black pepper

Oats

  • 1 & 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons hemp hearts
  • 1 & 1⁄2 cups golden milk (above)
  • Fresh fruit and honey, for serving

Instructions:

Golden Milk

In a medium bowl, combine the honey, turmeric, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. Stir to combine, then stir in the boiling water to dissolve the honey. Stir in the milk. Taste, adding more honey if desired.

Oats

Combine oats, chia, and hemp seeds in a glass jar, stir to combine. Pour the golden milk into the jar and stir to combine. Chill overnight or up to 3 days. To serve, top with fresh fruit and honey, if desired.

 

PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP OAT BARS

Ingredients

  • 3 cups oats (gluten-free if desired)
  • 2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips (vegan if desired)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray 8×11 or 9 inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Make oat flour: Place oatmeal into blender or food processor and blend for 1-2 minutes until oatmeal resembles flour. You may need to stop blender and stir oats a couple of times to ensure that all oats have been blended.
  3. Measure out just 2 1/2 cups of the oat flour and place in a medium bowl. Whisk in baking powder, baking soda, salt and spices; set aside.
  4. In a separate large bowl, whisk together pumpkin, brown sugar, vanilla extract, oil, and applesauce for 1-2 minutes until the consistency is smooth and creamy. Slowly add in oat flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Gently fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 15-25 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean or with just a few crumbs attached. After baking cool for 10 minutes on wire rack. Cut into bars.

Notes: Bars can be frozen. Simply bake, cool, cut; store in ziploc bag. Reheat individually for 30 seconds in microwave.

*adapted from http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com