Posts tagged #flourless

Flour-less, butter-less, Oatmeal Banana Muffin Recipe.

This past weekend we were in  NH at Steele Hill Resorts for our friends wedding. It was beautiful and so serene compared to the city. The mountains were breathtaking, and the air was crisp. Even though I was only a couple hours away from home I felt like I was on a destination vacation!

We had an afternoon workout

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followed by some lounging by the pool. Some of the guys ordered us mudslides (UMM SERIOUSLY AMAZING) and I was introduced to a flour and butter free banana oatmeal muffin made by our friend Kate.

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I was so excited to try them. Once I put the muffin in my mouth I knew I had to share the recipe with you!

Kate followed this recipe: Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins

Here is another recipe that also looks good and is similar: Yogurt Banana Oat Muffins

I decided to try it out myself and put my own twist on it.  I nixed the honey and added chia seeds, cinnamon and cacao powder! It looks good, but was not sweet... at all!

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The bananas I used were not as ripe as they should have been. Tomorrow I will try to add almond butter on it for breakfast and see how that is! I will keep you posted. See you later this week for a workout!

XO

Posted on August 6, 2013 and filed under food, breakfast, dessert.

flourless chocolate cake

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Sarah, from Sarah Fit, and I decided to have a bake-off! Our mission was to make a dessert that was on the healthier side, yet still able to satisfy the sweet tooth! I went with a chocolaty taste and Sarah went with more of a pumpkin pie-ish flavor. I thought they both came out great. I am actually going to make Sarah's dish for my Thanksgiving gathering. I can’t wait to share how it comes out!

*Sarah's 100 calorie Pumpkin Pie Dessert Bars

Check out our videos and try both recipes. Which do you like more? [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gknIC2yASh4]

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My inspiration for this dessert came from my love of chocolate and sweet potatoes! The recipe that I followed is from Chef Toni Robertson, as I also added my own twist here and there.

Ingredients:

¾ C semi sweet chocolate

2 ripe bananas

1 medium-sized sweet potato

3 egg whites and 1 whole egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 tbs chia seeds

1 tsp of cinnamon? If you wish!

1/4 c (or less) honey

2 tbs brown sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350

Melt chocolate (any way you know how!) add in 1 tsp vanilla if you wish

Microwave the sweet potato and peel. Place sweet potato, 2 ripe bananas, honey and sugar in blender. Blend until smooth.

Remove the melted chocolate from heat and fold over sweet potato/banana puree add 1 whole egg and chia seeds. Mix well.

Beat the 3 egg whites until a little foamy. Add this to your mixture.

Place chocolate mixture in (sprayed) single serving custard cups. This recipe serves 6-8. The more filling in the cup the longer it cooks!

Cook for about 10 minutes. If you desire it more cooked through add 5 minutes or less. Keep a lookout though, every oven cooks differently!

I had an awesome time cooking with Sarah. You have to check out the videos. Her new camera is insane!! Have an awesome Thanksgiving.

Posted on November 23, 2011 and filed under food, dessert.