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Gluten Free Bread Pudding Cups

Gluten Free Bread pudding: making this gloomy day in LA cozy. ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐ŸŒฅ๐Ÿž

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Thereโ€™s no greater smell than fresh gf bread pudding straight outta the oven. Made with gf bread, vanilla Ripple Foods half & half, nutmeg, and so much more. Baked with sliced pear on top and eaten with a dollop of coconut yogurt. Another pregnancy craving satisfied with good for you ingredients all while tasting incredible. ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿป๐Ÿจ

Ingredients:
  • 8 slices Canyon Gluten bread, chopped into small cubes
  • 1 cup Ripple Foods Vanilla Half & Half
  • 1 egg and 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 pear sliced into 1/4′ thick pieces
  • 5 tsp. honey

Directions:

  1. Spray five large muffin spots with cooking spray (or ten regular size muffin spots). Add bread cubes evenly to each spot.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together half & half, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Pour wet mixture over bread cubes, pressing down on them to ensure that they soak up the liquid Let sit for at least 15-20 minutes, checking regularly to make sure the bread cubes are getting spongy.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F.
  5. While bread cubes are soaking, prepare your pears by adding cooking spray and pear slices to a skillet over medium-low heat and cooking until tender, sprinkle with nutmeg. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Place pear slices over bread cube mixture, distributing evenly and drizzle a teaspoon of honey over each.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until pears are golden brown and egg mixture is set.
  8. Remove from oven and serve. Top with vanilla yogurt, whip cream, or enjoy as-is.
ย Your soul will thank you. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿž


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Key Lime -No Bake- Cheesecake

When Wedderspoonโ€™s Manuka honey met this Key Lime -no bake- Cheesecake is was love at first bite. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’š

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Wedderspoonโ€™s Manuka honey holds many more benefits than just adding the perfect sweetness to this cheesecake. Some uses and benefits include: * Helping with SIBO, low stomach acid, and acid reflux
* Improves sore throats and immunity
* Helps Allergies
* Beauty treatment and health boost
* Plus so much more! ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ

Ingredients-
Key Lime Cheesecake:
  • 8 oz. almond cream cheese, softened (or regular dairy)
  • 1 cup non-dairy greek yogurt (or regular dairy)
  • 4 tablespoons Manuka honey
  • โ…“ cup lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Crust:
  • 10 graham crackers
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, melted (or regular dairy)
  • Whip cream for topping

Directions-

  1. Using a hand mixer, combine almond cream cheese, almond greek yogurt, honey, vanilla, and lime juice. Set aside
  2. To a food processor, or high speed blender, add graham crackers and vegan butter. Blend until graham crackers are crumbs and everything is mixed together.
  3. Evenly distribute the crust among five small mason jars. Patting down the crust down.
  4. Next, evenly distribute the key lime cheesecake among the mason jars. Cover and place in refrigerator for 1 hour or overnight.
  5. Top with whip cream, extra graham cracker crumbs, and sliced lime! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿฏ


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Dark Chocolate – Anytime of the Day- Cake

Eating cake for breakfast can be something to be proud of. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿฐ

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Chocolate cake at 6am has been one of my best decisions in life. Made with @kodiakcakes, @drinkkoia cacao bean plant protein drink, cacao powder, dark chocolate cocoa powder, bananas, and egg whites. Basically pancakes. ๐Ÿค“๐Ÿฅž๐Ÿซ
Dark Chocolate – Anytime of the Day- Cake:

Cake-
* 1/2 cup @ripplefoods unsweetened original
* 2/3 cup greek yogurt (can sub oil)
* 2 cupsย @kodiakcakes dark chocolate pancake mix
* 1/4 cup cocoa powder
* 1/4 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
* 1 1/2 cups @drinkkoia cacao bean plant protein drink
* 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
* 3 egg whites (can sub applesauce, I was out!)
* 1/2 mashed banana
Almond Cream Cheese Frosting-
* 8oz. room temperature almond cream cheese (or regular)
* 3 tablespoons @ripplefoods unsweetened original
* 2 tablespoons honey
Peanut butter filling-
* 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons @kodiakcakes buttermilk pancake mix
* 2 tablespoons powdered peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons honey ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray one 9-inch round cake pans and set aside.
  2. Mix Cacao Bean Koia plant protein drink and apple cider vinegar in a large mixing bowl, let sit for a few minutes. Then add greek yogurt (or oil), egg whites (or applesauce), mashed banana, andย Ripple Foods milk and beat until frothy.
  3. With a hand mixer, mix in the Kodiak Cakes, cocoa powder, and dark cocoa powder.
  4. Pour batter into sprayed pan and bake for 35-40 minutes
  5. Prepare the almond cream cheese frosting in a medium size bowl by combining all the ingredients using a hand mixer. You may need to microwave the cream cheese for 10-15 seconds depending on consistency. Set aside.
  6. Prepare the peanut butter filling by warming the peanut butter in a small microwave safe bowl, about 15-30 seconds. Mix all the ingredients together using a hand mixture. You may need to add more liquid depending on the desired consistency. Set aside.
  7. Once the cake is finished baking and cooled completely. Cut the cake into two equal parts (top and bottom), coat the bottom slice with the peanut butter filling, place the top on the cake onto, and frost. Top with crushed dark chocolate chunks for an extra chocolatey kick. Enjoy!ย ๐Ÿซ


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Banana Bread Donuts

Youโ€™ll probably want to sit down with the whole batch. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿฉ๐ŸŒ

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Woke up with the rain at 5am and the fact that Aero needed to climb over our faces to get to the window. Heโ€™s not quite sure whatโ€™s going on outside but he sure is cozy by the window. ๐Ÿฆ‡๐ŸŒง

In other news, 10 days into the new year and my Five Minute Journal is finally here! Thank you Rachel for the recommendation and I loved beginning my morning with a five minute session. I actually write in this right after our devotional and breakfast in the morning. Really cannot function with breakfast first. ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณโœจ๐Ÿด

Banana Bread Donuts: (Makes six)
* 1 1/4 cup Kodiak Cakes buttermilk mix
* 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
* 1/2 cup mashed bananas
* 2 tablespoons vegan butter (melted)
* 1/4 cup Ripple unsweetened (give or take depending on consistency)
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
* Cinnamon
* Nutmeg
Cream Cheese Glaze:
* 1/2 cup almond cream cheese
* 1/4 cup Ripple Foods unsweetened original
* 1 tablespoon Nature Nates honey
Additional toppings:
* Crushed pistachios
Directions:
* Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.
* Combine donut ingredients in a medium size bowl. Be careful not to over mix!
* Divide equally into a sprayed donut pan and bake for 20 minutes (or until golden brown on top).
* While donuts are baking prepare the cream cheese glaze. Combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl, adding more liquid if needed. Should be thick but spreadable.
* Once donuts are finished, cool for 15-20 minutes before adding glaze and toppings (the glaze will melt if the donuts are too hot).


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Apple Berry Crisp, in less than 5 minutes

Wish I could say I was craving an Apple Berry Crisp because of the winter weather, but with a high of 79ยฐF today I think itโ€™s just a craving. ๐Ÿคค๐Ÿ๐Ÿจ

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This microwave Apple Berry Crisp topped with Apple Pie Paleonolaย is a quick fix when you donโ€™t have the time, or patience, to wait for a traditional crisp to bake. In less than five minutes you’ll be enjoying a delicious treat!ย ๐Ÿ˜

Ingredients- (Serves one)

Fruit Mixture:

    • 1/2 large apple, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 tsp lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup mixed berries, I used strawberries and blueberries

Topping aka “Crisp”: 1/4 cup Apple Pieย Paleonola

Directions:

  • Toss sliced apples, cinnamon, maple syrup, lemon juice, and ginger together. Arrange apple slices in a microwave-safe bowl. Layer berries on top of apples, then layer Apple Pie Paleonola.
  • Microwave for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 minutes, or until berry juices are bubbling.
  • Top with your favorite yogurt, cottage cheese, or ice cream!ย ๐Ÿ˜‹


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Cranberry Chia Seed Jam

Jumping for joy because cranberry season is here and thereโ€™s no stopping me now! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ•

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Thanksgiving themed breakfast pizza was a huge hit. Fresh, homemade cranberry chia seed jam (made this right when we got home last night), @lifewaykefir natural Farmer Cheese (always my substitute for ricotta cheese), and uncured turkey bacon. Could always use leftovers from Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿด

Cranberry Chia Seed Jam:

  • 1 bag fresh cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium size pot, cook on medium-high heat until the cranberries begin to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and mash with a potato masher or fork. Continue to simmer for about 15 minutes, mashing every few minutes.
  • Jar ingredients and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, top on pizza, toast, oatmeal, and more. Enjoy!ย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณโœจ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป


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Pumpkin Pie To-GO

Bitesize pumpkin pie bars, perfect for those on-the-go pie moments. ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

The familyโ€™s always hesitant when I bring dessert to parties. Me being healthy and all, I canโ€™t be trusted. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿซ

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This year I surprised everyone with these Pumpkin Pie bars with a Pecan Date crust. Perfectly fluffy and packed full of flavor. Even my uncle Mark went back for thirds and thatโ€™s saying something! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿณ๐Ÿงก

Pumpkin Pie Bars:
Ingredients
For the pumpkin pie filling:
* 15 oz can pumpkin puree
* 2 tablespoons vanilla ghee
* 1/4 truvia (or other sugar replacement)
* 2 eggs
* 3/4 cup Ripple unsweetened original
* 1 tsp pumpkin stevia drops
* 1/4 tsp cinnamon
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
For the crust:
* 2 cups gluten free oats
* 1 cup dates
* 2 tbs coconut oil
* 1/2 cup chopped pecans
* 1/4 tsp nutmeg
* 1/4 water

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.
2. Add the oats, dates, coconut oil, and nutmeg to a food processor and pulse until the mixture is crumbly. Add in the water and continue to pulse until the mixture begins to come together. Add in the pecans and pulse until they are fully combined.
3. Line a 8 x 8 baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil. Add the crust mixture and pat down with your hands until the crust is evenly spread throughout the bottom.
4. Combine the pumpkin puree, ghee and truvia to a medium size bowl. Beat together until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, Ripple milk, pumpkin spice drops, and spices. Pour the mixture on top of the crust in the baking sheet and bake in the oven for 70 minutes.
5. Cool for 2 hours before removing from pan and cut into 16 squares (worth the wait, I promise!). ๐Ÿคค๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป