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Recipes

Chickpea Pancakes

These pancakes use chickpea flour to create a protein packed guilt free breakfast! Make a big batch and freeze for busy mornings!

Caramel Apple Dutch Baby

A Dutch Baby is a classic German pancake / popover served for breakfast. In this version, I have a little cheat to make it super simple to prepare – pancake mix! I do recommend serving immediately after this dish comes out of the oven, otherwise the caramel will harden and get stuck to the bottom of your skillet (it won’t come out nicely). If you want to slice a few pieces after the caramel has hardened, just pop it back in the oven for 5 minutes to make it easy to slice once again!

Vegan Zucchini Date Bread

A really great healthy zucchini bread with no added oil! There is lots of zucchini in here to give it the moisture needed and the pure maple syrup doesn’t hurt either! This bread is perfect for a healthy breakfast or afternoon treat. It will store on the counter for 3-4 days or slice it up and freeze for about 6 months.

Raisin Pumpkin Seed Bread

Such a beautiful bread to serve guests for a homemade breakfast treat! Just a hint of cinnamon gives this bread that extra special touch! You can also slice up the bread and store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 4 months. Just take out slices and toast when the craving hits!

Peanut Butter and Apple Toast

This recipe comes from the classic PB&J that everyone knows and loves! Instead of jam though, I use fresh apple slices for a crisp and refreshing contrast to the creamy peanut butter! Great for a breakfast, lunch sandwich or a post workout snack!

Decadently Healthy Chocolate Banana Bread

This Banana Bread tastes so incredibly decadent that you will never believe it is actually pretty healthy! With whole wheat flour, lots of fresh banana and flax seeds you won’t feel guilty serving chocolate cake for breakfast!

Mini Fig and Apple Tarte Tatin

Tarte Tatin is a French dessert where the fruit is cooked underneath the pastry, in order to serve it is flipped over. In this version I use fresh figs which caramelize beautifully! Muffin tins are used here to create individual tarts. You can serve them for dessert or even as a first course for a formal brunch. : if you are preparing these deserts in advance, prepare steps 1-4 up to the day before. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Just before serving complete steps 5 and 6 (if it has been refrigerated – it should cook for 20-25 minutes instead).This recipe will give you 12 tarts.

Deconstructed Apple-Berry Strudel

This desert is a cross between a pie and a strudel. One day I opened up a package of filo dough and realized that all the sheets were torn. Instead of getting upset that I couldn’t use it for a traditional strudel I came up with this recipe!You could make this strudel a few hours in advance. Just before serving put it back in the oven for 5 minutes.

Blueberry Turnovers

These turnovers are absolutely delicious especially when hot out of the oven. You can prepare them in advance; keep frozen in an airtight container for up to 6 months. When you want to serve them, allow to defrost on the counter for at least 30 minutes. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes at 375 to heat up. This recipe makes 24 turnovers.

Rita’s Easy and Healthy Banana-Oatmeal Snacks

This recipe comes from a close family friend, Rita. When she first told me about it, I was quite skeptical – in my mind there was no way these cookies would hold! Surprisingly however, despite the fact that they are missing the essential (and unhealthy) “cookie ingredients” such as flour, butter, sugar and eggs – they work, and are quite yummy I might add! Great for a breakfast on the go, or an after workout snack.

Apple Cherry Strudel

Strudels are a great desert since they are light, crispy and full of fruit goodness! This one is made with filo dough which can be found in the freezer section of most regular grocery stores. When working with filo you should defrost it in the refrigerator overnight.

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