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(#6) 12 Days of Self Care Blogmas Day 5


On the 5th day of blogmas my health coach gave to me, 5 healthy dessert recipes!

In yesterday's blog I shared 4 of my favorite smoothie recipes to help nourish and support your body. Today, I am going to share some healthier alternatives to desserts you already know and love! These are dairy free, refined sugar free, gluten free and 100% delicious!


1. Apple Crisp



For the Apples

6 apples

1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

3 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons cinnamon


For the Crumble Topping

1 cup oats

1/2 cup oat flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

1/4 cup pure maple syrup


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel apples and dice into cubes of approximately equal size.


In a large bowl, toss the apples with maple syrup, water, and cinnamon. Pour apples into baking dish.


In a separate bowl, add oats, oat flour, cinnamon, salt, coconut oil, and maple syrup. Stir crumble topping together and pour into baking dish on top of apples.


Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until apples are soft


2. Chocolate Raspberry Bliss Bites

For the crust

¼ cup almonds

½ cup oats

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch salt


For the topping

4 tablespoons cocoa powder

5 tablespoons maple syrup

6 tablespoons coconut oil


Swirl

Raspberry Jam


Add all of the crust ingredients to a food processor and process until you have crumbly mixture. Press mixture into a clean casserole dish.


Next add topping ingredients to food processor and process until smooth


Spread topping over crust.


Add dollops of Jam to the top and swirl throughout.


Place dish in fridge to set, then serve and enjoy!


If you would rather, you can swirl a different flavored jam, use fresh berries as a topping or swirl nut butter instead.


3. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread


3 Cups rolled oats

1 Can Pumpkin Puree

1/4 Cup Almond Milk

1/3 Cup Maple Syrup

2 Eggs

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Salt

3/4 tsp Baking Soda

1 tsp Baking Powder


Preheat oven to 350F.

Using a food processor grind 3 cups of old fashioned rolled oats into fine oat flour.

In a large bowl mix pumpkin puree, maple syrup, eggs, mashed bananas, and almond milk.

Add cinnamon, salt, baking soda, and baking powder to oat flour.

Combine wet mixture and dry mixture. The batter will be sticky, that's normal.

Line a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Add mixture to your pan and place it on the top rack of the oven.

Bake for 50-55 minutes


4. Quinoa Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 cups quinoa flour (toasted in the pan for 10 minutes, this brings out a rich nutty flavor)

1 teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

¾ cup coconut oil

1 ⅓ cup coconut sugar

2 large eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup dairy free chocolate chips


Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees

In a large bowl, whisk together quinoa flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together melted and cooled coconut oil with sugar until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla, then beat again until smooth and creamy.

Add in dry ingredients and mix together until combined and a dough forms. Fold in chocolate chips.

Roll dough into 1 inch balls and place on cookie sheet leaving 2 inches apart. If you want flatter cookies, gently push down the dough with your hand to flatten the tops a bit.

Bake 8-11 minutes or until edges just begin to turn a golden brown. Do not over-bake or the cookies will turn crispy.


5. Peanut Butter Balls

Peanut Butter Filling 1 cup of creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 cup of oat flour (simply blend oats in high speed blender)

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt


For Coating

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1 teaspoon of coconut oil


Mix filling ingredients in a large bowl. Form balls with the filling, placing them on a lined baking sheet. Put balls in the freezer for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, melt coating ingredients together.

Remove balls from freezer, dip in coating placing them back on baking sheet and placing them in the freezer for a few minutes to set.


I hope you enjoyed these recipes! For more health recipes check out yesterday's blog about smoothies!


See you tomorrow for day SIX of Blogmas!


Xoxo

Bianca







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