Want something baked but the lesser of evils, meaning something that’s high quality, with no dairy, refined flour, oils or sugars, and that feeling of not blowing your gains?
Found a recipe online and made these simple modifications and additions to upgrade it from a healthier ingredient perspective.
This treat is just that. In fact it has 2 scoops of nutritious, gut friendly plant-based protein (rice and pea), which is an awesome protein to cook with and we made it with our own flour from rolled oats. We also used coconut oil and applesauce as our fats. We even used nut milk (macadamia), cacao, and a combination of honey, maple and date syrup.
70-85g – oat flour
13.5oz – maple/date syrup or honey
1c – chopped walnuts
1/4c – apple sauce
1/4c – oil/butter
3/4 tsp – sea salt
1/2 tsp – vanilla extract
half cup – nut milk
2 scoops – vegan protein powder (rice & pea)
1/2c – dark chocolate chips or crumbled dark chocolate bar
1 tsp – baking powder
1-2 tsp – cacao powder
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all dry ingredients. Mix all wet ingredients. Gradually pour dry ingredients into the wet ingredient mixture and stir together until well mixed. Add walnuts and crumbled dark chocolate bar.
Serve warm with cream cheese/greek yogurt frosting and or ice cream of choice. Store in refrigerator for up to a week then freeze.
C A R R O T • C A K E oats, oh boy! Shoutout to one of my fave IG accounts @kylecarillet. This take on his recipe is so bomb! 💣 A hearty healthy scrumptious treat, that doesn’t make me feel guilty in anyway. I tend to have a sweet tooth so may as well put this on rotation for a healthier option (with protein).
Already packed with raisins, carrots and nuts (i used both pecans and walnuts), I also varied this recipe by adding an additional egg – for a total of three. One and a half heaping scoop of vanilla whey protein. Cristalized ginger pieces, additional nut milk (i used macadamia milk). I also added more maple syrup to the frosting for a thinner consistency.
Have fun with it. Next time I’m going to try more protein powder.
Adapted from @KyleCarillet (IG):
2c oats (or equivalent)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch, salt
Separately mix together:
half cup nut milk + 1.5 scoop protein (preferably legion plant+ but can also use whey. Plant cooks better)
3 beaten eggs
1 tbsp chia seeds soak in the milk
3/4 cup maple syrup (255g)
three fourth cup carrots (1 med-lrg carrot)
half cup raisins
half cup nuts (walnuts or pecans)
half cup coconut oil
half cup applesauce
Topping (mix ingredients and place in ziplock bag cup tip and drizzle)
I truly love being able to use old bananas to make a really rewarding treat. Truth of the matter is, if it wasn’t for recipes like this, I’d be throwing out bananas all the time.
This is a basic banana bread recipe. Feel free to embellish it with anything from a coffee cake style loaf with crumbles to a maple glaze. Top it with basic vanilla ice cream and your in heaven!
Living alone makes it so hard to consume all of what I buy and cook before it goes bad. Ugh! So frustrating. But as the saying goes, when life throws you lemons, make lemonade! In this case when life throws you rotten bananas, why not make bread!?
This recipe makes two loaves, so if you live alone like me, share a loaf with a loved one. That’s my new strategy. Enjoy!
Sidenote: For an added twist, I added coconut oil dried bananas, pecans and dark chocolate chunks (smashed half of a chocolate bar). Garnished with (what else – yup, a banana sliced in half – a half for each loaf. Gives it a nice rustic cafe look. 🍌