Homemade Butterfinger Granola!

Healthy, yummy and easy to make. So it is this delicious granola! Actually granola is pretty healthy if you make it the right way. The most thing that I like of making my own granola is that I can make any flavor that I want to! And I always get inspiration on my favourite sweets, and butterfingers are just, perfect. So, let’s see the recipe!

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Ingredients:

½ cup natural salted peanut butter
¼ cup maple syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon blackstrap molasses
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups rolled oats
1 cup cornflakes
⅓ cup raw peanuts
⅓ cup chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 340°F (170°C). Line a baking tray with non-stick paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, molasses and salt. Add the oats and cornflakes, and mix until completely combined. Mix in the peanuts.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking tray. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, occasionally removing the tray from the oven and mixing the granola around with a fork (about two or three times). Keep an eye on it, as granola can burn easily. Allow the granola to cool completely.
  4. Once cooled, stir in the chocolate and store in an airtight container. Enjoy with yogurt and fruit, or just by the handful.

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Easy Pancakes for One!

I think you already know that I love pancakes or? So today I want to show yo this PERFECT recipe, it is easy and just for you! So let’s get started!

Ingredients:

-2 eggs

-3 tbsp. flour

-vanilla extract

-baking powder

-a bit of milk

-oil to spread in the pan

Instructions:

Beat the egg whites first, and after that pour the egg yolks into it. Beat until well combined and after that put the flour and slowly add milk until the dough has the best consistency for you. Add the vanilla extract and the baking powder. Turn the heat to medium-heat and wait until your pan is warm enough, then spread some oil in the pan (don’t jump this step!!) and pour about 2 tbsp. of the dough. Fry the pancakes until they are golden-brown. And enjoy!

Note: The pancakes will taste of course better if you top them with any kind of syrup!

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Healthy Croissants recipe!

Well, I have just 3 words for this recipe; Yummy and healthy. Just perfect!

This croissants are crispy and the flavor is fantastic and yes this is a healthier option, for this persons that are trying to eat healthier! Well I always think a healthy diet/lifestyle has healthy and unhealthy food, but this is another topic that I pretty much think I will talk about. But now let’s see this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients:

Fat layer:
100 g unsalted butter
125 g plain cream cheese

Dough:
250 g whole wheat flour
1 egg (vegan option: 1 tsp. yeast+1 cup lukewarm water)
4 tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Note: Maby you will need some extra water to make the dough workable, make sure this water is not cold just at room temperature.

Instructions:

Softened the butter and cream cheese, and stir together to combine. Roll into a large, flat square about 6″ (~15 cm) wide between two pieces of plastic wrap. Store on a flat surface in the fridge for 15 to 30 minutes to let it firm up.

Meanwhile, prepare the dough by stirring all ingredients together and kneading it into an smooth, elastic ball. Roll out into a rectangle about 7″ by 14″ or 17.5 by 35 cm large. The idea is to get it slightly larger than twice the size of the butter layer.

Place the chilled butter layer on one side of the rolled out dough and fold the other side over so that the butter is sandwiched between two layers of dough. Make sure there are no air pockets between dough and butter and pinch the sides to seal the butter in.

Roll the dough out a bit so that it becomes a rectangle with one set of edges longer than the original mesure. Fold into three like a letter, wrap loosely with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill for anywhere between 1 to 8 hours. Repeat this roll, fold, and chill process again three to four more times.

When the final dough has had time to chill and rise slightly in the fridge, it is ready to be rolled out, cut, and shaped into a croissant. On a floured surface, roll out dough into a layer just less than 0.5″ or 1 cm thick.

Cut into triangles and add a small slit at the base of the triangle to help with even baking. Roll into crescents starting at the base, and place on a lined baking sheet. Allow to rise at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and bake in a 350F or 175C  oven for 20 – 25 min. Let it cool just 5-8 min and enjoy!

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Healthy Cinnamon Rolls recipe!

I know, I actually was taking a break of posting… But I missed you! Haha, I think I will post recipes but not that often as before this little break. Maby 1 recipe each week or maby 2, but not more because I have to focus on my recovery as well!

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But anyway today I’m here with this fantastic recipe,  wich is; Healthy Cinnamon Rolls! They are really good and taste almost like the original ones! Actually this is a healthier option, but anyway let’s start with the recipe!

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Ingredients:

-2 cup white whole wheat flour

-2½ teaspoons baking powder

-½ teaspoon salt

-5 tablespoons applesauce, vegan butter or margarine

-¾ cup unsweetened almond milk

-1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

-6 tablespoons brown, divided

-1 tablespoon melted vegan butter or margarine

-2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Instructions:

1-Preheat oven to 400 Fahrenheit or 200 degrees. Grease an 8-inch pie pan and set aside.
2-In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Using pastry blender, cut the applesauce, vegan butter or margarine into the flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal. I you don’t have a pastry blender just use a fork to cut in to butter. Chill for ten minutes.
3-Combine 3 tablespoons brown sugar and 2 teaspoons of cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
4-After the ten minutes, fetch the bowl from the fridge and add in the unsweetened almond milk or soya milk, apple cider vinegar, and 3 tablespoons brown sugar and stir until combined, making sure not to overwork the dough. If the dough is too dry to incorporate all the flour, add in one more tablespoon of milk. Turn out the dough on a clean, lightly floured surface and knead 4 times. Again, make sure not to overwork the dough.
5-Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough to a large rectangle of ¼ inch thickness. Brush the dough with 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine. Evenly sprinkle the sugar cinnamon mixture over the dough. Starting with the long side, gently roll the dough up into a log. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 12 equal rolls. Place the rolls into the prepared pie pan and bake in the oven at 400 Fahrenheit for 12 minutes, or until golden. Let cool and enjoy!

Healthy Apple Pie recipe!

Easy, yummy and healthy. Best description to this amazing recipe! I do eat ”normal” cakes, of course. But you know, why not being a bit healthier if you can? This recipe tastes just like a real Apple pie but it’s healthier and easier to make! You don’t need any strange ingredients, so is also pretty possible to make this without going to the supermarket. I just hate to go to the supermarket just for one single ingredient, you too? hahaha. Anyway, let’s start with this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients:

For the crust/pastry; (Make this recipe 2 times if you one crust for the bottom and one for the top)

-1 cup all-purpose flour  (140gr)

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/4 cup plus 1-2 tbsp. oil of your choice (is better if you use an oil wich doesn’t have a strong flavor) (5-6 tbsp.)

-2 1/2 tablespoons ice water (add more water if is necessary)

For the filling:

-55 g unsalted butter of your choice (1/4 cup)

-25 g all-purpose flour (3 tbsp.)

-60 ml water (1/4 cup)

-110 g packed brown sugar (1/2 cup brown sugar or brown coconut sugar)

-8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

-1 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions:

For the crust/pastry;

1. In a medium mixing bowl, stir together 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

2. In a glass measuring cup, combine 1/4 cup plus 1-2 tablespoons oil and 2 1/2 tablespoons ice water. Whisk them together until creamy. Immediately pour all at once into flour and toss with a fork. Form into a ball. Dough will be moist. If you want to cover completely the Apple Pie make the crust recipe another time to have one for the bottom and another one for the top.

3.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water and brown sugar and cinnamon, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

4.Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly.Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the apples. Cover with the other crust and make some holes with a knife.

5.Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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Best recipe Banana Pancakes! (Healthy and for one)

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Do you remember the recipe of the banana-oatmeal pancakes? This is the improved version of them! You have to try them, these are amazing! And they are healthy and just for you. The problem that I had with the other pancakes, was that they are really difficult to flip as they contain any eggs and the consistency is more liquid than these recipe. So of course is better when you make nice round pancakes than pancakes with a strange form! But it’s not only that better, the texture of these pancakes are like the really ones! Really fluffy and spongy. The taste is also really good, and the are also quite good plain! But I prefer always to put some kind of syrup hahaha. So let’s see this amazing recipe!

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Ingredients:

~Single serving (about 7 medium-small pancakes)~

-1 ripe banana (important that the banana is ripe, the more ripe the banana is the more sweet it taste!)

-2 eggs

-2 tbsp. flour (30 gr, you can use all the types of flour, but if the flour has some taste I don’t know if  it will taste good)

-some oil (for grease the pan)

Instructions:

Put your pan at high heat, then in a cereal bowl mash the banana (don’t mash it too much, as the consistency has to be more thick than liquid). When the banana is mashed put the 2 eggs and beat until all is well combined. Then add the 2 tbsp. of flour, then stir until there are any lumps. At this point the pan will be warm enough, so low to medium-heat. With a paper towel spread some oil (don’t omit this step if you want to flip your pancakes!). Then put about 2 tbsp. of the dough, make a round form and wait until the other side is golden-brown, then flip and wait until the pancake is also golden-brown in the other side. Put you pancakes in a plate and put some kind of sauce or syrup. In this recipe I recommend to put chocolate sauce as the banana taste really good with chocolate! Enjoy!

Note!

Is really important that after each pancake you grease your pan, sometimes I forgot it to grease my pan and It was really difficult to flip them, so don’t forget to grease your pan after EACH pancake!

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Coconut-Banana oatmeal recipe!

Today I woke up with a beautiful view! All full of snow, just amazing! As I’m from Spain I’ve never seen so much snow hahaha. So beautiful! But now let’s go to the recipe; I was a bit unsure about this combination, but the result was just perfect! A creamy oatmeal with coconut flakes and some banana chunks, delicious! So let’s see the recipe;

Ingredients:

-1 ripe banana

-1 cup milk (250 ml)

-1/2 cup oats (40-50 gr)

-1 tbsp. brown sugar or honey

-2-3 drops vanilla extract

-pinch salt

Topping:

-1 tbsp. coconut flakes

-Few slices of the banana

Instructions:

In a small sauce-pan at medium-heat, put the oats and the milk and stir until it starts to thicken, then put the sugar, the vanilla extract and stir well until is all well combined. Then put the banana cut in slices (reserve few slices for the topping). Start to smash the banana and stir well. The banana will start to melt but is faster if you smash it a bit. Stir well until the banana is melted in the oats, then serve in a cereal bowl and top with the banana slices and the tbsp. coconut. Enjoy!

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Healthy Banana-Oatmeal Pancakes recipe! (For one)

IMPROVED RECIPE HERE

Today I woke up and the cravings for pancakes were really strong… So I decided to make some! But like always something has to be wrong, I didn’t have eggs and I already puted all the ingredients in the bowl! So I had to improvise and I thought,what kind of ingredient could be as an egg substitute? Bananas! And so is how I invented this amazing recipe! And the good thing also is, that this recipe is only for you! I love single serving recipes, you too? Anyway, let’s see it;

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Ingredients:

-30gr oatmeal flour or all-purpose flour

-1 banana (ripe will be always better, if your is green don’t try to make the recipe! Wait until the banana is at least yellow)

-pinch of salt

-2 tbsp. plain yogurt

-2-3 drops vanilla extract

-1 tbsp. honey

-1/4 tsp. baking powder

-Milk (as much you need)

Instructions:

In a cereal bowl mix the dry ingredients and in another one the wet ingridients (excluding the milk). When all the ingredients are good mixed, mix the wet ingredients with the dry ones and put enough milk to have a thick but at the same time liquid consistency. In small pan, first at high heat spread some veg or coconut oil (all the types of oils or butters work well). Then put about 1 or 2 tbsp. of the dough and when start to bubble flip it when the other side is golden brown remove it from the pan and put it in a plate. Now that the pan is warm, lower it to medium-heat. This recipe makes about 4 small pancakes. I prefere to make the a bit small because is easier to flip, as this recipe is a bit sticky I really recomend to make them this way. As a topping I recomed to put some maple syrup, honey or like me some chocolate syrup, delicious. And of course enjoy!

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Apple Pie Oatmeal recipe!

I promise, the next post wont be an oatmeal haha.

Sorry for my obsession with oatmeal but I have to share this recipe with you, because if you like apple pie this is the best recipe for you!

Sometimes I just want a pice of cake for breakfast, but I have any cake there… So that’s the reason of this fabulous recipe! The combination of all these ingredients make the perfect oatmeal with… Apple pie flavor! Just one word, perfect. Let’s see how I made it!

Ingredients:

-1/2 cup oats (40-50gr)

-1 cup milk (250ml)

-About a tsp. cinnamon

-1/2 tsp. butter

-1 tbsp. honey (You can use brown sugar as well, about 1-2 tbsp.)

-1 small apple

-Pinch salt

For the topping:

Some extra honey and some extra cinnamon. You can also top with a couple of nuts, like walnuts.

Instructions:

Put in a small saucepan at medium-heat, the milk and the oats. While the oats are cooking, if your apple isn’t sweet at all put it in another small saucepan at high.heat with 1 tsp. sugar and mix good until the apple is a bit brown. When the oats start to thicken, put all the ingredients and stir well. When it has the best consistency for you, remove it from the heat and serve it in a cereal bowl with some extra honey and cinnamon. You can top it also with some nuts. Enjoy!

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Helathy Lemon Yogurt Cake recipe!

Just delicious. The texture, the consistency, the flavors… All in this cake is amazing, and so easy! And this is the perfect example that you can also eat healthier without having special ingredients at home, so let’s see the recipe;

Ingredients:

-1 + 1/2 cup whole wheat flour (all-purpose works too or half whole wheat and half all-purpose if you don’t like the whole wheat flavor)

-2 tsp. baking powder

-1/2 tsp. salt

-1 cup plain yogurt (if you want a low-fat version use low-fat Greek yogurt)

-1 cup brown sugar (for sugar-free version use Truvia or Stevia)

-3 large eggs

-zest form 2 lemons

-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

-1/2 cup melted margarine or vegan butter (for a healthier version use coconut oil or canola oil)

-Powdered sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350º F or at 180-170 degrees. Spray a 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. Then, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

In another bowl, combine yogurt, sugar (or the sweetener of your choice), eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract and stir well to combine, slowly whisk in the flour mixture. Fold in the vegan butter or margarine (or oil of your choice).

Pour into prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. When is baked take it our from the oven and powder with some powder sugar, then let it cool. Cut one big slice and enjoy!

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