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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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 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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Healthy Coconut Cookies recipe!

Omg godness! If you like coconut this is your recipe! I find really hard to find a healthy coconut cookie recipe, but this one is really good! So let’s start with it;

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Ingredients:

-70gr oat flour or withe flour

-a pinch of salt

-2 tbsp. coconut flakes (unsweetened if you want a healthier recipe)

-4 tbsp. brown sugar

-2-3 drops vanilla extract

-1 tbsp. veg oil or coconut oil (for fat-free version use 1 tbsp. applesauce)

-1-3 tbsp. milk (enough milk to make a good consistency

-3/4 tsp. baking powder

Instructions:

In a mixing bowl mix first all the dry ingredients, and then add the wet (excluding the milk). Put enough milk to make a dough, if you put too much milk just add some more flour. In a mold with a baking sheet but about 1 tbsp. of the dough, place each cookie about 5 cm between each cookie. Bake them at 350F° or 170-180 degrees for about 10 minutes. Let them sit for 5-10 min and enjoy!

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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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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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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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Helathy Carrot Cake recipe!

I think my favorite cake is the carrot cake! It has so a special flavor and the ingridients are so different than the other cakes…You know, when I was little my mum made this cake and I thought: “Omg, carrot with cake? No, please.” But then I tried it and I was so wonder because of the good taste and this special flavor that I never taste before! And yes, you can make this cake in a healthy way too. Actually the original recipe is quite healthy, so I just changed some ingridients but not that much! Let’s start with the recipe!

Ingridients:

-130gr vegan butter, canoa oil, extra light olive oil or coconut oil (I use vegan butter)

-200gr brown sugar

-2 eggs

-1/2 tsp cinammon

-pinch salt

-milk of your choice

-200gr whole weat flour (I think oat flour will work as well)

-170gr carrots

-50gr walnuts

-3 tsp baking powder

Instructions:

Beat first the eggs, then add the melted butter or oil and mix it well. Add after it the sugar mix well and add the sifted flour, is better when you first put half of the flour mix it good and then add the other part. Add gradually enough milk to have a good consistency. Then add the cinammon, the salt and the baking powder and mix another time. After it, add the grated carrot and the crushed walnuts, mix well. On a floured mold spread the dough and bake at 180 degrees for 30 hour or until is gold-brown and comes the smell out. Click the cake with a toothpick, if it comes out clean the cake is ready. Let it cool and enjoy!

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Healthy Penaut Butter Cups recipe!

Wow, this is the only thing that I can say to this recipe. Just, wow! I never thought healthy things will be thaaat yummy! But anyway I don’t want to write anaymore just see and ofcourse try this recipe if you love penaut butter cups!

Ingridients:

-2 tbsp penaut butter

-2 tsp coconut oil, vegan butter or margarine

-1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (maby you will need some more, it depends how big are your cupcakes molds)

And you will need some cupcakes molds.

Instructions:

Melt the chocolate. Put a layer of chocolate (also a bit in the sides of the mold) in the cupcake molds and make sure you let enough chocolate for later. Refrigerate until the chocolate is dry. While the chocolate is in the refrigerator mix the oil butter or margarine with the penaut butter. Take the cupcake molds and put about a tsp of the penaut butter mixture, then put another layer of chocolate making sure they are good covered. Refrigerate them another time until are dry. Enjoy!

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