Healthy Recipes

Gluten Free Carrot Cake Muffins

Recently I made a batch of gluten-free carrot cake muffins adapted from @healthbymads on IG! I made mine gluten-free and vegan by subbing in almond flour for regular flour. I wanted to make this recipe because carrots have so many benefits! They are an excellent source of vitamin A in the form of beta carotene. They are also a good source of several B vitamins, as well as vitamin K and potassium. These muffins are a delicious way to get some important nutrients first thing in the morning or as a quick afternoon snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 grated apple (peel the skin first)
  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 eggs/flax eggs 
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and get a non-stick muffin tray

2. Grate the apple and carrots, then mash the banana and combine all in a bowl along with the melted coconut oil, eggs & vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl, combine all dry ingredients, then in parts, combine the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients

4. Lastly, fold in raisins, then pour into the muffin tray

5. Bake for about 14-17 min and enjoy! 

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Healthy Recipes

Gluten-Free Matcha Banana Bread

As a fan of matcha and banana bread, I was excited to try making this treat. Although my recipe is very similar to the banana bread recipe that is already on my blog, matcha is known it add a bitter element to baked goods so I had to make some slight adjustments. Although I am still tweaking around with the recipe and trying to get the right amount of sweetness from the banana and earthy taste from the matcha, the gluten-free loaf I made last week has been approved by my family and some of my followers on IG already!

Recipe

Ingredients:ย 

  • 2 overripe bananas 
  • 1 c almond flour
  • 1/4 c of coconut flour
  • 2 eggs/flax eggs
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon 
  • 1 tsp on baking soda
  • 2 tsp of vanilla 
  • 3 tbsp of maple syrup 
  • 2 tbsp of coconut oil 
  • 1 1/2 tbsp of ceremonial grade matcha

Directions: 

1) Preheat your oven to 350 degrees

2) Spray your loaf tray with some cooking oil and line with parchment paper

3) Mash bananas until they are smooth

4) Mix in the wet ingredients – egg, vanilla, coconut oil, syrup 

5) In a separate bowl, mix the flours, cinnamon, baking soda, and matcha. Make sure that there are no lumps in the mixture. 

6) Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until the batter is uniform

7) Pour the batter into your loaf tray and bake for 45-55 mins. Use a cake tester or knife to see if it is ready. 

8) Enjoy! 

Let me know in the comments if you try the recipe and like it! Thanks for reading!

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Healthy-ish Banana Bread Recipe

With its super-moist texture, sweet banana and brown sugar flavors, the incredibly softly crumbed banana bread (and muffins too) is one of my favorite treats to eat. Unfortunately, while banana bread is good for my taste buds, it is not practical to consume it too frequently. Since I began eating a little more mindfully I have been making a healthier version of banana bread. Here is what you need:

  • 2 over ripe bananas – make sure they have the brown spots on them
  • 2 organic eggs
  • 1 cup of almond flour
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flour
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp of soft coconut oil
  • 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 inch bread loaf pan with parchment paper and spray/rub any exposed sides with coconut oil.
  2. Mash the overripe bananas until
  3. Add the rest of the wet ingredients to the bananas– the maple syrup, coconut oil, eggs and vanilla. Mix until they are thoroughly combined
  4. In a separate bowl, mix all of the dry ingredients. Be sure to remove any clumps from the almond of coconut flour.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet until the dough become thick and even.
  6. Place the dough in the pan and smooth out the top with a spatula.
  7. Bake for 30 mins and check if a knife/cake tester comes out clean.
  8. Enjoy!

This easy treat is good by itself or great with a nut butter and fruit. What is your favorite traditional (non-healthy) dessert? Have you found any healthier alternatives for it? Let me know in the comments!

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