Breakfast Cookies

  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups oats
  • 1/2 nuts, raisins, coconut, and/or chocolate chips

Mash bananas and peanut butter together in a bowl. Stir in applesauce and vanilla, then remaining ingredients. Let sit 10 minutes before dropping cookies on a baking stone. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes, or until firm. Leave cookies on stone for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack. Enjoy at any temperature.

Makes 32 cookies

Thank you, Nancy, for sharing this recipe!

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Easy Gluten-Free Banana Bread

  • 4 very ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 C coconut oil
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 C Pillsbury gluten-free all purpose flour
  • optional: blueberries, walnuts, or raisins

Mix all of the ingredients except the flour. Then mix in the flour. Stir in an optional ingredient. Bake 50 minutes at 350 degrees in two greased 4×8″ pans. Check it with a toothpick.

adapted from mamaknowsglutenfree.com

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Greek Potatoes

  • 2 1/2 lbs. potatoes (red or gold)
  • 1 1/2 T minced garlic
  • 1 T dried oregano
  • 1 t salt
  • 1/4 t black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups broth
  • 1 lemon, juiced

Cut potatoes into wedges and place into a 9″x13″ pan lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper over the potatoes. Pour on olive oil, broth, and lemon. Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes, then stir and cook for 40 minutes more.

Based on a recipe from Food.com

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Iron Bars

These bars are high in iron!

  • 1/4 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup almonds
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)

Cook quinoa as package directs. Meanwhile, roast almonds at 350 degrees until aromatic (about three minutes). Put almonds and pumpkin seeds into a food processor. Grind well. Add coconut oil and process, then add the cooked quinoa and process well. Add molasses, cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin puree. When mixture is smoothly blended, stir in the chocolate chips (if desired) and pulse twice. Pour into a greased 10 1/2″ cast-iron skillet. Bake at 300 degrees for 90 min, or until a knife poked into the center comes out clean. Cut when cool.

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Courtship Bars

  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup honey
  • 6 cups oat cereal O’s

Combine peanut butter and honey in a large pan. Heat until thinned. Remove from heat and add cereal. Spread onto a large parchment-lined jellyroll pan. Freeze for one or two hours until firm. Cut into bars. Store in the freezer. Thaw slightly before eating.

Adapted from healthyfoodforliving.com

When our daughter entered courtship, she didn’t have time to make No-Bake Energy Bars anymore. She found this quick and easy replacement, and we called them Convenient Courtship Crunch Bars. For convenience, we shortened the name. 🙂

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Chocolate Hummus

  • 2 15 oz. cans chickpeas
  • 10 T cocoa powder
  • 2 T vanilla
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup almond milk

Blend in food processor and refrigerate before serving.

usatoday.com

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Oat Crackers

  • 3 1/2 cups oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 cups almond milk

Process oats in a food processor until ground, then add baking powder and salt; process again. Add honey and milk, and process until smooth. Pour batter onto two parchment-lined 11″ x 17″ jelly roll pans; spread evenly. With racks in the top half of the oven, bake at 375 degrees in a convection oven for seven minutes (8 minutes in a regular oven). Use a pizza cutter to cut crackers. Bake for 10 more minutes (13 minutes in a regular oven), until crackers are golden brown.

Based on recipe from recipeazaar.com

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Allergy-friendly Brownies

  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate
  • 6 T coconut oil
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 C almond flour/meal
  • 1/3 C rice flour
  • 1 C walnut or pecan pieces, optional

Mix the chocolate with the oil in a small saucepan or skillet. Stir frequently until the mixture is melted. Stir in salt, sugar, and vanilla. Let it cool. Stir in eggs. Add the almond and rice flour. Add nuts, if desired. Pour batter into a parchment lined 8×8″ pan and spread evenly. Bake at 325 degrees in the lower third of the oven for 20-25 minutes (till toothpick inserted in the center comes out moist but clean).

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Easy Diary-Free Chocolate Frosting

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked mashed sweet potato (about 2 medium potatoes)
  • 1 cup honey granules (or sugar)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 Tbs cocoa
  • vanilla to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend till smooth. Frost and refrigerate.

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Banana Oat Blender Pancakes

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 large ripe bananas
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups old fashioned rolled oats

Instructions:

  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium heat.
  3. Pour 1/2 cup batter onto skillet. Use a spatula to spread the batter thinner.
  4. When edges are hardened and bubbly, flip pancake. When the other side is golden brown, the pancake is ready to enjoy. Repeat for the rest of the batter.

Adapted from www.kimscravings.com

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