Breakfast · Snack

Anitoxidant Poppy Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Dessert Chickpea Batter’!

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Now onto these cookies!

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  • They have are soft like a muffin but thin out like a cookie!
  • Are made from only clean, natural ingredients
  • Can be eaten for breakfast or a delicious snack
  • Sweet enough to kill any unhealthy cravings
  • Healthy enough to eat as a pre-workout snack

Antioxidant Poppy Cookies

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 2 T antioxidant powder
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c organic raw honey
  • Juice from one large lemon
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Form batter into cookie shapes on your baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Enjoy!

Happy Baking 🙂

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Breakfast · Snack

Sweet Fig Muffins

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Vegan, Veggie Mac & Cheese’!

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Now onto these muffins!

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I loveee figs! So every fig season I get very excited. – Note, fig season is late June through early fall.

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With so many health benefits & such a delicious taste, you can see why I get excited for these little fruits!

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One last thing before getting to the recipe. I am vegan except for that I use honey. I shared this a while back. But as I have been getting questions again as to why I use honey. See below 🙂

Honey v. Agave

Image result for honeyagave nectar isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be: It has a low-glycemic index because it’s largely made of fructose, the single most damaging form of sugar. It has the highest fructose content of any commercial sweetener on the market.

Raw honey has less fructose than most agave & is the only natural sweetener with other health benefits, which include anti-microbial, heart-healthy & anti-inflammatory effects.

Raw honey is a natural, unprocessed food

I buy local, organic honey. Local beekeepers will not use dangerous factory-farming methods, & it helps maintain your local bee population 🙂

Sweet Fig Muffins

  • Servings: 6 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T antioxidant powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c organic raw honey*

*Agave nectar has a low-glycemic index b/c it’s largely made of fructose, the single most damaging form of sugar. Opt instead to buy local, organic honey. Local beekeepers will not use dangerous factory-farming methods, & it helps maintain your local bee population 🙂

Additional:
  • Fresh Figs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray 6 muffin tins with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Use an ice-cream scooper to divide batter among the 6 muffin tins. (could also form batter into cookie shapes).
  6. Cut your figs in half & lightly press fig slices into the top of your muffins.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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Breakfast · Snack

Lemon Poppyseed Pronuts (oil + sweetener free)

Before diving into this recipes don’t forget to follow my instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Chia Swirl Breakfast Bowl’ 🙂

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Now as for these ‘pronuts’… protein donuts  🙂

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They are:

  • Refreshing
  • Light but filling
  • Healthy
  • Clean
  • Oil free
  • Sweetener free
  • Protein & fiber packed

You will enjoy the smells while baking these pronuts too thanks to that fresh lemon zest!

Enjoy these pronuts for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Lemon Poppyseed Pronuts

  • Servings: 6 donuts
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 1 T flax
  • 2 T poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Sweetener if desired*

*I didn’t use any sweetener. If you’d like to add some I’d recommend just 1/4-1/3 raw local honey or agave. If using, reduce the amount of apple sauce used by the amount of sweetener you add.

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350FSpray the holes of a 6 hole donut tin or a 9 hole muffin tin with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until everything is combined.
  4. Distribute batter evenly among your donut or muffin holes.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges are golden brown. Enjoy!

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Happy Almost Friday!

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Breakfast · Snack

Lemon Banana Muffins

Before diving into this recipes don’t forget to follow my instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘The Hulk’ aka, Green Juice 🙂

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Now as for these muffins… 🙂

They are:

  • Refreshing
  • Light but filling
  • Healthy
  • Clean
  • The perfect amount of sweetness

You will enjoy the smells while baking these muffins too! That fresh lemon zest is such a wonderful smell in the kitchen 🙂

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Enjoy these muffins for breakfast, snack, or dessert!

Lemon Banana Muffins

  • Servings: 9 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1 T flax
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
Wet Ingredients:
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or agave

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9 holes of a muffin tin with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients & beat until bananas are pureed & everything is combined.
  4. Use an ice cream scooper to distribute batter among your 9 muffin holes. Top with additional lemon zest.
  5. Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges are golden brown. Enjoy!

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I hope everyone had a good weekend!

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Breakfast · Snack

Ginger Power Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this Power Bowl 🙂

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Ah I love ginger and it’s so good for you too!

Here are just a few health benefits of ginger:

  • Contains Gingerol, a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties
  • Can help reduce muscle pain.
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • May help prevent cancer.
  • Shown to be a mood booster!

So enjoy the health benefits of ginger while eating these healthy & delicious cookies!

Ginger Breakfast Cookies

  • Servings: 7 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c quick oats
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 in ginger root or 1 T freshly grated ginger root* (if weaker blender or mixing)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

Image result for ginger root*Ginger roots keeps for 6 months stored in an airtight container in the freezer. It is easiest to grate when frozen as well. I recommend cutting the root into thumb size chunks before freezing for easiest use.

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T organic blackstrap molasses
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c non-dairy milk

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a Vitamix or high speed blender & blend.
  3. Add the wet ingredients & blend until combined.
  4. Spoon an ice-cream scooper size amount of dough onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper or a silpat.
  5. Add desired toppings. I used butterscotch baking chips.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. Let cool before eating. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.

I hope everyone had a great long weekend!

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Breakfast · Snack

Breakfast Bars

 

I live off bars:

Driving around for my job; adding protein to my meals; wanting healthy snacks= bars, bars, bars. So here is an easy and yummy recipe I hope you guys enjoy!

Breakfast Bars

  • Servings: about 8 thick slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/4 c raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large ripe bananas

Toppings:

  • Dried cranberries
  • Non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a tart tin or 8×8 pan with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your wet ingredients to a large mixing bowl and beat until bananas are mashed and everything is smooth.
  3. Add in all your dry ingredients & mix until combined.
  4. Pour batter into your prepared pan.
  5. Top with toppings of choice.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges & top are golden brown. I like mine best after being refrigerated. Enjoy!

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See ya later guys!

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Breakfast · Snack

Sweet Pumpkin Oat Bread

This healthy Sweet Pumpkin Oat bread is moist, delicious & sure to energize your day. Start your day off with 2 slices of this bread & you’ll be good till lunch! That’s not to say that I didn’t eat the whole loaf in one day….. #EveryTime

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What makes this bread healthy?

The main ingredients are all great sources of energy:

  • oats
  • coconut flour
  • pumpkin 
  • honey (also an antioxidant power house!)

This bread is also oil free and dairy free, per usual 🙂

Sweet Pumpkin Oat Bread

  • Servings: about 9 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 2 c oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 T coconut flour
  • 1/2 T baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 T flax
  • 1 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1 c unsweetened non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 c raw honey or agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
Fold ins:
  • Dried Cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk.
  3. Add all your wet ingredients a medium sized bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Pour your wet ingredients into your dry & mix until just combined.
  5. Fold in your cranberries.
  6. Pour your batter into your loaf pan & smooth with a spatula so that it is evenly distributed.
  7. Bake for 50 minutes. Enjoy!

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And that’s a good night for me. See you later guys!

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