Dessert · Snack

Cookies & Cream Pronuts

These protein donuts are made with Orgain’s Cookies and Cream Protein Powder. I love it!!! If you don’t own any use any other flavor you have like vanilla, chocolate or peanut butter. The taste will be different but still delicious!

These pronuts are the best of both worlds.

  • Clean
  • Vegan
  • Healthy
  • Fiber & Protein Packed
  • Filling
  • Chocolatey
  • Delicious

Cookies & Cream Pronuts

  • Servings: about 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 scoops (70g) @drinkorgain Cookies & Cream protein powder
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 4 oz natural apple sauce
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c pure local honey or agave

Additional:

  • Handfull non-dairy chocolate chips
  • Handfull dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 6 hole donut tin with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add your ripe banana to a large mixing bowl & beat until pureed.
  3. Add the rest of your wet ingredients to your mixing bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in your choc chips & cranberries.
  7. Distribute your batter among your 6 donut holes.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Enjoy!

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See ya later guys!

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Breakfast · Snack

Peanut Butter Banana Power Muffins

2 things I’m really into right now:

  1. Ground flaxseeds
  2. Chia Seeds

Why?

Well as much as I loveeee Colorado it is a very dry state. I guess it’s allowed to have one downfall 🙂 And because of this my nails have gotten more brittle & my skin more dry.

Ground Flaxseeds help support healthy skin, hair and nails.

Chia seeds  are a valuable source of fiber and support cardiovascular and brain health as well.

Both Ground Flaxseeds and Chia Seeds are high in Alpha-lipoic acid or ALA, which is a naturally occurring compound that’s made in the body. It serves vital functions at the cellular level, such as energy production.

Basically I like to think of these 2 ingredients as a power source and I’ve been trying to incorporate them into at least one meal each day. And what better to incorporate them in but delicious and healthy muffins?!

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So get ready to indulge in these yummy muffins!

Peanut Butter Banana Power Muffins

  • Servings: 11 muffins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c natural applesauce
  • 1/4 c raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt

Additional:

  • 1/3 c non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a muffin tray with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your bananas to a large mixing bowl & mix until bananas are completely mashed with no chunks remaining.
  3. Add the rest your wet ingredients to the large bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until combined.
  6. Fold in your choc chips.
  7. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute the batter among 11 muffin tins. Smooth the tops with a spoon
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges & top are golden brown.
  9. Top with almond butter or additional powdered peanut butter prepared with water. Enjoy!

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Have a yummy rest of your days guys!

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Dessert · Snack

Cookies & Cream Protein Bars

I love baking with vegan protein powder. Orgain sent me their newest flavor of protein powder, Cookies & Cream, and I couldn’t wait to make something with it!

I had 3 large ripe bananas, so I threw that in my mixer and went from there. I bake a lot with bananas & I’ve been asked by some of you for alternative options. Pumpkin puree is a great replacement for bananas. You will end up with a slightly different taste but the texture will remain the same.

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Enjoy!

Cookies & Cream Protein Bars

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

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 3 scoops (70g) @drinkorgain Cookies & Cream protein powder
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
Wet Ingredients:
  • 3 large ripe bananas
  • 4 oz natural apple sauce
  • 2 T pure local honey or agave

Additional:

  • 1/3 c non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 8X8 pan or similar with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add your ripe bananas to a large mixing bowl & beat until pureed.
  3. Add the rest of your wet ingredients to your mixing bowl & mix until combined.
  4. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in your choc chips.
  7. Pour your batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon so that it is evenly distributed.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges are golden brown. You can also bake them on a baking sheet, in cookie shapes, for 15 minutes. img_9140I like mine best after being refrigerated. Top with almond butter or protein powder mixed with water. Enjoy!

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Happy Saturday!

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Snack

Ginger Energy Bars

So I received this awesome package from Better Body Foods today!

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I wasn’t sure what I was going to make but I new I wanted to use the Chocolate PB fit & coconut oil so I started throwing things in the mixing bowl and voila! The result, these delicious Ginger Energy Bars!

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Ginger Energy Bars

  • Servings: 10 bars
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c chocolate powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/2 c garbazo bean flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 3 T melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of nutmeg
  • Small handful non-dairy chocolate chips
  • Small handful dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray an 8X8 pan with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add your powdered peanut butter & almond milk to a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.
  3. Start to gradually add in the rest of the ingredients, while continue to mix.
  4. When everything is combined fold in your chocolate chips and dried cranberries.
  5. Pour your batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon. Bake for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

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Looks like Batman could use an energy bar too 🙂

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Dessert · Snack

Low Fat, Peanut Butter Cookies

Before diving into the recipe of these amazing & healthy cookies, remember to check out my Instagram, @thekellydiet for more recipes not on the blog.  Like this metabolism & energy boosting Breakfast Bowl!

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These peanut butter cookies are low in fat thanks to PB2’s powdered Peanut Butter. It is made by slow roasting peanuts & then pressing them to remove 85% of the fat & oil.

Now I love nut butter, especially almond butter, & it’s very good for you. I just eat ALOT of it 😉 So, I like to switch it up with PB2! If you’d like you can use nut butter instead of the PB2. Just make sure you chose a nut butter where the only ingredient is the nut!

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So, let’s get baking!

Low fat, Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 7 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/2 c powdered peanut butter
  • 1/4 c unsweetened almond milk (alternatively can you use 1/2 c nut butter of choice in place of powdered peanut butter & milk)
  • 4 oz natural apple sauce
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • 1 T corn starch
  • 2/3 c garbanzo bean flour
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash pink himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 T pure maple syrup
  • Small handful dried cranberries

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with a silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Add all your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk.
  3. Add all your wet ingredients to a small bowl & whisk.
  4. Pour wet into dry & beat until combined.
  5. Fold in your dried cranberries.
  6. Use an ice cream scooper to distribute batter onto your baking sheet. Use a spoon to flatten into cookies shapes.
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy!

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Who will you share these cookies with?!

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Dessert · Snack

Black Bean Cake (Naturally Sweetened)

This Black Bean Cake is right up my ally!

I always like to describe my snacks & desserts as being healthy enough to eat for breakfast while still satisfying your sweet tooth. I think this fits that description perfectly!

If you’re looking for something even more dessert like check out my ‘Black-Bean Chocolate Lava Cake’ recipe. It is very similar to this recipe but adds in some pure maple syrup for additional sweetness. 

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Black-Bean Cake

  • Servings: 3
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 box organic black beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 1/2 c rolled or old-fashioned oats (gluten-free if needed)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 scoops plant-based peanut butter or chocolate protein powder (I use Drink Orgain)
  • 1/3 c unsweetened plant-based milk
  • 1 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of himalyan salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Small Handful Vegan Chocolate Chips (I use Enjoy Life Foods, Mega Chunk chips)

Directions

    1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray 3 small tart tins with coconut oil spray and set aside.
    2. Add the black beans to a food processor & process until combined.
    3. Next add in the oats, scrape the sides of the bowl, & process.
    4. Continue to add a few ingredients at a time (occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl & processing) to ensure that everything gets broken down & combined well.
    5. Fold in your chocolate chips.
    6. Pour your dough into small tart tins. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Have any extra batter? Enjoy it raw! This batter is healthy & delicious to eat raw.
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Happy Friday!

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Breakfast · Snack

Lemon Bread

This bread is perfecttttt! 🙂

It is:

  • Refreshing
  • Light but filling
  • Healthy
  • Clean
  • Has the perfect amount of sweetness

This bread is slightly lighter than my banana bread recipe with a refreshing lemon taste!

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Enjoy this bread for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

Lemon Bread

  • Servings: about 7-9 slices
  • 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 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • Zest from 2 lemons
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 flax eggs (2T flax + 6 T water)
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or agave

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Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9X9 pan or similar with non-stick cooking spray & set aside. (You can bake in a loaf pan would just have to adjust baked time).
  2. Add flax egg ingredients to a cup. Mix & set aside for at least 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Add all your dry ingredients to a medium sized bowl & whisk to combine.
  4. Add all your wet ingredients a large bowl & mix until combined.
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into your wet & mix until just combined.
  6. Pour your batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon so that it is evenly distributed. Top with additional lemon zest.
  7. Bake for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean & your edges are golden brown. Enjoy!

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And here is a picture of my dog looking like a bunny cause well I find it funny 🙂

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