Dessert

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘4 ingredient, Spaghetti Squash Bowl!’

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Now for some pie!

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You’re hungry. You don’t want to make something that requires 1,000 ingredients you don’t own. You want something sweet but not loaded with butter & sugar. It’s fall so, pumpkin is a must. Well…. here is the perfect solution!

This Crustless Pumpkin Pie is….

  • 100% vegan
  • Rich in nutrients from the pumpkin 
  • Lower in sugar than regular pie
  • Sweet
  • Filling
  • Contains flax which is good for your hair & skin
  • Delicious!

Crustless Pumpkin Pie

  • Servings: 45
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog @thekellydiet

Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz. can pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 c organic coconut sugar (I used Now Foods Official)
  • 1/2 c plain, non-dairy greek yogurt (I used Ripple.)
  • 3 T ground flax
  • 1 T cornstarch
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
Toppings:
  • Dairy- free whipped cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Spray a pie tin or 3 small tart tins (bottom & sides) with olive oil spray & set aside.
  3. Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk until combined.
  4. Pour into tin & bake for 35-40 minutes.
  5. When done baking, place pie in freezer for 20 minutes before removing from tin.
  6. Top with non-dairy whip cream. I suggest keeping any leftovers covered & refrigerated. Enjoy!

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Happy Baking 🙂

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Dessert · Snack

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like these ‘Unicorn Wraps!’

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Now for some delicious Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars!

These fit and protein packed bars are also yummy enough for dessert! Bonus, they are also super easy to make!

The main ingredients are…
  • organic steel cut oats
  • vegan peanut butter protein powder (I like @drinkorgain –has only 1 g of sugar)
  • organic pumpkin

Let’s get baking!

Pumpkin Peanut Butter Protein Bars

  • Servings: 8 bars
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c organic steel cut oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 scoops (46g) plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Drizzle:
  • 1/4 c Peanut Butter Powder
  • 1/4 c filtered water
  • 1 T Cocoa Powder
  • 80% cacao or  non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8×8 pan with non-stick olive oil spray & set aside.
  2. In a food processor add all ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Drizzle:
  1. Once done baking and cooled, add all drizzle ingredients, except your choc chips, to a small bowl. Use a fork to mix until combined.
  2. Pour drizzle on to top of your base.
  3. Sprinkle on some choc chips, slice and enjoy! Great served warm or eaten cold after refrigerated.

If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook! See the source image

Happy October!

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Dessert · Snack

Fit Peanut Butter Cup Brownie

Hey guys!

How would you like to take the Peanut Butter & chocolate layered idea of a Peanut Butter Cup & turn it into a healthy & fit snack?!

If you don’t like the idea… well idk we probably shouldn’t be friends.

For those of you who do like the idea, let me show you how it’s possible!

The main ingredients are…
  • organic oats
  • coconut flour
  • vegan peanut butter protein powder (I like @drinkorgain –has only 1 g of sugar)
  • organic sweet potato puree (can also replace with organic pumpkin puree)

All these ingredients are protein packed! They are also low in fat, high in fiber, & low in sugar… per usual here at The Kelly Diet 🙂

So let’s get that delicious peanut butter/ chocolate fix with this fit option!

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Fit Peanut Butter Cup Brownie

  • Servings: 4 large slices
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Base:
  • 1/2 c organic sweet potato puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 3/4 c organic oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 scoops (46g) plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Top:
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 1/2 c apple sauce
  • 1/2 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda

Directions

Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie tin with non-stick olive oil spray & set aside.
  2. In a food processor add all base ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into your pan & smooth with a spoon.
  5. Set aside.
Top:
  1. Add all top ingredients to your clean food processor.
  2. Process & scrapes the side of the bowl until batter is thoroughly combined.
  3. Spread batter on top of your base later.
Bake:
  1. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
  2. Let cool before eating. Enjoy!

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If you make this recipe, snap a pic & hashtag it #thekellydiet @thekellydiet- I love seeing your creations on Instagram, Pinterest & Facebook! See the source image

Who will you share a slice with?

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Breakfast · Snack

Acai Fig Breakfast Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my Instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this ‘Acorn Squash Breakfast Bowl’!

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Now on to another breakfast option, breakfast cookies!

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These cookies contain only 2 T of local honey. The chopped figs help in sweetening! Next time you’re using sugar try sweetening with fruit instead 🙂

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Some ingredients include…

  • Chia seeds: help with skin & aging 
  • Ground Flax: high in fiber & omega-3 but low in carbs
  • Acai powder: nutrient dense & can boost brain function

Acai Fig Breakfast Cookies

  • Servings: 6 cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 c quick oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/3 c coconut flour
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T ground flax
  • 1/2 T acai powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Wet Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 c non-dairy milk
  • 2 T organic raw honey* or pure maple syrup

*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 🙂

Fold ins:
  • 3 fresh figs, sliced & diced

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with a silpat & set aside.
  3. In a large bowl add & whisk all dry ingredients.
  4. Add in your wet ingredients & mix until combined.
  5. Fold in your sliced figs.
  6. Use an ice-cream scooper to distribute batter among your silpat. Lightly press down each scoop of batter with your palm to form into a flatter cookie shape.
  7. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Enjoy!

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Enjoy the long weekend!

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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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Dessert · Snack

Protein Brookies

It’s my sister’s birthday. So how do I know how to celebrate, bake her something healthy & delicious of course! I have made a similar version of these brookies before using chickpeas. You can get the recipe here: Cookie-Dough Protein Brookies

So, what makes these ‘Protein’ Brookies?

The main ingredients are…

  • oats
  • coconut flour
  • vegan protein powder
  • powdered peanut butter

All these ingredients are protein packed! They are also low fat, high in fiber, & low in sugar… per usual here at The Kelly Diet 🙂

Cookie-dough Protein Brookies

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: medium
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Base:
  • 3/4 c organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 c natural apple sauce
  • 1 T raw local honey or agave
  • 1/2 c oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 2 T organic powdered peanut butter
  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 2 scoop plant-based peanut butter protein powder (I like Orgain)
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalayan salt
Top:
  • 1/2 c coconut flour
  • 2 T oats
  • 2 T organic pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 c apple sauce or softened coconut oil
  • 3 T powdered peanut butter
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Dash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c unsweetened plant-based milk of choice
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of himalyan salt
Fold Ins:
  • 1 vegan mint chocolate bar chopped into chunks & slivers

Directions

Base:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a food processor add all base ingredients.
  3. Process until combined.
  4. Pour batter into 3 small cake tins, sprayed with nonstick olive oil spray, or into 1 prepared 8X8 pan & press down with a spatula.
  5. Set aside.
Top:
  1. Add all top ingredients to your clean food processor.
  2. Process & scrapes the side of the bowl until batter is thoroughly combined.
  3. Pour batter on top of base & smooth with a spoon.
Bake:
  1. Top with chocolate chunks & lightly press them into the batter.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes.
  3. Let cool before eating. Enjoy!

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These Protein Brookies were great energy before a birthday hike 🙂

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