Snack

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

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Pumpkin + Persimmons + Cornbread…. would you have put that combination together? Probably not, but don’t let that scare you! This unique combination results in a bread that is flavorful & just the right amount of sweet.

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Pair this  bread with some homemade soup for a delicious warm meal 🙂

Pumpkin Persimmon Cornbread

  • Servings: 1 loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

Wet Ingredients:
  • 1 c canned light coconut milk
  • 1 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 c raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar (ACV)
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 c cornmeal
  • 1 c wholewheat flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • pinch of pink Himalayan salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Fold Ins:
  • 1/2 c diced persimmon

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9×9 loaf pan or similar with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Add your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add in your wet ingredients and whisk again.
  4. Fold in your diced persimmons.
  5. Pour batter into your pan & bake for 40 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!

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

I hope everyone enjoyed the weekend!

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Dessert

Crispy Almond Butter Cookies

Don’t forget to follow my instagram, @thekellydiet, for more recipes not posted on the blog! Like this Vegan Sweet Potato Hash:)

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Now for some protein cookies!

Enjoy these cookies as a healthy snack, protein add-in to a meal, or dessert!

Crispy Almond Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 2 big cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 c almond butter
  • 1/4 c almond flour
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground flax
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 2 T raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c unsweetened apple sauce
Optional Toppings:
  • Butterscotch baking chips

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray 2 small tart tins with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  2. Add all dry ingredients to a Vitamix or high speed blender & blend until combined.
  3. Distribute batter among tins & smooth.
  4. Sprinkle on desired toppings such as butterscotch baking chips.
  5. Bake for 23-25 minutes or until edges are slightly golden brown.
  6. Allow to cool before removing from tins. Enjoy!

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See ya later!

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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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Dessert

Bakery style, Vegan 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!

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Like this ‘Edible Protein PB Pancake Batter!’

These PB cookies might be the best thing I’ve eaten all week. They are soft, fluffy, the perfect balance of sweetness, filling… & just so good I have a hard time not eating the whole batch in one sitting!

These cookies are made with 3 flours, one being Sprouted Spelt Flour.

I love sprouted flour because you get additional nutritional benefits, without compromising flavor or taste. That is because the dormant vitamins & minerals in grains are activated & brought to life during the sprouting process. In addition, sprouting also breaks down the grains’ natural protective barrier, making them easier to digest.

The last thing I decided to added to this recipe was the applesauce. The batter was still too dry & I didn’t want to add any more fat. Applesauce is such a staple in my healthy baking & it really helped these cookies reach the consistency I was looking for.

So, let’s get baking!

Bakery Style, Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Servings: 8 big cookies
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 c sprouted spelt flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c almond or peanut butter (heated in microave for 40 seconds)
  • 1/4 c raw local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F
  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 choc chips.
  6. Use an ice cream scooper to scoop batter onto a baking sheet lined with a silpat or parchment paper. Use a spoon to flatten
  7. Bake for 12 minutes. Enjoy! And what better to enjoy these cookies with than some homemade apple guacamole! (recipe for guac on my insta!)

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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

Happy Almost Friday! Looks like Batman is waiting for the weekend 🙂

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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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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 these cookies with?!

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Dessert

Soft baked, Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookie Cups

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 these ‘Vegan, Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bowls!’

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These protein cookie cups might be the best thing I’ve eaten all week. They are soft, fluffy, the perfect balance of sweetness, filling… & just so good I have a hard time not eating the whole batch in one sitting!

These cookies are made with 3 flours, one being Sprouted Spelt Flour.

I love sprouted flour because you get additional nutritional benefits, without compromising flavor or taste. That is because the dormant vitamins & minerals in grains are activated & brought to life during the sprouting process. In addition, sprouting also breaks down the grains’ natural protective barrier, making them easier to digest.

The last thing I decided to added to this recipe was the applesauce. The batter was still too dry & I didn’t want to add any more fat. Applesauce is such a staple in my healthy baking & it really helped these cookies reach the consistency I was looking for.

So, let’s get baking!

Soft baked, Chocolate Chunk Protein Cookie Cups

  • Servings: 10 cookie cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 c sprouted spelt flour
  • 1/2 c almond flour
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 2 T melted coconut oil
  • 3 T almond butter
  • 1/4 c pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Handful non-dairy chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray 10 muffins tins with coconut oil spray & set aside.
  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 choc chips.
  6. Distribute batter among the 10 muffin tins. Wet your finger tips & smooth the batter to mold to the muffin tins.
  7. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Enjoy!

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

And maybe a little cat (dog*) nap to follow eating these delicious treats…

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Breakfast · Snack

Muesli Pumpkin Bread

Hello all!!!

Did everyone have a good Valentine’s Day?! I hope it was filled with love & yummy treats. I made my Valentine, ‘Vegan Chocolate Almond Butter Fudge.’ – You can find the posting on my Instagram @thekellydiet.

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For Valentine’s Day dinner I want to a local vegan restaurant, Beerline Cafe, & had a four course vegan dinner. It was amazing!!!

After all the fun & food of last night I am feeling a little tired this morning. This Muesli Pumpkin Bread should be a great breakfast & snack to get me feeling energized!

Let’s get baking!

Muesli Pumpkin Bread

  • Servings: one loaf
  • Difficulty: easy
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Credit: thekellydiet.blog

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 c rolled oats (gluten free if needed)
  • 1/3 c muesli
  • 1/4 c pea protein
  • 3 T coconut flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 T pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • 1 flax egg (1 T flax + 2 T water)
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 c raw, local honey or pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 c pure pumpkin puree
  • 3/4 c unsweetened almond milk
  • Small handful non-dairy choc chips

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Spray a loaf pan with non-stick cooking spray & set aside.
  2. Prepare flax egg by mixing the flax with water in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Add all of your dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl & whisk.
  4. Add all of your wet ingredients to a medium size bowl, including your flax egg, & whisk until combined.
  5. Pour wet into dry & mix until combined.
  6. Fold in choc chips.
  7. Pour batter into your loaf pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy

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

And here is a pic of my other Valentine :)))

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