Coconut Spelt Pancakes

Coconut Spelt Pancakes

It’s a rainy Sunday morning…perfect for pancakes! My Junbug requested simple plain pancakes, so here it is. Coconut Spelt Pancakes – Simple, soft & delicious. He had his with raspberries, bananas, Cacao Nibs and some peanut butter. Mine with bananas, raspberries, kiwi, hemp seeds, chopped nuts and a touch of honey.  1 ½ Cups Spelt Flour 2 teaspoons Baking Powder ½ teaspoon Salt 1 Cup canned Coconut Milk ¼ Cup Water 1 teaspoon Vanilla 2 Tablespoons Honey or maple ½ teaspoon Coconut Extract (Optional) Whisk together flour, baking powder & salt, set aside. In another bowl mix together the wet ingredients. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and mix until just combined. The batter will be smooth with a few lumps. Heat pan over a medium high heat. Wipe pan with a touch of oil. Pour large spoonfuls of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface.  Flip and cook another minute, until slightly browned....
Oatmeal on the Go

Oatmeal on the Go

Do you need something quick to grab on the go some mornings? I know I do! These bars are sweetened only with apples & raisins which make it a great healthy snack or breakfast on the go. With the morning rush of packing lunches and making sure my little one is ready to go it’s easy to loose track of time. I store all my bars, cookies & energy bites in the freezer so that I can always have a healthy option on hand to take with me or pack in school lunches. Ingredients: 1 Cup Sunflower Seeds 1 Cup Oats 1 1/2 Cups Raisins 1 Apple, Chopped 1-2 Tablespoons Ground Flax Seeds 2 Tablespoons Almond Butter 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon Nutmeg Pinch of Salt Pulse raisins, apple, cinnamon, nutmeg & almond butter a few times in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until dough sticks together. Taste dough, if you like it sweeter, add more raisins or a touch of maple. Form dough into 2 inch balls and pat down flat on a piece of parchment paper. Bake for about 18 minutes in a 300 degree oven. Bars will brown slightly.     *For a non-baked version, just roll into balls then coat with your choice of topping, like coconut! Take these bars on the go for breakfast, eat it as a quick snack or try crumbling it up and adding some...
Banana Spelt Protein Pancakes (Vegan)

Banana Spelt Protein Pancakes (Vegan)

It’s always nice to relax and have Pancakes on a Sunday morning! This week I’ve been working hard with my first week of training. I have always exercised to stay fit, but now I am exercising with a fitness goal in mind. A big difference when it comes to my routine & nutrition. These pancakes were a comforting treat for the family with the added boost of protein. 1 Cup Spelt Flour (I used a Sprouted Spelt Flour) 2 teaspoons Baking Powder 2 Tablespoons Manitoba Harvest Hemp Protein Powder 1 teaspoon Cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon Salt 1 1/2 – 2 Teaspoons Ground Flax For the wet ingredients: 1 Banana, Mashed 1 Cup Almond Milk 1 Teaspoon Vanilla 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, Melted or Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Maple Mix together dry ingredients. Mix together wet ingredients. Add wet ingredients to the dry and mix until combined. Put the bowl aside and heat your pan to a medium high heat. (The trick to keeping your pancakes from sticking to the pan is to be patient and let your pan heat to an even temperature. The pan creates its own “non stick” surface when it reaches the right temperature.) Wipe the pan with a bit of oil or nonstick spray. (Just enough to add a thin layer) The mixture will thicken as it sits, if it gets to thick just add a couple of tablespoons of almond milk. Drop large spoonfuls of batter on the pan and lightly help the batter spread into circle. Cook for a few minutes on one side till bubbles begin to form on the top & flip. Let cook for an additional minute...
Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Chocolate Chia Seed Pudding

Creamy, Decadent & Healthy all in one bite. Pact full nutrients this pudding makes an indulgent post workout breakfast, snack or dessert! Chia Seeds are not only a great source of fiber, but also loaded with antioxidants & a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp Seeds give this treat a boost of protein & additional omega 3 fatty acids which aids in reducing inflammation. 1 Cup Water 1 Cup Almond Milk 5 Dates 1 Banana 1/4 Cup Cacao 1 tsp Vanilla Pinch of Sea Salt 1/4 Cup Hemp Seeds 1/4 tsp Cinnamon 1/2 Cup + 2 TB Chia Seeds Blend together all the ingredients except the chia seeds till smooth. Whisk in the chia seeds and let chill till it thickens up, about 1 hour.  Top with any garnishes that you may have on hand. We enjoyed it with bananas, chopped almonds, goji berries & shredded coconut. This recipe is a little bittersweet, feel free to add a drizzle of honey or...
Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding!

Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding!

This is a quick raw vegan recipe that is deliciously thick and creamy. What I love about this recipe is that it is made from Avocado! Yummy way to get in a daily serving of some healthy fats.   Ingredients: 1/2 a Florida Avocado or 2 Haas Avocados (about 1 – 1 1/4 cups) 1 Banana 1/4 cup Cacao Powder 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Pinch of Salt 2-3 Tablespoons sweetener of choice depending on your taste (Maple, Honey (non Vegan), or Agave) or try it with about 1/4 cup of softened dates instead 2-3 Tablespoons non-dairy milk as needed for blending Blend everything in a high speed blender till smooth and enjoy! Try some of these toppings: Toasted Coconut Nuts or Seeds Berries Bananas Coconut Whipped Cream Date-Nut...
Buckwheat Oat Waffles

Buckwheat Oat Waffles

We started this morning with Buckwheat Oat Waffles topped with fresh fruit, pecans and a little maple. Junbug used the waffles to make fruit tacos for breakfast! This batch makes a small amount but can easily be doubled. If you make too many, freeze them and pop them in the toaster when you’re ready to eat them. I do the same thing when I have too many pancakes as well;) 1/2 Cup Buckwheat Flour 1/2 Cup Oat Flour 1 Tablespoon Flaxseed, Ground 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1/4 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 1/4 Cups Non Dairy Milk (coconut, almond…) 1/3 Cup Dates, Pitted 1 Teaspoon Vanilla cooking spray or oil Preheat waffle iron. In a medium bowl whisk together the flours, flaxseed, baking powder, salt until evenly mixed. In a high speed blender, blend together the dates and milk until smooth. Mix in the vanilla and add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Whisk until well combined. Spray the preheated waffle iron with a non–stick cooking spray, pour batter onto the iron and cook according to your waffle iron. These will be darker than golden brown due to the buckwheat...