Banana Bread (Healthy + Refined Sugar Free)

One ingredient I always have on hand is bananas so what better to make than banana bread?! Of course it is the best to wait until the bananas are ripe and spotty because it will be the sweetest! I realized I didn’t have a basic banana bread recipe so of course had to create one! The recipe requires ingredients that most people have at home and it is so delicious!

Ingredients:

-2 eggs

-2 bananas + 1 banana for topping

-1 cup rolled oats

-1/4 cup pure maple syrup

-1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

-1 tsp baking powder

-1 tsp baking soda

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1 tsp cinnamon

-1 tsp salt

-optional: chopped walnuts or pecans & cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350F and line your pan with either parchment paper or oil of choice.

2. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and pour in the pan.

3. Cut a banana in half lengthwise and lay on top.

4. Bake for 45 minutes, let cool and enjoy!

Peanut Butter Stuffed Pancakes

Another nut butter week post means it is going to be a good day! Who doesn’t love to make pancakes to start your day? Especially if they are stuffed with nut butter! I was nervous to see how they would come out but they tasted absolutely delicious! They were pretty easy to make and all the ingredients should be easily accessible! Have a good day and I suggest you make these now no matter if they are for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Ingredients:
-1 cup white whole wheat flour
-1 cup water
-1 egg
-1/4 cup cacao nibs
-1 tsp baking powder
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-peanut butter
-coconut oil

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Toppings:
-1 banana
-pure maple syrup
-peanut butter
Directions:
1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Spray coconut oil on a pan over medium heat. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter.
2. Put about 1 tsp of peanut butter in the middle. Top with a little more batter.
3. Flip when bubbles start to form. Repeat until all the batter is gone. Should make about 7 pancakes.
4. Top with banana, pure maple syrup, and peanut butter.

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Banana Nice Cream with Nut Butter Swirl

It is finally summer time which means warm weather! I always crave ice cream so why not eat a healthy one! Of course it is okay to indulge once in a while but I promise you that you will fall in love with banana nice cream! It is so delicious and of course adding nut butter makes it even better! Adding nut butter to anything makes it better! For this recipe I teamed up with Noosh Brands and used their amazing almond butter. They have so many amazing flavors that would be a great addition to the nice cream!

Ingredients:                                             -3 frozen bananas                                 -One pack of Noosh Almond Butter (I used original)

Toppings:                                                  -One pack of Noosh Almond Butter (I used original again)                            -Fruit                                                        -Cacao nibs

Directions:                                               1. Put the bananas in a food processor and blend for about 5 minutes, or until an ice cream consistency. Transfer to a container.                                                2. Swirl in the Noosh Almond Butter.                                                      3. Freeze overnight, for a few hours, or enjoy right away!                                                       4. Transfer to a bowl and add toppings. Great for breakfast or as a dessert!