Banana Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal Singles

One of my best friends Kim told me about this delicious recipe. Her and her sister found this recipe on Pinterest from the website: http://www.emilybites.com

These are delicious breakfast treats that really fill you up, or satisfy your chocolate craving for dessert. This recipe makes 18, and each individual oatmeal is only 3 points plus on Weight Watchers!

Ingredients:
3 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs whites
1 egg
3/4 cup mashed bananas (about 2)
1 1/4 cups skim or non-fat milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat your oven to 350.
Spray 18 muffin tin wells with cooking spray or line with cupcake liners.
Combine first four ingredients (dry ingredients) in a large bowl.
In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (wet ingredients) except chocolate chips.
Then, fold in the chocolate chips.
Spoon the mixture evenly into 18 muffin tin wells.
Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the oatmeal singles come out clean.
Let them cool in the pan for 15 minutes before trying to remove.

Servings: 18
Serving Size: 1 Oatmeal Single
Points Plus per Serving: 3

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Paleo Banana Nut Balls

I visited my awesome Uncle Tony last night and he made same delicious Paleo Apple Pie Bars….the recipe can be found at: http://paleoonmain.blogspot.com/2011/07/apple-pie-balls.html?m=1

I adapted the recipe to Paleo Banana Bread Balls because I had no unsweetened applesauce on me. I also replaced the figs with dates.

Ingredients:
1 cup pitted dates
1 banana + 1 tablespoon water, mashed with a fork
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 cup almond flour
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almonds
1 cup walnuts
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1/2 cup almonds
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon

Directions:
In a food processor blend dates, banana mixture, and 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon.
Pour the mixture into a large bowl, add coconut and almond flour and mix together.
Now in the food processor blend 1/2 cup almonds and 1 cup walnuts.
Mix the nut mixture into the large bowl as well. (I found it easier to use my hands and mix it all together.)
Finally in the food processor, blend the remaining almonds and cinnamon.
Roll 1 tablespoon of the dough mixture into about 20 balls.
Roll each ball in the almond and cinnamon.
Refrigerate before ready to serve!

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Coconut Flour Bread 2.

I tried another coconut bread recipe today for a grilled cheese and avocado sandwich. This bread looks more like a pancakes than my last post of the sliders. It’s a lot softer and complimented the grilled cheese a lot!
Another gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, paleo-friendly bread.
I got this recipe from: http://www.thrivestyle.com

Ingredients:
2 eggs
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp baking powder
1/4 coconut milk (any milk works)
2 pinches of salt

Directions:
Mix all ingredients with a fork.
Let sit in the bowl for a minute so it fluffens up.
Pour two small pancake sized amounts in the pan (after greasing with coconut oil or another substitute) over medium-low heat.
After about 3 minutes check to make sure the bottoms have browned and flip both pieces over.
Top one of the pieces with cheese and other toppings. When bottoms are done just place the remaining piece of bread on top of the cheese sliced bread and serve.

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Coconut Flour Sliders

Well, my day started off pretty stressful. I was supposed to meet my friend Medina for lunch because it’s her 20th birthday today! (Happy Birthday Medina!!!!) But unfortunately, my car would not start because I left a light on :/
After the second time of this happening in about 3 months I NOW know to be more careful….oops!
Luckily, I have an amazing grandfather who came over right after work and jump started it for me!
On anther note, I’m trying as hard as I can to remove wheat from my diet because it bothers my stomach and at the same time remove as many grains in general as possible. I have white bread and pasta every once in a while because its easier on my stomach but I would eventually like to remove grains from my diet as a whole.
Since I missed lunch out, I decided to try out a new recipe that I found on Pinterest from the website: http://www.247lowcarbdiner.blogspot.com
The best thing about these sliders? They’re made in the microwave! So simple.

Ingredients:
1 tablespoon coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 egg
2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions:
Mix together all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
Form a well in the middle and add the egg, milk, and oil.
Mix together with a fork until incorporated.
Let stand for a few minutes so all the liquid incorporates into the dry ingredients.
Take a straight edge mug and spray with cooking spray.
Spoon half of the mixture into the mug, tap on the counter to remove air bubbles, and microwave for 1 minute 5 seconds.
Run a knife around the edges and pop out of the mug. Slice in half like a sandwich and toast!
Repeat with other half of mixture.
Add any fillings you desire.
This is the perfect lunch for non-grain eaters 🙂

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Pumpkin Bread

I adapted this recipe from http://www.17andbaking.com
Enjoy this fall recipe for a moist and delicious pumpkin bread! Sorry for the lack of pictures of the full loaf, my brother took out a chunk, and then when I brought it to school it went super fast! So now you know how delicious it is 😀
This would be a perfect bread to make for Thanksgiving dessert.

Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted & cooled
1/2 of a 15 oz. can of pure pumpkin
1/4 cup water
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
4 oz. cream cheese

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan.
Mix dry ingredients together in a medium bowl.
Beat wet ingredients together in a large bowl (cream cheese, butter, eggs, pumpkin, water, and vanilla).
Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients (do not overmix).
Pour into loaf pan and bake one hour.
Cool, remove, slice, enjoy!!

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Paleo Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Craving chocolate chip banana bread? Make these moist, delicious muffins!

Ingredients:
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 eggs
1 banana
1/2 cup coconut milk (canned)
1/4 cup coconut oil
5 tblsp dark chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Line 12 muffin tins with paper liners and grease with coconut oil.
Mix flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl.
In a medium bowl beat the eggs, oil, milk, and smashed banana.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
Fold in chocolate chips.
Pour batter into greased paper liners and bake for 20 minutes.

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Coconut Flour Paleo Bread

I think one of the biggest struggles of the Paleo diet (for myself at least) is no bread. Ok just kidding its definitely no sugar, but bread comes in a close second! This is an extremely easy recipe that uses a small list of ingredients to make a paleo bread. To me it’s more of a sweet bread…something for breakfast with almond butter or with jam. I wouldn’t necessarily use it for sandwiches because it is very dense, but if you cut the pieces thin enough you definitely could!
Also, since there are very few ingredients in this recipe you could add different things to it such as: herbs for a savory bread, or fruit, vanilla extract, or cinnamon and nutmeg for a sweet bread.

I found this recipe on: http://www.nourishingdays.com

Ingredients:
3/4 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
6 eggs
1/2 tsp. sea salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan with coconut oil.
Combine eggs and coconut oil in a bowl.
Add salt and coconut flour and combine with egg mixture.
Mixture will be a thick paste.
Push it down into the loaf pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.

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Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Bread

This is an absolutely delicious banana bread, especially with the addition of peanut butter & peanut butter cups!! If you are a peanut butter cup addict like me, then you must make this banana bread. I found this recipe on pinterest and it came from: http://www.cookiesandcups.com

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3 ripe bananas
1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
1- 8 oz. bag mini Reese’s peanut butter
cups (the ones without wrappers)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a loaf pan with margarine.
Mix together flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a medium bowl.
In a large bowl mix mushed bananas, peanut butter, oil, egg, and both sugars.
Gradually add flour mixture to peanut butter mixture and mix until just combined.
Fold in mini Reese’s cups.
Bake for 1 hour.
Cool for 15 minutes and then loosen sides with butter knife and cool on cooling rack.

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Buffalo Chicken Garbage Bread

I wanted to try and make a stuffed bread for the first time, and my whole family loves buffalo chicken, so I tried out a recipe that combined both!

Ingredients:
Pizza dough
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breast, cut into cubes
Salt & pepper
1 tsp. olive oil
6 oz. shredded mozzarella
6 oz. shredded mild cheddar
1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce
1/3 cup Bleu cheese dressing

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450.
In a skillet over medium heat, add 1 tsp. of olive oil and get hot.
Season chicken chunks with salt and pepper, and add to the skillet and cook Til brown.
Add 1/4 cup of the hot wing sauce.
Let cool.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a rectangle.
Mix together 1/4 cup hot wing sauce with 1/3 cup Bleu cheese dressing, and spread onto dough.
Top with chicken, and add the cheese.
Top with remaining hot wing sauce if desired.
Starting from one end, roll the dough into a log.
Make sure all ends are tucked in so nothing leaks out.
Place on a lightly greased baking sheet and cook for 25 minutes.
Let cool 15 minutes and slice and serve!

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Mini Egg Muffins

This is a perfect way to personalize breakfast for everyone in your family! I did all my egg cups the same because I was low on my variety of ingredients, but you can add whatever toppings you want!

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
4 slices of ham, diced
4 scallions, diced
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:
Spray the wells of 6 muffin holes in your muffin pan with cooking spray.
Preheat your oven to 350.
Whisk together egg, milk, S & P
Pour your egg mixture evenly into the 6 muffin holes.
Add whatever toppings you like!
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until eggs are slightly browned.

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