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Easy Protein Bars

Whew what a whirlwind year it has been so far!  SO many life changes and I got away from my passion for cooking – well I am back!!  Always striving for new ideas to have healthy snacks at hand instead of store-bought convenience!  These simple to make protein bars fit the bill nicely!  Nice easy grab and go energy!  I experimented with a few different combinations and this one was my first go.  I have changed the nut combinations and seed combinations too.  This is where it gets really fun!  Be Creative!  Try new combos!   This one goes out especially to my friend Tammy – these bars are GLUTEN FREE!   XO

Ingredients:

•    1/3 cup raw whole almonds
•    1/2 cup raw whole cashews
•    1/8 cup golden raisins
•    1/4 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
•    1/4 cup cooked quinoa
•    1 tbsp raw hemp seeds
•    1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
•    1 tbsp raw agave nectar
•    1 tsp raw cacao powder
•    1 tbsp ground flaxseed
•    1 tbsp water
•    3 tbsp almond flour

Instructions:

Soak flaxseed in water.

Combine all other ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Pour mixture along with soaked flaxseed into a food processor and pulse until mixture combines but is still slightly chunky.

Form mixture into small rectangles (or squares if you prefer) and place in a coated baking dish.

Preheat oven to  170° F and bake bars for one hour.  Turn bars over after 30 minutes.

Enjoy!

Almond Maple Bars

Almond Maple BarsIngredients:

•    1 cup rolled oats, divided
•    1/2 cup unsalted raw almonds
•    4 scoops vanilla protein powder
•    1 ½  tsp cinnamon
•    ½ tsp Celtic sea salt
•    ¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
•    ½ tsp vanilla extract
•    4 tbsp pure maple syrup
•    2 tsp raw agave nectar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 °F.

Place ½ cup rolled oats into blender and process until oats are now oat flour, about 1 minute.  In a large bowl combine oat flour, rolled oats, almonds, protein powder, cinnamon and salt.  In a separate bowl mix applesauce, vanilla, maple syrup and agave nectar; add to dry ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.

Cut 8 squares of aluminum foil and spray with olive oil cooking spray.  Spoon out the mixture equally onto the aluminum squares and shape into bars.  Fold the aluminum at the ends to ensure that the mixture does not spill out.

Place bars onto a baking sheet and bake for 20– 22 minutes.  Do not overcook.

Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pancakes

Ingredients:Pumpkin Pancakes

  • 1 cup organic whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup organic brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup organic oat flour
  • 1/2 cup cooked organic pumpkin
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup organic soy milk
  • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp organic baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp organic baking soda
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp organic cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp organic nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp organic allspice
  • 1 tsp organic vanilla extract

Instructions:

Combine soy milk and apple cider vinegar; set aside and let sit for about 5 minutes.  Combine flours, baking soda, baking powder and sea salt in a large mixing bowl.  Combine pumpkin, spices, water and soy milk mixture and add gradually to dry ingredients.  Mix well then let sit for about 5 minutes to activate baking powder.

Pour mixture into non-stick skillet or griddle.  Flip once then serve.

Enjoy!

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