Bananas are a staple in my kitchen. I probably have at least one a day. And my philosophy has always been to err on the side of caution and buy enough for more than 0ne a day. However, some weeks this leaves me with two or three overripe bananas that are no longer good for regular consumption or the creamy component in my smoothie. Obviously, the only solution left is to bake them into something! The sweetness of these overripe bananas lends itself perfectly to baked goods and hot oatmeal. I don't have any of my own recipes for you today, but click on the title below the picture to go to the original recipe :) These are both ridiculously delicious and easier to make than you'd think!
These are far from traditional pancakes. Chock-full of health/vitality-boosting nutrients rather than empty carbs, they will keep you full and energized for hours. I would never try to act like these taste as divine as fluffy, white pancakes slathered in butter and syrup, however they are a great healthy alternative.
And may I please digress for a second and say, look how freaking awesome the view is from my living room!! Not to mention hidden behind those trees is a running/biking trail and a huge building with ice rinks (helloooo hockey!) and [lap] swimming pools. I love Colorado. And my apartment.
Also, it is freezing outside. I'm supposed to run a 5k tomorrow morning, and coincidentally, it is supposed to snow tonight and tomorrow morning. What luck. My lungs are going to hate me.
I have about 12 overripe bananas in the kitchen right now. Yes...that is after I used 3 in this recipe...obviously more banana recipes to come! This coffee cake is one I have enjoyed since last year when my mom and I went on a search to find a recipe similar to the Starbucks Banana Chocolate Chip Coffee Cake. However it was only yesterday I veganized it. Suprisingly...the first try worked perfectly! I wouldn't say this is exactly like the Starbucks version...but it is equally good with the extra treat of cinnamon sugar in there as well : )
Please don't think this is a healthy breakfast...it is a treat ; )
I know I've put a lot of breakfast foods up lately, especially with oats and parfait qualities, but guess what? This is my blog! And I'll post my breakfast if I want to. And the past couple days I have had THE most phenomenal overnight oat parfaits. Ohmygoshyouguys.
I love(d) Almond Joys. Obviously I can't have them any more but I don't have to miss them now that I have this!
I have wanted to put up this recipe ever since I dreamt it up about a week ago. I've had it at least four times since and I'm not tired of it yet! Today I added granola and banana soft serve to make a VOO Parfait, OSG-style. It was sooo fantastic and healthy and filling, this may never get old...
For those of you that are new to overnight oats, they are oats and chia seeds soaked in almond (or other nondairy) milk overnight. By the morning the mixture has thickened up and viola, cold (but delicious) oatmeal! From that basic recipe you can incorporate so many add-ins: protein powder, sweeteners, nuts, nut butter, fruit, granola...the list goes on my friends. I hope you will give overnight oats a try, even if you aren't interested in my version.
Anyone else dealing with finals right now? Probably most of you if you're in school...
Well I would urge you to take a break and treat yourself. Breakfast for dinner anyone? These pancakes are fantastic no matter what time of day it is. You really cant so wrong with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate. Oh baby.
Good luck with finals if you're taking them! If not...well then just have a great day and treat yourself anyways!
This recipe didn't seem appeal to anyone in my poll last week, however I wont be able to deliver on the baked donuts for a while so I hope you enjoy this! It is definitely going to be one of my go-to desserts this summer.
A small Dairy Queen Cookie Dough Blizzard has 720 calories and 28 grams of fat (14 g saturated). My version has 235 calories and only 7 grams of fat (2 g saturated).
The texture of the "soft serve" is almost identical to the real thing, but for way less calories and much more nutritional value! And these raw cookie dough balls are eerily similar to regular cookie dough... without all the guilt and nasty raw eggs.
Sooo seriously, I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as I did.
Three days without a recipe and I feel like I've neglected this blog...I'm sure I had the time to do it; I dont know what happened! So sorry, but I've got a wonderful treat to make it up to you : )
Before calculating the nutrition facts, I really thought this was going to be one of those guilty pleasure desserts...something you could only have if you were reeeeally good all week. Oh man I was wrong. This bread isn't overly sweet and it manages to still be light while having a subtle creaminess to it.
Well now I suppose if you really were looking for an indulgence you're disappointed...don't be! You will absolutely love this and you can still pretend to be bad ; )
I would consider my second attempt at making banana bread a wild success; and this one is much more waistline friendly!
I have at least one a day but at the end of the week, I tend to realize I bought too many. So I'm left with overripe bananas that I don't want to eat plain, but go perfectly in baked goods!
The logical next step was to search around Oh She Glows for a good recipe and I found one that sounded pretty tasty. I had actually never made banana bread before this! I wanted to spruce up the original recipe a little, so I decided to add praline chunks in place of walnuts.
Little did I know (thanks to my inability to read through a recipe before starting), as I started to make the bread batter, I noticed the recipe wasn't vegan! OSG didn't start as a vegan blog, but I was caught off guard because I didn't have any more eggs and I wanted to make the recipe vegan. I am happy to say this recipe worked out wonderfully in the end! The sweetness is perfect, the praline sugar swirls into the bread, and the texture is juuust right.
This recipe is great for breakfast or dessert! It is also versatile in that you could substitute many things for chocolate, it is delicious hot or cold, and it goes great with coffee, tea or milk. Oh the options...
This is another Oh She Glows recipe. I am indeed addicted to her blog. What's it to you?!
Annnd I posted the new poll to the right...I think I fixed the problem! (If there was one...) Please take the time to provide your input : )