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Pumpkin PB Oat Cookies

Another healthy vegan treat! I’m focusing on nourishing foods for my body right now as I approach the end of pregnancy and make plans help my body recover and nourish another person! I know there are some other key ingredients to “lactation cookies” that some swear by, but instead of buying new stuff, I figure I start with foods I know for sure have health benefits, and improve lactation, like oats and flax! Also I used molasses for its iron boosting properties as I’m aware I will need plenty of iron in the postpartum period too! Plus it’s officially fall time, and time to bust out the pumpkin purée! SO I made these chewy pumpkin-y oatmeal cookies that are delicious and body nourishing!

You need:

-1/3 cup pumpkin purée

-1/2 cup peanut butter

-1 tbs flaxmeal+ 3tbs warm water

-1 tbs pumpkin pie spice

-1 pinch salt

-handful of cranberries

-1/4 tsp baking powder

-1.5 cups quick oats

-1/3 cup molasses

Combine all ingredients an drop onto a cookie sheet with a spoon (batter is pretty sticky) and bake at 350 x 10-12 minutes until slight browning around the edges.

Then I drizzled some melted dark chocolate on top because.. why not :D. Enjoy!

Soft pumpkin chocolate chip cookies

These were great, so chewy and chocolatey and easy to just keep eating! Fortunately they are pretty healthy overall with a relatively small amount of sugar and  shortening considering how many cookies his recipe yields! Cookies are just so easy to transport and eat without needing a plate or fork, but you can still have your pumpkin taste 🙂  I got the idea for these from CheapLazyVegan, one of my fav vegan youtubers:

https://youtu.be/_O2KZ3v5Suw

You need:

1 can pumpkin purée

1.5 cup blend of oat and buckwheat flour

3/4 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup melted vegan shortening

1 cup coconut sugar

2 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup soymilk

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp ground cloves

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1+ cups choc chips (my fav brand is Guittard)

1tsp each baking soda and powder

1tsp apple cider vinegar

Mix wet ingredients well, then stir in dry ingredients, adding chocolate chips last. Roll into little balls (mine were about gumball sized). This made about 30 little “two bite” cookies, baked at 350 for 15 min. When cookies came out of the oven, I pressed each one down with a fork to flatten and make the chocolate all mushy gushy 🙂 Which  is a technical baking term;) Enjoy!!

3 Ingredient Vegan Waffles! 

Oh the tastes of fall! I am simply in love with these waffles topped with spiced apples and roasted butternut squash! These are so simple and no added fats or sugars required, so tasty!! Since giving up dairy, I have been delighted to discover the creaminess of so many starches and fruits! Pumpkins and squashes are among the best 🙂

Blend:

One banana 

2 cups oats 

1 cup mineral water (sparkling water gives these fluffiness naturally)
Makes 4 hearty filling wholesome waffles! Served 2 🙂
Feel free to top with These perfect baked apples!

3 ingredient chocolate chip cookies 

Simple. Healthy. Vegan. The indulgent part here is the mini chocolate chips, otherwise only whole plant foods! So of course you could make the chips optional or suns for raisins or something, but what can I say? Chocolate.
You need:

2 very ripe Bananas

1.5 cups rolled Oats

1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand)

Yields about 14

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, mashing banana and oats before adding the chocolate chips, and drop by sooonfuls on lined cookie sheet. 

Bake at 350 x 15min.
That is it! Store in sealed container in the fridge, but the texture is best when fresh.

Enjoy!!

Simple Savory Dinner Waffles

I’ve been experimenting a bit lately with Oats and how many different things you can do with them in great simplicity! Ever having soup or a salad and need a simple while grain side? This recipe could not be more easy, and the waffles freeze well for instant access 🙂 These could be enjoyed either savory or sweet, angel they are born neutral. No added ingredients of any kind, simply oats and sparkling water!

You need:

2 cup rolled Oats

1 cup mineral waters
Blend, pour into waffle maker, and enjoy! This made 4 waffles in a smallish waffle maker. 
Serve with salad or soup for a quick healthy addition to any meal! Top with avocado or hummus, pb and j… 

Chocolate Pumpkin Oat Bread

Yum, finally getting around to posting this, because when is pumpkin not perfect, especially with chocolate 🙂

You need:

4 oz canned pumpkin

2 very ripe banana 

4 medjool dates, pitted

Cardamom dash

Cinnamon, 2tsp to taste

Pumpkin pie spice, 1/4 tsp

Nutmeg, dash

Dash salt

1.5 cups oat flour

1/4 cup flaxmeal

1/2 tsp each baking soda and baking powder

1 tbs vanilla

Chocolate chips/chunks

Blend all ingredients together.

Stir in chocolate chips/chunks to taste, even better with orange coconut chocolate, recipe Here.

Dust with some cinnamon on top.

Bake 45 minutes at 350F in large rectangular cake pan.

Let cool, slice and enjoy!
   
    
   
   
    
    
 

Creamy Crunchy Chocolate PB Oatmeal

Without any added fat or sugar,  these are the creamiest, most comforting dessert/breakfast oats!  One what to motivate you to get out of bed!

You need:

-2/3 cup rolled oats

-2/3 cup unsweetened soy milk

-1 tbs cocoa powder

-1/2 tbs pb2 (powdered peanut butter)

-1/2 banana chopped

-1tbs seeds of choice (hemp/flax/chia)
Combine first 4 ingredients in large microwave safe bowl and heat for 1 min then 30 seconds. The. Top with seeds, banana and enjoy!
   
    
   

Oatmeal Blender Waffles 

It is your morning oatmeal, simply in waffle form! YUMMMMYYYYY.  Plus it is too easy, thanks to blending 🙂 What is not to love about that?
You need:

1 cup oats (gf)

3/4 cup soymilk

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vinegar

2 tbs vanilla

1 tbs cinnamon

7-8 small dates
Combine all ingredients in a blender and our into oil sprayed waffle iron one by one. Yielded 4 small waffles!  Make the night before and then pop into the toaster in the morning for ease.

Top with fresh fruit, nuts, and agave syrup for lower glycemic impact. Enjoy!!! 
   
                 

Cardamom Spice Banana Oatmeal

Yum! I love a warm, delicious breakfast! Sweetened only by a banana and with the subtle hints of cardamom and nutmeg, you will love these satisfying oats!
serves 2

You need:

1 cup whole oats (gf)

1 large ripe banana mashed

1/8 tsp nutmeg

1/8 tsp cardamom

2 tsp cinnamon

Pinch salt

2 cups water (or milk of choice)
Heat for 2:30 in microwave, let cool slightly, and enjoy!

SO GOOD!
   
           

Fall Apple Crisp!

(This would also make a fabulous pear/peach/plum crisp, in place of apples)

Fall is here, and time to bust out the cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice! I love this dessert because it requires exactly zero added sugar of any kind, zero gluten, and zero guilt. Full of wholesome ingredients and some superfoods, feel free to eat half the pan!

You will need:
4-5 apples, your choice (I used Granny Smith)
2 overripe bananas
1Tbs vanilla (i used bourbon vanilla extract)
1tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
2Tbs or so of cinnamon, to taste (I like lots)

for the crisp:
2Tbs almond butter, melted (or sunbutter for nut-free)
1Tbs grass fed butter, melted (optional, subs coconut oil for vegan)
2 Tbs chia seeds
2Tbs flax seeds
2Tbs slivered almonds (optional)
1/2 cup gluten free oats
dash of salt (optional, i omit if just cooking for us)

Preheat to 350, chop apples into small chunks, 1/2 in max
mash both bananas, then mix in apples, vanilla and spices.
Spray pan with non-stick spray of choice.
Fold apple mix into pan.
Then melt your butters, combine remaining ingredients and knead together to make a crumble. Sprinkle over top of apples, and bake uncovered for approx 30minutes, till topping begins to crisp and apples are soft.

Enjoy ala mode, or with cottage cheese as I did, because we didn’t have ice cream, and I’m trying to increase my protein intake, haha!

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