Love Sweat Fitness’s Healthy Cookies

Hi all! I was roaming youtube when I came across a video from Love Sweat Fitness about 3 Quick & Healthy DESSERT Ideas! The one recipe that particularly stood out to me was the cookie recipe because it is easy to make, requires few ingredients, and… wait for it… it’s gluten free! Since it is so convenient and healthy, I decided to try it out for you all!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Almond Butter (I used Peanut Butter as a substitution)
  • 1/4 cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375.
  2. Peel the banana and mash it in a bowl.
  3. Mix the almond butter in the mashed banana.
  4. Add the vanilla and cinnamon. Mix.
  5. Mix in the rolled oats to the banana mixture.
  6. Bake in the oven for about 7 minutes.

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Update* The recipe is really easy to make. I did use peanut butter instead of almond butter, however this didn’t seem to change the cookies too much. The only thing I will say is that I used roughy 3/4 cups of rolled oats, however this could be because I used a fairly large banana. So far, this recipe is a success.

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Overall, I’d call these cookies a success! They can easily satisfy my sweet tooth! The insides are a little doughy after baking, but I’m sure if you spread the dough out a bit instead of placing it in balls it would reduce that effect. The promises of being quick and easy definitely held true since these cookies only took about 20 minutes to make! I give this recipe two thumbs up!

Do you have any recipes I need to try out? If so let me know in the comments or on any of my social media platforms! For more Love Sweat Fitness recipes and videos, check out her youtube channel!

♥ Haley

Kayla Chandler’s Low Carb Gluten Free Bread Recipe

I was looking up gluten free recipes on Pinterest, when I came across a recipe for Low Carb Gluten Free Bread from Kayla Chandler. It seems like a fairly simple recipe, which seems too good to be gluten free. There is no flour of any kind involved, it is simply made out of eggs, protein powder, and salt…interesting, right? I’m not really sure what to expect from this recipe since it is so different than my traditional view of bread. I will update you on my thoughts as I make it.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of whey protein powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt
  • Coconut Oil

Directions

  1. Separate the egg whites from the yolk. Place the yolks in a separate bowl.
  2. Mix the egg whites for 5-6 minutes using a mixer or until they look similar to whipped cream.
  3. Add the whey protein, salt, and yolks to the egg whites and mix it all together.
  4. Grease the pan with coconut oil and pour bread mixture into the pan.
  5. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes.
  6. Let the bread cool in the pan.

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Update* The bread mixture itself was really simple and easy to make. It did not take long for the mixture to begin to rise and look similar to bread once in the oven. I took the bread out after 45 minutes and let it sit for a while. When it first comes out, the bread is super fluffy, however it sinks very quickly while cooling.

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Overall, I think the final product is okay. Personally, I think it works more as quiche than as bread, however you can make it work if necessary. For being gluten free, low carb, and paleo the recipe works pretty well. If you have any advice on how to make this more bread like and fluffy, please share it in the comments!

♥ Haley

Sarah Lynn Fitness Mock-Reese’s Recipe

I don’t know about you guys, but I am a Pinterest addict! However, with so many pins, I never know which pins and recipes actually work and which are fails. Well, I have decided to put it on myself to test out certain Pinterest recipes and tell you if they are actually worth trying out. Welcome to Pinterest in Real Life!

I recently stumbled across a recipe for Mock-Reese’s recipe from Sarah Lynn Fitness. These Reese’s are dairy-free, gluten-free, sugar-free, and low carb. I’m a little skeptical of this recipe since it is sugar free, I expect them to be bitter. I will update you on my thoughts while making these.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 2 stevia packets
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon coconut flour
  • 1 tablespoon of water

Directions

  1. Melt your coconut oil in the microwave.
  2. Stir cocoa powder and stevia in the melted coconut oil.
  3. Spoon some of the chocolate mixture into 5 mini muffin liners and place in the freezer.
  4. Mix coconut flour with water until it forms a thick paste.
  5. Mix peanut butter into the coconut flour paste.
  6. Take the chocolate mixture out of the freezer.
  7. Distribute the peanut butter mixture onto the chocolate in the muffin liners.
  8. Distribute the rest of the chocolate mixture in the muffin liners.
  9. Return the muffin liners to the freezer until they have hardened.

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Update* I had a few problems with this recipe. First of all, I used 2 packets of stevia just like the recipe said, yet the chocolate mixture still had an extremely bitter taste. I also had issues with the graininess of the peanut butter mixture, perhaps more water should be added in order the create more of a paste. Lastly, the recipe did not make enough chocolate to fully cover the peanut butter mixture. I would advise you to either double the recipe for the chocolate or half the recipe for the peanut butter mixture.

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Overall, these were okay. The Reese’s themselves only took about fifteen minutes to make, which was very nice. The inside mixture was actually really good, however the chocolate was extremely bitter. In order to make these better, I would substitute the stevia for sugar. I know this prevents them from being labeled sugar free, however they are way too bitter using  just stevia. I think I would give this recipe, using the stevia, a 5 out of 10.

♥Haley