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Banana Bread Bites

Banana Bread Bites

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup grass-fed butter, melted
  • 3 organic bananas, mashed
  • 3 Tbs. local honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp. almond extract
  • ¾  Cup crushed walnuts
  • ½ Cup dark chocolate chunks or raisins (optional)
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 1 free-range egg

Spices:

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. powder nutmeg (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. powder clove (optional)
  • ¼ tsp. powder cardamom (optional) 
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Cup oats

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter, honey, vanilla and almond extract, mix well.
  4. Beat the egg into the mixture.
  5. Next, add the crushed walnuts, optional dark chocolate chunks or raisins, and chia seeds.
  6. Then, add the spices, baking powder and oats, mix well.
  7. Grease a cookie sheet with butter and spoon the mixture on. The batter is a little runny, but don’t worry, they will come out like banana bread soft bites. You can put the batter in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden, and then bake. Or you can spoon the batter onto a baking sheet right away.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.

When done, let cool completely before eating for best flavor.

Note:

Great for toddlers (don’t give to babies under 1), on the go snacks, even for breakfast! They make a great alternative to pancakes and they are great for sugar cravings too! You could even make this recipe into muffins by greasing a muffin tin with butter and bake as you would muffins.

 

Raisin Chip Cookies

Rasin Chip Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 organic bananas, mashed
  • ½ Cup apple sauce (homemade or organic)
  • 2 Tbs. local honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ Cup raisins
  • ½ Cup crushed walnuts
  • 2 tsp. chia seeds
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Cup oats
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the apple sauce, melted butter, optional honey and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Beat the egg into the mixture.
  5. Next, add the raisins and crushed walnuts.
  6. Then, add the cinnamon, baking powder and oats, mix well.
  7. Grease a cookie sheet with butter and spoon the mixture on. The batter is a little runny, but don’t worry, they will come out like banana bread soft bites. You can put the batter in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden, and then bake. Or you can spoon the batter onto a baking sheet right away.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.

When done, let cool completely before eating for best flavor.

Note:

Great for toddlers (don’t give to babies under 1), on the go snacks, even for breakfast! They make a great alternative to pancakes and they are great for sugar cravings too! You could even make this recipe into muffins by greasing a muffin tin with butter and bake as you would muffins.

 

Banana Date Chip Cookie Bites

Banana Bite Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup grass-fed butter, melted
  • 2 organic bananas, mashed
  • 2 Tbs. local honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 8 – 10 dates, pitted and chopped
  • OPTIONAL – add ½ Cup chopped dark chocolate bar
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Cup sprouted spelt, sprouted wheat, or other sprouted flour (quinoa would be good) any four would work but to keep them more digestible and healthy, sprouted is a better choice.

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash bananas with a fork in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add the melted butter and optional honey and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Beat the egg into the mixture.
  5. Next, add the chopped dates and optional chocolate chunks.
  6. Then, add the cinnamon, baking powder and flour, mix well.
  7. Grease a cookie sheet with butter and spoon the mixture on. The batter is a little runny, but don’t worry, they will come out like banana bread soft bites. You can put the batter in the fridge for about 30 minutes to harden, then bake.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.

When done, let cool completely before eating for best flavor.

Note:

Great for toddlers (don’t give to babies under 1), on the go snacks, even for breakfast! They make a great alternative to pancakes and they are great for sugar cravings too! You could even make this recipe into muffins by greasing a muffin tin with butter and bake as you would muffins.

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Traditional Tuesdays!

Another Weight Loss Breakfast Food And Healthy Snack!

weight loss food

Here is another breakfast that is loaded with nutrients, a nice alternative to smoothies for those who want a change. Or, turn it into a smoothie!

Shared at Gluten Free Wednesdays!

Besides the many nutritional benefits each one of these ingredients has, they also contribute to weight loss, or keeping a trim figure. This dish makes a great portable food for a snack or meal re placer and great for kids too. You can feed it to your little ones as long as they are able to eat solid foods, the chia and coconut (as long as there are no allergies to coconut) are great additions for growing kids and adults too.

At the end of this post, you will find nutritional content for the ingredients listed.

Ingredients:

Blueberries

Strawberies

Banana

2 tsp. Coconut Flakes:

1 – 3 tsp. EV Coconut oil (melted):

1 tsp. Chia seed:

Instructions:

In a small bowl, combine equal amounts of blueberries, strawberries and bananas, then the rest of the ingredients. Mix and enjoy!

Blueberries
1.00 cup
148.00 grams
84.36 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 28.56 mcg 35.7 7.6 excellent
manganese 0.50 mg 25.0 5.3 very good
vitamin C 14.36 mg 23.9 5.1 very good
fiber 3.55 g 14.2 3.0 good
Strawberries
1.00 cup
144.00 grams
46.08 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin C 84.67 mg 141.1 55.1 excellent
manganese 0.56 mg 28.0 10.9 excellent
fiber 2.88 g 11.5 4.5 very good
folate 34.56 mcg 8.6 3.4 very good
iodine 12.96 mcg 8.6 3.4 very good
potassium 220.32 mg 6.3 2.5 good
magnesium 18.72 mg 4.7 1.8 good
vitamin K 3.17 mcg 4.0 1.5 good
omega-3 fats 0.09 g 3.8 1.5 good
Banana
1.00 each
118.00 grams
105.02 calories
Nutrient Amount DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World’s Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin B6 0.43 mg 21.5 3.7 very good
vitamin C 10.27 mg 17.1 2.9 good
manganese 0.32 mg 16.0 2.7 good
fiber 3.07 g 12.3 2.1 good
potassium 422.44 mg 12.1 2.1 good
Nutrition Facts

Coconut Oil

Amount Per 1 tbsp (14 g)

Calories 117
% Daily Value*
Total fat 14 g 21%
Saturated fat 12 g 60%
Polyunsaturated fat 0.2 g
Monounsaturated fat 0.8 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 0 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0 g
Protein 0 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin B-6 0% Vitamin B-12 0%
Magnesium 0%
Nutrient Facts; Chia Seeds
Serving Size1 Tbsp (13g)
Servings Per Container34.00
Amount Per Serving % Daily
Value

Calories
60.00
Calories from Fat
40.00

Total Fat
4.50 g
7 %
     Saturated Fat
0.50 g
3 %
     Trans Fat
0 g
0 %
Cholesterol
0.00 mg
0 %
Sodium
0.00 mg
0 %
Potassium
10.00 mg
0 %
Total Carbohydrate
5.00 g
2 %
     Dietary Fiber
5.00 g
20 %
     Sugars
0.00 g
N/A
Protein
3.00 g
6 %
Phosphorus
12.00 mg
1 %

Vitamin A
0.00 %
Vitamin C
0.00 %
Calcium
6.00 %
Iron
4.00 %

Sources: http://www.whfoods.com/http://www.bobsredmill.com/chia-seed.html