Healthy Gluten Free Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins

Healthy Gluten Free Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins

These yummy applesauce chocolate chip muffins are easy to make, dairy free and gluten free for all to enjoy!

What You Need To Make These Healthy Gluten Free Single Serve Brownie

  • Eggs
  • Cane sugar
  • Butter of choice ( I used Earth Balance butter as my dairy free option)
  • Unsweetened applesauce
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten free all purpose flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
  • Gluten free rolled oats
  • Collagen peptides
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • Chocolate Chips

That’s it?!

This simple recipe is as easy at it sounds!

So, let’s skip the 3 paragraph explanation and get to it!

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Healthy Gluten Free Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 10 muffins 1x
  • Category: Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: snack
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A Yummy Lower Fat and Higher Protein version of your Favorite  Fluffy Gluten Free and Dairy Free Muffin that will be your new go-to! These are simple, easy to make, and the perfect make ahead snack for everyone to enjoy!


Ingredients

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Wet Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce (Watch out for sugar added applesauce, the unsweetened should have zero added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/3 cup melted dairy free butter of choice (I used this one)
  • 2 large room temperature eggs (I recommend leaving them out for at least 30 minutes)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups All Purpose Gluten Free Flour ( I recommend and used King Arthur brand)
  • 1/2 cup Gluten Free rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 2 scoops unflavored collagen peptides
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup favorite dairy-free chocolate chips 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line with 10 muffin paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, add the applesauce, sugar, melted butter, vanilla extract and eggs. Mix until combined and set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, add the all purpose flour, rolled oats, collagen peptides, baking powder, baking soda, and sea salt. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the dry to the wet and mix until there are no clumps in the batter.
  5. Add the chocolate chips into the batter.
  6. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the muffin liners until all 10 are filled. Tap the muffin tin agains the counter to even the batter in the muffins. Sprinkle a few extra chocolate chips on the top.
  7. Bake the muffins in the pre heated oven for 20-22 minutes. 
  8. Let cool for 10-15 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition is loosely calculated 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Calories: 267
  • Sugar: 17
  • Fat: 10.5
  • Carbohydrates: 37
  • Fiber: 3
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: gluten free muffins, dairy free muffins, chocolate chip muffins, collagen, low fat, high protein, healthy

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Healthy Gluten Free Applesauce Chocolate Chip Muffins

Gluten Free Single Serve Brownie

Sometimes the best things in life are just for you…and there isn’t anything wrong with that!

This fudgy and decadent gluten free brownie for one is simple to make and meant just for YOU!

What You Need To Make This Gluten Free Single Serve Brownie

  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane sugar
  • Butter of choice
  • Vanilla extract
  • Gluten free all purpose flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Almond milk
  • Baking powder
  • Sea salt
  • Chocolate Chips

What Is The Perfect Dish?

To make the ideal brownie size I recommend using a small standard size ramekin.

Anything larger may alter the baking time, but it could work in a pinch you just have to keep that in mind.

How To Make The Perfect Fudgy Brownie

The key here is too slightly under bake the brownie. Additionally, a few extra chocolate chips may help achieve this as well.

How To Make A Cakey Brownie

To achieve a cakey texture you will do the opposite of above. You will bake the brownie until it is completely done. This allows the baking powder and flour to rise to its full peak.

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Healthy Gluten Free Single Serve Brownie

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 1 brownie 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

The simplest Gluten Free Single Serve Brownie meant just for YOU!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsps all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • Dash of salt 
  • 1 room temperature egg yolk
  • 1.5 tbsp cane sugar
  • 1 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 12 tbsp chocolate chips (I recommend more for an extra chocolate flavor and for sprinkling on the top)
  • 1 tbsp almond milk 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsps melted butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl beat the eggs and melted butter mixture for at least 30 seconds. This helps create those signature cracks that a fudgy brownie is known for.
  3. Add the remaining wet ingredients after.
  4. Add the dry ingredients in. Be careful not to over mix.
  5. Spray a small ramekin with non-stick spray and pour the brownie mixture into it. 
  6. Sprinkle a few chocolate chips on the top and bake for 23-25 minutes for a fudgy and gooey brownie and 30 for a cake brownie.
  7. When the brownie is done let cool for 10 minutes and pair with vanilla ice cream or peanut butter.

Notes

Baking dish size and oven may affect baking time. 

Nutrition is loosely calculated with 1.5 Tbsps of chocolate chips


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: The whole brownie
  • Calories: 560
  • Sugar: 42
  • Fat: 33
  • Carbohydrates: 60
  • Fiber: 3.5
  • Protein: 6

Keywords: gluten free brownie, brownie single serve brownie, dairy free brownie, dairy free, chocolate brownie

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Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

Every now and again you taste a treat that is so good and so beautiful that you have to take a step back and take a bite out of it and say, “Sh*t that’s good!

This is one of those recipes!

Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

What You Need To Make Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

  • Egg
  • Brown sugar
  • Cane ugar
  • Butter of choice
  • Greek yogurt
  • Vanilla extract
  • Bananas
  • Gluten free all purpose flour (I used the King Arthur brand)
  • Collagen peptides
  • Baking soda
  • Sea salt
  • Cinnamon
Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

How To Make The Perfect Donut Hole

The key to these donut holes is using a mini muffin tin and not scooping too much batter into the tin.

I recommend only adding 1 Tbsp of dough in each mini muffin tin portion. Otherwise, your donut holes will be less like donut holes and more like a large cinnamon sugar baseball…but a tasty one at that!

Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

To make the perfect cinnamon sugar coating don’t skimp on the butter! Coating the melted butter in the baked donut holes is key to making the cinnamon sugar mixture stick.

Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

Mixing The Cinnamon Sugar Coating

I recommend adding about 1-2 Tbsp of cinnamon to the 3/4 cup of sugar in a small bowl. For more of a sugary-flavor and less of a cinnamon flavor I would recommend only adding 1 tbsp of cinnamon.

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Healthy Gluten Free Cinnamon Sugar Banana Donut Holes

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes
  • Yield: 36 donut holes 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Breakast
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Fluffy and flavorful Gluten free cinnamon banana donut holes that are perfectly sweet! These can be made dairy free!


Ingredients

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  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cane sugar
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt (or dairy-free yogurt of choice)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 2 large)
  • 1 1/4 cup self rising flour (To make this for every 1 cup of flour add 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder and 1/4 tsp salt)
  • 1 scoop collagen
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Cinnamon sugar coating

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tbsp butter melted 
  • 2 TBSP cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Spray a mini muffin tin with non-stick spray and preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl combine the egg, melted butter, greek yogurt, mashed banana, collagen peptides, vanilla extract, brown sugar, and cane sugar. Get out as many lumps as you can. A few will be in there from the banana and that is A ok!
  3. Add the self-rising flour and baking soda in a separate medium-sized bowl and mix until combined. 
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet and mix until everything is combined.
  5. Using a tablespoon, spoon the batter into the mini muffin tin.
  6. Bake in the oven for 14-17 minutes.
  7. While the donut holes are baking, prepare the cinnamon sugar topping. Pour the melted butter into a small bowl and combine the cinnamon and sugar together in another small bowl.
  8. Take out of the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Role the donut hole in the butter using a fork to coat it. Be sure to tap out the extra butter by scooping the donut hole with a fork and letting the excess butter drip over the melted butter bowl.
  10. Then, coat the banana donut hole in the cinnamon sugar mixture and set aside.
  11. Repeat until all of the banana donut holes are coated and enjoy!
  12. Store these in a container for a max of 2 days! (if they last that long)

Notes

Nutritional information is roughly estimated


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 donut hole
  • Calories: 71
  • Sugar: 6
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 10
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 1

Keywords: gluten free donuts, gluten free donut hole, banana donut holes, banana donut, healthy donuts, vegan donuts, healthy donut holes

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Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

These gluten-free flourless peanut butter cookie cups are perfectly crisp and sure to please a crowd.

Can you ever beat peanut butter wrapped in chocolate and more peanut butter?

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

What You Need To Make These Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Creamy peanut butter (not natural, use something like Jif. A natural one likely won’t work
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Sea salt
  • Baking soda 
  • Vanilla extract
  • Reese’s minis
Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

How To Make The Perfect Dough

  • Remember to freeze the dough for at least 30 minutes! By Freezing the dough it helps limit the spread of the cookie but also helps it form a more moldable dough to roll into balls.
Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

Also, be sure to not use natural peanut butter. The natural oils in natural peanut butter will yield a different texture. I suggest using White Chocolate Wonderful by Pb & Co or something like JiF or Peter Pan.

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups

Hershey’s Kiss Variations

As with any recipe you can substitute the chocolate as you see fit and also ditch the mini muffin tin if you wish.

If you swap out the muffin tin trade it in for a cookie sheet and add Hershey’s kisses to the center.

Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese's Cookie Cups
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Flourless Gluten Free Peanut Butter Reese’s Cookie Cups

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: Dessert
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

Simple and Yummy flourless peanut butter cookies that are wrapped in a chocolate and peanut butter Rees’s center. These are gluten free and made with less than 6 ingredients.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter (use Jif or any non-natural Pb)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar + 3 tbsp for rolling cookies in
  • 1/4 cup granular sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 24 mini Reese’s 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin tin baking sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients, except for the mini Reese’s minis. 
  3. Store the bowl of dough in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. Using a cookie scooper (mine was about 1.5 Tbsps of dough) drop the dough into the mini muffin tin. If you don’t want the cookies to have as much of an overflow than you may roll the dough into 1 tablespoon.
  5. After rolling the dough into a ball roll it in a small bowl of the 3 Tbsps of sugar. Make sure the cookie is evenly coated.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 13-15 minutes. The cookies  should have little cracks in them and be slightly browned. 
  7. While the cookies are baking unwrap all of the mini Reese’s so they’re ready for when the cookies are done.
  8. When the cookies are done in the oven press a toothpick into a cookie to check if there is any uncooked dough is present. If the toothpick comes out clean the cookies are ready!
  9. Once the cookies are done baking quickly press a mini Reese’s on top. Allow cookies to cool for at least 10 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. You can also store them in the freezer for 2 weeks to a month. Just be sure to let them defrost before enjoying.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Cookie
  • Calories: 161
  • Sugar: 13
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 16
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4

Keywords: Peanut butter cookie, Peanut butter Rees’s cookie, Peanut Butter chocolate cookie, gluten free cookies, gluten free peanut butter cookie, peanut butter, gluten free

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Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

This high-protein granola is super simple and requires ingredients you probably have in your pantry. It’s quick, simple, and of course perfectly sweet (using only natural sweeteners).

This gluten-free granola is also dairy-free and can easily be made vegan with a few substitutions.

Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

What You Need For Healthy High-Protein Gluten-free Granola

  • Your favorite natural nut-butter (yes- we’re talking the drippy stuff- other peanut butter like Jif may not work since it has added ingredients that alters it’s texture)
  • Vegan plant-based butter of choice (I used Earth Balance)
  • Honey (or maple syrup for vegan)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Certified Gluten-Free rolled oats (I get mine from Trader Joe’s since they’re the cheapest)
  • Collagen peptides (omit for vegan)
  • Your Favorite Dairy-free (or vegan) Chocolate chips
  • Your favorite nuts (I used honey roasted peanuts)
  • Cinnamon
  • Sea Salt
Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

How To Make That Perfect CRUNCH

  • Remember to flip! Both sides of the granola should be flipped half-way through. This makes the granola bake evenly, making both sides of the granola as crunchy as it can be!
  • Watch the oven! Granola can get burnt very easily if you take your eyes off of it or forget to flip it. Once you see the granola turn golden brown, give it a good flip!
  • Let the granola cool for at least 45 minutes. The granola hardens when it cools so this is a critical step!
Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

A Note To Remember about Natural Granola

Since this is natural granola, it will not be as crunchy as the typical store brand that has sugar cane and other preservative ingredients.

Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

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Simple High-Protein 6 ingredient Gluten-Free Granola

  • Author: Aimee Wera
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 10 half-cup servings 1x
  • Category: Snack, Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

High-protein Gluten-Free Granola made with simple ingredients. This go-to recipe can be made in a snap!


Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp natural peanut butter (The drippy kind)
  • 2 tbsp melted vegan butter of choice ( I used the Earth Balance brand)
  • Heaping 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Certified Gluten-Free rolled oats
  • 2 scoops of collagen (2 scoops = 2 servings for the collagen peptides I used)
  • 3/4 cup chopped honey-roasted peanuts 
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray. You can also use parchment paper.
  2. Combine all the ingredients in a large bowl, except for the chocolate chips. Mix everything well so that the granola is evenly coated in the honey and that there are no dry areas.
  3. Transfer the granola to the large baking sheet and spread it out into an even layer. A trick that works for me is hitting the baking sheet on the counter a few times. It makes the granola spread easier across the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping the granola halfway through. When the granola is done baking it should appear golden brown
  5. Let the granola cool for at least 45 minutes.
  6. Break the granola into clumps once cooled.
  7. Sprinkle the chocolate chips into the granola.
  8. Store in an air-tight container at room temp for about 1 week.
 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 239
  • Sugar: 9 grams
  • Fat: 11 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 26 grams
  • Fiber: 5 grams
  • Protein: 9 grams

Keywords: Gluten free granola, collagen peptides, high protein granola, healthy granola, dairy free granola, vegan granola, dairy free