Long gone are the days of spongy gluten-free snacks that fall apart in your hands.
Say hello to the new and improved fluffy banana bread filled with sweet honey and coconut sugar, making for a perfectly sweet banana bread that will unfold with flavor in your mouth.
To make this banana bread I highly recommend using a gluten-free all-purpose flour that contains xanthan gum and has a mix of brown rice flour and tapioca or arrowroot starch.
These flours will make the banana bread very thick and will add the texture of gluten into the recipe, without actually adding in any wheat flour.
Because let’s be real, we’ve all had a gluten-free treat before, possibly a muffin or a bread that had a texture similar to a kitchen sponge…
I know what you’re thinking…
And NO ONE wants to eat something that tastes like that, so opt for a quality gluten-free all-purpose flour, even if it means spending a little more at the grocery store. I suggest using Bob’s Red Mill 1-for-1 baking flour or King Arthur’s all-purpose gluten-free flour.
Additionally, for sweeteners, I recommend using a mix of Honey and coconut sugar as this will yield a naturally sweet banana bread and will complement the sugar from the bananas well.
Feel free to decrease the amount of coconut sugar or honey in the recipe if your bananas are very spotty as you may not need the amount the recipe calls for.
When it comes to the vegan chocolate chips feel free to add more or as much as your heart desires!
I fear I commit a Cardinal sin of using less as I am not much of a fan of chocolate so I tend to not add as much as the average chocolate lover.
Tell that Starbucks Banana Bread that’s been eyeing you to move over because this Fluffy Gluten-Free Banana Bread is made for you! These slices are Hefty, and have 11 grams of protein per slice!
1/2cupvegan protein powder
1cupall-purpose gluten-free flour of choice
1/4 cup dairy free semi-sweet chocolate chips
1ContainerNancy’s non-dairy oat milk yogurt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a loaf pan with non-stick spray
Mash the bananas and add them into a large bowl and combine with the wet ingredients
Add all the dry ingredients, except for the chocolate chips into a large bowl and mix until there is no clumps. If the batter is too thin, add more coconut flour, and if it’s to thick add a dash of water or non-dairy milk.
Mix in 2/3 of the chocolate chips and save the rest to sprinkle on top
Bake in the oven for 70-75 minutes. Watch it carefully as this is a thick and hefty loaf of banana bread so the timing may vary based on your oven and the vegan protein powder you used. When the banana bread is done let it cool for 10-15 minutes.
Cut into 9 Hefty Slices
You May be able to sub the eggs in this for flax eggs and sub the honey for maple syrup to make it vegan.
These Flavorful Healthy Mexican Stuffed Peppers are filled with over 6 grams of fiber and over 35 grams of protein!
One of the best parts of this recipe is that it is very low-effort when it comes to the preparation for this dish.
How Simple Can This Really Be?
Honestly, I would consider this a lazy-girls (or guys) go-to meal prep recipe for the week. Now, you may be wondering why that is…
You see, by using salsa as the main seasoning there isn’t much more to add to the stuffing of the peppers other than the rice, beans, and turkey. All of which require minimal preparation.
I’m Busy Girl What Can I Do To Make This Easier?
Use microwavable jasmine rice from Trader Joes. It tastes amazing and also is easy on the wallet.
Wash the canned corn and beans together before adding them to the dish.
Throw everything in at once after the turkey is done cooking.
This recipe is really a matter of cooking meat, and then adding everything together over the course of 5 minutes before popping it in the oven. So, if you’re just starting to meal prep this recipe is a great place to start.
I made this recipe for a busy week I had ahead for my first week working from home. Some would argue that working from home doesn’t make meal prep necessary, but for the first week I had no idea what to expect so I had to be sure I had a healthy lunch packed just in case.
Also, is any thing better than gazing at your fridge knowing you have meals already prepped?
Yeah…didn’t think so.
If you’re looking for other gluten free healthy recipes checkout my latest posts below!
A simple, yet satisfying healthy mexican-style meal that is high in fiber and packed with over 35 grams of protein.
1 lb 99% Lean turkey
1 tsp avocado oil
4 Large Bell Peppers
1 1/2 cup Salsa ( I opt for a lower sodium variety)
2 Tbsp Cilantro
2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 Tbsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp cumin
1 Can black beans
1/2 cup corn
1 Cup cooked rice of choice
Optional: 1/2 cup mexican-style cheese
Preheat the oven to 350.
Cook the turkey in a pan with 1 tsp of oil until it is fully cooked over medium-high heat.
Add the cilantro, chili powder, red pepper, and salsa to the pan and lower the heat to low for 1-2 minutes.
After washing the beans add the can with the turkey and cooked rice. Stir over low heat until the ingredients are incorporated and set aside.
Cut the tops off the peppers and stuff them evenly with the mixture from the pan.
Cook the peppers for 40 minutes in the oven. Then take them out and add the cheese on top of the peppers and set the broiler in your oven to high. Place the peppers with the cheese on top in the oven for 2-3 minutes, watching carefully to ensure the cheese does not burn.
Take out of the oven and let cool for at least 10 minutes.
These gluten free muffins will become your new best friend.
Not often do I run out of vegan and whey protein powder, but the time came this afternoon when I reached for the tub and saw the dreaded scoop at the bottom and nothing else!
Thus, the Lemon Blueberry Collagen Muffins were born…
For all the fellow non-gluten eaters out there you know what a pain in the a** it can be when trying to make a fluffy, non-crumbly muffins that won’t evaporate in seconds like those natural valley bars
Yeah you know the ones I’m talking about. You take them out of the package and half of it is already granola.
Of course, we don’t want that, but unfortunately when it comes to gluten free baking, there is about a 50/50 shot that anything will workout right when you follow the recipe step by step when using these various flours.
When it comes to gluten free baking I’m not a huge fan of mixing 3-5 different flours because being gluten free is expensive enough!
All you need to do is look at the size and price of gluten free bread to figure this out. If you didn’t know the slices are as small as cards and are about $7 for a loaf you have to freeze…as you can see I ain’t about that life
Without further ado, these muffins are made with only…
Wait for it…
To make it even simpler, it’s a gluten free all-purpose flour. I used pillsbury, but bob’s red mill would work as well.
Oh, and one special ingredient as well
But that likely wasn’t a shock to you as it gave it away in the title
The best part of these muffins is the lemon-deliciousness on the top of it!
This part is completely optional but it enhances the lemon flavor and also adds a bit of a bakery-style element.
It’s a bit better than an ordinary muffin because it’s a fancy muffin which basically makes it better than an ordinary muffin.
I bet you’d never guess these birthday cake vegan truffles are…packed with Da Da Daa…
9 grams of protein!
Have I made your mouth water yet?
PS. If you didn’t know that was the goal.
Where does this delicious protein come from you may ask? Why that would be the amazing powdered peanut butter from The Lion’s Choice.
The powdered peanut butter is not only vegan but also has sprinkles in it, and tastes amazing of course!
Honestly, could it get any better when it comes to gluten-free and vegan deliciousness?
One of the many things I love about this truffle recipe is how simple it is. Once the ingredients are added into a bowl and formed into balls the only other step is to make the chocolate coating while the truffles set in the freezer.
Luckily, most of the ingredients you will likely have on hand in your pantry if you’re a gluten-free, dairy-free, or vegan baker.
Along with some sea salt, but other than that you’re ready to get baking!
Well, no-bake baking that is…
How Do I Make That Vegan Chocolate Shell?
To make this yummy chocolate coating all you need is your favorite natural drippy peanut butter and vegan chocolate.
When coating the peanut butter part of the truffle I recommend using a toothpick to dip the truffles in the coating and twist them until the truffle is fully covered. Once the truffle is fully covered with the chocolate place the truffle on the parchment paper and take the toothpick out of the truffle, using another toothpick to hold down the truffle while you take the toothpick out to assist you if necessary.
After removing the truffle sprinkle a dash of sea salt on the top of it before returning these truffles to the freezer as this will add a savory element to the chocolate before tasting the sweetness of the chocolate and peanut butter middle, creating a perfectly sweet and salty truffle.
Sift the powdered sugar, almond flour, and powdered peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl and combine.
Add non-dairy milk, vanilla extract, and sea salt slowly into the medium-sized bowl. Your batter should be thick enough to roll into your hands but no stick to it. If your batter is too thick add more milk, if the batter is too wet, add in more powdered peanut butter by the Tablespoon until it thickens up.
After the peanut butter truffle dough is thick enough form the dough into Tablespoon-sized ball using your hands. After you’ve created 8 dough balls store them in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
While the truffles are setting in the freezer, take the vegan chocolate and cut it into smaller bits. Once the chocolate is broken up into smaller pieces add it into a small microwave-safe bowl and with the peanut butter and microwave for 30-second increments, stirring the chocolate with a fork. Repeat this until all chocolate is melted (this took me a little over 2 cycles).
Take the truffles out of the freezer along with a few toothpicks. Using a toothpick to dip the truffles in the coating and twist them until the truffle is fully covered. Once the truffle is fully covered with the chocolate place the truffle on the parchment paper and take the toothpick out of the truffle, using another toothpick to hold down the truffle while you take the toothpick out to assist you if necessary.
Store back in the freezer for at least 20 minutes. When they are done give em a try and then store them in an airtight container in the freezer to enjoy later…or eat the entire batch you do you.
Keywords: truffle, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, birthday cake, peanut butter powder, high protein
This Honey Glazed Salmon is the perfect recipe if you’re seeking something healthy and quick! This recipe can be whipped up in under 20 minutes and is the perfect complement to a bed of rice and steamed veggies.
I admit Salmon is something I have to be in the mood for, but I’ve never been able to figure out how to season or cook Salmon the right way until now.
How Should I Cook The Salmon?
Great question! I found that the key to avoiding overcooked Salmon is to time it just right! I cook it 4-6 minutes on each side in a good pan or skillet.
As much as I love to hold on to old cookware as I detest buying new things I opted for a newer large non-stick pan, and the results were so much better compared to that on my old freshman year of college pans.
And yes…I held them for over 4 years before throwing them away and I have no shame in doing so!
Give me the Deets on the Honey Glaze!
Luckily, this Honey Glaze is made with a rather slim ingredient list (as you will likely have most of the ingredients on hand) and requires holding your hunger for only a few more minutes before the dish is complete.
For the Honey Glaze you will need:
Oil of choice
Honey of course!
Salt and Pep
Now, I know his may seem like a lot but odds are you will have a majority of these ingredients on hand if you have a gluten-free pantry.
Can I Make This Honey Glaze Thicker Or Thinner?
Absolutely! The key to creating a thicker or thinner Honey Glaze is cornstarch, which I have fallen in love with as a thickening agent in many gluten-free sauces.
If you prefer a thicker sauce add an extra teaspoon of cornstarch to the cornstarch and water mixture (listed in the recipe card below) and a dash more of water.
To make it thinner, you will do the opposite. Simply, reduce the cornstarch by 1 teaspoon and maintain the amount of water that it calls for in the recipe.
What Can I Serve This With?
I find this dish is best served with rice, steamed veggies like broccolini and cauliflower, and potatoes.
Alternatively, you could also make a larger portion of the sauce and create a stir-fry with the salmon and pair it with sugar snap peas, peppers, and water chestnuts.