Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Oatmeal Recipe

recipe-chocolate-banana-peanutbutter-oatmealKids love something sweet for breakfast (and let’s be real – so do we!).  It’s time to ditch the flavored, packaged oatmeal that can be loaded with sugars, sweeteners, artificial colors and other junk.   It’s so easy to make your own, homemade flavored oatmeal for the kids and yourself!

Here’s a recipe we made this morning to satisfy our craving for something sweet (at 6:30am!)

All Natural, Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal – No Sugar Added

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quick cook oats
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon all natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder (or cocoa for kids- the cacao powder may be too bitter)
  • 1/2 banana sliced

Just combine the oats and water first and zap it in the microwave for 55 seconds.  Then add the rest of the ingredients. I also added a splash of almond milk to mine.

No sugar, no additives, no crap.  All natural goodness that tastes good and is good for you!

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Pancakes

gluten-free-pancakesWords can not describe how sinfully delicious these gluten free pancakes are!!!  They cooked up super fluffy and for an added bonus, I dabbed a little all  natural peanut butter in between each pancake as I piled them high.  Supremely delicious and very filling!  I did not use protein powder to the recipe, so you might want to have these with some scrambled egg whites to get a protein packed breakfast.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again- your options to eat healthy are so delicious and easy to make.  Why on earth would anyone settle for mass produced junk that is sitting on a shelf for months waiting for you to buy it?  These pancakes are gluten free- which means that they will NOT cause a firestorm of inflammation in your body.

Love what you eat – Eat what you love – Be kind to your body

Gluten Free Banana Walnut Pancakes Recipe

  • 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 tbpn baking powder
  • 1 mashed very ripe banana (with lots of brown speckles)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbspn almond milk
  • 1/2 tbspn vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbspn chopped walnuts
  • cinnamon to taste

Mix the oat flower and baking powder together.  Then add in remaining ingredients and mix together well.  Spread a thin layer of coconut oil on a hot skillet (or use fat free spray).    Cook 1-2 minutes on each side, just until golden brown.  For an added bonus, add a dab of all natural peanut butter in-between each layer as you pile them up.

Makes about 4 good sized pancakes.

 

*You can find this recipe and others like it by following @healthy_bodymindspirit on Instagram

 

Paleo Banana Nut Muffin Recipe

Paleo-Banana-Nut-Muffin-RecipeThese Paleo banana nut muffins make it EASY to enjoy delicious food with none of the guilt! Gluten free, won’t cause inflammation in the body!

Yields about 16 muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 3 medium bananas
  • 4 eggs
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
  •  5 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  •  1/4 tsp sea salt
  •  1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Paleo-Banana-Nut-Nuffin-Recipe-21 tbsp vanilla

Directions for making the Paleo Banana Nut Muffin Recipe:

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.  Line a muffin pan with non stick liners.

Get out 2 separate big bowls.  In one bowl, mash up the bananas good.  Then add the eggs, coconut oil, honey, apple sauce and vanilla. Mix good.  In the other bowl, mix together the coconut flour, salt, cinnamon, walnuts and baking soda.

Next, add your dry ingredients to the bowl with the bananas.  Mix it up well. It will start to get thick.  Keep mixing it to get all the lumps out the best you can. It will be very thick, it looks like you need to add water to it but you don’t.

Once all ingredients are mixed together, spoon into muffin liners.  I used an ice cream scoop.  Fill the liners almost all the way to the top, leave some room as they do rise just a little bit.

Bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

 

 

 


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