Chocolate Morning Glory Muffins (flourless)

March 28th, 2019 | no comments

Traditional morning glory muffins are made with flour, apples, carrots, walnuts, raisins, and lots of sugar.

This recipe calls for less sugar (in the form of raw honey), gluten-free oats (instead of flour), and uses almond butter and ripe banana instead of oil. The final product is moist and delicately sweet. 

I didn’t have raisins on hand so I used dark chocolate chips instead (very good move, and also made the hubby very happy!). 

Eat one for breakfast with a smear of Kerrygold butter and an egg or two! I enjoy mine as more of a snack with my afternoon cup of cinnamon coffee. So amazing. ?

The original recipe comes from www.runningwithspoons.com. Thank you Amanda, for another yummy creation!

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Chocolate Morning Glory Muffins (flourless)
Traditional morning glory muffins are made with flour, apples, carrots, walnuts, raisins, and lots of sugar. This recipe calls for less sugar (in the form of raw honey), gluten-free oats (instead of flour), and uses almond butter and ripe banana instead of oil. The final product is moist and delicately sweet. 1 Earthfood per serving: ❤️
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fresh ground almond butter
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup (two large) carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips if chips are large, chop into small pieces. I like Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips (dairy and gluten-free) or Equal Exchange dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup fresh ground almond butter
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 large organic, free-range egg
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup gluten-free oats, dry
  • 2 tbsp. ground flaxseed
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 cup (two large) carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1 medium apple, peeled, cored, and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup mini dark chocolate chips if chips are large, chop into small pieces. I like Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips (dairy and gluten-free) or Equal Exchange dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Place large parchment baking cups in muffin tin cavities.
  2. In a food processor or high-speed blender, add almond butter through ginger and process until oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy. Transfer to bowl.
  3. Fold in the rest of the ingredients and mix by hand until combined. Pour batter into muffin pan, filling each cup about ¾ full.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until muffin tops are set and toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove and store in air-tight container for up to a week or transfer to large freezer bags and store in freezer.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving (1 muffin)Calories: 140Total Fat: 8 g; Saturated Fat: 2 g; Sodium: 105 mg; Potassium: 160 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 18 g; Dietary fiber: 3 g; Net Carbohydrates: 15 grams; Sugar: 10 g (7 grams added sugar); Protein: 3 g

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Egg Roll in a Bowl

September 27th, 2018 | no comments

My body doesn’t like fried food, which means I can’t remember the last time I had an egg roll. I always loved the taste of them, so when I ran across this recipe I couldn’t help but put my own little twist on it and share with you! The original recipe comes from petitechefblog.com.

I don’t prefer pork so I used Gerber’s Amish Farm Dark Meat Chicken. It contains a moderate amount of fat (9 grams per serving versus 0 grams for white meat ground chicken), which is important to me because I like a more juicy texture.

When served by itself, Egg Roll in a Bowl may leave you feeling like you just ate a meal from the local Chinese restaurant…hungry an hour later. If I were you I would serve this as a tasty side dish or over a bed of quinoa. 

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Egg Roll in a Bowl
The only thing missing is the greasy shell...and who needs that? This recipe combines ground chicken with traditional egg roll Earthfoods like cabbage, carrots, garlic, green onions, and red pepper. Add some Bragg Liquid Aminos and you'll swear you are eating the real thing! 2 Earthfoods per serving: ♥♥
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 large organic red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound hormone and antibiotic-free ground chicken, dark meat I like Gerber's Amish Farm Dark Meat Chicken
  • 8 scallions, finely chopped Use white and green parts
  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage To save time purchase pre-shredded cabbage!
  • 1 cup shredded carrots To save time purchase pre-shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos or Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, chopped
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 large organic red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pound hormone and antibiotic-free ground chicken, dark meat I like Gerber's Amish Farm Dark Meat Chicken
  • 8 scallions, finely chopped Use white and green parts
  • 5 cups shredded green cabbage To save time purchase pre-shredded cabbage!
  • 1 cup shredded carrots To save time purchase pre-shredded carrots
  • 2 tbsp. Bragg Liquid Aminos or Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos
  • 1 tbsp. rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat sesame oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and diced red pepper and saute for 4 minutes, until softened slightly.
  2. Add the ground chicken and scallions to the pan and cook about 5 minutes longer, until the meat is cooked through and no pink remains.
  3. Stir in cabbage, carrots, Bragg Liquid Aminos or Coconut Aminos, rice wine vinegar, ginger, and pepper. Cover and cook 5 minutes. Top with chopped cashews and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts per serving: Calories: 320; Total Fat: 18 grams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Sodium: 600 mg; Potassium: 530 mg; Total Carbohydrate: 18 grams; Dietary Fiber: 5 grams; Net Carbohydrates: 13 grams; Sugar: 5 grams (0 grams added sugar); Protein: 25 grams

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