Entries in Chocolate (18)
Dessert in the middle of the week.
Because these frigid temperatures are just not fair.
It's like -30 outside and snowing. And those snow banks just keep getiing bigger.
Okay time to take a deep breath and bake something. I would much rather talk about baking than the weather anyway.
Maybe it's just me, but I feel like there can never be too many recipes that invole chocolate chips...and mug cakes. There are just so many variations. Like Katie's chocolate cake in a mug (that frosting just looks to die for). Mug cakes can either be cakey or have that sticky-fudgy texture that I personally love.
After a few trials of my own, I landed on these almond-flecked, honey-kissed cakes.
They're fluffy and have that nice moist gooey-texture. Golden in colour, these little single serving mug cakes are reminiscent of chocolate chip cookies.
The cakes themselves are just barely sweetened but the dark chocolate adds a bit of healthy sweetness for good measure.
If you're looking for a healthy single-serving dessert, this is it.
Or if you're looking for a quick snack, this is it.
The nice thing about these is that they're gluten-free with a vegan option.
Healthy Chocolate Chip Mug Cake
Cook Time: 1 - 1 1/2 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert snack almond flour chocolate honey maple syrup
Ingredients (1 mug cake)
- 2 tablespoons oat flour
- 2 tablespoons almond flour
- tiny pinch sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 2 tablespoons almond milk
- 1 teaspoon honey, or maple syrup, or coconut sugar
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1-2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips
In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients; oat flour through baking soda. Mix the wet ingredients into the dry, and stir to combine. Pour the batter into a lightly greased muf or ramekin. Microwave for 45 seconds to 1 minute on high.
Microwave times will vary depending on the wattage power of your microwave.
Serving Size: (1 mug cake) Calories: 230 Fat: 13.5g Saturated Fat: 3.6g Cholesterol: 0mg Carbohydrates: 24g Sugar: 11g Protein: 5g Sodium: 154mg
Cookies and cream flavoured anything is one of my weaknesses. Especially when there's chocolate involved.
Willpower aside, how can you resist the temptation. We all love those famous candy bars, and candy bar flavoured ice cream. So why not combine our love of cookies and cream flavoured things with healthy ingredients + protein and make some delicious Candy Bar Flavoured Protein Bars!
Best. Idea. Ever.
And while you may want to stuff your face with all the bars; try to hold back. I'll try with you ;)
These Cookies & Cream Protein Bars are guilt free (no refined sugar, partially hydrogenated oils, corn syrup, and so on). Now this is a treat that you can really sink your teeth into! Their also gluten-free and easily made vegan, just simply replace the honey with maple syrup and your golden. And it only takes one bowl to whip them up.
Coconut butter might not be an ingredient you always have on hand, but it's very much worth it.
Time for a close up...
Now let's eat candy bars!
Healthy Homemade Cookies & Cream Protein Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Keywords: no-bake snack vegan vegetarian protein gluten-free grain-free coconut butter chocolate bars
Ingredients (6 protein bars)
- 3/4 cup coconut butter, softened until spreadable
- 1.5 tablespoons cashew butter
- 2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 60 grams (2 scoops) Vege PRO-7 vanilla protein powder, or other vanilla protein powder
- 3 tablespoons dark chocolate chunks
Line a 6x4 baking dish or loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine softened coconut butter, cashew butter, honey (or maple syrup), and vanilla extract. Stir with a spatula until fully combined and smooth.
Stir in protein powder and chocolate chunks until well combined and incorporated.
Pour the mixture into prepared pan. Spread and press down to flatten. Cover and freeze for at least 20 minutes until fully set.
Slice into 8 bars and enjoy! Store covered in the fridge or freezer.
Serving Size: 1 bar Calories: 273 Fat: 19g Saturated Fat: 15g Carbohydrates:17g Sugar: 9g Sodium: 14mg Fiber: 5.5g Protein: 9g