Spotty, ripe bananas
Non-dairy milk (I used almond-coconut)
1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
2. In a large mixing bowl, mush up 3 large (spotty) bananas.
3. Add about 2 C coconut flour, 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk, 1 tsp baking soda.
4. Stir in 1/4 C hemp seeds, and cacao nibs to your liking.
5. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking, and add a pinch of sea salt.
6. Add 1 C fresh blueberries at the end (try not to crush them up while stirring them in).
7. Once firm, but still quite moist- add to bread pan and bake for about 45 minutes. It might take longer to bake all the way through, so just check periodically.
8. Once baked through, let cool and ENJOY!
Juice pulp (I used carrot and a bit of ginger)
Non-dairy milk (I used almond/coconut)
Monk fruit sweetener (or any other natural sweetener like agave, stevia, maple, etc)
This recipe calls for juice pulp. If you don't have juice pulp, shredded carrots will do. Please just know this option will carry more moisture, so you might need to supplement with a bit more flour.
1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
2. In a large mixing bowl, combine about 3 - 4 C of juice pulp with 1 - 1 1/2 C coconut flour, and 1 heaping tbsp flaxseed meal.
3. Add 1 - 1 1/2 C non-dairy milk, and 2 tbsp coconut oil.
4. Add cacao nibs, hemp seeds, chopped walnuts, and chia seeds to your liking.
5. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking.
6. If mixture is dry, option to add a bit of purified water or more milk.
7. Stir until sticky and dense.
8. Add to muffin tins, and bake for roughly 45 minutes.
I didn't measure this one at all. Sorry everyone! Have fun with the experiment :)
1. Heat raw cacao butter, pure cacao powder, monk fruit sweetener (or other natural sweetener) with a small amount of purified water on stove.
2. Cook on low heat, and stir continually.
3. Observing consistency, add more water accordingly.
4. If you like chocolate super sweet, add more sweetener. If you prefer a rich, dark taste- add more cacao powder.
5. Taste as you go, and adjust accordingly!
1. Once muffins are baked through, let cool.
2. Add cacao topping (you may need to heat it again if the consistency has changed), and sprinkle with coconut flakes.
Brown, spotty bananas
Coconut flour (or any GF flour of your choice)
Non-dairy milk (I used almond/coconut)
As usual, measurements are not exact. Sorry, but I don't have a measuring cup, and I prefer experimenting rather than being precise.
Preheat oven to 180 C.
1. Mash up 4 - 5 brown spotty bananas.
2. Add roughly 1 C of coconut flour, 1 tbsp coconut oil (this is optional, and can be subbed with water if you're on an SOS diet), 1/4 C non-dairy milk of your choice. Mix altogether until firm.
3. Stir in roughly 1 tbsp flaxseed meal, pumpkin seeds, cacao nibs, hemp seeds, chia seeds, blueberries, to your liking. All of these "toppings" are optional- they just add more nutrients and variety in the texture. Feel free to get creative, putting in anything extra you'd like.
4. Once stirred spice to your liking, and add biscuits to baking tray with parchment paper.
5. Bake for 35 - 45 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits.
6. Cool and enjoy when they're still warm!
1. In mixing bowl, add 1 1/2 C coconut flour to 1/2 C purified water, pinch of sea salt, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil (oil is optional). If you want a more moist base, add more coconut oil. Option to add natural sweetener if you know you like your treats super sweet.
2. Spread base onto bottom of glass tupperware or any glass pan. Pack down until compact.
3. Spread layer of nut butter on top of base. I added a super thin layer, but if you want more of a nutty taste- then add more. Put in freezer when done.
4. Melt 8 large pitted dates on stove with 1/2 - 3/4 C purified water. Stir until it creates a thick paste. Let paste cool.
5. Once paste is cool (or coolish), spread thick layer on top of nut butter layer.
6. Sprinkle cacao nibs and hemp seeds on top to your liking.
7. Put in fridge or freezer until firm (freezer is simply faster, but make sure not to FREEZE the slices).
8. Once firm, cut into squares, and ENJOY!
Juice Pulp of your choice (I used apple, pear, ginger and carrot)
Quinoa flakes (you can also use oats here if you're not bothered about making it gluten free)
Dried fruit of your choice (I used diced apricots)
Maple syrup (you can use honey or another sweetener here)
1. Preheat oven to 170 C
2. Add juice pulp, quinoa flakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, hemp heart, chia seeds, cacao nibs, and dried fruit to large mixing bowl (I didn't measure any of these, just added the ingredients to my liking with the juice pulp and quinoa flakes being the majority).
*Option to hold off on adding the dried fruit to the mixture until it's cooled if you don't want it baked in.
3. Add 1.5 - 2 tbsp of coconut oil, and maple syrup to your liking (I used about 1/4 C). The less oil you use, the less sticky the granola will be. The less maple syrup you use, the less sweet it will be. Stir together into a sticky mixture.
4. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking (I used about 4 tsp of nutmeg and 5 tsp of cinnamon). Add a pinch of sea salt.
5. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper, and spread mixture onto it relatively thinly. Pat down so that it's one solid rectangle. The more firmly you pack it together, the more likely it will stick together into larger chunks once it's baked and cooled.
6. Bake for about 30 - 40 minutes or until golden on the top. I like to pull mine out after about 30 minutes, pat it down again to get it nice and compact, then pop it in for about another 10 minutes.
7. Once it's cooked to your liking, let it cool in the tray. It will stick together better if it cools in the tray, rather than getting broken apart right away.
8. After it's cooled, break apart to your liking and enjoy!
Apples (I used Pink Lady)
Nut butter (I used almond butter) without sugar or additives
Flax seed meal
YourSuperFoods Muscle Power and Chocolate Lover blends
Organic shredded coconut (no preservatives or additives)
It kind of goes without saying at this point that I didn't measure exactly.
These are estimated values, and made 15 medium/large cookies.
Also, as mentioned above- you can sub the apple and carrot with juice pulp from apples and carrot, as well.
Preheat oven to 190 degrees Celsius
1. Cut up 3 standard-sized apples of your choice. I used Pink Lady apples, and I kept the skin off- just removed the seeds/core. Blend until smooth like applesauce. Add to large mixing bowl.
2. Shred 2 large carrots with cheese grater, and add to mixing bowl.
3. Blend about 1 - 1 1/2 C of pitted dates. The more dates you use, the sweeter the cookies will be. So, if you want less sugar, use less dates. Add blended dates to mixing bowl.
4. Add 2 heaping tablespoons of nut butter to mixing bowl. I used almond butter, but any kind is good here. Just made sure there isn't any added sugar to your nut butter. Or, better yet- just blend up your own!
5. Include 1 - 1 1/2 C of cacao nibs (depending how chocolatey you want them), and 1 - 1 1/2 C of sunflower seeds (depending how nutty you want them).
6. Mix in almond meal as a flour substitute as needed. I used about 1 1/2 C total, but kept adding depending on the consistency of the mixture.
7. I put in YourSuperFoods Muscle Power and Chocolate Lover blends as extra nutritional boosts, but these are totally optional. I used a heaping tablespoon of each.
8. Add about 1/2 C of flax seed meal, or as much as you need to bind the mixture. It should start getting sticky as you stir in the flax.
9. Spice with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. I went heavy here, with a tablespoon of each. But it's totally up to you.
10. When oven is preheated, put cookies on parchment paper. When the cookies were formed, I added even more cinnamon on top along with a walnut and a few coconut flakes.
11. I baked mine for about 45 minutes, and they got super brown. Check them after 30, and bake them to your liking.
Over ripe bananas
Non-dairy milk (I used coconut milk)
Nut butter (I used a blend of Brazil nuts, cashews, and almond)
YourSuperFoods Chocolate Lover and Muscle Power blends
Nuts of your choice (I used slivered almonds)
Additional cacao nibs
Fruit of your choice (I used blueberries)
Extra scoop of nut butter
Seeds of your choice
This serving size is good for 2 large bowls.
1. Freeze 6 over ripe bananas overnight. The more brown they are, the sweeter they'll be.Make sure to remove peel before freezing. Refrigerate nut butter if not already.
2. Break up frozen bananas into blender/food processor. Add 2-3 tablespoons of nut butter, and 1/2 C of non-dairy milk.
3. Include cacao nibs to your liking (I used about 1/2 C). Mix in YourSuperFoods Chocolate Lover and Muscle Power blends to your liking (I used 1 1/2 table spoon of each).
4. Blend altogether until smooth, firm, and creamy.
5. Top with additional nuts, seeds, nut butter, and fruit of your choice. Enjoy!
Juice pulp (I used carrot and spinach)
Maple syrup (agave, date syrup or honey works here too)
Flax seed meal
Raw nuts of your choice (I used slivered almonds)
Dried fruit of your choice (I used figs)
YourSuperFood Muscle Powder Blend (optional)
Non-dairy milk of your choice (unsweetened- I used almond milk)
You guys are going to kill me. I know you're used to me not measuring, but when it comes to baking you're meant to be pretty precise, right? Well, what can I say- I'm an intuitive cook! These are estimated values. Do your best to tap into your intuitive self in the kitchen to feel what you need more or less of.
These estimated measurements made just over two dozen cookies.
Preheat oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
1. Blend overripe banana until it resembles a banana smoothie. I used 5 small-ish bananas here, which made a little over 1 C.
2. In a mixing bowl, combine about 4 heaping C of juice pulp with blended banana mixture. Add about 3/4 C of flax seed meal, and about 1 1/2 C of almond flour. Stir in about 1/4 C of coconut oil, and 1 1/2 C of non-dairy milk.
3. Stir mixture as is to see consistency. If you need more moisture, add coconut oil and milk to your liking. If it's not sticking together, add more flax seed meal.
4. Once it's pretty sticky, add in YourSuperFoods Muscle Power blend. I used about 3/4 C, but you can use to your liking, or not at all. Stir, and notice if the mixture gets too dry. Add coconut oil or milk as needed.
5. Now it's time to sweeten! Add cacao nibs to your liking (I used about 1 1/2 C), and maple syrup (I used about 1/4 C). The more syrup you use, the sweeter it will be. I'd start with less, and then taste test along the way. These ingredients are all safe to eat raw.
6. Add some texture with chopped raw nuts, chia seeds, and dried fruit of your choice. You can quantify these to your liking. I used slivered almonds, black chia seeds, and diced dried figs.
7. Lastly, spice it up with cinnamon and nutmeg to your liking. Add a bit of salt at the end.
8. Stir and taste test here. If you want it sweeter, add more maple syrup or blended banana. If it's lost it's stickiness, then add more coconut oil, milk and/or flax seed meal.
9. Put parchment paper on baking sheet, and make medium-sized cookies with hands. I needed three baking trays to fit all of mine.
10. Once oven is preheated, put cookies in for 30 - 35 minutes. I'd check on them after about 25 minutes, and possibly flip them to make sure they cook all the way through. This really depends on the size that you make. I made one batch small, and another one large- so they needed about 20 extra minutes in the oven.
11. Bake to the crunch of your liking. I made mine a little brown, but you can keep them a bit more raw if that's your thing.
12. Cool and enjoy!
Nuts of your choice (raw)
Nut butter of your choice (no sugar)
Bunch of overripe bananas
Organic shredded, dried coconut (no additives)
Organic Hemp Hearts
Your Super Foods "Chocolate Lover" blend
Dried fruit of your choice
Organic Honey (non-vegan) as sweetener
Organic Maple Syrup (vegan) as sweetener
Additional seeds of your choice
Surprise, surprise, I didn't measure anything. So this is very estimated.
1. Add one full bag of pitted dates to a bowl with as much nut butter and chopped, raw nuts of your choice. Add hemp seeds and/or any other seeds that you like. If you like to have a nutty flavor, use equal or more nuts and seeds to dates. If you prefer for it to be sweeter, then use more dates.
2. On stove, heat up cacao nibs with a touch of water. Mix in Your Superfoods "Chocolate Lover" blend (or another super food blend of your choice). Keep on medium heat until cacao nibs soften and melt. I like to keep mine chunky, rather than a smooth runny consistency. I find that heating them up brings out more flavor.
3. Blend bunch of overripe bananas until completely liquid. Keep in separate bowl.
4. Once cacao is to your liking, add to the date and nut mixture. Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamon to your liking. Blend altogether until one solid, sticky concoction.
5. Use hands to make balls out of sticky mixture, and put on plate to cool if they're warm from the cacao.
6. Spread coconut flakes on a large plate or cutting board.
7. Once cool, roll balls in the banana mixture so there's a thin coating on the outside. The more banana you use, the sweeter it will be.
8. After coating the ball with banana, then gentle roll over coconut flakes until the ball is covered.
9. Place onto plate once dusted in coconut, and refrigerate to speed up the binding process.
10. After about 30 minutes in the fridge, they're ready to eat!
*or any other non-dairy yogurt of your choice. I used Nudie, because it's nice and thick.
*or any other non-dairy milk
*I used Unicorn Superfoods
Added Sweetness for a Nice Cream feel:
-Coconut shavings (without added sugar)
*I used berries
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