Oatmeal Bake (Vegan + GF)

This warm, delicious oatmeal bake is the perfect breakfast treat! I love to make a batch on the weekend and eat it for the next few days. It tastes great on its own, but I love to add a spoonful of coconut cream!

Ingredients

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  • 2 cups of non-dairy milk
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 ripe mashed bananas
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 3 cups of oatmeal
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of berries (You could substitute for other fruit, like apples or more bananas) 

Directions

Preheat oven to 375 F

Whisk together your milk, maple syrup, mashed bananas, vanilla, and ground flax seed.

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Next, mix your oats, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and half of your fruit. Pour this mix into a greased pan (I use just a little bit of coconut oil). Then, take your milk mixture and pour it evenly over your oats. Take the remaining fruit and place it on top. This would be a great time to add nuts if you like! Bake for 35 minutes, and you’re done!

ENJOY!

If you end up making this recipe let us know how it goes and how you liked it in the comments below! Also if you made any personal changes and additions to the recipe! 

Now go have a fabulous day!

 

Stuffed Peppers

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Over Spring Break Kerri Anne and I actually left our rooms and stayed with Hannah’s godparent’s. Here are a few fun pictures

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SO of course we love to cook and enjoyed helping make dinners and breakfasts there. One night we made Stuffed Peppers and they turned out AMAZING. We kind of made it up as we went along and worked with what was in Miss Linda’s fridge.

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Start by making your rice. We cooked a cup of jasmine rice, and then added a packet of IMG_6018Organic Quinoa and Brown Rice by Seeds of Change. This is seasoned with garlic and a few
other herbs. The Seeds of Change blend is already cooked so we simply stirred the two together once the jasmine rice was cooked.

 

Next, we diced 1 tomato, 1 small jalapeno (Be sure to remove all the seeds!), and about a cup of chopped kale. You can use whatever sounds good to you!

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We used a Lemon Pepper Blend, Oregano, Garlic & Herb, and some Avacado Oil. We really don’t measure very often, but we probably used a little over a teaspoon for the spices and a teaspoon of Avacado Oil. Now would probably be a good time to heat your oven to about 350 F.

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Now for the fun part! Cut your bell peppers in half, and remove all the seeds and stuff inside. We used 3 peppers, but we did have some of the “filling” leftover. Stuff your peppers with as much of the rice mixture as you can.

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If you like cheese, you can sprinkle some on top of your peppers now. Parmesan, Cheddar, and Feta are a few good options for this recipe!

 

 

We baked these for maybe 10 minutes, and then broiled them for a little less than 5. Just keep an eye on them so they don’t burn under the hot broiler!

That’s it! We enjoyed our peppers with some Kale Salad, and GF corn bread. We hope you love this very versatile and delicious recipe!

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1-Min Breakfast Banana Bread (GF)

Kerri Anne and I adore turning desserts into healthy (or at least mostly healthy) breakfasts. We came across a recipe for 1-minute banana bread. You basically throw all the ingredients into a bowl and microwave it.We really enjoy taking super simple recipes and putting our own spin on it, so that’s what we decided to do with this banana bread. We love pumpkin spice, so we added that in. It’s not your typical banana bread, but it is delicious, and it is the perfect breakfast for a chilly winter morning. (Add a cup of coffee with coconut milk creamer next to that banana bread for extra perfection)

 

IMG_9904.JPGIngredients for 1-Min Banana Bread

1/2 overripe banana
1 T coconut flour (or any type of gluten free flour)
1 T of nut butter (cashew butter tastes the best but we used peanut butter)
2-3 T of whole milk
chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla
For pumpkin spice banana bread: 1 Tsp of cinnamon & pumpkin pie spice
For regular just add a pinch of nutmeg and cinnamon.

 

Make the Banana Bread
combined the mashed banana and coconut flour in your bowl
then add the peanut butter and mix (it should be very thick)
a tablespoon at a time you add your milk until its thick but creamy
once mixed add chocolate chips, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin spice or just cinnamon and nutmeg.

Honestly, it doesn’t really matter how you combined all the ingredients…It won’t even matter in the end. It’s not like it’s going to blow up in your face… It’s not like some formula you had to memorize in Chemistry.

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Put in the microwave for 2 minutes and 15 seconds. We would suggest taking it out as it cooks until you get the bread how you like it.

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We woke up to a lot of snow, so something warm and perfectly sweet (wasn’t too sweet but  wasn’t bland) was perfect. We chose to sit in front of a fireplace, watch Chopped, drink coffee, and snack on some fruit along with our Banana Bread. Hope you enjoy this lovely recipe!

Okie Bye

♥ Kerri Anne & Hannah ♥