Protein Apple Crumble

Who doesn't love apple crumble!?

This is my take on a sugar free, higher protein apple crumble. This recipe was created while I was in University living in my student apartment. I had few ingredients on hand and was able to throw them all together to make something magical. Seriously, you won't even miss store bought apple crumble!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 Large Apples, chopped
  • 1 Scoop Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut Flour
  • 1 Cup Oats
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil, Melted
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • Cinnamon
  • Stevia

DIRECTIONS:

1. In a saucepan, mix your apples, water, 2 Tbsp stevia (or sugar), and 1 tbsp cinnamon on medium heat. Stire apples for 5-10 minutes until apples have softened. Set aside.

2. In a bowl, mix your oats, protein powder, coconut flour, 2 tbsp stevia, cinnamon, and coconut oil.

3. In a large baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, lay the cooked chopped apples on the bottom of the dish and then layer the top with your oat mix.

4. Place in oven at 350F for 10-15 minutes, until the oat mix begins the brown. Take out of the oven and allow to cool.

ENJOY!

-Britt

BEST Carrot Cake

Today is Good Friday, which means that Easter is just around the corner! Does anybody else miss those days of trampling over (or BEING trampled over) other kids into order collect those aluminum wrapped chocolate eggs found in the grass? And wondering just how those eggs got there? Oh right, that was the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny was one fond memory of my childhood. So what better way to celebrate the Easter holiday than with some good ol' carrot cake! I think the Easter Bunny would agree that carrots are his favourite snack!

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Best Carrot Cake

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CAKE:
1 Cup Canola (or vegetable) oil
1/4 Cup of Apple Sauce (Can substitute in 1/4 cup oil if need be- Apple sauce helps to "lighten" the cake)
4-5 Large Grated Carrots
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Brown Sugar
4 Eggs
1 TBSP Cinnamon
2 TSP Baking Soda
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
Dash of Salt
1 Cup pecans or walnuts

FOR THE ICING:
1 Package Philadelphia Cream Cheese (250g pack)
1/3 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
1 TSP Vanilla Extract

DIRECTIONS

FOR THE CAKE:
1. Preheat oven to 350F.
2. In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the oil, apple sauce, and sugars until well combined. Add in the vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth.
3. While still stirring (I used a kitchen aid mixer), slowly add the flour. Once combined, add the baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
4. Add the grated carrots and mix.
5. Lastly, add in the pecans or walnuts.
6. Divide the mixture and pour each half of the mixture into each 9 inch baking tin.
7. Bake for 35 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in the center (Use a toothpick to check if any batter sticks).

FOR THE ICING:
1. In a mixing bowl, cream the cream cheese.
2. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla until well combined.
3. Add in the heavy whipping cream and mix on high on fluffy.
4. Wait until the cakes have cooled completely from the oven to frost the cakes.

ENJOY!

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-Britt

Naturally Sweetened Granola

One of my favourite snacks of all time is granola and yogurt. There is just something about that slightly sweet crunch that gets my taste buds going!

This granola recipe is a slight twist to those deliciously packaged granola on the shelves at your local grocery store. Sweetened with apple juice and maple syrup rather than sugar, this granola has your sweet tooth covered!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 4 Cups Oats
  • 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
  • 1/3 Cup Maple Syrup (Or honey, agave, or any other natural sweetener with the same consistency)
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup of Optional Add-Ins: Walnuts, pecans, dried fruits such as raisins, dried cranberries, etc.

DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat oven to 325F.

2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together. Mix the oats, salt, and optional add-ins.

3. Add all the wet ingredients in a saucepan. Add the apple juice, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Stir together on low heat until well combined. 

4. Pour the mixture over the dry ingredients and mix well.

5. Line a large pan with parchment paper and spread the mixture evenly.

6. Bake for 40 minutes.

ENJOY!