Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Seed Cookies

So, we have a lot of pumpkin seeds. Like A LOT. We got the 1.2 kilogram bag from Costco. I wanted to make some pumpkin seed butter out of them, because I don’t really like to eat them by themselves. But halfway through the blending process, my vitamix quit on me! This happens sometimes because it’s pretty old, and seeds are a pretty intense thing to blend. So I was like, now what? What can you make out of half-blended pumpkin seeds? It turns out that you can make something pretty fricking amazing.

I added some maple syrup to the seeds, pressed em into cookies, and TRIPLE DIPPED them in chocolate. That’s right. TRIPLE. DIPPED. These cookies are legit amazing. They’re so rich and nutty and sweet and just awesome! You only need four ingredients to whip them up, and if you have a really old blender no prob! It only needs to work for about two minutes.

My go-to chocolate dipping sauce is maple syrup, cocoa powder, and coconut oil. Super simple and so good. All you have to do is melt the ingredients together and you’re good. This sauce could also be used for pretty much anything else, like oatmeal, strawberries, other fruits, nice cream; the list goes on and on. On these cookies, it lends another hit of richness that is definitely welcome. If you’re not feeling the chocolate though, you can always omit and just eat the cookies by themselves. HA! That was a joke! DEFINITELY include the chocolate. I don’t know why you clicked on this post if you don’t like chocolate.

That’s my spiel for the day! I really hope you give these cookies a try because they will change your life. For the better.

Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Serves: Makes 10-12 cookies

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups shelled and roasted pumpkin seeds (I used salted)
  • 2 tbsp + 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • I’m not kidding that’s it

Directions:

  1. In a STRONG blender or food processor, blend the seeds until they start releasing oil but aren’t too loose. You want the mixture to be something you could form a ball with.
  2. Transfer the blended seeds into a bowl and stir in 2 tbsp of the maple syrup.
  3. Scoop the pumpkin seed mixture by heaping tablespoons and form into balls. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet or pan, and press down to make cookies about a centimetre thick.
  4. Place the cookies in the freezer for at least half an hour. You want them to be pretty frozen so that they’re easy to dip.
  5. Make the chocolate sauce right after you pop the cookies in the freezer. Melt together the cocoa powder, coconut oil and maple syrup in a small pot over low heat. Remove from the burner and let stand until the cookies are ready.
  6. After thirty minutes has passed, take out the cookies and dip them one by one halfway into the chocolate mixture, placing them back on the baking sheet. By the time you’ve reached the last cookie, the chocolate on the first cookies should be hardened because of the cold. Dip all of the cookies halfway again, and then once more to ensure optimal coverage.
  7. Place the cookies back in the freezer for another 10 minutes before serving. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

Enjoy these little bites of deliciousness!

Yours Truly,

Olivia

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I have some delicious and festive treats for you guys:) These Chocolate Coconut Hearts are so cute and delicious! I double dipped them in chocolate so that the outsides are super smooth;) Enjoy!

Chocolate Coconut Hearts

Serves: Makes 12 hearts

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. Mix together the almond flour, coconut, peanut butter, 1 tbsp of maple syrup, vanilla and water in a small bowl.
  2. Scoop 1/2 a tbsp of the cookie dough mixture into your hands (make sure that you measure so that they’re all the same size) and form a small heart. Repeat this step until you have 12 cookie dough hearts.
  3. Place the hearts in the freezer for 10 minutes.
  4. While the Hearts are chilling, melt 1 tbsp of maple syrup with the coconut oil and cocoa powder in a small pot over low heat.
  5. Remove the hearts from the freezer. Using 2 forks, dip the hearts into the chocolate one at a time and roll them until covered. Use the forks to remove them from the chocolate and place them in a parchment lined Tupperware, then into the freezer for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat step five, so that the chocolate on the hearts is smooth. You can melt the chocolate mixture again if it becomes too thick. Once they have set in the freezer after their second coat of chocolate, store in the fridge and enjoy;)

Hope you have a great day!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Fig Bites

Hi!! Hope your Monday wasn’t too bad;) I have something that’ll make it 1000% better- fig bites! Dried figs are where it’s at people, they’re the perfect sweet and healthy treat. This recipe uses dried figs, oats and cinnamon to make the PERFECT snack or dessert in like 30 minutes. These bites taste like a cinnamon raisin cookie and I. LOVE. THEM. 👌👌👌

Fig Bites

Serves: Makes 12 bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 15 dried figs
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Fill a small pot with water and bring it to a boil. Remove from the heat and add in the figs, letting them soak for about 15 minutes.
  2. Transfer the figs to a blender, along with two tablespoons of the soaking liquid. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
  3. Scoop the fig paste into a bowl and mix in the oats and cinnamon. Roll out 12 tablespoon sized balls, and place in a container in the fridge.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope these fuel you during any exams you might have coming up!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Apple Pie

Hi guys! There’s nothing better to end off the week than a nice slice of Apple Pie, and that’s just what I made today. This Pie has a super easy to make crust, a delicious, cinnamony filling, and is no bake!!! There’s no refined sugar in it either, and is healthy so you can feel good about eating it. Don’t get me wrong though; this Pie is SUPER tasty, especially when it comes to the filling. Hope you enjoy!!

Apple Pie

Serves: Makes 1 9-inch pie

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

For the crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup water

For the filling:

  • 3 medium apples, diced
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs vanilla
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbs oat flour

Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the crust ingredients until a dough forms. Press the mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch pie plate, taking a little bit out if the crust is too thick. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 15 minutes, then place in the fridge.
  2. In a pot, add in the apples, cinnamon, vanilla and water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Let the filling cook for 10-15 minutes until the apples are soft and any remaining liquid is syrupy. Add in the oat flour and cook for another 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  3. Let the filling cool, then spread it in an even layer on the crust. Cover with plastic wrap again and place in the fridge to cool completely before eating.
  4. Enjoy!

This Pie is just what you need to snuggle up by the fire with on those cold winter nights;) Have a great weekend everyone!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked:)))

Banana Walnut Nice Cream

Hello there;) Tis’ the season to enjoy your favourite holiday treats! Today’s post is a delicious banana walnut nice cream that takes under five minutes to make. It can be enjoyed on its own but goes great with the Walnut Brownies I made not too long ago! Hope you enjoy;))

Banana Walnut Nice Cream

Serves: 1-2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 small bananas, chopped and frozen
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 1 tbs water
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients together until creamy and smooth.
  2. Enjoy!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of brownies and Nice Cream!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))