Baked Apples

I’ve been craving a lot of sweet stuff recently, probably because of Easter, but I don’t feel like eating something heavy. If you’re in the same boat, then these apples are about to change your life! They’re rubbed with spices and then baked until soft and sweet, making them the perfect light snack or dessert. Also, I love how simple they are. You won’t need to run out to the grocery store for these babies! If you have a little nice cream or yogurt on hand, then that’s a bonus because it would pair well with a steaming hot apple right from the oven…. did you hear that? It sounded like angels were singing from heaven as I described these apples. I don’t blame them. Here’s the recipe!

Baked Apples

Serves: 4 (but lets be honest here; you’re going to want at least 2 halves so the legit number of servings is 2)

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples (I used gala but I think any kind would work)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground allspice

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Cut the apples in half, remove the stems, and use a spoon to remove the cores. Put aside.
  3. Mix together the spices and coconut oil in a small bowl. Rub the 4 apple halves with the mixture until they’re evenly coated.
  4. Place the apples skin down in a glass baking dish, and bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Once 15 minutes have passed, raise the oven’ s temperature to 375 degrees Fahrenheit, and continue baking for another 15 minutes.
  6. Remove the apples from the oven and serve with hot with nice cream or greek yogurt;))

Enjoy these apples!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Seedy Energy Squares

Sure, you’re probably doing school from home right now and haven’t been out of the house in awhile, but who says staying inside is easy? It takes a lot of fuel to be productive at home, and so that’s why I made these delicious Seedy Energy Squares. They’re full of healthy fats, with some protein in there, too, to keep you going all day long! These squares are also super flexible, so as long as you have oats and bananas, which are two of my staples, you can customize this recipe to your heart’s content. Dried fruit and nuts would be great in these. I used hemp hearts and pumpkin seeds;)) If you want something dense, subtly sweet and seriously addictive, this is the recipe for you!

Seedy Energy Squares

Serves: Makes 20-25 squares

Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/3 cup hemp hearts
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl, then mix in the oil, vanilla and cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Add in the oats, pumpkin seeds and hemp hearts into the bowl and stir until well mixed.
  4. Dump the mixture into a parchment lined 8×8 baking pan, and spread it evenly around the bottom. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes, until the sides are golden brown.
  5. Remove from the oven and cool completely before cutting into 20-25 squares.
  6. Enjoy!

Hopefully these help you to power through your day and show that school work who’s boss!! Happy snacking;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Festive Jam Cookies

Hey people:) I have another dessert recipe today because I have a sweet tooth that cannot be satisfied! Since cookies are the creme de la creme of Christmas baking, I had to put my spin on the classic sugar cookie. These Festive Jam Cookies are crumbly and delicate and filled with a delicious homemade jam. Store bought works too, but making your own eliminates all of the refined sugar. They look beautiful on a holiday dessert platter, are gluten free and vegan! Hope you enjoy these mouth watering treats;))

Festive Jam Cookies

Serves: Makes about 12 Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:

  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 2 tbs water (plus more if needed)

For the Jam

  • 2 cups frozen berries
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 tbsp oat flour

Directions:

  1. Stir together the oat flour and spices in a large bowl. Add in the coconut oil and maple syrup and combine until a crumbly mixture forms. Add in the water and use your hands to form a dough.
  2. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. On a clean surface, roll out the cookie dough. Use a doughnut-shaped cutter to cut out individual cookies and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. If at any time the dough becomes too dry to roll out, and a tablespoon of water and knead it into the dough.
  4. Bake the cookies for about 20 minutes, until they’re slightly browned on the bottom. Let cool completely before filling with jam.
  5. While the cookies are baking and cooling, combine the frozen berries and water in a small pot. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for about 6 minutes, until most of the water has cooked off and the berries are thawed. Use a potato masher to mash the berries, leaving about half of them whole. Stir in the oat flour and continue to simmer for another few minutes until the Jam has thickened. Set aside and let it cool completely.
  6. Once the Jam and cookies are both cool, start assembling. Scoop the Jam onto the bottom flat side of a cookie. Gently press another cookie on top to form a sandwich, making sure that the top of the cookie is facing up. Repeat this process until the rest of the cookies have been filled.
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!!

See you guys Wednesday! In the meantime I’ll be munching on a bunch of Christmas treats…

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Hi there! Today’s recipe is for 3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars. They’re a simple, healthy and delicious snack that are great for after school. Easy recipes like these are really handy, because with school and sports I’m super busy and usually in a rush to grab a good snack. Hope you enjoy!

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Bars

Serves: Makes 6-9 Bars

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 2 cups oats

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, mash the bananas. Mix in the peanut butter and oats.
  3. Put the mixture into an 8×8 baking pan and spread it out evenly. Bake for about 25 minutes.
  4. Put the bars into a sealed container in the fridge and let cool before eating.
  5. Enjoy!

Hope you’re having a great week so far, and I’ll see you on Friday!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Carrot and Apple Muffins

Hi guys! As much as I hate to think about it, summer is coming to an end, and that means that I need to start stocking my freezer with food for the new school year! These muffins are super moist and tasty, made with grated carrot and apple, as well as some banana for sweetness. They’re sugar free as well, making them a great healthy snack;) The batch that I made went straight into the freezer after they cooled off, so that I can just throw one in my lunch bag and it’ll thaw throughout the day. Honestly though, I’m not sure that they’ll last until September. Here’s the recipe!

Carrot and Apple Muffins

Serves: Makes 9 Muffins

Total Time: 70 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated carrot
  • 1 grated apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs olive oil (or oil of your choice)
  • 1 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees farenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana, then add in the grated carrot, apple, vanilla, and oil. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until a batter forms. It won’t be very runny, but this is normal.
  5. Scoop the muffin batter into a muffin tin lined with paper liners. Bake the muffins for about 40-50 minutes. I like to break one open and check the inside to see if it’s done. With these muffins, they’ll still look a bit raw in the middle after the 40 minutes are up, but if you leave them to cool completely then they’ll firm up a bit.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you like this muffin recipe! It can easily be doubled if you want to make a larger batch;))) See you Friday.

 

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))