Walnut Brownies

The other day I was craving something sweet, and I was like, “you know what would hit the spot right about now? A good brownie”. So I headed to the kitchen and made myself some darn delicious brownies. These delectable bites of chocolate goodness aren’t too sweet and have a super intense chocolate flavour. The walnuts add great texture and also some holiday vibes; but feel free to use a different nut or no nuts at all if you’re not a nut person. My brother even approved these brownies before I told him that they were healthy, as he has a strange aversion to healthy food. But he couldn’t tell the difference so I mean….. GO MAKE THESE BROWNIES!👍

Walnut Brownies

Serves: Makes 16 small brownies

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, mash the banana. Stir in the oat flour and cocoa powder and mix until combined.
  3. Next, add the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla and salt and stir to form the brownie batter. Mix in the walnuts at this point.
  4. Grease an 8×8 baking pan with coconut oil. Pour in the brownie batter and spread it evenly around the pan. Place in the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Let the brownies cool, then freeze them in a ziploc or store in the fridge in an airtight container.
  6. Enjoy!

Hope you love this recipe!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Hey there! I meant to post a killer fudge recipe closer to Halloween, but I just didn’t have the time. So today I whipped up these Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars and DANG THEY’RE GOOD! They almost taste like a peanut butter cup, but with no refined sugar and only 7 ingredients! I’m practising some self-control right now by not gobbling up the whole pan. Did I add that they’re no bake and require almost zero effort? If you’re not convinced of the amazingness of this recipe by now, I don’t know what’s going on inside that head of yours. Grab your peanut butter and let’s rock!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Bars

Serves: Makes About 20 Small Bars

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup + 3 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
  • 1/2 cup blanched and slivered almonds
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder

Directions:

  1. In a pot, combine the peanut butter, vanilla, 1/4 cup maple syrup, and 1/4 cup coconut oil. Place over medium heat until the mixture is melted and smooth, but don’t allow it to simmer. Remove from the heat.
  2. Add the almond meal and blanched almonds into the pot and stir until combined. Spread the mixture evenly onto a parchment-lined 8×8 baking pan and place in the freezer.
  3. In another pot, stir together the 1 tbs maple syrup, 3 tbs coconut oil and 1 tbs cocoa powder over low heat until melted and smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes before removing the peanut butter mixture from the freezer and spooning the chocolate over it, covering the top completely. At this point, your fudge bars might look like a soupy mess, but this is normal!
  4. Place the pan into the freezer for 25 minutes to let the bars set. Take them out of the freezer and cut them into small squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!

These definitely would’ve been good on Halloween, but with the holidays coming up, you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy these amazing bars! Have a great weekend;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Hi guys! As you know, school is coming up and it’s time to stock up on snacks to keep you going through the school day. These energy bites taste amazing, and the addition of oats, dates, hemp hearts makes them a hearty snack. Plus, you can sneak an extra serving of veggies into your day by adding zucchini! The cocoa totally masks it and you won’t even know it’s there. Enjoy!

Chocolate Zucchini Energy Bites

Serves: Makes 9 Bites

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 small dates
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup grated zucchini
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts

Directions:

  1. Fill a bowl with hot water from the tap. Add in the dates and let them sit in the water for about 10 minutes, then drain.
  2. In a blender, pulse the oats until they resemble a fine flour. Add in the zucchini, dates, cocoa powder, and hemp hearts. Process until everything is combined.
  3. Scoop heaping tablespoons of the mixture into your hands and roll into balls. Place into a Tupperware and let sit in the fridge for 10 minutes before serving. Store in the fridge.

Making these in big batches so that you can always have a snack handy would be a great idea! See you Friday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate Dipped Bananas

You guys, I literally thought that it was Sunday today! Funny how summer does that to you🤣 So, as a kind of last minute post, I decided to whip up these chocolate dipped bananas. I’ve had dessert on the brain lately;) This frozen treat is pretty simple to whip up, although a bit messy. All you have to do is make some chocolate sauce, dip the bananas in it, then sprinkle them with nuts or other toppings and throw them in the freezer. You don’t really even have to freeze them if you don’t want, you can just eat them as is. Spoiler Alert: THEY’RE REALLY GOOD. Hope you enjoy;)

Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Serves: 4

Total Time: 60-75 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, slightly ripe
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tbs water

Other:

  • 4 small skewers

Directions:

  1. In a small pot, mix together the cocoa powder, maple syrup and coconut oil. Bring to a simmer on the stove and stir until well combined.
  2. Remove the chocolate sauce from the heat once it’s reached a simmer. Add in the water and stir. The result should be a smooth sauce.
  3. Pour the sauce into a small bowl, or something that will be easy to dip the bananas into. Cut the bananas in half. Using your hands, dip the bananas into the chocolate sauce and then lay them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  4. Stick a skewer into each banana and sprinkle with desired toppings.
  5. Eat as is or put the tray in the freezer for about 45 minutes to an hour.
  6. Remove the bananas from the freezer and enjoy!

I already know that there won’t be enough hot days left this summer to enjoy as many of these bananas as I want to🤧🤧 But I guess that eating a frozen dessert in the fall never killed anyone! See you guys on Wednesday;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie

Hello! About two weeks ago I went Saskatoon berry picking with my family, and so now we have an excessive amount of berries sitting in our freezer. In order to use some of those up, I came up for the recipe with this Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie. And let me tell you, it might just be the most delicious thing that I’ve ever made. The crust is super chocolatey and almost melts in your mouth, plus the filling has just the right amount of sweetness while still managing to show off the Saskatoon berries. Also, did I mention that it’s a no-bake Pie? If you don’t have any saskatoons handy, you can always use blueberries. As always, this Pie is refined sugar free and made with healthy ingredients. Trust me, you need this Pie in your life.

Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie

Serves: Makes 1 9 inch pie

Total Time: About 70 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/3 cup oats (I used steel cut)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 10 small pitted dates
  • 3 tbs maple syrup
  • 2 tbs coconut oil

For the filling:

  • 2 cups fresh or frozen Saskatoon berries
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbs oat flour

Directions:

  1. Bring a small pot of water to a boil on the stove. Once it starts boiling, remove it from the heat and put the dates in it. This is to soften them up a bit. Let the dates sit in the hot water for 10 minutes, then remove them from the pot and put them in a blender.
  1. Add the rest of the crust ingredients into the blender with the dates. Blend until the ingredients are combined, but you can still see the oats. If you’re using rolled oats, you might not be able to see them after blending, and that should be ok, but I can’t guarantee anything because I haven’t tested the recipe with rolled oats.
  1. Dump the contents of the blender onto a 9″ Pie plate and use your hands to press down the mixture, forming an even crust all along the bottom and sides of the plate. Any extra crust can be saved and eaten on its own later (it’s that good)😋
  1. Place the pie plate into the freezer and let the crust set up for about 30 minutes.
  1. While the crust is setting, start working on the filling. Add the berries, maple syrup, coconut oil and water into a pot. Bring it to a boil on the stove, then reduce to a simmer. Let filling simmer for about 10-15 minutes, until it has started to thicken up a little. Add in the oat flour and stir, then simmer for another 2-5 minutes until the mixture is the consistency of pie filling, or a little looser.
  1. Take the crust out of the freezer and spoon the filling into it. Place the whole pie in the fridge for about 30 minutes before eating to set the filling.
  1. Serve cold with Nice Cream and enjoy!

You can now say “you’re welcome” to your tastebuds because by making this pie, you’ve made them very happy! Hope you enjoy and that you have a great weekend;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))))