Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Happy Monday! As the year goes on, I’m starting to get less excited about school, and developing some serious cases of the Monday blues. Lucky for me, this Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread is the perfect cure! It’s healthy while still being perfectly decadent, and incorporates all of my favourite fall spices and flavours. It will also make your house smell very nice! Enjoy it wile reading a good book on a cold day;))

Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Bread

Serves: Makes 1 Loaf

Total Time: 140 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup + 2 tsp oat flour
  • 2 tsp + 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 tbs vanilla
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tbs chia seeds
  • 5 tbs water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water. Let sit for 15 minutes to form a chia “egg”.
  3. In a large bowl, stir together the 1 1/4 cup of oat flour, spices (including the 2 tsp of cinnamon), and baking soda. Add in the pumpkin puree, coconut oil, 1/2 cup of maple syrup, vanilla and chia egg and mix well.
  4. Mix together the remaining oat flour, cinnamon and maple syrup in a separate bowl.
  5. Grease a standard loaf pan with coconut oil and pour the batter into it. Spoon the cinnamon, oat flour and maple mixture on top, and use a toothpick to swirl it throughout the bread. Place in the oven for two hours, and cool completely before serving.

Hope you like this recipe; see you next week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Hey there! These crumbles are super delicious and only take about 20 minutes to whip up- the perfect late night snack! They’re super healthy and have no refined sugar or butter. Enjoy!

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Crumbles

Serves: 2

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbs + 1 tbs maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tbs coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  2. In a bowl, mix together the rhubarb, strawberries and 2 tbs maple syrup. Split evenly between two small glass ramekins.
  3. In another bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients. Sprinkle the crumble evenly over the two dishes of fruit and place in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  4. Enjoy!

Hope you like these delicious crumbles! See you Friday;)

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;))

Mango and Banana Nice Cream Sandwiches

Hi! I promise that next week I’ll go back to savoury recipes, but I’m trying to cram all of these summer desserts in before fall;) I don’t think that you guys will be complaining too much anyways, because these ice cream sandwiches are pretty darn good. Mango and Banana Nice Cream is sandwiched between two date and cinnamon cookies, making the perfect treat👌. Hope you enjoy!

Mango and Banana Nice Cream Sandwiches

Serves: 3

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Cookies:

  • 8 small dates, pitted
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbs cinnamon
  • 1 tbs chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup water

For the Nice Cream:

  • 1 small banana, frozen
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mango
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 6 tbs water

Directions:

  1. Start by making the cookies. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the chia seeds and water. Let sit for about 15 minutes to form a chia “egg”.
  3. Meanwhile, in a blender, pulse the dates, oats, oat flour, vanilla, and cinnamon until combined.
  4. Dump the mixture into a bowl and add in the chia “egg”. Stir together until a dough forms.
  5. Spoon out a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll it in between your hands to form a ball. Place it on a parchment lined baking sheet and flatten so that it forms a small disc. Continue to do this with the rest of the dough, you should end up with 6 cookies (three sandwiches).
  6. Place the tray in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes, until the bottom of the cookies are golden brown. Remove from the oven, transfer to a small plate and place in the freezer to cool completely.
  7. While the cookies are baking, make the Nice Cream. Blend all of the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place in a parchment lined bowl and put in the freezer while you wait for the cookies to bake and cool.
  8. When the cookies are completely cool, remove them and the Nice Cream from the freezer. Have a small parchment lined baking sheet ready. Scoop about a tablespoon of nice cream onto the flat side of three cookies. Place another cookie on top of each one to form a sandwich. Put the sandwiches on the baking sheet and move them to the freezer right away, before the Nice Cream melts.
  9. Let the sandwiches set in the freezer for about 30-45 minutes before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend enjoying these sweet treats!

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;)))