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;))

French Onion Soup

Hello guys! I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love French onion soup! I used to order it at every restaurant and even got to try some in Paris;) It’s one of my favourite soups to eat in the winter since it’s so rich. Over the weekend I developed a delicious recipe for it that’s Vegan and uses healthy ingredients. It tastes AMAZING and is really easy to make. You just need to make sure that the onions get super caramelized to lend a good depth of flavour. Here’s the recipe!

French Onion Soup

Serves: 4

Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground thyme
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tbs soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the sliced onions and cook until soft, brown and caramelized. Keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.
  2. Once the onions are cooked, add in the water, garlic, thyme, rosemary and soy sauce. Cook together for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the vegetable broth into the pot, and season generously with salt and pepper. Stir and bring to a boil, then lower to a simmer, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
  4. Scoop into bowls and enjoy with sprouted grain bread for dipping!

I’m going to make this soup again when it starts to snow… it’s the perfect thing to curl up by the fire with! Have a great week everyone;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

My Favourite Healthy Snacks

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I love Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with my family and eat a bunch of good food:) Who knows, I might even whip up a Chocolate Saskatoon Berry Pie with Cinnamon Apples inside! For today’s post, I’m going to share my favourite healthy snacks. Some of them are homemade, and others you can pick up at the store. The reason that I’m writing this post is because I love to snack on the weekends, but I want to make sure that I’m eating good stuff and not filling up on junk food. All of these snacks taste really good and are sure to satisfy, whether you’re craving something sweet or salty. It’s good to have a bunch of them on hand, so that on lazy days you don’t have to get up from reading your book and actually make something to snack on. Here’s my list!

Dried Apples I legit think that I’m obsessed with these things. They’re appley and crunchy and just YUM! I have a recipe for them on the blog, but I’ll admit that it takes a lot of work to make a good amount since they shrink in the oven, so I like to buy them. Just make sure that they’re natural and preservative-free;))

Granola Granola makes a great snack because it’s crunchy while being sweet, plus you can toatlly customize it by adding in whatever you like. I prefer to make my own granola, because store-bought ones often contain a lot of refined sugar, but their are some varieties that are healthier. There are currently two granola recipes on the blog.

Popcorn I love love love popcorn! It’s my salty snack of choice and is actually quite healthy. You just have to buy the right kind- avoid flavoured popcorns becasue they usually contain a lot of soduim or even MSG. I like the regular BOOM CHICKA POP popcorn because it pretty much only contains popcorn, oil and a bit of salt.

Crackers and Hummus Crackers and hummus is one of those things that I could eat all day! I love a good brown rice cracker and roasted garlic hummus. You could eat veggies and hummus too but crackers are way more carby and delicious;)

Fruit Dried fruit, fresh fruit, frozen fruit, all fruit is awesome and makes a great snack! I particularly enjoy eating frozen blueberries in the summer. Once I spilled them on the carpet and made a big stain though, that wasn’t fun;)🤣🤣

Muffins I have two healthy muffin recipes in the blog, and I like to make big batches and freeze them so that I can defrost one whenever I’m craving a soft, warm muffin.

Nice Cream Lately, I’ve been blending up some frozen mango or banana to make a delicious treat with a sorbet like texture. It’s soooo good!

Apples and Peanut Butter This may be my favourite snack of all time. It’s so simple yet so delicious! I use natural peanut butter to avoid the preservatives in the processed kind.

Those are some of my favourite snacks! I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving;)

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

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;)))

Cinnamon Apples

Hey there! If you didn’t see my Instagram story the other day, I just wanted to let you know that I’ve decided to only post once a week from now on. I really underestimated how busy I’d be once school started up again, and haven’t been able to keep up with posting three times per week, as much as I’ve wanted to! So, I’ll for sure be posting every Monday, and there might be some extra bonus posts sprinkled throughout the week sometimes.

Annnnnywaaaays, this week I have yet another super fall-ish recipe! These cinnamon apples take about 15 minutes to whip up and are SO DELISH! They’re everything that fall should be and more. They would be great on oatmeal, yogurt, in a pie, on nice cream, in cereal, the list goes on and on! I devoured them all on their own:) Enjoy the recipe:))

Cinnamon Apples

Serves: 2

Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbs ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup water

Directions:

  1. In a small pot, bring all of the ingredients to a boil.
  2. Bring down to a simmer and cover, cooking for about 8 minutes, or until the apples are soft.
  3. Pour the apples through a strainer to get rid of the excess liquid. If you like you can mash the apples a bit before serving to give a smoother texture. Dump into a bowl and enjoy!

I think that today is actually the first day of fall, so it’s the perfect time to make and enjoy this recipe! Have a good week;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))