Nutty Granola

Hey guys! I have another granola recipe for you today because as you know, granola is one of my true loves. This one is actually really simple, it only uses one…two…three…four ingredients! Just had to count em up in my head there. Plus you don’t need any oil, unless you count peanut butter as an oil. I count it as spreadable gold.

There are also loooots of nuts in this granola, because who doesn’t love a nutty granola? I used almonds and pecans from a jar of mixed nuts. Why not use all of the mixed nuts, you ask? BECAUSE I”M ALLERGIC TO CASHEWS AND PISTACHIOS AND I’M REALLY MAD ABOUT IT! They make my mouth all itchy which is really inconvenient, because like every vegan cheesecake or creamy pasta sauce recipe ever has cashews in it. (Except for my Creamy Mushroom and Hummus Pasta which is an awesome alternative for my fellow cashew allergen people). But anyways, I love me some almonds and pecans so it’s all good. I know you might be running short on supplies right now, so if you absolutely positively cannot get your hands on almonds and pecans, you can use other nuts or even some seeds if you’re super desperate. I’m sorry, but nuts are just superior to seeds. Like would you rather have some peanut butter or like, pumpkin seed butter? I’ve never actually had pumpkin seed butter but based on my experience with peanut butter I’m going to say that it’s better.

Back to the granola. It’s sweet and nutty and crunchy, and you’ve also got some nice big clusters in there. If you’re not using salted nut butter, you could top it off with a little sea salt at the end for an extra hit of perfection. I will definitely be making this recipe again!

Nutty Granola

Serves: 3-4

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped almonds and pecans (you still want some nice chunks in there)
  • 1/4 cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Mix together the nuts and oats in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add in the peanut butter and maple syrup and microwave for about 30-45 seconds, until the peanut butter is nice and melty. Mix together until smooth.
  4. Add the maple syrup and peanut butter mixture into the oats and nuts and stir until everything is evenly coated. Spread the granola out onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the granola from the oven and give it a little stir, trying not to break up any clusters that are forming (because lets be honest, those are the best part). Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 5-8 minutes, until the granola is golden brown.
  6. Take out the granola, let cool and enjoy!

Hope you enjoy this nutty granola! See you soon;))

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle Cookies

Hi guys! Hope you’re all doing well;)) It’s been steady desserts for the past little while, and I’m not complaining! I have a pretty big sweet tooth. And, as always, I need to find a way to satisfy my peanut butter addiction. So, I present to you (insert drum roll here) Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle Cookies! They’re sweet and so chocolatey, and make the perfect snack. Then there’s that PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE. I mean, don’t even get me started. This is a match made in cookie heaven. Also, I tried using raw brown sugar, which isn’t as processed as white sugar, for the first time, and I actually really like it! You can probably sub normal brown sugar or coconut sugar if you want though. Excuse my rambling, I understand if you just want to get to the cookies already. Scroll down for the recipe!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Drizzle Cookies

Serves: Makes 10-12 cookies

Total Time: 60 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups oat flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup raw brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • Peanut butter, for drizzling (or dipping, I won’t judge)

Directions:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add in the mashed banana, vanilla, and egg, and stir until combined. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and let chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Sometimes you can be a rebel and skip steps like this, but I would not recommend that unless you want to spend ten years trying to form nice balls.
  3. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Scoop out heaping tablespoons of the dough and form into round balls. Place them on a baking sheet and make a criss-cross pattern with your fork to flatten them out a bit.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove from the oven and let them cool completely.
  5. To make the drizzle, spoon a little bit of natural peanut butter into a small ziploc bag, and cut a little hole in the corner. Use it as a piping bag, and drizzle away. PS. THIS STEP IS NOT OPTIONAL. THE PEANUT BUTTER DRIZZLE IS ESSENTIAL TO THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THIS COOKIE.

So yeah, there you go! Let me know if you make these beauties and how they turned out;)

Yours Truly,

Olivia

Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter

I didn’t have a lot of time to make something super fancy today, but these Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter are super delicious. They come together in like 5 minutes, and are a great topping for your oats, yogurt, smoothie bowls and even ice cream😋😋😋 I know that I feature the combo of PB and banana a lot on my blog, but it’s one of my favourites, and there are so many simple and delicious recipes that can be made with it. Hope you enjoy this recipe!

Caramelized Bananas and Peanut Butter

Serves: 1-2

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp natural peanut butter

Directions:

  1. Heat the coconut oil over medium heat in a small pot or pan. Add in the bananas and cook until soft and caramelized, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add in the peanut butter and cook for another 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and enjoy!

So there’s a really simple Monday night recipe for you guys;) I’m going to get some planning done tonight and come up with some really awesome posts for you this week!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;))

Rainbow Bowls

I honestly don’t have any other way to describe these bowls than rainbow😂😂 Ok maybe delicious but that doesn’t work in a title. Anyways, these bowls have EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A BOWL. 5 million veggies? Check. Sautéed peppers and mushrooms with soy sauce? Check. An avocado filled with delicious peanut sauce? Check check and cheeeeeeck! Did I mention that this bowl also has sweet potatoes? Plus, it’s great for meal prep and will definitely power you through a long school day. After all of my ranting on how good this bowl is, you’d better go make it because IT. IS. LIT.

Rainbow Bowl

Serves: 2

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 leaves of Kale, cut into strips
  • 1/2 a cucumber, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 5 white mushrooms
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 avocado

For the sauce:

  • 1 tbs peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Chilli flakes to taste
  • Water

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Peel and cut the sweet potato into 1 centimetre cubes. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil, some salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes, until soft and caramelized.
  3. Cut the bell pepper into thin strips, and slice the mushrooms. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat and sauté the veggies until soft, about 5-8 minutes. Add in 1 tbsp of soy sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes, then remove from the heat.
  4. Mix all of the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Once the sweet potatoes are finished, build your bowl with kale, carrots, cucumber, peppers and mushrooms, avocado and sweet potato. Drizzle the sauce on top and enjoy!!

Hope you fall in love with this rainbow bowl!

Yours Truly,

MyDayIsBooked;)))

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;))