Half Baked Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie

This right here is the ultimate sweet and salty treat. When I was younger one of my favorite snacks was pretzels dipped in peanut butter and if you haven’t tried this you are missing out! So I got thinking how can I make one of my favorite snacks from when I was little into a dessert and still make it healthy. Here we have the Half Baked Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie 6 clean ingredients, minimal prep time, it is vegan and can easily be made gluten free.

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Ingredients:

Crust-

  • 1 c finely crushed pretzels (can use gluten free pretzels)
  • 1/4 c melted coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Filling-

  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter (I like Trader Joe’s unsalted natural peanut butter)
  • 1/4 c melted and cooled coconut oil
  • Date paste (4-6 dates processed with hot water to create a liquid paste this is the sweetener)

Topping-

  • 3 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • Chopped pretzels and Peanut butter cups for the topping

How it’s done:

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all crust ingredients and press into a mini tart pan bake for 10-12 minutes take out and let cool/harden
  3. Create date paste by blending dates and very hot water until a liquid paste forms
  4. Mix peanut butter, coconut oil and date paste and pour into the cooled crust and place in the fridge for 30 minutes
  5. Break the dark chocolate up and place in a glass bowl
  6. Heat coconut milk for over medium heat until it is hot (can microwave for 30-45 seconds) pour hot coconut milk over chocolate and let sit for 30 seconds
  7. Mix until all the chocolate pieces are melted
  8. Pour over the filling and top with crushed peanut butter cups and pretzels
  9. Let sit in the fridge for another 30 minutes or until the top has harden
  10. Take out and slice with a sharpe knife
  11. ENJOY!

Notes: The finer you crush the pretzels the better of the crust staying together and not crumbling.

3 Ingredient Banana Protein Pancakes

This right here is as simple as it gets: banana, eggs and vanilla protein and bam you’ve got yourself a nice stack of pancakes. If you couldn’t tell already I LOVE sweets so yes I do enjoy pancakes, waffles, oatmeal loaded with berries and peanut butter in the mornings but I am always trying to find a healthy and easy way to make these things without having to buy a box mix. We all know box mixes are super easy when it comes to pancakes but what we don’t know is how much unhealthy ingredients are in that box. Many box mixes are packed with bleached flour, corn syrup, sugar, and a ton of words we can’t even pronounce. So i’ve got you covered for pancakes that are simple, taste great, gluten-free and have no added sugar in them.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe banana mashed
  • 2 eggs (can sub 4 egg whites)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein

How it’s done:

  1. Mix all ingredients
  2. Pour into a non stick pan and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side
  3. Top with fresh fruit, pure maple syrup, honey, peanut butter
  4. ENJOY!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Squares

Ditch the store bought protein bars and make your own! It is amazing what you can find in the ingredients on protein bars many have a ton of added sugar and words you can’t even pronounce and you know that is never good. These are made with only 5 ingredients and are naturally sweetened with dates and honey.

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Ingredients:

  • 2/3 c rolled oats
  • 1 c pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp raw honey (can sub maple syrup if vegan)
  • 6 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 3 scoops chocolate protein powder

How it’s done:

  1. Blend everything in a food processor but leave out 2 of the 6 tbsp of peanut butter
  2. Press into a baking dish lined with parchment paper
  3. Freeze for 10 minutes
  4. Take out of the freezer and top with the rest of the peanut butter and cut into squares
  5. ENJOY!

Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies

My obsession with peanut butter is REAL. These peanut butter cookies took only about 15 minutes and are made with only 6 ingredients! Drizzle of dark chocolate is optional but highly recommended 😉

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk (sub any kind of milk)
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 4-6 tbsp coconut flour

How it’s done:

  1. Pre heat oven to 350
  2. Mix all ingredients besides coconut flour
  3. Once mixed add coconut flour 1 tbsp at a time until a dough forms
  4. Roll into tbsp size balls and press down with a fork on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. ENJOY!

**If the dough is sticky when you are rolling add a touch of coconut oil to palms

Healthy Peaches and Cream

So I finally tried Siete Foods tortillas and lets just say I am not disappointed! First I started with the typical tortilla meal AKA tacos and then I got thinking what else can I do with this baby and thats when I came up with peaches and cream in a tortilla bowl. This dessert is is only 6 ingredients and came together in literally 10 minutes! Try it!

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Ingredients: 

  • 1 Siete coconut flour tortilla
  • Organic sliced peaches (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • Coconut oil spray
  • A scoop of your favorite vanilla ice cream (I used Arctic Zero)

How it’s done: 

  1. Pre heat oven to 350
  2. Spray the tortilla with coconut oil and sprinkle cinnamon *You can add sugar or coconut sugar for a sweeter taste
  3. Place the tortilla on the back of a muffin tin in between the indents
  4. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown
  5. While the tortilla is baking sauté peaches in maple syrup on medium heat until peaches are soft and golden in color
  6. Take the tortilla out add a scoop of ice cream and top with the peaches
  7. ENJOY!