Seeds-Crackers

Made my favorite crisp bread yesterday, and it is really easy to make. Just mixing all ingredients and then pour out on a tray and let it sit in the oven for a while. No special skills needed hehe.

Seeds-Crackers (one tray)

  • 1 dl cornstarch flour
  • 1 dl almond flour
  • 1 dl pumpkin seeds
  • 1 dl sunflower seeds
  • 0.5 dl flax seeds
  • 0.5 dl sesame seeds
  • 0.5 dl rapeseeds oil
  • 2.5 dl boiling water
  • a sprinkle of sea salt
  • (spices if you’d like, for example cinnamon, cardamom or gingerbread spices are really good to use!)

-> Just mix everything, except the salt, in a bowl and then pour out over a baking paper on a tray. The dough should be pretty loose. Make the dough evenly flat over the tray and sprinkle some sea salt on top, put in the oven on 150 C degrees for about 45 minutes. Then turn off the oven and let stay in there for another 5-10 minutes. Take it out, let it cool, and then break into pieces. Ready to serve!

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This crisp bread is 100% free from gluten and added sugar! My favorite way to eat this is with any nutbutter on top! 

Oatless  Oatmeal (alternative 2)

This morning I changed up my normal “oatless oatmeal” recipe a little and it turned out great as well. So now I have two different recipes I can alternate between. 

Oatless oatmeal alternative 2 (1 portion)

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon maca powder from Alivefoods
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon psyllium husk
  • 1/2 dl almond milk
  • 1/2 dl egg white
  • 1/2 zucchini, shredded

-> mix it all, except the zucchini, in a pot and bring to boil. Squeeze out the water from the shredded zucchini and add to the pot. Stir well. And take off the heat when it’s as creamy as you’d like it! 

As toppings today I had cashew butter from MyProtein, peanutbutter with cinnamon flavor from herbalstore, strawberries, mulberries & gojiberries from Alivefoods

  
This oatmeal is paleo-friendly and including the toppings it’s all 100% free from added sugar, dairy, gluten and oats.

Healthy Chocolate balls

I have done these chocolate balls multiple times before, but I thought I’ll share the recipe again since it was a while ago. The original recipe comes from Ida Warg. Many people in my surrounding (family, friends, co-workers) have tried these healthy chocolate balls and many of them got surprised how good they tasted “even though” they are healthy and free from added sugar, gluten and dairy.

This year they are even going to enter our Christmas dessert buffé because they are so good. The perfect combination of chocolate, coconut and coffee. Can’t go wrong!

Healthy Chocolate balls (9-10 balls)

-> Mix everything in a mixer until it becomes a dough. Put in the fridge for 5 minutes. Take it out and form the dough into medium-sized balls and roll them in coconut flakes. Put in the fridge for 30 minutes. ENJOY. Store in either fridge or freezer. 

Picture from when Erika and I played some tennis yesterday, being silly hehe  
These chocolate balls are free from added sugar, gluten and dairy! A healthy, but still sweet alternative to chocolate balls.

Healthy Bounty Balls

The second type of Christmas candy Erika and I baked yesterday were a healthy alternative to our all time favorite bounty balls. Easy to bake, only a few ingredients and delicious! 

Healthy Bounty Balls ( about 20 balls) 

-> Start by melting the coconut oil on the stove. Add the coconut milk, honey, and vanilla powder. Bring to boil and then take off the heat. Add the coconut flakes and stir. Let cool in the freezer for about 45-60 minutes. Take out and form into balls. Place back in the freezer for 30 minutes. Melt the chocolate and then drop the balls to cover them in the chocolate, put them all back in the freezer for 30 minutes. And READY to eat! 

Store in the freezer.

  
Sorry for the bad blurry picture, but it’s the only one I took. 

These bounty balls and 100% gluten free and dairy free. And depending on the chocolate you use, they can be sugar free as well! 

Healthy Snickers Bites 

This must be one of my absolute favorite Christmas candy. Or actually any kind of candy! Since I LOVE both chocolate and peanutbutter this is the perfect combo and it’s both easy to bake and healthy! The original recipe comes from THIS blog, but Erika and I change it up a little bit and it turned out absolutely great! And for us it didn’t take close to as long time as the original recipe says!

Snickers bites (about 12 pieces) 

First layer:

-> Mix all the ingredients and press out in a lunch box or baking dish (about 15×15 cm) 

Second layer:

-> Mix everything (you might have to heat up the coconut oil and peanutbutter to make it easier to work with). Pour over the first layer and then put in the freezer for a little while.

Third layer:

-> Mix everything in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour over the frozen layers and put back in the freezer for at least 1 hour. Take out and cut in pieces. ENJOY! 

Store in the freezer. 

   
 
  This last picture is from the original recipe and she melted chocolate to dip them in at the end. 

This candy is 100% gluten free, dairy free and free from added sugar!

Healthy Chocolate with Superfoods

Finally I succeeded with homemade healthy and sugar free chocolate. The few times I tried before I thought they ended up way to bitter instead of sweet like chocolate should be. I have now found the right amount of the ingredients, try it out! 

Healthy Chocolate with Superfoods (enough to fill one “lunch box”)

  • 1 dl melted coconut oil from Alivefoods
  • 1 dl raw cacao powder from Alivefoods
  • 5-8 drops of Vanilla Flavdrops from MyProtein (if you want it paleo, you can use 2 teaspoons of honey or coconut sugar instead) 
  • 1 handful of gojiberries and mulberries from Alivefoods
  • Some cacao nibs from Alivefoods 

-> Start by melting the coconut oil in a bowl over boiling water. When it’s all melted, take it off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients. Pour over in a “lunch box” covered with baking paper. Put in the freezer for an hour, take out and break into pieces. ENJOY the healthy chocolate! Store in the freezer.  

The fun thing about this chocolate is that you can add whatever filling you want. Maybe cinnamon, dried fruit or other superfoods to vary the chocolate. 

   
This chocolate is gluten free, dairy free, and free from added sugar! 

Gingerbread Protein balls

Finally I got a little free time for some Christmas baking. I decided to only try one new recipe and then make 3 batches of my homemade musli hehe. Next weekend when Erika is visiting me we will make some more Christmas candy for sure!

I found the original recipe for these at Sofia’s blog, but I made some changes to it! Here is my recipe:

Gingerbread Protein Balls (10 balls)

  • 6 pitted dates
  • 4 dl gluten free oats
  • 1/2 scoop Vanilla protein powder
  • 3 teaspoons gingerbread-spice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Lucuma powder from Alivefoods
  • 3 teaspoons brewed coffee
  • 1 1/2 dl water
  • coconut flakes to roll the balls in

-> Just put everything in a bowl and use a stick blender until it looks like a dough (and smells like gingerbread 🙂 ) Form medium-sized balls, I got 10 balls from this dough. Roll them in coconut flakes and put in the fridge for 30 minutes before eating. Store them in the fridge or freezer. 

 These gingerbread protein balls are free from added sugar, gluten and dairy! They taste like a real gingerbread dough! 🙂