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Maple Banana Pancakes

Everyone likes pancakes. Those who say they don’t like pancake is because they haven’t tadted good pancakes, ergo they haven’t tasted my pancakes.

My pancakes are legendary.

Why?

Because my pancakes are carb free!

SAY WHAT?

Tis true, fellow healthy eaters. It is possible to indulge in a plate filled with banana pancakes without feeling bloated or guilty or too stuffed. I can’t all the credit. While I was in Nicaragua watching a rodeo (as we all do on a regular basis), I began to speak to one of the girls on the trip with me. The rodeo was quite long and boring, so we had a lot to talk about. And what is my favourite subject? Obviously, it’s food. We exchanged recipes and she told me about these pancakes and I was salivating. I quickly hurried back to my room to write it down, and tried making them the week I returned from South America.

Well, lemme tell you…they have become my staple weekend breakfast! They are easier to make than normal regular and they’re filled with protein so they keep you going all morning!

I like eating them with greek yogurt, berries, and maple syrup or simply with peanut butter.

To make one serving, you need:

1 banana

2 eggs

1 tbsp flax meal (because it’s good for you)

1 tsp maple syrup

1 tbsp coconut oil (canola oil works well too)

Mash your banana in a bowl. Beat your eggs in another bowl. Combine the two and add the maple syrup and flax meal.

In a pan, add the oil, let it melt and add your mixture! You can probably make 4 or 5 smaller pancakes. Flip after 2 minutes, or until they seem cooked to your liking.

Set the table with your desired condiments and dig in!

You won’t be disappointed, and if you are, I don’t know what to tell you.

Enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Banana Boat

As I may have said before, bananas, chocolate and peanut butter are three of my favorite ingredients EVER.

Combined together, I can’t describe just how good they taste.

For those of you who have to live with an allergy to peanuts, I am deeply sorry. I have no idea how you survive, and I admire you for leading wonderful lives despite the tragedy in your life.

I, on the other hand, could not survive without peanut butter. It’s an addiction, I am not afraid to admit it.

It turns out that peanuts are actually really really really good for you, which makes me really really really happy!

Filled with healthy fats, antioxidants, they’re good for your heart, so long as you don’t finish the jar in one sitting (easier said than done).

The best thing to do is to buy natural peanut butter, because that means that it isn’t filled with useless ingredients that may be doing you more harm than good! The less ingredients on the label, the more your body will thank you in the long run.

This is one of the easiest desserts I have ever made.

When I feel like something sweet and salty and fruity and delicious, I make myself one of these.

For 2 servings, you will need:

1 banana

2 tbsp peanut butter

3 squares dark chocolate

First, cut your banana but not completely! We’re looking for a boat structure to our dessert.

Fill each half with one tablespoon of peanut butter.

Put your chocolate in a little cup and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until it all melts (I like to reduce the power level of my microwave to do this, to make sure my chocolate doesn’t burn).

When it is melted, pour it evenly on each banana boat.

Put in the freezer for an hour, or until it has the consistency you want.

Take out of the freezer and enjoy!

Banana Chocolate Miracle Muffins

I don’t know about you guys, but I find that the combination of banana and chocolate is one of the best in the world. The two ingredients complement each other beautifully; they’re both sweet, but for some magical reason, they don’t overpower each other.

I also love muffins, but I get frustrated at how unhealthy muffins can be when they come from a café. They are either loaded with sugar, with fat, or with both. That doesn’t mean that they are not delicious (because they are), it just means that having one everyday could potentially harm your efforts to be healthier.

These bad boys are amazing and full of flavour. Why do I call them miracle muffins? The answer is simple: because of the way they taste. They’re too good to be true. When I bit into the first one, I thought to myself: “This is one the best muffins I have ever taste”. I almost didn’t believe they healthy…almost.

They’re sugar free and you can easily change the flour to make them gluten free. You can eat one a day until you are left with none without feeling guilty or bloated whatsoever! They’re great as a quick breakfast on the go or as an afternoon snack.

To make 12 large muffins (or 24 smaller ones), you will need:

3 bananas, ripe and mashed

1 cup flour

¾ cup almond butter (or any nut butter of your choice)

3 eggs

1 tbsp baking soda

2 tsp cinnamon

1 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven at 350 degree F.

Line your muffin tins with paper cups.
Combine all of your dry ingredients in a bowl and mix.

Whisk the bananas and eggs together.  Add the almond butter.

Now, fold the banana mixture into the dry mixture and mix well.

Add the chocolate chips.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on how mushy you like the inside to be.

Take them out of the oven and allow yourself to be intoxicated by the smell. Grab a hot one, pour yourself a glass of milk, bite into the muffin, and listen to the angels sing.

Bon appétit!