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Apple Crumble

March 23, 2020
Apple Crumble

I love everything about warm baked apples with cinnamon. For me, that’s one of the most comforting types of desserts. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still very much so a chocolate lover. But how can you say no to a warm apple crumble?

I’ve made many crumbles before, but with other fruits. Confession time – I typically make them with berries because it’s a bit quicker since there’s no peeling or chopping involved. But apple crumble still beats berry crumble when it comes to flavor in my humble opinion.

This apple crumble happened during quarantine coronavirus times. Meaning that I had all the extra time in the world to peel and chop. Not only that, but having apples at home are pretty handy since they tend to last a little longer than many other fruits.

A little side note about my peeling apples experience. Not trying to jinx myself here, but it had been a while that I experienced any whoopsies with a knife. And guess what? I had a little whoopsie with a peeler. A peeler! Out of all the kitchen tools. So just a little reminder to not underestimate the whoopsie power of a peeler. But no worries, I’m fine. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Back to the recipe. This apple crumble is gluten-free and vegan friendly. And if you don’t have any apples at home, no need to run to the store to buy some. You can always swap it for another fruit that you do have. Same applies for the walnuts. That’s just what I had at home. Swap it for any other type of nuts or just stick to adding extra oats.

Well, let’s jump right to it. See you in the kitchen my dear friends!

Apple Crumble

Apple Crumble Recipe

Serves 4-5

Ingredients:

Filling

  • 2-3 apples peeled and chopped in small bite-size pieces
  • 4 TBSP apple sauce
  • 1 TBSP corn starch
  • Juice 1 lemon
  • 2 TBSP brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
  • Sprinkle sea salt

Top crumble

  • 1 cup walnuts (crushed or cut in small pieces)
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 TBSP cinnamon (or to taste)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl, mix well all top crumble ingredients and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix well all filling ingredients.
  4. Add filling ingredients in a baking dish. Top with crumble ingredients.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
  6. Enjoy warm or chilled :).
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Cheese Bread Bagels

March 3, 2020
Cheese Bread Bagels

Cheese bread bagels, yum!

One of the toughest swaps for me personally when I went gluten-free was when it came to bread and bagels. I did search to find an alternative but never found one that I actually loved. So I made the decision that if I want to eat a bagel or bread, I’m going to make it myself.

And this has been working great for me and my routine. For starters, bread usually comes with a decent amount of sugar and a few other ingredients that make me think “huuum, I can do better for my body”. So I control what I want to add to my baked goods. Not only that, when it’s over, it’s over. If I want more, I have to make more. And last but not least, NOTHING beats fresh when it comes to baked goods. Am I right?

That’s where my beloved cheese bread comes in. As you know, I am Brazilian. If you talk to any Brazilian, it will be very hard to find someone that doesn’t like Pao de Queijo – aka cheese bread. And this Brazilian LOVES her Pao de Queijo.

One day, I was getting ready to make some cheese bread and thought – why not experiment using my new doughnut molds? That’s how this recipe was born and it’s oh so good! It’s basically a cheese bread recipe but in the shape of a bagel.

It takes probably a total time of 25 minutes to make, including baking time. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and a definite favorite for all the cheese lovers. You can of course experiment with the types of cheese. I used fresh grated Parmesan, but as always feel free to make it your own.

See you in the kitchen my dear friends!

Cheese Bread Bagels

Cheese Bread Bagels Recipe

Yields about 12 bagels (depending on mold)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 egg (organic if possible)
  • 3 TBSP olive oil
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp salt – if your cheese is salty, add less

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the egg and add olive oil, milk, cheese, and salt. Stir until evenly combined.
  3. Add the tapioca flour and mix well.
  4. Pour batter into doughnut mold and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Enjoy fresh with your favorite spread or just as is.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Bites

February 19, 2020
Chewy Chocolate Chip Bites

Finding a snack that can satiate your little cravings can feel like a mission. Whether you’re on the hunt for something sweet or need a little mid-day pick-me-upper. This chewy chocolate chip bites are a really great option!

So as far as snacks go, yes, having something that comes right out of nature – a fruit or veggie – will always be THE best option. Simply because we will never be able to beat the nutrition perfection that happens in nature. I also get that sometimes we’re in the mood for something else.

These chewy chocolate chip bites are made with simple ingredients. Mainly dates, carob or cacao powder, and walnuts. As for the cinnamon, coconut oil, and chocolate chips, they are added for a little extra flavor and/or nutrition.

Like always, I encourage you to add, remove, tweak and just play around with the ingredients. If you are a chocolate lover, add more cacao or carob. Want to keep it vegan? Make sure your chocolate chips are vegan. And if you’re gluten-free, well this recipe is already gluten-free.

Add these delicious little bites to your meal prepping so you can have a great snack on-the-go for the week. It will take less than 20 minutes to make and you’ll be giving your body a daily energy (and nutrient) boost. See you in the kitchen!

Chewy Chocolate Chip Bites
Chewy Chocolate Chip Bites

Chewy Chocolate Chip Bites Recipe

Yields 8-10 bites

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 TBSP coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup carob powder or cacao powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in a food processor. Pulse until it forms a dough.
  3. Make cookie shapes with your clean hands and top with chocolate chips.
  4. Place “cookies” or bites in a baking tray and bake for about 10 minutes.
  5. Enjoy warm or store in airtight container and keep in fridge for up to a week.

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