All posts filed under: Sweet Treats

Two Delicious Breakfast Bowls

It has been a rainy new year in Southern California! When I moved to California last January it rained on us the whole drive in from the boarder to Calabasas so this weather makes me sentimental to my first few weeks in California. Sometimes on gloomy days I like to brighten up my mornings with colorful breakfast bowls! Here are two of my recent favorites. ACAI BOWL Recipe: 1 Sambazon Acai Smoothie Pack 1 banana (half in smoothie, half as topping). 1/4 cup frozen blueberries (in smoothie). 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola 2 Strawberries Oatmeal Bowl Recipe: 1/4 cup quick oats 1 pack Wild Friends Chocolate + Coconut Peanut Butter 2 strawberries 1 banana 1/4 cup Purely Elizabeth Original Granola I hope this brightens up your Foguary! 😉 Let me know if you try either of the delicious and healthy options above. Advertisements

Almond Meal Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Coconut

Monday night we were craving something sweet and knew I had enough ingredients to whip up something delicious. These almond meal cookies with chocolate chips and coconut were the perfect treat. They have quickly become Luke’s favorite. They’re easy, delicious and a great motification to the classic chocolate chip cookie. With only one egg and coconut acting as the perfect sweetener these cookies will leave you energized instead of weighed down! Three things I loved about this recipe: It was simple, healthy and quick to prepare; not to mention it yielded some seriously amazing chocolate chip cookies that any eater – gluten free or not – would be pleased to pick up. *While the recipe below says it yields 20, we made larger cookies and ended up with about a dozen. ALMOND MEAL COOKIES WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS AND COCONUT Prep time 45 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 55 mins Gluten free cookies from the Sprouted Kitchen Cookbook, featuring bits of dark chocolate, shredded coconut, and hearty almond meal. Author: Sprouted Kitchen, modified by …

Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I love baking! It’s fun, therapeutic and tasty. Most of the time I try to stick with healthy alternatives while baking. My goal is to make healthier options taste just as delicious as their indulgent counterparts. These cookies are some of Luke’s favorites. 🙂 And with only 88 calories in each..they’ve quickly become a favorite of mine as well. Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients 1 cup flaked sweetened coconut 4.5 ounces all-purpose flour (about 1 cup) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 large egg ( 1/4 cup egg-whites as an alternative) 2 ounces dark chocolate (70% cacao), chopped Cooking spray Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Arrange coconut in a single layer in a small baking pan. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes or until lightly toasted, stirring once. Set aside to cool. 3. Weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine …

Karlie’s Kookies: Perfect 10

As many of you know I love baking. I really enjoy the process of baking. It’s therapeutic to me. I love mixing things together and I love serving whatever it is I have made to my husband, Luke. With that being said, I don’t usually cook with any sugar, white flour, or your “normal” baking ingredients. I like to cook and bake with healthy alternatives. Many people assume this means you can forget about any sweet taste or delicious desserts which is simply not the case! The dark chocolate chips and agave make for a surprisingly sweet cookie and the perfect grab and go breakfast. (Yes, cookies for breakfast!) These cookies are inspired by Karlie Kloss and her Perfect 10 Kookie sold at Momofuku Milk Bar (one of my regular stops while living in NYC.) The Perfect 10 Kookie (makes 12 kookies) Ingredients 2 cups almond flour (You can make your own with a food processor–it’s pricey to buy already ground.) 1 cup whole oats* ½ tsp. kosher salt ½ tsp. baking powder ¼ tsp. …