Wholesome Treats

Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies 

What better way to spend a lazy Sunday than by baking some chewy peanut butter cookies. These cookies literally taste like your grandma made them. This recipe is one of my favorites because you get to have a delicious treat, while still nourishing your body. Peanut butter has so many benefits. With 2 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per a 2 tablespoon serving, peanut butter will keep you full for longer and help you to eat more intuitively. This yummy butter is also packed with so many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Who wouldn’t want to eat a cookie with all those benefits?! If you are paleo you could switch out the peanut butter for almond butter, cashew butter, or any paleo nut butter. For all of my vegan friends try using Neat Egg! It is a vegan egg alternative made from garbanzo beans and chia seeds, so ‘neat’ right! 😂 The butter can also be replaced with a vegan version such as earth balance. Not all of the products that I have are organic but I am slowly replacing non organic baking ingredients with organic ones as they run out. I am in the process of switching to fully organic:) I used spelt flour and organic all purpose flour but gluten free flour will also work just as well. Enough talking let’s get to the recipe!🍪🍪🍪

Ingredients

  • 1 cup organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup softened kerrygold grass fed butter
  • 1/4 cup organic cane sugar
  • 3/4 cup organic brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 3/4 cup organic all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt



Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together the peanut butter, butter, both sugars, egg and vanilla
  • Add in both flours, baking soda, and salt
  • Mix until well combined
  • Roll the dough into 1 inches balls and place on cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • With a fork make a criss cross on each cookie
  • Bake for 11 min or until the sides turn golden brown

Wholesome Treats

Raspberry Lemon Zuchinni Bread

 

Hello loves! Have you ever had one of those days where you feel like nothing is going right? Unless you’re superman, I know you understand. Well about half way through the day during one of my way too frequent visits to Target, I was browsing around the office supplies isle and I found just what I needed! A cute little notebook that has a reassuring quote on each page, so everyday you have a little something just to let you know that everything will be ok. Sometimes a little reminder is all we need. When I finally got home I got started on this recipe and it turned out wonderful! There is something so satisfying and fulfilling in knowing that you created something delicious. So try it out with me! Let’s get started loves!

Ingredients

  • 2cups organic all propose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cage free organic eggs (my favorite brand is Vital Farms from Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
  • 1 medium grated zucchini
  • 1 cup smashed rasberries

Glaze

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbps almond milk
  • juice from 1/2 lemon

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit
  • Grease a 9 x 5 loaf pan
  • In a large bowl blend flour, baking powder and salt
  • In a medium bowl combine eggs, oil, (The coconut oil may become thick again while mixing if you use cold eggs and milk. Don’t worry, it will melt again while baking.)  zucchni and sugar
  • Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix together
  • Fold in raspberries
  • pour into loaf pan and bake 45-47 min or until tooth pick comes out clean

Glaze Directions

  • Combine milk, sugar and lemon juice until smooth
  • After bread has cooled about 5 min, drizzle on top and let the cool before serving

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Wholesome Treats

Cinnamon Sugar Apple Loaf 

Hello everyone! If you are ready for your house to smell like sweet apples and spicy cinnamon this recipe is the one for you. This apple bread is so warm and delicious, it will make you want to turn on your favorite show (Keeping Up with the Kardashians 😋) grab a cup of chai tea and cozy up on the couch for the night. This recipe is perfect for an easy quick breakfast, bring it to a party, or just for a snack throughout the week! We will be using mostly organic ingredients, also feel free to use gluten free flour.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup packed organic dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2/3 cup organic cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup grass fed butter (softened)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups organic all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple (finely chopped)
  • Cinnamon and coconut sugar for topping

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl mix sugar, cane sugar and cinnamon
  • Add butter, eggs and vanilla extract, mix until combined
  • Add all purpose flour, baking powder and coconut milk
  • Fold in chopped apple
  • Pour batter into a greased bread pan, sprinkle coconut sugar and cinnamon on top (the coconut sugar gives it a carmel flavoring, trust me you will love it)
  • Bake for 50 min or until there is no gooey spots in the center

I hope you all love this recipe as much as I do!

Wholesome Treats

Fluffy Baked Cake Donuts

This is so exciting! My first recipe blog post and we’re making donuts! When you think of clean eating, typically donuts aren’t the first thing to come to mind and rightfully so, normally they’re loaded with refined sugar, deep fried in greasy oil, all of the things we don’t want! I’m happy to tell you the recipe i’m about to share contains none of those things. Now you really can have your donut and eat it too!

I love this recipe so much because it is so flexible. If you’re gluten intolerant, you can substitute in a gluten free flour. If you want to limit your sugar intake, you can use stevia, just as a few examples. Well enough talk, let’s make these donuts!

Ingredients
Donut

• 2 cups all purpose or gluten free flour
• 3/4 cup coconut sugar
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon
• 1 tsp salt
• 3 tbsp plain or vanilla greek yogurt
• 1 cup dairy free milk
• 2 tbsp coconut oil
• 2 eggs
Glaze (optional)
• 1/3 cup earth balance or preferred butter
• 2 cups confectioners sugar
• 2 tsp vanilla extract
• 4 tbsp dairy free milk (more if needed)

Directions
Donut
• preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit
• grease your donut pan with baking spray ( I use coconut oil spray)
• In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt
• In a separate bowl combine the milk, yogurt, eggs, and oil
• With a rubber spatula combine the wet and dry ingredients (the batter will be quite think but that’s ok, if too think to combine add a splash of milk)
• Spoon the batter into an icing bag with a large round tip (a sandwich bag will also work)
• pipe the batter into the greased donut pan
• bake for about 8 minutes (the donut should bounce back when you touch it)
• flip donuts onto a cooling wire wrack allow to cool at least 5-10 minutes

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Glaze
• in a medium bowl mix together softened butter, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract and milk
• dip both sides of donut into glaze and place back on cooling wrack to dry

I hope you love these donuts as much as I do! My husbands favorite dessert is donuts and he is a huge fan of these. As I said before, feel free to make any substitutions you like. That is the great thing about baking and cooking, you can make it your own, everyone has their own personal touch. I will tell you my biggest secret, the most important ingredient is always love.