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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Bread

I started making this recipe in my early vegan days. It is such a good 'sweet treat' breakfast option! You can use vegan chocolate chips (I like the Enjoy Life! brand) or not! I used classic chocolate chips this time and it was fantastic!

This recipe is also gluten-free if that's your jam! (Just be sure the oats are certified gluten-free!)

Vegan Gluten Free PB Oatmeal Banana Bread
Vegan Gluten Free PB Oatmeal Banana Bread
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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Banana Bread
Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup regular or vegan chocolate chips
Instructions
1) Oil loaf pan and preheat oven to 350 degrees2) Pulse oats in a blender to a fine crumb3) Add all remaining ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, to the blender and mix. (This is where a Vitamix comes in handy)4) Fold in chocolate chips5) Pour batter into loaf pan6) Garnish with additional chocolate chips7) Bake for 25-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 loaf
Vegan Gluten Free PB Oatmeal Banana Bread

adapted from Baker Bettie...

Any Nut Milk

Nut milk is so easy to make, you never need to buy it again! You can use a simple formula of 1 cup raw unsalted nuts to 4 cups filtered water to make any nut milk you would like. Just make sure you have a high powered blender for this recipe... that is crucial! (Thank goodness for Vitamix!) 

Homemade Nut Milk

I made cashew milk, almond milk and coconut milk! (Yep! Even coconut flakes work in this recipe. Just be sure to use 2 cups of HOT filtered water!)

Homemade Nut Milk

Ingredients:

1 cup raw unsalted nuts (almonds, cashews, unsweetened coconut flakes, etc)

4 cups filtered water (unless you are making coconut milk, in which case use 2 cups HOT filtered water)

 

Instructions:

1) Soak nuts in water overnight or for at least 4 hours (not needed for coconut milk)

2) Drain and rinse nuts

3) Add nuts and water to blender. Blend on high for 3 minutes.

4) Strain using a nut milk bag. I love this one! (Get 10% off your entire cart with code 'KristenCarli').

5) Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Homemade Nut Milk
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Any Nut Milk
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Raw Unsalted Nuts
  • 4 cups Filtered Water
Instructions
1) Soak nuts in water overnight or for at least 4 hours (not needed for coconut milk)2) Drain and rinse nuts3) Add nuts and water to a blender. Blend on high for 3 minutes4) Strain using a nut milk bag5) Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
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Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 32 oz
Homemade Nut Milk
Applesauce

I started making this applesauce when I was sick, seeking comfort foods reminiscent of childhood. But I found that this recipe is so incredibly yummy that I started to make a batch once a week! It is great on the side of breakfast, as a snack, or even as a dessert. The best part is that it is WAY better than packaged applesauce because of the addition of dates and cinnamon AND it is free of all the crap preservatives you would find in Mott's. (Sorry Mott's!)

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Ingredients:

6 peeled, cored, and chopped apples

6 pitted dates

juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp of cinnamon

 

Instructions:

BLEND! Store in a jar and keep refrigerated for up to 30 days.

Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

adapted from Raw Cinnamon Applesauce of Nom Yourself...