Peanut Butter Granola Cups
Reese’s chocolate is a yummy source of protein, but it is filled with sugar. Plus, eating too many in one sitting can cause an upset stomach. Here is a healthy yet delicious alternative:
- 1 cup peanuts
- 2 ½ cups granola
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 19 tablespoons peanut butter
- 12 ounces dark or milk chocolate
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- In a bowl combine granola, chopped peanuts, peanut butter and honey. If the mixture is too dry, add more honey to make a sticky consistency.
- Grease cupcake pan and divide the mixture into 12 cups. Press the mixture well to hold together, and make a dent in the center of each cup.
- Freeze for 5-10 minutes, until the cups are firm.
- Melt peanut butter and pour into the center of each granola cup.
- Freeze for another 5-10 minutes until firm.
- Melt chocolate and coconut oil, and spoon melted chocolate on top of peanut butter.
- Chill until chocolate has set.
Fried Coconut Flour Donuts
For all you donut lovers out there, here is a healthier coconut alternative to Dunkin’.
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- ¼ cup coconut oil melted
- ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Coconut oil for frying
- ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut lightly toasted
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a donut pan well.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- Stir in eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla and stevia until well combined and batter is smooth.
- Fill wells in donut pan about 2/3 full. You may have leftover batter and need to do another batch.
- Bake for about 16 minutes, or until set and just barely brown around the edges. Remove from oven and let cool 5 minutes in the pan, then flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
- In a large skillet, add oil so it is about 1/2 inch deep. Heat over medium heat.
- While oil is heating, combine toasted coconut and powdered sugar in a medium bowl.
- Once the oil is hot, add 5-6 donuts to the pan. Flip after 1-2 minutes — they brown quickly — and cook the other side another minute or so.
- Remove from the pan and quickly dip each side in the coconut coating, pressing lightly to adhere.
- Let cool slightly. They are also really good warm out of the oil.