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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:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup peanuts
  • 2 ½ cups granola
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 19 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 12 ounces dark or milk chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Instructions:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Freeze for 5-10 minutes, until the cups are firm.
  4. Melt peanut butter and pour into the center of each granola cup.
  5. Freeze for another 5-10 minutes until firm.
  6. Melt chocolate and coconut oil, and spoon melted chocolate on top of peanut butter.
  7. Chill until chocolate has set.

 

Fried Coconut Flour Donuts

For all you donut lovers out there, here is a healthier coconut alternative to Dunkin’.

Ingredients:

For Donuts

  • 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

For Coating

  • ¼ cup unsweetened shredded coconut lightly toasted
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease a donut pan well.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. Stir in eggs, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla and stevia until well combined and batter is smooth.
  4. Fill wells in donut pan about 2/3 full. You may have leftover batter and need to do another batch.
  5. 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.
  6. In a large skillet, add oil so it is about 1/2 inch deep. Heat over medium heat.
  7. While oil is heating, combine toasted coconut and powdered sugar in a medium bowl.
  8. 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.
  9. Remove from the pan and quickly dip each side in the coconut coating, pressing lightly to adhere.
  10. Let cool slightly. They are also really good warm out of the oil.

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