Chocolate Crunch Cookie

Remember Little Debbie Star Crunch Cookies?? I LOVED those as a kid. This is a cleaner and vegan version of that cookie. My little taste testers very much approved!

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1/2 cup brown rice syrup

1/3 cup coconut oil

1/3 cup peanut butter

sea salt to taste

3 tbsp cocoa powder

3 cups brown rice cereal

  1. In a saucepan, melt the brown rice syrup, peanut butter, coconut oil, salt and cocoa powder together over medium heat.
  2. Whisk it all together until it is just combined.
  3. Add in the brown rice cereal and mix with spatula until the cereal is evenly coated.
  4. Scoop mixture onto parchment paper lined baking sheet (being careful as mixture will be hot).
  5. Place in fridge and let set for about 45 minutes to fully set.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Mmmmm, muffins are always a treat for the tastebuds, right? These muffins were a SURE winner. Light, cakey, sweet and satisfying.

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1 1/4 cups gluten free flour

3/4 cup of oatmeal (I used old fashioned oats and ground them up almost flour-like- my little guy prefers not having whole oat “flakes” in his muffins, but you don’t have to grind them)

1 tbsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon (admittedly, I never measure cinnamon. I am CERTAIN I used more than a tsp. We LOVE cinnamon here. Can never have too much cinnamon!)

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 medium overripe bananas

1 large egg (or chia egg – 1 tbsp chia seeds + 3 tbsp water)

2/3 cup coconut palm sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups almond milk

1. Preheat your oven to 375. Using coconut oil, grease a muffin tin.

2. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients.

3. In another bowl, mash the bananas then beat in the peanut butter and egg. Add the coconut sugar, vanilla and milk and combine until well blended.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. The batter may be a tad thin.

5. Fill prepared muffin tin with batter and bake 15-18 minutes until toothpick inserted in the middle of a muffin comes out clean.

6. OPTIONAL: You could even sprinkle a little cinnamon/coconut palm sugar over top!

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