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  • Classic Gluten-free Banana Bread Recipe

    Sharing my Classic Banana Bread Recipe made with all gluten-free ingredients for an easy, no-frills, healthy kind of banana bread recipe!

    Sharing my Classic Banana Bread Recipe made with all gluten-free and nut-free ingredients for an easy, no-frills, healthy kind of banana bread recipe!

    Sharing my Classic Banana Bread Recipe made with all gluten-free ingredients for an easy, no-frills, healthy kind of banana bread recipe!

    I have made approximately 1,000 banana breads  on in my kitchen to share on the blog. But none of these are your classic banana bread recipe.

    You know, the that doesn’t have nut butter or chocolate chips or anything else in it.

    Now don’t get it twisted, you know I am the first person to crave everything nut butter and chocolate. But this banana bread is so simple and sometimes that is what we are craving.

    A gluten-free twist on classic banana bread is here.

    This recipe is also nut-free and lower in sugar than most banana breads. I use 1/4 cup of coconut sugar in the whole thing then just your bananas for natural sweetness. I want Ezra to eat everything I bake these days, and giving a wild child extra sugar doesn’t sound too appealing (love ya Ez!). You can also omit the coconut sugar, which I have done as well!

    You can of course add in some mixed nuts, blueberries, chocolate chips, anything your heart desires when you bake this. But I personally like keeping things as simple and classic as possible over here. Continue Reading

  • The Best Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

    The Best Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

    The Best Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins using my favorite mix from Simple Mills and a few other healthy ingredients

    The Best Paleo Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins

    I didn’t think it was possible to love a muffin recipe so much. But these pumpkin banana muffins are truly some of the best muffins I have ever eaten.

    Likely because Simple Mill’s does half the work for us here, so the amount of effort we put in it minimal.

    It has taken me until October to combine banana bread AND pumpkin bread into one perfect muffin. And part of me thinks that took way too long, but the other part of me is too busy swooning over these bad boys.

    Simple Mill’s baking mixes are the best.

    I personally find that the Simple Mill’s Pumpkin Muffin & Bread mix one of their most underrated products. But then again, I truly love every single thing that they make. So to even pick a favorite is nearly impossible. Obviously for fall the pumpkin mix is my favorite, but I also bake and snack on everything they offer.

    Their mixes are all grain-free, have no refined sugars, creepy oils or anything. They are pretty much the ingredients we use in our own kitchen but in a box ready to whip up. Continue Reading

  • Chewy Grain-free Banana Bread Granola with Clusters

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free and refined sugar-free ingredients!

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free ingredients and sweetened with only banana and chocolate chips!

    The Best Chewy Banana Bread Granola with Clusters made with all grain-free and refined sugar-free ingredients!

    More granola is HERE my friends.

    There is no such thing as too much granola in my opinion. An absolute staple in my daily life (not kidding) and on most mornings you can find me shoveling this into my mouth as I nurse Ezra and patiently wait to eat my breakfast.

    Usually I am all about the crunchy granola and I even keep it in the fridge 99% of the time. But today, we are switching things up.

    We are making CHEWY granola for the first time on the blog!

    For some reason the word “chewy” really is just one of those words that kind of grosses me out. Similar to how “moist” may bother some (but not me), “chewy” is something that makes me kinda of like “uhhh..”.

    But truthfully there is no other word to describe the texture of this granola. It really turned out so chewy and I am pretty sure its from the mashed banana added to the mix.

    Did I mention there is no sugar added to this granola besides banana and the chocolate chips?! It is insane. And usually it’s the sugars the give the granola the extra clusters. Continue Reading

  • Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars (vegan)

    Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars made with 6 ingredients for an easy vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipe!

    Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars made with 6 ingredients for an easy vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipe!

    Healthy Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bars made with 6 ingredients for an easy vegan and gluten-free breakfast recipe!

    This recipe is dedicated to all my friends commuting to work everyday, school, all my mamas and papas looking for quick recipes.. pretty much anybody and everybody can use some of these healthier Chocolate Chip Banana Oatmeal Bars in their lives.

    There are so many things I love about these bars, I don’t know where to begin.

    For starters, it’s made with all vegan, gluten-free and nut-free ingredients. And you only need 6 ingredients to whip them up.

    How insane is that?!

    Quick breakfast food has never been so easy!

    These oatmeal bars combine two of my personal favorites: banana bread AND oatmeal. Plus there is no added sugar besides the banana and chocolate chips and they still taste pretty darn sweet in my opinion. You can snag these coconut sugar-sweetened chocolate chips here and use my code RACHL for free shipping! Continue Reading

  • The Dreamiest Vegan Banana Bread Crumb Cake (gluten-free)

    The Dreamiest Vegan Banana Bread Crumb Cake made with all gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy crumb cake twist!

    The Dreamiest Vegan Banana Bread Crumb Cake made with all gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy crumb cake twist!The Dreamiest Vegan Banana Bread Crumb Cake made with all gluten-free and dairy-free ingredients for an easy and healthy crumb cake twist!

    Friends, hi! Welcome to September everybody. I hope we all had a great Labor Day Weekend wherever you are!

    Mind boggling to me that it is already September. These months are flying by. Ezra is growing like crazy and I’m over here trying to catch my breath and get ready for the busiest month of the year for us. Between travel, Jord’s birthday, Jewish holidays, anniversaries and a few other family birthdays – September is insanity.

    But not to worry! I still have you covered in the recipe department. In fact this Banana Bread Crumb Cake is one of my absolute favorite recipes to date. Likely because it was a complete mistake and I didn’t think it was going to turn out edible whatsoever. The crumb topping looked weird when I baked it. I didn’t even pay attention to the ratios or bake time then once I slice it and ate some a couple hours later, I was shocked. And also hated myself for a quick minute because I didn’t write anything down. This led me to remaking it again (no complaints) and actually paying attention this time.

    The best healthy banana bread crumb cake is waiting for you..

    I use all vegan, gluten-free, nut-free and dairy-free ingredients in this recipe. I promise it still tastes delicious and so flavorful. It is also refined sugar free so you won’t be in a sugar coma after like the traditional crumb cake. Not like there is anything wrong with that but if you want to eat cake everyday like I do, ya gotta find the healthier options ya know?! Continue Reading

  • 6-ingredient Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins

    6-ingredient Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins made with simple and healthy ingredients for an easy blueberry muffin recipe!

    6-ingredient Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins made with simple and healthy ingredients for an easy blueberry muffin recipe!

    6-ingredient Paleo Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins made with simple and healthy ingredients for an easy blueberry muffin recipe!

    We talk a lot about pantry items and foods to stock up on in the kitchen, but today we are switching that conversation to chat about one of my favorite baking supplies that I cannot live without.

    I should really just do a whole blog post on If You Care and their insane offerings soon because I would not be doing my job without them. Seriously though – how many of my recipes link to their parchment paper and baking cups. Just two of the many products of theirs I use in the kitchen.

    In case you are wondering what If You Care is, I gotcha covered.

    They produce products with a mission to help reduce the amount of waste in our waste systems. Their packaging is made from all unbleached recycled cardboard or paper, which can then be recycled again. If You Care creates their products to have the lightest carbon footprint possible but still gives us (needy) consumers a variety of products we can use in the kitchen. They are committed to ethical sourcing when it comes it everything. And we are talking a lot of things here. I use everything from their gloves to dishwasher detergent to parchment paper and more.

    Today we are going to highlight their large baking cups, which in my opinion are a life saver. Who wants to scrub a muffin tin every single time you use it?! These bad boys allow for easy removal of baked goods and they are absolutely amazing. They don’t rip or tare and they allow for easy removal for the muffins!

    You will 100% want to stock up on these when you bake these muffins. I’m not a walking commercial here – you guys know I only share the good stuff and what we need! Continue Reading

  • Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan)

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for a healthy banana bread recipe!

    Paleo Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthier chocolatey banana bread recipe!

    A few years ago, I shared a Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread here on the blog. Not only was the recipe mediocre but the photos were pretty unappetizing if you ask me! I then found myself scrolling and looking at other older recipes with an urge to tweak them.

    This recipe is the first of many I’m going to be recreating from the blog. And at this point we’re talking 4+ years ago some of these are from, and I like to think I have brushed up on a few more kitchen and photo skills since then 😉

    Ok ok but this healthy Double Chocolate Chip Banana Bread..

    This bread is a mix of devil’s food cake and banana bread in my opinion. The consistency is extra *moist* and has the best chocolatey flavor to it. Because I added in melted chocolate to the batter plus some cacao powder and chocolate chips. Such a game changer!

    Then there’s the addition of Vital Proteins Hot Cocoa Collagen Latte. Hands down one of my favorite products they have ever created. It is amazing to add just to your smoothies or warmed milk etc. for a drink of sorts but I love to bake with it.

    But what does collagen even do to a recipe? Adding collagen to a recipe doesn’t change the consistency at all but it does add some extra nutritional benefits and protein, which is always a plus if you ask me. Especially when you crave sweets and banana bread 24/7. I need to get some protein in too 😉 Continue Reading

  • Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake (vegan + gluten-free)

    Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients with an extra boost for a healthier milk supply for nursing mamas too!

    Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients with an extra boost for a healthier milk supply for nursing mamas too!

    Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients with an extra boost for a healthier milk supply for nursing mamas too!

    An oatmeal bake for two? Yes please!

    I am all about the mini recipes these days. Mini pretty much means smaller serving of a recipe around here.

    I know many of you guys are always looking for recipes to make that don’t create a huge batch of something and I totally get it! The more food I have prepped at times the better, but there are times Jord and I don’t always want the same thing to eat and I don’t want to make a huge baked oatmeal or batch of cookies if he isn’t going to eat it too!

    That’s what brings us to this Mini Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Oatmeal Bake. One of the easiest breakfast recipes ever since you pretty much mix a few ingredients together in a bowl, pour into a small cast iron skillet and you’re good to go.

    So what do you need for this mini healthy oatmeal bake?

    I made this oatmeal bake, which made two servings for me. I used my mini cast iron skillet and added in some of my Majka lactation booster for my milk supply. Using the booster is optional in this recipe but for any of my nursing mamas or mama’s to be, I highly recommend trying out Majka’s products. They have helped support my milk supply tremendously over the past few months. I love keeping their bites on hand for snacking (I eat about 2 per day) and their booster to add into recipes. Continue Reading

  • Creamy Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding (vegan + gluten-free)

    Creamy Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding

    Creamy Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding made with a few vegan and gluten-free ingredients for a healthy banana bread pudding recipe!

    Creamy Banana Bread Chia Seed Pudding

    Remember when I shared this recipe this morning and there was no text in the blog post?

    …mmkay! That is a sign that I need to get my ISH together. And by ISH I mean sh!t.

    I have been going a million miles a minute lately between blog work, book work and caring for my bubba. I am by no means complaining and I know there are many many other people who are in situations much more hectic and stressed than mine but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I have been feeling pretty blah.

    High cortisol has been a struggle of mine in the past and I already feel it creeping back in. I’m going to start doing everything I can do slow down and manage them a bit better, but I would love to hear from you guys if any of you struggle with this too. If so, I will definitely make an effort to share more about this journey and how I am handling it. Also would love to connect with anyone else in a similar boat.

    But now let’s get to the real reason why you are probably here..

    The EASIEST banana bread pudding!

    Yup, you’re new go-to breakfast option ready in about 5 minutes flat.

    I am all about the easy food options lately. Not even because of Ezra (although that does minimize my food prep time), but also because I don’t want to spend 10 hours a day in my kitchen making food everyday. It is summertime here and I want to enjoy the outdoors and soak in every ounce of vitamin D that I can before the winter hits. Continue Reading

  • Soft and Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies

    Soft and Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies made with healthy ingredients for a delicious banana bread cookie recipe!

    Soft and Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies made with nut-free ingredients.

    Soft and Chewy Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies made with healthy ingredients for a delicious banana bread cookie recipe!

    What has taken me so long to combine two of life’s greatest foods in the whole world.

    Banana bread, meet chocolate chip cookies.

    Chocolate chip cookies, meet banana bread.

    Healthy and nut-free COOKIES – heyyyooo!

    I think you guys will be the best of friends. In fact, I know you are the best of friends already after eating a dozen of these cookies in two days (but actually).

    I made these super soft and chewy banana bread cookies and they are officially going on the dessert rotation. You know, the list of my go-to recipes when I am craving dessert and want to make something for myself or for a friend (if they’re lucky…). These cookies are super flavorful and have that dreamy banana bread consistency (extra moist – yup!) but still taste and hold up like a chocolate chip cookie.

    They are gluten-free, nut-free and made with just a few simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand if you are a usual baker over here on the blog.

    A couple months ago, we chatted all about Vital Farm’s and their amazing pasture-raised butter in the Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Sheet . And guess what friends? It is time to chat all about the buttah again. I am hooked on baking with Vital Farm’s butter and once you taste the flavor it brings to any recipe, you will see why.  Continue Reading