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  • bananabread / breakfast / chocolate / dairyfree / egg free / glutenfree / oatmeal / vegan / vegetarian

    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

  • baking / brownies / chocolate / cookies / dairyfree / dessert / glutenfree / snacks

    One Giant Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie (gluten-free)

    One Giant Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for a low sugar easy dessert!

    One Giant Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for a low sugar easy dessert!

    One Giant Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie made with all gluten-free, dairy-free ingredients for a low sugar easy dessert!

    Is there anything better than a big a$$ chocolate chip BROWNIE COOKIE?!

    Ya, I’m going to go with a big fat no to that question. Especially when it is extra fudgy like this one. A complete combination of a brownie and a cookie in one recipe. And did I mention that it is just one big serving? Sure you could go ham on this yourself, but it usually serves two over here. I eat one half, then save the rest for later (or share with J if he’s lucky).

    Let’s chat single serving cookies…

    This recipe was inspired but my Giant Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie from a couple years ago. I recently made it again and it was such a hit with you guys. I always know what recipes you enjoy the most when I see how many people are making it themselves and tagging me. This was for sure a winner with the rachLeats community and I’m beyond happy about it. I think you guys will love this Giant Fudgy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookie just as much.

    The recipe itself is gluten-free, dairy-free and is only sweetened with mashed banana and chocolate chips. No other sugar! Plus I add in some of Vital Protein’s new Hot Cocoa Collagen Latte, which is actually insane. You can make a beverage with it or you can add it into any of your favorite chocolatey recipes like I did with this one. It adds some extra protein to your dessert and in this case, even more chocolatey flavor.  Continue Reading

  • baking / bananabread / chocolate / cookies / dessert / glutenfree / nutfree

    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

  • baking / dairyfree / dessert / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / snack / vegan

    Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars (gluten-free)

    Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars made with gluten-free and grain-free ingredients for an easy and healthy cookie bar recipe!

    Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars made with gluten-free and grain-free ingredients for an easy and healthy cookie bar recipe!

    Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars made with gluten-free and grain-free ingredients for an easy and healthy cookie bar recipe!

    True life this recipe was fully intended to be a blueberry lemon crumb cake pie bar. But after recipe testing for a couple hours and using up way too many ingredients, I hit the pause button on that idea and went with some cookie dough bars instead.

    And to be honest, I’d rather eat cookie dough bars anytime over some pie bars.. just sayin’ 😉

    You’d never guess these cookie dough bars are actually healthy…

    These Vegan Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bars melt in your mouth and pretty much taste like you’re eating raw cookie dough in the center. Except they have a crunchy cookie crust that is absolutely delicious and each bite has a mix of tarty blueberries and melted chocolate – too GOOD.

    I love that these cookie dough bars only dirty up one bowl in the kitchen and they’re ready in just 20 minutes. There are no frills here friends, just some basic baking ingredients and combination of both blueberries and chocolate because it is the most underrated flavor combo in my opinion. I love the subtle tartiness the blueberries add and that melted chocolate sweetness with them. Continue Reading

  • baking / chocolate / cookies / dairyfree / glutenfree / motherhood / oatmeal / snacks / vegetarian

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies (gluten-free)

    Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for a healthy cookie recipe to help boost milk supply!

    Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies that help boost your milk supply!

    Crispy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies made with all vegan and gluten-free ingredients for a healthy cookie recipe to help boost milk supply!

    Whether you have milk flowing out of your boobs or not, these cookies are seriously going to be your new favorite recipe.

    These cookies are vegan, gluten-free and kicka$$

    For all my oatmeal cookie lovers out there, we finally have a chewy chocolatey oatmeal cookie that is so easy to make. Almost too easy to the point where I now want to continue to make them daily and it is getting dangerous. They have the most perfect chewy consistency and even have a little crisp on the outside if you bake them a couple extra minutes.

    I don’t think a night goes by that I don’t want milk and cookies after dinner. Seriously though, Jord can attest to my complete addiction and now with breastfeeding my hunger is actually on a whole new level. I’m really trying to fuel my body with extra nutrients and boat loads of food and water every single day to keep me going and give Ezra the wholesome foods he needs too through my milk supply.

    What I use to help boost my milk supply…

    That is why Majka comes into play. You guys first learned about Majka in my Gluten-free Lactation Banana Bread I shared. Majka truly makes the most amazing products that have boosted my supply. I eat a couple of their bites every single day and try to sneak in the new lactation booster powder. I have found a lot of lactation brands to be pretty gimmicky and don’t really sell products made with good ingredients.

    Majka is not one of those. Their powder has ingredients like organic MCT powder, shatavari root powder, flaxseed, milk thistle and more to help boost mama’s supply. Plus everything is organic. The new booster comes in vanilla chai and unflavored, so you can sneak it in however you’d like. Smoothies, oatmeal or my personal fave – these chewy lactation cookies. Continue Reading

  • brownies / chocolate / dairyfree / dessert / egg free / glutenfree / grainfree / paleo / snacks / vegan / vegetarian

    Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Batter Fudge Squares (gluten-free + paleo)

    Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Batter Fudge Squares made with 6 ingredients for an easy and healthy homemade brownie batter recipe!

    Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Batter Fudge Squares made with 6 grain-free and gluten-free ingredients for an easy and healthy homemade brownie batter recipe!

    Vegan Chocolate Chunk Brownie Batter Fudge Squares made with 6 ingredients for an easy and healthy homemade brownie batter recipe!

    I don’t know many people who would say no to some brownie batter fudge.

    Especially when the fudge is made with only 6 ingredients and has what may be one of the best products I have added to my desserts in a long time.

    Last month you saw that Hu Kitchen launched their new gems and let me just tell you, they are insane. Believe the hype friends. I have been waiting for this product to launch in what feels like FOREVER and they are finally here! My days of chopping up their bars like a crazy person are slowing down. Now we have these new baking gems to use (think chocolate chips but sweetened with organic coconut sugar).

    You can find them on their website right now (code RACHL for free shipping) and they act the same as chocolate chips do and they also melt beautifully. I made banana bread with them and was obsessed with the perfectly melted chocolate gems on top. Or you can also just snack on them by the handful like I have been doing as I walk by the pantry 10x a day..

    Edible brownie batter? Mmmmkay, yes please!

    Let’s chat more about this FUDGE though. After I shared the cookie dough fudge squares a couple months ago, you guys have been asking for brownie batter fudge now too. I don’t blame you – there is something that is always dreamy about making and eating some fudge. And when it tastes like raw brownie batter.. that is an added bonus. Continue Reading