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Chocolate Drizzled Oatcakes

One of my all-time favourite treats is getting an oatcake from local coffee shop. This recipe makes a delicious 300 calorie snack, breakfast alternative or mid-afternoon energy boost to get you through to supper. Oats are full of fiber, a good source of iron and are one of those foods that leave you feeling full for a while.

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Serves: 4 large oatcakes          Prep Time: 10 minutes          Ready In: 45 minutes


  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour (or 1 cup regular flour & omit egg white)
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup oat bran
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp coconut oil


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and
  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a medium size bowl and stir
  3. Add egg white & milk and stir until combined
  4. Cut butter into small cubes and integrate into mixture using your fingers
  5. The batter shouldn’t be wet, but it should hold together in a firm ball. If not, add more milk
  6. Scoop up about 1/4-1/3 cup of the batter, roll into a ball, place on a cookie sheet and pat to 3/4″ thickness
  7. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown
  8. Meanwhile, place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 30 seconds. Stir, and repeat until the mixture is smooth
  9. When the oatcakes come out of the oven, transfer to a cookie rack
  10. Using a smooth, drizzle chocolate over oatcakes and allow chocolate to firm at room temperature (15 minutes)

Coconut Coffee Chia Seed Pudding

Need an extra dose of caffeine to accompany your cup of java in the morning? This make ahead breakfast is sure to do the trick!


Serves: 2          Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready In: Overnight


  • 1 cup of your coffee of choice
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup coconut


  1. Brew coffee and let still until it cools to room temperature
  2. Meanwhile, add remaining ingredients to a large mason jar
  3. Add coffee and stir until well combined
  4. Refrigerate overnight
  5. Serve with shredded coconut, if desired, or chocolate covered mocha beans

Almond Butter & Banana Baked Oatmeal Cups

Almond butter, almonds, oatmeal and banana baked in muffin pans the night before a busy work week, makes for quick and satisfying breakfasts…or a tasty after school snack 🙂


Serves: 5          Prep Time: 5 mins          Ready In: 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup almond butter (or peanut butter if you prefer)
  • 3/4 cup almond milk (or regular milk if you prefer)
  • 1 over-ripe banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1.5 cups of oats
  • 1/4 cup almonds, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and grease muffin pan
  2. Combine almond butter, milk and banana in a small bowl. Stir by hand until well combined.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and stir to combine
  4. Spoon mixture to fill approximately 5 muffin cups
  5. Top with a slice of banana and additional almonds, if desired
  6. Bake on the middle rack for 20-25 minutes
  7. Let cool for 5-10 minutes and remove from pan


Cran-Apple Oatmeal Cups

Cranberries and apples collide with ginger and cinnamon to create a fall favourite recipe of mine. These baked oatmeal cups make an excellent breakfast-on-the run, a perfect mid-morning snack, and freeze well for future cravings!

Serves: 6          Prep Time: 5 minutes          Ready In: 40 minutes


  • 2 cups of rolled oats (I prefer large flakes)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup of frozen cranberries
  • 1 small apple, cored and chopped
  • 1/2 cup of apple sauce
  • 1/3 cup of honey
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of your choice)
  • 2 tbsp of plain greek yogurt


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2. Mix the oats, nuts and spices in a small bowl

3. In a large bowl, combine wet ingredients.

4. Incorporate dry ingredients, and stir until well combined.

5. Spoon batter into 6 greased muffin pans

6. Bake for 15-20 minutes

7. Remove from oven and place the muffin pan on a wire rack. Allow the baked oatmeal to cool for at least 20 minutes before removing from the pan.

8. Serve with a dollop of yogurt or enjoy it on its own.


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