Banana Bread Doughnuts

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If grabbing a donut in the morning is a habit you are trying to break, you don’t have to! Greatist.com is where we found this delicious recipe for Banana Bread Doughnuts. Enjoy your favorite morning-time treat without the processed sugar, white flour, and less fat.

Ingredients:

  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a doughnut pan with cooking spray and set aside. (Note: If you don’t have a doughnut pan, you can either make these in muffins or pour batter into a bundt pan for one giant doughnut.)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil, bananas, agave syrup, yogurt, egg, and vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add wet mixture to dry mixture, and stir until just combined.
  5. Pour batter into a re-sealable plastic bag (or a pastry bag). Cut off one corner of the bag, and squeeze batter into prepared doughnut pan, making sure each indentation is about 3/4 full. Top with walnuts pieces, and lightly press them into batter.
  6. Bake for 14 to 16 minutes, or until doughnuts are golden and spring back when touched. Remove from oven and cool in pan for a few minutes, then carefully turn out onto a wire rack and cool fully. (Note: Baking time will vary if using a different type of pan.)

Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar

Don’t have time for breakfast in the mornings? Then this delicious recipe for overnight oats in a jar is just for you! Just as the name implies, you do everything the night before so it’s ready to eat in the morning. Simple but tasty and nutritious all in one! Thanks skinnytaste.com for the great recipe!

Servings: 1 • Serving Size: 1 jar •  Points +: 6 pts • Smart Points: 5

Calories: 243 • Fat: 10.6 g • Carbs: 35.4 g • Fiber: 8.5 g • Protein: 6 g • Sugar: 12 g Sodium: 94.7 mg 

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or skim, soy)
  • 1/4 medium banana, sliced (freeze the rest for smoothies!)
  • 1/2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 4-5 drops NuNaturals liquid vanilla stevia (or your favorite sweetener)
  • pinch cinnamon

For the topping:

  • 1 tbsp chopped pecans (or any nut)

Directions:

Place all the ingredient in a jar, shake, cover and refrigerate overnight. Add your favorite crunchy toppings such as nuts, granola, etc and enjoy the next day!

Who says you can’t have cupcakes for breakfast?

shesfit-blogpic-oatmealStudies show that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Studies also show that Americans are constantly on the go. Combine the two, and you have some ‘hangry’ busy people! Why not take breakfast with you? These Oatmeal Trail Mix Cupcakes from the blog Chocolate Covered Katie are delicious, practically bite size, good for you and filling. What more can you ask for aside from cupcakes for breakfast?

2.5 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cup over-ripe mashed banana OR applesauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/16 tsp uncut stevia OR 2 1/2 tbsp pure maple syrup, agave, or honey
1/2 cup dried cranberries or cherries or raisins, chopped small
2 tbsp wheat germ or flaxmeal (or oat bran)
1 1/3 cup water (If using the liquid-sweetener option, scale water back by 3 tbsp)
1 1/2 tbsp oil OR more applesauce
1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions:
Preheat your oven to 380 F, and line 11-12 cupcake tins. Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and stir very well. In a separate bowl, whisk together all liquid ingredients. Mix wet into dry, then pour the batter into the cupcake liners and bake 21 minutes. Broil 3 additional minutes, then let cool. If you let them cool overnight, they will no longer stick to the liners. Leftovers can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated.

Our Favorite Meal of the Day

shesfit-eggwhiteomletteBreakfast! It’s our favorite meal of the day, and it should be yours too. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast every day have higher metabolisms, lower weight, and enviable energy levels. Here are some healthy breakfast recipes to add to your morning routine. View the recipes.