Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

Another raisin recipe to love!

Chia seeds have the funnest consistency, and I use them in almost anything, from plain water to protein shakes. And, to make pudding, too.

And guess what? Start to finish, this recipe takes only

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Prepped and ready for the fridge.

3 minutes to prep. That’s it! Plus, it’s vegan, and paleo, making it a great choice all around.

I love so many things about this healthy, delicious dessert, especially the quick prep, and the layers of flavor. You can taste all the ingredients, and it’s just so yummy.

Cinnamon Raisin Chia Pudding

  • 2 cups vanilla almond milk
  • ½ cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons honey (or vegan preference)
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup raisins

Combine all the ingredients and let chill in the fridge for 5 hours or overnight. (Whisk a couple of times in the first couple of hours.)

Serves 3-4

This recipe is from my latest book, check it out below!

Here are some savory recipe books too:

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Honey Maple Brushed Bacon Burger (Paleo)

This picture really does say it all. This succulent burger with maple and honey brushed bacon is just the start. Add caramelized onions and a honey maple BBQ sauce to finish it off. These burgers are a sweet and savory crowd pleaser. So good.

Honey Maple Bacon 

  • 6 strips bacon
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey

Heat bacon in a skillet over medium heat. Once you flip it, brush on the maple syrup and honey mixture. Cook the bacon, flipping and brushing to preference.

Tip: Lay strips out on parchment paper to prevent sticking!

Caramelized Onions

  • One large onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Combine in a small skillet pan over low heat for about 20 minutes or until they are softened and the liquid is thickened.burger

Burger

  • 1 pound ground beef
  •  1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder

Combine everything in a bowl and form 2-3 equal sized  burger patties. Cook the burgers in the same skillet with bacon grease on medium heat. About 5 minutes on each side for medium burgers.

Tip: Poke a hole in the center of each burger pattie, almost all the way through but not quite. This prevents the burger from shriveling up and losing size!

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  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • ½ can tomato paste
  • ⅛ cup molasses
  • ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1  cup honey
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke

Combine in a sauce pan over medium low heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red, White And Blueberry Pancakes

The 4th of July is my end all be all most favorite holiday around! Watching fireworks makes me feel all the feels. I love the all day anticipation of the show and cannot wait to partake this evening!

Before the festivities, drinks and fireworks, these pancakes are a must! Filled with red strawberries, white vanilla yogurt chips and blueberries, your breakfast can be as patriotic as the rest of your day.

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  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries and diced strawberries
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla yogurt chips
  • 1/4 baking powder

Mix the mashed bananas and eggs together first, followed by the protein powder and baking powder and combine the rest of the ingredients.

2 tablespoons oil (I like coconut) for the pan

Topping:

  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2  tablespoon maple syrup

Combine in a separate bowl to spoon on top of the pancakes.

Heat two tablespoons oil to a pan to medium heat. Add pancake batter and cook for a couple minutes on each side. Top with syrup topping, slivered almonds and a few fresh blueberries to finish it off.

Enjoy and Happy 4th of July!