Monthly Archives: May 2016

Healthy Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake

Healthy Double Layer Chocolate Chip Brownie Cake.

Yes, you heardย that correctly. Healthy chocolate chip cake topped with a layer of fudgy brownie.

This cake contains only healthy, wholesome ingredients. It is gluten-free, high in protein, contains no refined sugar, egg free, and can easily be made vegan.

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Pictured: Frosted with whipped vanilla cream frosting and dark chocolate sauce from The Healthy Cake Cookbook, topped with an almond butter drizzle and You Fresh Naturals cookie dough muscle frosting.

8 servings (97 calories – 5 F/ 10 c / 4.5 P per serving without toppings)

INGREDIENTS:

Chocolate Chip Cake Layer:

1/4 cup gluten free oat flour (or oats ground into flour) (28 g)

1 scoop protein powder in flavor of choice* (28 g)ย [I used Slap Nutrition Peanut Butter protein – discount code: SARAH]

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1 Tablespoon coconut sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice) (12 g)

1/4 cup applesauce (60 g)

1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted (14 g)

1 Tablespoon chocolate chips (14 g)

Brownie Layer:

3 Tablespoons gluten free oat flour (21 g)

2 Tablespoons cocoa powder (10 g)

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

pinch salt

2 Tablespoons coconut sugar (or granulated sweetener of choice) (24 g)

3 Tablespoons applesauce (45 g)

1 Tablespoon coconut oil, melted (14 g)

1 teaspoon chocolate chips (5 g)

*For vegan option, either omit or use vegan protein powder.

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 F. In two small bowls, combine ingredients for each layer separately. Grease an 8″x4″ loaf pan. Spread the chocolate chip cake layer evenly in the bottom of the pan. Next, spread the brownie batter evenly on top. Top with additional chocolate chips if desired. Bake for about 20 minutes or until slightly firm in the center. I recommend checking on it after 15 minutes to make sure it is not getting overdone, as all ovens cook differently. Allow to cool before slicing into 8 squares.

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Enjoy! Post a photo on Instagram, tag me @sarahlynnfitness and use #healthycakecookbook if you try it so I can see! Also, make sure to follow me on Pinterest ๐Ÿ™‚

Xo,

Sarah

 

 

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Healthy Iced Oatmeal Cookies

What if I told you that you could eat this entire batch of cookies for only 260 calories – 8 grams of fat, 37 grams of carbs (8 grams fiber), and 11 grams of protein?

Consider this recipe aย sneak peak intoย the new cookbook I’m currently working on: The Healthy Cookie Cookbook. The new cookbook will contain tons of healthy cookie recipes, so you can always eat the entire batch with zeroย guilt!ย I will keep you all updated on the release date as it gets closer.

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This recipe makes 9 delicious oatmeal raisin cookies. There is something so comforting about warm oatmeal cookies with a hint of cinnamon. These cookiesย wouldย make the perfect healthy breakfast, afternoon snack, or guilt-free dessert. Plus they are gluten free, refined sugar free, and can easily be made vegan.

All 9 cookies: 260 calories – 8 F / 37 C / 11 P

INGREDIENTS:

2 Tablespoons coconut flour

2 Tablespoons gluten-free quick oats

1/4 scoop cinnamon swirl or vanilla protein powder (I use Slap Nutrition – discount code: SARAH)

1 teaspoon coconut palmย  sugar (or brown sugar)

2 stevia packets (or other granulated sweetener of choice equivalent to 1.5 tablespoons)

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground flaxseedย (this helps hold them together, you may be able to omit it)

2 Tablespoons applesauce

1 teaspoon oil of choice

1 Tablespoon almond milk

1.5 Tablespoons raisins

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix dry ingredients in a small bowl (for vegan option: use vegan protein powder or omit). Add all wet ingredients except almond milk and stir to combine. Slowly add almond milk until you reach a thick cookie dough consistency. Add raisins. Form dough into 9 balls and flatten to desired thickness (they do not spread while baking). Bake on a parchment lined or greased baking sheet for 8-10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown on the edges. Allow to cool and drizzle with optional healthy icing (recipe below).

Healthy Icing Ingredients (adds 35 calories – 3.5 F / 1.3 C / 0.3 P):

1 teaspoon coconut butter

1/2 packet stevia (optional)

Melt coconut butter, and stir in stevia if desired. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Enjoy!

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Let me know if you try these delicious cookies!ย Make sure to pinย one of the images so you don’t forget…and follow me on Pinterest at Pinterest.com/sarahlynnfit

If you make this recipe, shareย a photo on Instagram and use the hashtag #healthycookiecookbook so I can see your post!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

Happy Friday!

Xo,

Sarah

 

Healthy Cheesecake

Cheesecake that looks and tastes like traditional NY style cheesecake…but without all the fat, calories, and sugar.

A large serving of this high protein, low carb cheesecake is only 110 calories, 6 gย Fat / 5 gย Carbs / 10 g Protein. The recipe makes 9 servings total.

You can even further reduce the fat if you use fat free cream cheese, but I prefer the flavor using reduced fat cream cheese.

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INGREDIENTS:

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese at room temperature

1.5 cups fat free Greek yogurt

1.5 scoops Slap Nutrition vanilla protein powder [discount code: SARAH]

1 egg

1 egg white

1/2 cup stevia in the raw

1 T pure maple syrup

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix all ingredients either by hand, in a blender, or with an electric mixer. Pour into an 8×8 pan sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 325 for 15 minutes, reduce the temperature to 200 and bake for 40 more minutes. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours before slicing and serving.

Top with toppings of choice, and enjoy! Pictured above topped with Whipped Vanilla Cream Frosting, Dark Chocolate Sauce,ย and Protein Cookie Dough from The Healthy Cake Cookbook, as well as a drizzle of almond butter.

Enjoy!

Xo,

Sarah

 

 

 

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

These chocolate chip cookie dough bites taste likeย authentic raw cookie dough, except they’re low calorie, low carb, and made with healthy ingredients so you can enjoy them guilt free ๐Ÿ™‚

You can eat them on their own, cut into pieces and add to ice cream or yogurt, or use as a topping for any of the desserts in The Healthy Cake Cookbook!

The recipe makes five big balls of cookie dough for 80 calories each – 4.5 F / 7 C / 4 P

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INGREDIENTS:

2 T coconut flour

1/2 scoop Slap Nutrition vanilla or cake batter protein powder [discount code: SARAH] (you can sub other brands of protein powder)

2-3 stevia packets (I use PureVia brand)

1/8 tsp salt

1 T melted coconut butter (or nut butter of choice)

2 T Greek yogurt

1 tsp maple syrup

1-2 T almond milk

2 T chocolate chips

Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, add chocolate chips, form into balls, and enjoy! Store in the refrigerator for freshness.

For more healthy dessert recipes check out my Instagram posts (@sarahlynnfitness)ย andย  The Healthy Cake Cookbookย which contains 30 easy, healthy dessert recipes!

Xo,

Sarah