Healthy Buckeyes from In Johnna’s Kitchen

Protein Truffles Healthy Buckeyes In Johnna's Kitchen

Most of us are familiar with Buckeyes, which are peanut butter balls dipped in chocolate. These much-loved candies are made to look like the nuts of the buckeye tree by leaving an area of peanut butter ball exposed when dipping in chocolate. Typical buckeye candies are pretty heavy on the sugar factor. Johnna (In Johnna’s Kitchen) decided to create Healthy Buckeyes, which she also calls Protein Truffles. Her treats still taste of indulgence but offer a protein-packed, mostly refined sugar-free option. I love healthy makeovers of classic recipes! The ingredients in Johnna’s recipe are: nut butter or not-nut butter, honey or maple syrup, hemp protein powder or pumpkin seed protein powder, Enjoy Life chocolate chips, and healthy oil (such as coconut oil). This recipe is gluten free, dairy free, egg free, vegan, and paleo friendly.

Get Johnna’s Healthy Buckeyes recipe over at In Johnna’s Kitchen.


Orange Creamsicle Smoothie from Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats

Dairy-Free Orange Creamsicle Smoothie Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats

Sarah of Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats says that oranges in her morning smoothie make her smile. Oranges in my morning smoothies make me smile as well. I’m not one who usually eats oranges on their own, but I absolutely love them in my smoothies. Also like Sarah, I’m not always a cheerful morning person. But I think we can all be cheerful morning people with Sarah’s Orange Creamsicle recipe. I don’t know about you, but I always loved the Orange Creamsicle ice cream treats so I like this easy way to experience that flavor combo again. The ingredients in this recipe are ice cubes, frozen banana, an orange, orange juice, coconut milk (or almond milk), and vanilla extract. That makes these Orange Creamsicles gluten free, dairy free, egg free, and vegan.

Get Sarah’s Orange Creamsicle recipe over at Sarah Bakes Gluten-Free Treats.



Banana Cake from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Gluten-Free Banana Cake from The Gluten-Free Homemaker

Everyone seems to have a good banana bread recipe in their recipe repertoire but how about a recipe for Banana Cake? Linda (The Gluten-Free Homemaker) has a Banana Cake recipe for you. She says:  “This gluten-free banana cake is so moist and delicious that everyone (gluten free or not) will love it.” I believe her! Linda adds:  “The butter, bananas, and mayonnaise keep this cake moist and the sorghum flour gives it a nice soft texture.” While mayonnaise might sound like an odd ingredient for a cake to some of you, it’s been used in cakes for decades. As Linda shares, mayonnaise is made of mostly eggs and oil, which are typical ingredients for cakes. The cake does not need frosting, but Linda usually adds a simple glaze as shown.

Get Linda’s Banana Cake recipe over at The Gluten-Free Homemaker. Be sure to check out Linda’s great ebook, How To Be Gluten Free, too.