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Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups + Video

Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups are a great make-ahead breakfast and a perfect healthy snack between meals to keep you satisfied. They are vegan, gluten-free, and delicious!

blueberry oatmeal cups

I love New Year’s and I love cleaning up my diet after the holidays, it just feels so right! I am well aware of the failure rate for New Year’s resolutions is about 80%, however, one of the best ways to set yourself up for healthy eating is to meal prep. 

Meal prep is not my favorite but it sure as heck saves me from a bag of chips. I like to have snacks ready to go especially in the afternoons when I am carting my kids around. With the addition of protein powder to these Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups, you can be filled and energized. Both my kids love them with mini chocolate chips. These oatmeal cups are great for everyone! 

Serve Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups with your favorite nut butter and you have yourself a delicious snack!

How To Make Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray or lining with liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl mash your banana. 
  3. Add in almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, oats, and blueberries. Stir till combined. Lastly, add in 2 scoops of vegan vanilla protein powder and stir till combined. 
  4. Evenly divide the mixture into your muffin cups. 
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until firm. Let cool before removing them.

Storing Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups

These oatmeal cups will last in the fridge for 7 days stored in a ziplock lock bag or sealed container. 

Love easy vegan recipes, also try Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins!

Yield: 12-15

Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups

Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups

Blueberry Protein Oatmeal Cups are a delicious, healthy, and foolproof. They are a great make-ahead breakfast and a perfect healthy snack between meals to keep you satisfied. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • dash of salt
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • 2 scoops vegan vanilla protein powder

Instructions

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare your muffin tin by spraying with cooking spray or lining with liners.
    In a large mixing bowl mash your banana. 
    Add in almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, oats, and blueberries. Stir till combined.
    Lastly, add in 2 scoops of vegan vanilla protein powder and stir till combined. 
    Evenly divide the mixture into your muffin cups. 
    Bake for 25 minutes or until firm. Let cool before removing them.

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits are naturally sweet and packed with essential vitamins and minerals to fuel your day! This healthy recipe is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free.

sweet potato ie parfait

 

Happy New Year everyone!! There is so much newness in the air! I don’t know about you but after the holidays it just feels good to eat lighter! My goal is to eat a more balanced diet which will not be hard considering December felt like cookies and cocktails on repeat, ha! When I eat a lot of sugary foods I crave them, so I breaking that cycle this month. 

I created this sweet potato parfait with the intention of it being an easy grab and go breakfast however it was sweet enough to be dessert and help curb my sweet tooth… damn those Chocolate Crinkle Cookies.. haha! So in order to not gravitate towards the junk, I decided to meal prep these Sweet Potato Parfaits and have when I am craving something sweet. 

sweet potato parfaits

The best part about these Sweet Potato Parfaits is that it uses minimal ingredients. The sweet potato layers are like pudding. To top it off I used yogurt and a quick homemade topping for some extra crunch. This parfait is so filling, be sure to keep some extra topping close by!

Sweet Potato Benefits

After baking sweet potatoes I put them into the food processor, no peeling of the skin. The skins are full of vitamins and minerals including potassium, vitamin C, zinc and B vitamins. Eating sweet potatoes has many positive effects on your health including but not limited to gut health, healthy hair & skin and anti-inflammatory properties. 

How do you make sweet potato parfaits

Topping

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl combine all your topping ingredients till combined. Evenly spread out on your baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes turning once halfway. Let topping cool completely before transferring it to a container.

Sweet Potato Puree

  • To a food processor add in your baked sweet potatoes including skins, 3 tbsp agave, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Puree until completely smooth. 
  • Remove half of the puree and set aside. 
  • To the food processor add coconut milk and 2 tbsp of agave, process till combined.
  • In six small jars layer parfaits in the following order, approximately 1/4 cup of sweet potato puree, approx 1/2 cup coconut-sweet potato puree, and a dollop of yogurt.
  • Serve with the topping and fruit, enjoy!

Yield: 6-7 parfaits

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits

Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits are naturally sweet and packed with essential vitamins and minerals to fuel your day! This healthy recipe is gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and refined sugar-free.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

Topping

  • 2 cups rolled oats (can use Gluten-Free)
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (I recommend using sprouted seeds)
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil melted 

Sweet Potato Puree

  • 5-6 small baked sweet potatoes
  • 5 tbsp of agave, separated 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 13.5 ounce can of coconut milk 

Instructions

    Topping:

    Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
    In a medium bowl combine all your topping ingredients till combined. Evenly spread out on your baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes turning once halfway. Let topping cool completely before transferring it to a container.


    Sweet Potato Puree:

    To a food processor add in your baked sweet potatoes including skins, 3 tbsp agave, cinnamon, and vanilla extract. Puree until completely smooth. 
    Remove half of the puree and set aside. 
    To the food processor add coconut milk and 2 tbsp of agave, process till combined.
    In six small jars layer parfaits in the following order, approximately 1/4 cup of sweet potato puree, approx 1/2 cup coconut-sweet potato puree, and a dollop of yogurt.
    Serve with the topping and fruit, enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

7

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 456 Total Fat: 29g Saturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 578mg Carbohydrates: 44g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 16g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Super moist and perfectly sweet this Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread has the perfect soft bite!

BANANA BREAD SLICE

This is one of my favorite gluten-free yogurt banana bread recipes. Whenever there are spotty bananas around this recipe always comes to mind. Working with almond flour can be tricky and I absolutely hate mushy bread! I promise you this one holds together, no mushiness or crumbling when you pick it up!

After the holidays it feels nice to lay off the heavier foods but it was nice to indulge a little more than usual. Family and friend gatherings bring so much joy to my life at the moment they can be overwhelming but looking back I am so grateful for the time I spend with all my family and friends! 

Almond flour is my favorite gluten-free flour substitute and I love adding protein-packed greek yogurt to my recipes. I made this with the intention of making Christmas break mornings a little easier. A grab and go for the kids and me, we love it with a spread of peanut butter on top 😋 and for a side of espresso for me!

Tools/Equipment

  • loaf pan
  • 2 medium bowls

How to make Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour your loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  • Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl mix together the flours, baking soda cinnamon, and salt till well combined. 
  • Mix the remaining ingredients. In your other bowl mix together your eggs and sugar till combined about 3-5 minutes. Stir in banana, yogurt, and vanilla until just combined. 
  • Combine the ingredients. 
  • Bake the bread. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Love banana bread, also try Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins and Blackberry Banana Bread Bars!

Yield: 12

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Yogurt Banana Bread

Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 12 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar or sub coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Optional add-ins

  • 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup nuts

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease and flour your loaf pan or line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients. In a medium bowl mix together the flours, baking soda cinnamon, and salt till well combined. 
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients. In your other bowl mix together your eggs and sugar till combined about 3-5 minutes. Stir in banana, yogurt, and vanilla until just combined. 
  4. Combine the ingredients. In the center of your dry ingredients make a well then pour in wet ingredients. Stir until combined.
  5. Bake the bread. Pour batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake at 350F for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 

Maple Pear Baked Oatmeal

Maple Pear  Baked  Oatmeal is a vegan-friendly, easy and healthy breakfast. Made with wholesome ingredients and comes together in 1 bowl. 

It’s fall and I am all in on all the cozy dishes. Baked Oats are the perfect grab and go breakfast, however, it can be enjoyed as a snack too. As much as I love my eggs and toast in the morning it is nice to change it up. 

The pecans used in this baked oatmeal give it an amazing nutty flavor and crunch. They can be omitted or subbed for any nut of your preference.

This baked oatmeal is nutritious enough to keep you full all morning and it tastes amazing. It has all the cozy fall flavors but honestly, it is perfect year-round! I enjoy mine with a dollop of Greek yogurt and a sprinkle of cinnamon! Sometimes after dinner, I will also eat it as dessert warmed up with a light drizzle of peanut butter and a few chocolate chips, amazing! SO you see, you can not go wrong with this baked oatmeal! The versatility of this dish is endless!

 

The flavor is:

  • comforting
  • nutty
  • hearty
  • & naturally sweet

Into easy breakfast? Also, check out Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

If you make this recipe, share a photo on social media tagging @kayscleaneats and using the hashtag #kayscleaneats . 

Yield: 8 servings

Maple Pear Baked Oatmeal

Maple Pear Baked Oatmeal

This Baked Oatmeal combines wholesome ingredients that can be adjusted to fit any dietary preference. You can make ahead and enjoy all week long! | 12 freestyle Points |

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp flax meal
  • 2 cups almond milk
  • 1/4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 2 cups old fashioned whole oats
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.

Whisk all ingredients together in one bowl. Pour into your prepared baking dish and top with pear slices. Alternatively, you can mix in the pear too.

Bake for 35 minutes or until the top is set.

Let cool 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 291 Total Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 81mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 12g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g
12 freestyle points

 

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Spinach, mushroom, and feta quiche is loaded with fresh veggies and feta cheese. In fact, the flavor reminds me of Greek spanakopita. This quiche is super simple to make and wildly delicious. Start with a pre-made pie crust, sautee your veggies, whisk your eggs, and bake!

Quiche is easy to personalize you can almost always use your favorite veggies, cheese and even add in your favorite protein. It freezes well and is an easy reheat on the days you seem to not have enough time to make a meal. I love having it in the freezer for days when groceries are low and I want a home-cooked meal.

Can I bake it without a crust?

Absolutely! The same method as baking with a crust however generously spray your dish to avoid sticking. Cooking without a crust is a great low carb alternative.

How do I make Spinach, Mushroom and Feta Quiche?

    • Bake pie crust: Preheat the oven and bake crust for 10 minutes while you’re preparing the quiche.

    • Cook the spinach and mushrooms: Melt butter in a non-stick pan and saute veggies. Let cool.

    • Mix: Mix together eggs and milk and add onion salt, salt, and pepper.

    •  Combine: Stir in cheese and veggies into the eggs.

    • Bake: Pour the filling into your partially baked pie crust and let the magic happen!

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Spinach, Mushroom, and Feta Quiche

Simple and delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced
  • 3-4 cups baby spinach
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 3/4 cup feta crumbles
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. Place your pie crust on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Place butter in a nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Add in mushrooms and sauté till tender. Add in baby spinach and cook till wilted. Turn off heat and let cool slightly.
  3. In a medium sized bowl add the eggs and milk then whisk till combined. Season with onion salt, salt, and pepper. Gently stir in the feta cheese.
  4. Pour filling over your partially baked pie crust and bake for 35-40 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy!

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

 These vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins are moist, perfectly sweet and crumbly on top! This egg-free muffin recipe is exceptionally delicious and easy to prepare.  

Eat it for breakfast, a midday snack or even as a dessert. Utterly delicious with a cup of coffee or tea. I love having them warm with a little butter.  My kids are crazy about these vegan banana cinnamon muffins and make for a really easy lunchbox snack or an easy breakfast before school. 

Together Fiori, my youngest and I had our first successful Fall baking day. However, I must note that the Fall season in Southern California starts off chilly in the morning, Spring by 10 am, full-blown Summer by 1 pm and back to fall around 6 pm! Not many seasonal changes around here.  So to not swelter in my little kicthen we cranked up the AC to give us those fall baking vibes! We ate tons batter and made a royal mess, haha! I mean have you ever cooked with a toddler.. things just seem to splatter everywhere. And well the pile of dishes we were left with almost made me call Home Depot and inquire about a dishwasher, first world problems! One day I will get my dishwasher until then I’ll gratefully keep doing them by hand. 

The texture of these Vegan Banana Cinnamon muffins is soft and flakey. The crumble does not get any simpler to make just mix coconut sugar and pecan pieces, that is it! These muffins came out exactly the way I was hoping for.  I am rarely disappointed by muffin recipies however I do find vegan baking a little of a challenge at times.  I am beyond ecstatic, jumping for joy happy with the way these vegan muffins turned out! 

Put your spotty muffins to good use and whip up some epic Vegan Banana Cinnamon muffins! 

Love baked goods, also try BlackBerry Banana Bars or Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

If you make this recipe, share a photo on social media tagging @kayscleaneats and using the hashtag #kayscleaneats. 

Yield: 12

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

Vegan Banana Cinnamon Muffins

The only vegan banana muffin recipe you will need! Super moist and delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil softened
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar,, use 3/4 if you like a sweeter muffin

Topping Crumble:

  • 1/4 cup pecans crushed
  • 3 tsp coconut sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a small bowl combine almond milk and apple cider vinegar, let sit until curdled.
  3. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder, oats, salt, and cinnamon.
  4. In a separate bowl mash the bananas and mix in the coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and the milk mixture. Pour the wet mixture into the flour mixture and stir with a wooden spoon just till mixed. Don't over mix.
  5. In a small bowl combine the crushed pecans and coconut sugar.
  6. Spoon the mixture evenly into 12 paper muffin liners in a muffin pan. Sprinkle the pecan and sugar mixture evenly on top of each muffin.
  7. Bake for 26-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Place on a wire rack and let cool. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Nothing says October like Pumpkin Spice. Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins are packed with pumpkin and topped with sugar. They are super moist and absolutely delicious. How else would I celebrate on the first day of October?

I could eat pumpkin muffins year-round. They give off all the cozy Fall feels. This time of year it seems like Trader Joe’s explodes with pumpkin everything and I am all for it! First on my list of pumpkin things to make is pumpkin chocolate chip bars. Next, these amazing Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! 

Pumpkin muffins are a great pair to your cup of coffee or tea. Freezer friendly only takes second to reheat in the microwave.  

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Delicious pumpkin flavor with bursts of chocolate.

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, or gluten-free
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pure pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbsp almond butter any nut butter will work
  • 1 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar, if you like a sweeter muffin add in another 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • dash of salt

Spice and Sugar topping

  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners. Spray each of them with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl mix together your flour and baking powder then set aside.
  3. In a large bowl whisk together the pumpkin puree, eggs, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almond butter, sugar, pumpkin spice and salt.
  4. Whisk in the flour mixture to your large bowl of wet ingredients BUT be careful to not over mix.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. In a small bowl combine sugar and pumpkin spice for topping.
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin liners and sprinkle each muffin with the sugar and pumpkin spice mixture.
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 5-7.

Blackberry Banana Bread Bars

With a pint of blackberries ready to eat and a few sad bananas in the fruit basket, I went ahead and took matters into my own hands. Whipped up this unique ONE BOWL, refined sugar free, Vegan and gluten free banana bread with a blackberry twist. This is not your average banana bread its a light, healthy and utterly delicious take on it!

Using a minimal 8 ingredients and one bowl because lets be honest…dishes are the pits! These bars where a huge hit after school today with my kiddos! Kid and mama approved is always a bonus!! This berrylicious banana bread is my new favorite. It is extremely simple to make, slightly dense, packs a big flavor and perfectly moist! The kids enjoyed it with a ice cold glass of almond milk and I love mine with some tea or coffee. It can be made in a bread pan but I find it comes out best in a brownie pan.

To make start with a medium size bowl and combine your ripe bananas, coconut sugar, chia seeds, almond milk and coconut oil. Mash bananas while mixing all ingredients together.

Now that wet ingredients are mixed, add in your almond flour and baking soda. Mix in the dry ingredients.


Gently fold in your blackberries, and transfer to your prepared baking dish.

Place more halved blackberries on top and bake!

Blackberry Banana Bread Bars

The best Berrylicious snacking bread! Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Dang Delicious!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Keyword: banana bread
Servings: 6
Author: Kay

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas very ripe
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blackberries halved

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F, and greese a 9' x 13' cake pan, I use avocado oil spray.
  • In a medium bowl combine the bananas, coconut sugar, chia seeds, almond milk and coconut oil. Comnine till all ingredients are well incorperated.
  • Add in the almond flour and baking powder, combine till all ingredients are mixed in.
  • Gently fold in 3/4 cups of the blackberries, reserve the rest for topping.
  • Pour batter into prapred cake pan. Using the back of a spoon even out the batter. Top with the rest of your blackberries.
  • Bake for 1 hr and 5 mins. Let cool and enjoy!! Stores great in fridge!

 

 

Sweet Potato Hash

Breakfast is served! Packed with nutrition, and so dang delicious.

Perfect for any meal of the day!

Sweet Potato Hash

Perfect meal to fuel you for your day! 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Keyword: breakfast
Author: Kay Carrera

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1/2 onion diced 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms diced
  • 1 tomatillo diced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro leaves diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup black beans (cooked)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp oil I used avocado oil
  • chili flakes (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet, set over medium - high heat. 
  • Place sweet potato, onion, mushrooms, minced garlic & tomatillo, cook for 15-20 minutes stirring often till potatoes start to brown. 
  • Stir in beans and cilantro. 
  • Dived between 2-3 plates. 
  • Top with a fried egg & avocado!! Or whatever makes your taste buds sing!
  • ENJOY xx