Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pancakes – Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Banana Oatmeal Peanut Butter Pancakes – Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free

Healthy AND tasty pancakes? You bet! This delicious chocolate sprinkled Betsy’s Best banana and oats peanut butter pancake will make you jump for joy. Not big on chocolate for breakfast? Use berries for a delicious twist.

  • 1 very ripe medium banana
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 flax seed egg substitute (1 tbsp. flax seed meal + 2.5 tbsp. water)
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp. Betsy’s Best Gourmet PeanutAlmond or Seed Butter
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. almond milk (or other milk substitute)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (or gluten-free oats), ground
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free flour (or sub other flour)
  • 3 tbsp. semisweet chocolate chips (non-dairy for vegan) or blueberries

Preheat a skillet to medium heat or about 300-325°F. Prepare flax egg by mixing flaxseed meal and water and letting set for 3-5 minutes. Mash your very ripe banana with baking powder. Add flax egg, oil, salt, vanilla, Betsy’s Best, almond milk and stir. Stir in oats and flour until just combined. Sprinkle in chocolate chips and fold gently. Scoop scant 1/4 cup measurements onto lightly greased griddle. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side – until golden brown. Serve plain or with a small drizzle of maple syrup and a few additional chocolate chips for melting.

Notes:

* Should yield 5-6 small pancakes.

* Make gluten-free by using gluten-free oats and flour.

* Adding 1 tbsp. of honey, maple syrup, sugar or agave nectar is optional for extra sweetening, but I didn’t find it necessary.

* Reheats great the following day in the microwave.

This gluten-free pancake recipe is so good you can skip the syrup!

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

Homemade Pumpkin Butter

A unique and extra tasty homemade pumpkin butter using Betsy’s Best all-natural cinnamon almond butter. This healthy recipe will quickly become one of your fall favorites. It’s perfect on as a spread or topper. Every time you eat it you’ll transported to a beautiful place with golden, red and orange leaves.

Pumpkin Butter Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

1/3 cup pureed pumpkin (or canned)

½ tsp cinnamon

Pinch sea salt

Dash of nutmeg

Step By Step Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Mix all ingredients together with a spoon or food processor.

Step 2: Store in an airtight container in refrigerator.

Step 5: Enjoy your Fall with Betsy’s homemade pumpkin butter!

Betsy’s homemade pumpkin butter recipe is so quick and easy to make. Enjoy it for breakfast on your favorite bread or muffin! Please let us know if it was #LoveAtFirstTaste!

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Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Homemade Pumpkin Granola

Take your breakfast up a notch with this blend of pumpkin spice with golden oats. Baked to be crunchy, this pumpkin granola mix is great on yogurt, covered with milk, or mixed with almonds and dried fruit.

Granola Ingredients:

3 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

3 cups gluten-free oats

¼ cup raw sunflower seeds

½ cup raw cashews, roughly chopped

½ cup pureed pumpkin, unsweetened

3 Tbsp chia seeds

¼ tsp sea salt

3 Tbsp honey

1 ½ Tbsp vanilla extract

¼ cup maple syrup

3 Tbsp brown sugar

½ cup raisins (or other dried fruit)

Step By Step Homemade Pumpkin Granola Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and stir until moistened.

Step 2: Line baking sheet with parchment paper and evenly spread mixture across baking sheet.

Step 3: Bake 15 minutes, stirring halfway through to cook evenly.

Step 4: For crunchier granola, cook a few minutes longer, or until desired consistency is reached.

Step 5: Enjoy your homemade pumpkin granola!

Tip: Don’t substitute another brand of almond butter.  Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter is more flavorful and really makes this recipe great!   

Use this homemade pumpkin granola mix as a topping on ice cream or as a delicious layer in a fruit and yogurt parfait. Did you #TasteTheDifference?  Did you alter the recipe with some of your own great ideas? Where does this recipe fit on your list of best homemade, healthy snacks

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Next time you’re craving a chai or pumpkin spice latte, save money (and calories!) by making this healthy and delicious pumpkin spice latte smoothie recipe at home. This dairy-free and gluten-free recipe is also supercharged with the extra health benefits of green chai tea and chia seeds! Betsy knows it will be #LoveAtFirstTaste!

Latte Smoothie Ingredients:

1 T Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter

½ avocado

1 ½ cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)

1 heaping tsp pumpkin pie spice

½ tsp pure vanilla extract

1 Tbsp chia seeds

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6 ice cubes

5 drops liquid Stevia (optional)

Step By Step Pumpkin Spice Latte Smoothie Recipe Directions:

Step 1: Place ingredients in your blender.

Step 2: Blend until smooth.

Step 3: Enjoy your pumpkin spice latte smoothie!

Betsy’s Tip: If you use another brand of natural almond butter this smoothie recipe will lose flavor!  Don’t believe us? Make this recipe using another brand and then make it with Betsy’s Best Gourmet Almond Butter.  We guarantee you’ll #TasteTheDifference! 

This fall, save money and cut back on unnecessary sugar with Betsy’s green chai tea and pumpkin spice latte smoothie combo.  It’s a delicious way to eat healthy at home, while enjoying all of your favorite fall coffee shop treats!

Betsy is a registered Dietitian and she loves great tasting, healthy food.  Read her blogs posts about the health benefits of natural almond butter.

Flax Seed Nutrition Facts for a Functional Foodie

Flax Seed Nutrition Facts for a Functional Foodie

Who thought an itty bitty seed could pack a nutritional punch to your health? Flax seeds are a rich source of ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) which is a type of Omega 3, along with ligins, which is a plant based phytoestrogen and an antioxidant.  If you have a NEED for SEED in your diet, then check out these crazy ways to sneak this seed into your recipes!

Some Functional Ways To Use Flax Seeds

  • Adapt your existing recipes by substituting flax for the oil or shortening specified in a recipe. If a recipe calls for 1/3 cup of oil, replace with 1 cup of ground flaxseed – a 3:1 substitution ratio.  Also replace an egg for a dairy free alternative: 1 tbsp. ground flax + 3 tbsp. water
  • Ground flax can be added to your morning juice or chocolate milk – usually a heaping tablespoon or two with your favorite beverage. Or you can sprinkle ground flax on cereals, yogurt or Betsy’s Best!
  • Recommended Daily Usage – To get the maximum benefits from flax seeds it is recommend using 3 tbsp. of ground flax seeds per day. 

Try this recipe for Homemade Dairy & Gluten-Free Pancakes!

Your Bestie,

Betsy Opyt