Peanut Butter Chocolate Apple Loaves (Vegan & Gluten Free)
Peanut butter and chocolate are always a good idea! You just cannot fail a good old classic in a recipe... the ideas are endless and they just keep getting better as the year and seasons go by. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Apple Mini Loafs are the proof!
Also, it's important to mention that these loaves are low sugar, gluten free, vegan and freaking delicious! Just the perfect snack or dessert, contains plenty of protein and without all the sugar since we are using a granulated monk fruit!
About these Peanut Butter Chocolate Apple Loaves
I kept it simple and very convenient. I used a peanut butter, chocolate chips, apples and my favorite plant based protein powder for the base. The inspiration from this recipe was nothing but the season, I'm feeling all the fall vibes now!
Apple cinnamon recipes are good enough on its own... add some peanut butter and you get some magic! A delicious loaf recipe using sprouted apple cinnamon oats, some of low carb seed based granola that has coconut, chocolate and hazelnuts.
Protein Baking Hack!
I also added some plant based protein in vanilla flavor it add some volume, flavor and nutrient density, in this also adds some fluffiness to the loaves and a more satiating sensation thanks to those amino acids... building blocks to our muscles!
Adding protein is a great way to keep things low carb, add volume, flavor and to keep it gluten free, I typically use it as a substitute for coconut flour too since both tend to absorb more water.
The one the I typically use is from Nuzest, made with simple ingredients plus it's also low carb. You can use the discount code PURELYHL for discount!
The combination of the apple and vanilla protein powder is just a little extra touch that makes a difference on the texture too! Since it's a pea protein base it tends to absorb a little bit more of liquid making the mixture denser and thicker.
Plus the flavor of peanut butter along with the apple cinnamon oats in this loaf mix is just a DREAM! It's just a dream fall combination. We also including some texture here with the hemp seeds, granola and chocolate chips.
The perfect afternoon snack or dessert no matter the season! I'm a firm believer that having a good protein snack is always a good idea, and healthy cookies are just the perfect recipe to have on hand and ready to prepare no matter how much time you've got.
Overall, these are the ingredients needed for these Peanut Butter Chocolate Apple Loaves:
Nuzest Plant-Based Protein - Vanilla
Apple Cinnamon Sprouted Oats
Cinnamon Infused Tea
Seed Based Granola
You can see that the ingredients are pretty basic, and the method is the easiest thing to do! Since peo protein tends to absorb more water I kept the portion to 1/2 cup, it also adds thickness and volume to the base of the loaves.
For the toppings I decided to use some seeds and nuts, specially chocolate chips for that classic combo we love: CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER! We are getting some antioxidants, zinc, magnesium and some iron from the nuts and seeds.
Sweet and low carb!
To keep everything low carb I used my favorite sweetener that replace sugar 1:1, this is the granulated monk fruit from Lakanto, this is a great keto friendly and diabetic option for all my sweet pies out there.
The full instructions will be below along with the nutritional information per serving. This is just a super easy and flavorful recipe for you to enjoy and your body will love; source of protein, nutrients and flavor!
Overall this recipe is:
Meal Prep Friendly
The end result
It's hard to resist the combination of chocolate peanut butter and apple cinnamon... plus the fact that we also added some slices of apples and nuts from the granola, I'll just put it that way! Specially when we are talking about a recipe that it's also vegan friendly and gluten free! Who would have known... this is just a recipe that you have to try and share with your friends.
And this is also a gut friendly option because of the fiber, the probiotics in the pea protein if you are using my fave, Nuzest Digestive Support! This is just the perfect go to and healthy snack to prepare morning or evening... seriously so good.
These are great to meal prep, who also loves having their healthy sweets on hand for any occasion? Ready to attack that sweet tooth. I actually froze one batch of this recipe to experiment and it turned out amazing... so you can even prepare this recipe ahead of time and keep it in the freezer or refrigerator.
This is a great recipe that your family or friends will love! Easy to prepare and elegant and fun no matter the occasion, this recipe is made to enjoy in the most effortless and most delicious way ever, I mean... only simple and minimal ingredients in a healthy gluten free, vegan and low carb recipe!
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Peanut Butter Chocolate Apple Loaves
By María Fernanda López
Serves 4 serving
2 tbsp of ground flaxseed
3 tbsp of hemp seeds (PURELYHL for discount)
1/3 cup of sprouted apple cinnamon oats (used One Degree)
1/3 cup of cinnamon infused tea (or water)
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of baking powder
1/3 cup of granulated monk fruit
1/4 cup of low carb chocolate chips
1/4 piece of apple
1/4 cup of chocolate seed grain free granola
Preheat the oven at 350F.
Mix the dry ingredients for the loaves.
Add the peanut butter and tea, mix well.
Pour the batter into 4 little baking loaf silicone molds.
Add the sliced apples, granola and chocolate chips.
Bake for 18-20 minutes minutes.
Nutritional Information (per serving 434 kcal)
Net Carbs: 16.3g
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