Like all the recipes found on my blog, these are gluten-free and dairy-free. I’ve avoided using any refined sugar in this recipe or even maple syrup/honey – they are naturally sweetened with pure fruit: dates. From a nutritional perspective, the fibre in the dates slows down the release of the sugar, plus they’re high in potassium and polyphenols (antioxidants). The best kind of dates are medjool dates – big, gooey, sweet and fudgy! But if you can’t get your hands on these, any dates will do.
 
These Chocolate Protein Bombs also make the best post-workout refuel thanks to a scoop of Link Nutrition’s Chocolate Fudge Protein. I love using this protein as it is an indulgent-tasting blend of 4 different sources of plant-based protein: pea, rice, sunflower and pumpkin protein. This combination offers huge nutritional value and I love that it does not contain anything artificial!
 
I’m sure you’ll love these Chocolate Protein Bombs as much as I do! I also recommend you check out my recipe for Maca-Macadamia Energy Balls, another delicious and nourishing snack which is perfect for taking on-the-go!
 

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Chocolate Protein Bombs (Vegan, Gluten-Free, No Refined Sugar)

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Meridian Foods and Link Nutrition.

Ingredients 

Makes 15 balls

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup dates, pitted and soaked in hot water for 1 hour
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I used Link Nutrition)
  • 3 tbsp dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • Optional decoration: 3 tbsp melted dark chocolate

METHOD

  1. Blend the dates in a food processor until a smooth mixture forms, then add all other ingredients except chocolate chips/cacao nibs, and pulse until a fully combined.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips or cacao nibs with a fork.
  3. Take 1-2 tablespoons of the mixture and roll a ball in your hands. If it feels a little crumbly, use your fingers to keep pressing it together until firm. Repeat with the rest of the mixture.
  4. Lightly drizzle with melted chocolate and a pinch of sea salt.
  5. Place into the fridge to set. Store in the fridge for up to one week or the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Nutella Fudge Recipe - vegan, paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free Eli BrecherIf you’re a Nutella-straight-from-the-jar type of person, or a fan of the chocolate-hazelnut combination in general (everyone loves Ferrero Rochers), then this recipe is for you!

Despite naming them Nutella Truffles, which admittedly sounds ultra decadent, if you’ve read my blog you won’t be surprised to hear that they’re entirely dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan, as well as free from refined sugar depending on which chocolate you use.

They’re made with only 3 ingredients, and if you’ve got chocolate moulds at home then you’re all set! Don’t worry if not – feel free to use cupcake liners, or even a plate lined with greaseproof paper.

I love storing these Nutella Truffles in the freezer to make them a bit more firm and chewy, but they’re equally delicious when stored in the fridge and will remain soft enough to literally melt in your mouth!

The chopped hazelnuts pack in another crunchy layer of texture to the rich dark chocolates – and the best part is that you can make them from scratch in less than 30 minutes! What are you waiting for?

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Nutella Truffles Recipe – 3 Ingredients, Vegan, Paleo 

INGREDIENTS

(Makes 12 mini truffles)

  • 1/3 cup crunchy hazelnut butter (I used Meridian) (or any nut butter of choice)
  • 1/3 cup (60g) dark chocolate (make your own healthier chocolate using this recipe)
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, chopped
  • Optional: 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1/8 tsp sea salt

METHOD

  1. Melt the chocolate on a very low heat, stirring regularly – either in a bowl over a pan of hot water on the stove, or in the microwave.
  2. When almost entirely melted, stir in the nut butter and continue to melt together until completely smooth and combined.
  3. Fold in the chopped hazelnuts and salt.
  4. Fill each chocolate mould to the top or place 1-2 tablespoons into cupcake liners.
  5. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes until firm. Store in the fridge for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Tahini Blondies Swirl Vegan Gluten Free Dairy Free

Allow me to introduce you to the fudgiest blondies you will ever sink your teeth into! Made with a top secret ingredient (scroll down for the big reveal!), these have a slightly gooey consistency and are loaded with chunks of dark chocolate.

These are completely flourless, suitable for vegans and free from gluten, dairy and refined sugar – so anyone and everyone can enjoy them with pleasure!

All you need to do is chuck all the ingredients into the food processor and whizz together until a thick cookie dough-like batter forms. Feel free to taste the delicious raw batter – remember it’s totally vegan (no eggs/dairy) so no risk of food poisoning either!

I love adding tahini to desserts – it’s not just for hummus! I find it adds another depth of flavour and a creamy texture, which goes even further whether combined with a couple of spoonfuls of silky coconut oil! I use a variety of natural sweeteners, include my favourite coconut sugar – but you could easily swap this for regular brown sugar if that’s all you’ve got at home.

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Tahini Swirl Blondies Recipe (Vegan, Flourless, Gluten-Free)

Ingredients

Makes 8 brownies

  • 1 can (400g) butterbeans
  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa
  • 1/3 cup porridge oats
  • 1/3 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or agave (or a mix of both)
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar or brown sugar
  • 1/4 almond butter
  • 1/3 cup tahini separated into two parts
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate, chopped into small chunks (or chocolate chips)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line an 8×8 pan with greaseproof paper.
  2. Drain the butterbeans and rinse well under cold water.
  3. Add all ingredients, except the dark chocolate and half the tahini, to a strong food processor, and blend together until a smooth mixture forms (you may need to stop and scrape down the sides a couple of times).
  4. Stir in the chopped chunks of chocolate by hand, and transfer the mixture to the greased pan.
  5. Swirl the rest of the tahini over the top of the mixture using a spoon, and feel free to add a few chocolate chips on top for decoration!
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes, then allow to cool for 15 minutes before placing in the freezer for half an hour to make them firm and chewy. Finally, transfer to the fridge, where they can be kept for up to 5 days.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Vegan Cashew Banana Strawberry Ice Lollies Recipe blog

What better way to cool down from this heatwave than sweet creamy ice lollies made from only the most wholesome ingredients?! I don’t know about you but I love an afternoon snack in the sunshine, and these scrumptious ice lollies hit the spot perfectly – light, fresh and fruity!

These ice lollies contain only 4 ingredients and are completely vegan, as well as gluten-free and dairy-free. They’re sweetened naturally using only the ripe bananas – so no need for added sugars, not even maple syrup!

Go wild with the flavour combinations – add some cocoa powder and vanilla extract, or throw a spoonful of cinnamon into the mix! Feel free to experiment with the fruit too – you could replace the strawberries with blueberries or even kiwi slices for a tropical twist…

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Strawberry Cashew Ice Lollies Recipe

This recipe was developed in collaboration with Meridian Foods using their cashew butter. 

Ingredients

Makes 4 ice lollies

  • 2 bananas, fresh or frozen
  • 150g cashew yoghurt (can replace with any yoghurt)
  • 2 tablespoons cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup sliced strawberries

Method

  1. Add the bananas, yoghurt and cashew butter to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Layer the blended mixture and the strawberries into 4 ice lolly moulds.
  3. Place a lolly stick inside each one and leave in the freezer to set for at least 4 hours.

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe Eli Brecher cereal and peanut butter

To be honest, I never intended for this recipe to end up on the blog, I just had an open tin of pumpkin purée from the Pumpkin Pie Pancakes I shared recently, so needed to find an exciting way to use it up! Then this happened… And after the success of my Secret-Ingredient Blondies, I have no doubt that these Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies will be just as popular with everyone who is lucky enough to try them!

These gooey chewy blondies are incredible served warm for an extra special treat, or equally delicious just as they are – as a picnic snack, BBQ dessert, dinner party treat or simply to munch on while watching your favourite Netflix show. The soft fudgy texture is complemented by the a little crunch from the cashews and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate chips.

These pumpkin blondies contain NO oil, NO eggs and NO butter (or any kind of dairy). In addition, they’re gluten-free and refined sugar-free, making them suitable people with all sorts of dietary choices or intolerances! Instead of using the traditional unhealthy ingredients, the richness of almond butter and the moisture of pumpkin purée work to bind the ingredients together here.

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Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe Eli Brecher

VEGAN PUMPKIN CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES RECIPE

INGREDIENTS

Makes 12 blondies

  • 1 cup jumbo oats
  • 1 cup gluten-free flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free yoghurt (I used Nush Foods cashew yoghurt)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin purée (from a tin, or homemade)
  • 1/3 cup smooth almond butter (or other nut butter)
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews (or any other nut)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180 C and line a square baking tray with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin purée, almond butter and maple syrup and mix well. Then stir in the yoghurt, milk and vanilla and mix until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the oats, flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined, then fold in the chocolate chips and cashews.
  5. Pour into the lined baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before slicing into 12 blondie bars. Store in an airtight container for up to a week, if they last that long!)

If you make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram @cerealandpeanutbutter – I LOVE seeing all your creations!

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