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Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas | 3 Gluten-Free Snack Bars

These gluten-free snack bars are perfect for an afternoon snack moment with your friends. The recipes in this collection are healthy and delicious. You can also prepare them as a snack for work or school.

1. Healthy Apricot Oatmeal Bars

Ingredients:

• 1 cup quick-cooking gluten-free oats
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 1/2 cup quinoa flour
• 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
• 1/4 cup maple syrup
• 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
• 1 jar apricot fruit spread
• 1 flax egg (1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add gluten-free oats, almond flour and quinoa flour.
Sprinkle fine sea salt.
Mix well to combine.
Add maple syrup and melted coconut oil.
Mix well to combine.
Save 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.
To the remaining mixture, add flax egg.
Mix well until it becomes a thick dough.
Transfer the dough into an 8 x 8-inch parchment-lined baking pan.
Spread the dough and press into the bottom of the pan.
Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Spread apricot fruit jam on top.
Sprinkle the mixture you saved earlier on top of the jam.
Place it inside the oven again.
Let it bake for 20-25 minutes.
Once done, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
Cut into squares.
Serve and enjoy!

2. Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Crunch Bars

Ingredients:

• 1 cup dates
• 1/4 cup almonds
• 1/4 cup walnuts
• 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
• 1/4 cup flaked coconut
• 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
• 1/4 cup almond butter
• 1/2 cup quinoa crisps
• 1/4 cup goji berries
• 4.5 oz melted dark chocolate
• 2 tbsp hemp seeds
• 1 tsp spirulina

Toppings:

• chopped walnuts
• cacao nibs
• coconut sea salt

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add dates, almonds, walnuts, flaked coconut and pumpkin seeds.
Blend until crumbled into fine pieces and well combined.
Add raw cacao powder and spirulina.
Add hemp seeds and goji berries.
Blend again until well combined.
Add almond butter or any nut butter of your choice.
Blend to combine.
Add quinoa crisps.
Blend for the last time until well combined.
Once done, transfer to an 8 x 8-inch parchment-lined baking pan.
Spread the mixture and press into the bottom of the pan.
Top it off with melted dark chocolate.
Spread evenly.
Sprinkle some chopped walnuts, cacao nibs and coconut sea salt for the toppings.
Place it inside the freezer for an hour until solid.
Once done, remove it from the freezer.
Remove from the baking pan and slice into squares.
Serve and enjoy!

3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Bars

Ingredients:

• 2 tbsp flaxseed meal
• 6 tbsp warm water
• 1 cup gluten-free quick-cooking oats
• 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
• 1/4 tsp sea salt
• 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup coconut sugar
• 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
• 1/3 cup quinoa flour

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add unsweetened applesauce, peanut butter, flaxseed meal and coconut sugar.
Mix until well combined.
Add gluten-free quick-cooking oats and quinoa flour.
Add baking soda and sea salt.
Mix well until it forms a thick dough.
Add vegan chocolate chips.
Mix until well combined.
Transfer into an 8 x 8-inch parchment-lined baking pan.
Spread the dough and press into the bottom of the pan.
Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Once done, remove it from the oven and let it cool.
Remove from the pan and slice into squares.
Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas - 3 Gluten-Free Snack Bars
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sddLBemLeDM

3 Healthy(ish) Dessert Recipes | Gluten Free + Dairy Free

Prepare these gluten-free and dairy-free dessert recipes for you and your friends this weekend! These healthy and delicious dessert recipes are easy to make. You can choose to prepare maple apple crisp, vanilla raspberry chia pudding, or chocolate almond oat bars.

1. Maple Apple Crisp

Ingredients:

• 4 cups diced apples
• 1/3 cup maple syrup
• 2 tsp ground cinnamon
• 2 tbsp cornstarch
• 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
• juice of half lemon

Topping:

• 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
• 1/2 cup almond flour
• 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
• 1/4 cup maple syrup

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add diced apples into the bowl.
Drizzle maple syrup.
Add ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg and cornstarch.
Squeeze the juice of half a lemon.
Mix well to combine.
Transfer the apple mixture to a cast-iron skillet.
Spread to distribute evenly.
Set aside

Topping:

Meanwhile, prepare the topping.
Prepare another mixing bowl.
Add old-fashioned rolled oats, chopped pecans and almond flour.
Add melted coconut oil and maple syrup.
Mix well to combine.
Put the topping mixture on top of the apple mixture.
Spread evenly.

Place it inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

2. Vanilla Raspberry Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

• 1 cup raspberries
• 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
• 1 tbsp honey
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup chia seeds

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Put raspberries in the food processor.
Pour unsweetened almond milk.
Add honey and vanilla extract.
Blend for 30 seconds to a minute until it becomes a puree.
Once done, transfer to a container.
Add chia seeds.
Mix well to combine.
Cover the container.
Let it set for a few hours, recommended overnight.
Once set, transfer to serving bowls or cups.
Top it off with berries if you prefer.
Serve and enjoy!

3. Chocolate Almond Oat Bars

Ingredients:

• 1 cup gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats
• 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
• 1/4 cup almond flour
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 3/4 cup smooth natural almond butter
• 1/2 cup honey
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips (vegan)
• 1 tbsp coconut oil
• 1/4 cup chopped roasted almonds (optional for garnishing)

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Prepare a mixing bowl.
Add gluten-free old-fashioned rolled oats into the bowl.
Add shredded coconut, almond flour and salt.
Mix well to combine.
Add almond butter, honey and vanilla extract.
Mix well until thick.
Transfer to a parchment-lined baking dish.
Spread to distribute evenly.
Press down the mixture on the bottom of the dish.
Place it inside the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes.
Once done, remove it from the oven and let it cool.

Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate topping.
Prepare a double broiler.
Add dark chocolate chips and coconut oil.
Keep on stirring until melted.
Once melted, pour on top of the baked oatmeal mix.
Spread to distribute evenly.
Sprinkle with chopped roasted almonds on top.
Put it inside the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
Once set, remove from the fridge.
Remove the oatmeal mix from the dish.
Slice into square bars.
Enjoy!

3 Healthy(ish) Dessert Recipes - Gluten Free + Dairy Free
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LwwnMk3Tuc

5 Easy Fruit Sorbets

Make these quick and easy fruit sorbets any time of the day! These are blended fruit and sugar desserts made in five different fruit flavors. It’s a perfect refresher after a meal or on a hot afternoon.

Base – Sorbet Syrup

Ingredients:

• 1 cup white sugar
• 1/2 cup water

Instructions:

Set a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add a cup of white sugar and 1/2 cup of water into the saucepan.
Stir until sugar melts in the water.
Once done, transfer the syrup into a container and let it cool.
Set aside.

1. Very Berry Sorbet

Ingredients:

• 4 cups frozen mixed berries
• 2-3 tablespoons sorbet syrup

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add 4 cups of frozen mixed berries.
Drizzle 2-3 tbsp of sorbet syrup.
Push until well blended and smooth.
Transfer sorbet into a container.
Serve it once done or place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

2. Pina Colada Sorbet

Ingredients:

• 4 cups frozen pineapple (sliced)
• 1/4 cup coconut milk
• 2-3 tbsp sorbet syrup
• zest of a lime
• juice of a lime

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add 4 cups of frozen pineapple slices.
Pour coconut milk and sorbet syrup.
Add fresh lime juice and zest.
Push until well blended and smooth.
Transfer sorbet into a container.
Serve it once done or place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

3. Cucumber Melon Sorbet

Ingredients:

• 3 cups frozen honeydew (sliced)
• 1 cup frozen cucumber (sliced)
• 2-3 tbsp sorbet syrup

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add 3 cups of frozen honeydew slices and a cup of frozen cucumber slices.
Pour sorbet syrup.
Push until well blended and smooth.
Transfer sorbet into a container.
Serve it once done or place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

4. Raspberry Mango Sorbet

Ingredients:

• 3 cups frozen mango (sliced)
• 1 cup frozen raspberries
• 2-3 tbsp sorbet syrup

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add 3 cups of frozen mango slices and a cup of frozen raspberries.
Pour sorbet syrup.
Push until well blended and smooth.
Transfer sorbet into a container.
Serve it once done or place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

5. Peach Basil Sorbet

Ingredients:

• 4 cups frozen peaches (sliced)
• 2-3 basil leaves
• 2-3 tbsp sorbet syrup

Instructions:

Prepare a food processor.
Add 4 cups of frozen peach slices and 2-3 basil leaves.
Pour sorbet syrup.
Push until well blended and smooth.
Transfer sorbet into a container.
Serve it once done or place it in the freezer for 2-3 hours before serving.
Enjoy!

5 EASY Fruit Sorbets
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wVS8h33ttU