Healthy Buckeyes

Do you know what buckeyes are?  I made some healthy buckeyes for you!  Buckeyes are a dessert that originates in Ohio.  According to Wikipedia, the buckeye candy resembles the buckeye tree, which is the state tree in Ohio.  I am not from Ohio and have only driven through it a couple times.  However, I have had buckeye candy in the past.  Basically, it’s a peanut butter fudge which is covered almost entirely in chocolate.  You can’t really go wrong when you think about peanut butter and fudge right?  Well traditional buckeyes are made from powdered sugar and other processed ingredients.  Not mine!  All you need is 4 ingredients to make my version.  If you like recipes with minimal ingredients, you may also like this post with 20 healthy dessert recipes with 5 ingredients or less.

Healthy Buck Eyes - My Whole Food Life

You guys!  This recipe is seriously easy to make!  The balls themselves have no added sugar.   The chocolate chips contain a little.  Not much when you think of how thin the layer of chocolate around the ball is.  These healthy buckeyes are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  I hope you enjoy them.  As you read this, I am on my way to Florida for my family’s first real vacation together ever.  My husband and I never even got a honeymoon, so this trip is huge for us! We are super excited to be able to take the kids to Disney.  Why am I telling you this?  Just to let you know that it may take me a little longer than usual to answer any questions/comments you may have.  During the time that I am gone, I do have several guest posts lined up, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, I plan to be posting a little about our trip on Instagram.  Feel free to follow along.  Onto the recipe.

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Pumpkin Coconut Butter

You guys!  Pumpkin Coconut Butter is awesome!! Have you tried coconut butter?  It’s so amazing.  It’s melt in your mouth delicious.  I use coconut butter in a lot of my raw desserts.   So I decided to create a Fall inspired coconut butter recipe.  That is how this pumpkin coconut butter came to be.  It would make a great spread for toast, you could swirl it in overnight oats or even melt is and drizzle on pancakes or ice cream.  Yum!

Pumpkin Coconut Butter - My Whole Food Life

Of course if you don’t want to use this pumpkin coconut butter in all of my suggestions above, you could just eat it with a spoon!  I’m not gonna lie.  I had a few spoonfuls of this in the process of making it.   Hey, I got to taste test right? :)  This coconut butter is vegan, gluten free and paleo.  Just about everyone can enjoy it.  You can whip it up in minutes!

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Squash Cranberry Muffins

Squash Cranberry Muffins are perfect for Fall.  My kids loved them!  The other day I roasted a kabocha squash.   I was going to use it in my Quinoa and Brussel Sprouts dish, but I ended up roasting it too long and it turned to mush.  So I pureed it and decided to use it in these Squash Cranberry Muffins.  My picky kids loved them!  They are super easy to make.  Vegan and gluten free.  I used part sorghum flour for these since I was out of oat flour.  Feel free to use gluten free oat flour as well.  If you enjoy this recipe, you may also enjoy my gluten free butternut squash bread or my pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Squash Cranberry Muffins - My Whole Food Life

I am still trying to use up all the food in my fridge and that is why I added cranberries and also chocolate chips.  You can really add in anything you like.  I know it’s hard to find cranberries that are not sweetened with sugar.  Well I found some at Natural Grocers that were apple sweetened.  I believe Eden Foods also sweetens their cranberries with fruit.

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