Gluten-Free Bran Muffins (Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, High-Fiber, Sugar-Free, Vegan!) Video

Confession: Sometimes I have trouble being on time. Usually, it's because I get so into whatever I'm doing in the morning (read: blogging, editing photos, getting lost in Pinterest or Instagram) that time flies by and all of a sudden I was supposed to leave for job 5 minutes ago. Then, the rushing out the door routine begins. That's why I love having things like these muffins ready to go (for those mornings when I am NOT). I can just grab a few, rush out the door, and still manage to eat a healthy, fiber-filled breakfast that will last me until lunch! These muffins are gluten-free, sugar-free, and super low in calories, but jam-packed with fiber and loaded with sweet deliciousness.

Calories per serving: 69


Equipment you'll need: small mixing bowl, large mixing bowl, muffin tin

These muffins are totally delicious and a perfect, filling breakfast! Loaded with fiber and will keep you full all morning. Vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, with 1g net carbs.

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Ingredients: makes 6 muffins
2 flax or chia eggs (2 Tbsp ground flax or ground chia + 6 Tbsp water)
1/2 cup ground flax
1/4 cup oat fiber
1/2 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener* (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup water

*Or another granulated sweetener of choice
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Prepare flax eggs: combine 2 Tbsp ground flax or ground chia with 6 Tbsp water in small mixing bowl, and set aside.
3. Combine 1/2 cup flax, oat fiber, sweetener, coconut flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl and whisk with a fork.
4. Add in vanilla extract, water, and flax or chia eggs, and stir to combine.
5. Spoon into muffin tin, and bake for 35 minutes.

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This low-carb version of French toast is so sweet and delicious that it's hard to believe that it's actually HEALTHY for you!

After about 30 minutes of pan-frying the cinnamon-sugar-topped tofu for this recipe, it becomes firm and tastes amazing!

Drizzle chocolate syrup on top (with ZERO sugar) and enjoy this guilt-free sweet treat for breakfast or dessert!

Calories per serving: 189
Equipment you'll need: 2 mixing bowls, frypan


These are a delicious low-carb version of French toast! The tofu is pan-fried in a scrumptious cinnamon-sugary topping. Vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free.


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Ingredients: makes 3 servings
1 block extra firm tofu
4 Tbsp Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener* (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
1 Tbsp cinnamon

For the chocolate syrup:
1.5 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 Tbsp cacao or cocoa powder
Lakanto Maple-Flavored Syrup, to taste (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)

*Or other granulated sweeteners of choice
Method:
1. Drain tofu: wrap a block of tofu in paper towels and let drain for 10-15 minutes.
2. While tofu is draining, combine cinnamon and Lakanto in mixing bowl to make the cinnamon-sugar topping.
3. When tofu is done draining, cut into uniform sticks (as pictured), and sprinkle with 1/4 of the cinnamon-sugar topping.
4. Spray the frypan with cooking spray and heat on low heat. Place tofu in the pan.
5. Flip tofu every 3-4 minutes for about 30 minutes, or until firm to the touch. Sprinkle tofu with 1/4 of the cinnamon-sugar topping after each flip until you've used all of the toppings.
6. When the tofu is finished, prepare the chocolate syrup.
7. Heat coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds (until it liquifies).
8. Add cacao powder and liquid stevia to the coconut oil and mix thoroughly.
9. Drizzle chocolate syrup on top of the tofu sticks and enjoy!

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Peanut Butter Oatmeal Blondies (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Sugar-Free, Low-Calorie!)

I've been super into peanut butter things lately, and these Peanut Butter Oatmeal Blondies are just soooo delish!

They are basically oatmeal in a more fun and exciting form. With a perfect, heavenly peanut buttery flavor.

I always feel like I'm kind of a rebel when I get to eat things like these blondies for breakfast... they are tasty enough to be dessert but actually good for you!!

They are ridiculously easy to make and totally healthy. Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free, sugar-free, and low-calorie (only 73 calories a pop, woohoo!).

Calories per serving: 73
Equipment you'll need: small mixing bowl, large mixing bowl, 8x8 baking dish

These healthy peanut butter oatmeal blondies are the perfect breakfast or snack! They are loaded with nutritious ingredients, but taste like an indulgent treat. They are vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, and low in calories.
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Ingredients: makes 9 bars
6 Tbsp (36g) PB Fit powdered peanut butter + 6 Tbsp water
1.5 cups gluten-free quick oats
1/2 cup Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener* (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
1/4 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp water
1 tsp natural butter flavor
1 tsp Stevita liquid stevia extract
1 tsp vanilla extract

*Or other granulated sweeteners of choice
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 350F, spray baking pan with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Combine PB Fit with 6 Tbsp water in small mixing bowl, and mix until peanut butter consistency is reached.
3. Combine oats, all ingredients in large mixing bowl, and mix well.
3. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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Vegans can eat cinnamon rolls?!?

Yes, I was pretty surprised, too! Pleasantly surprised though (pleasantly is an understatement).

I LOVE cinnamon rolls. And these are only 70 calories!!! Aka you can eat 5 for breakfast!

There is something seriously liberating about being able 5 cinnamon rolls... don't you think?

Maybe that's just me, but I love being able to dive into a big portion without feeling weighed down or like I just made a bad decision.

Also, don't be scared of the long list of steps in the methods section below - I promise this recipe is much easier than it seems.

Ready in 30 minutes or less, sugar-free, and uh-mazing!

PS: check out this link to a long list of cinnamon health benefits (in case you weren't already convinced to make these!) :)

Calories per serving: 70
Equipment you'll need: 9-inch cake pan, large mixing bowl, small mixing bowl, rolling pin

Ingredients: makes 12 servings
2 cups white whole wheat flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp applesauce
1/2 cup water
3 Tbsp Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener* (use discount code "Annie" for 20% off!)
non-stick cooking spray

For cinnamon sugar spread:
3 Tbsp Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener*
2 tsp cinnamon

*Or other granulated sweeteners of choice
Method:
1. Preheat oven to 400 and spray 9-inch cake pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in large mixing bowl, and whisk.
3. Add remaining ingredients (not including cinnamon sugar spread ingredients) to the bowl, and stir until well-combined.
4. Combine cinnamon sugar spread ingredients in a separate, small bowl, and set aside.
5. Use a rolling pin to roll out the dough into a rectangle on a floured surface to about 1/4 inches thick. Add more water if necessary!
6. Lightly spray the rectangle of dough with non-stick cooking spray.
7. Pour cinnamon sugar spread evenly over dough.
8. Carefully roll the dough from the longer side of the rectangle to form a log 
(watch this video at minute 2:10 to see what I mean!).



9. Use a sharp, wet knife to cut the log into 12 even cinnamon roll pieces.
10. Place cinnamon rolls in a prepared cake pan, and bake for 12 minutes.
11. Once cooled, use a spoon to top with the frosting from this recipe or this recipe or just enjoy them plain.



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