Nutty For NuttZo - Recipes by Marissa

I am truly grateful for a lot of things, but as of lately I am grateful and appreciative of friends who LOVE to bake and are able to write guest posts for me when my life is too hectic and crazy to even think straight! I need to slow down and I am hoping that Thanksgiving week will allow me to do just that. My goals for next week are to breathe deeply + practice lots of yoga + move a little bit slower + enjoy time with family and friends + press the RESTART button! Sounds like a good plan to me...Now I just need to follow through with that! DOH! 

In the meantime, I suggest you check out these NuttZo recipes by my fabulous friend Marissa! Yes, this young woman is a ROCK STAR with a heart of gold. And like me, she is a #NuttZoFANATIC. If you do not have NuttZo on hand, you can use another nut butter of choice. These recipes are perfect for the holidays or honestly anytime of year because anything with nut butter is the BEST! Try them out and let me know how they turn out for you. And make sure to follow Marissa's journey and give her a BIG high-five for recently completing the Rock n' Roll Savannah Marathon. She's unstoppable...THANKS again Marissa! XOXO

NuttZo Pumpkin Spice Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/4 c Power Fuel NuttZo
  • 1/2 c pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • Optional: 1-3 T sweetener of choice
  • Optional Add - Ins: chopped nuts, shredded coconut, dried fruit, or cocoa nibs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and apple cider vinegar. Stir the mixture well and set to the side.
  3. In a bowl, mix the NuttZo, pumpkin puree, egg, coconut flour, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pumpkin pie spice, and/or sweetener of choice.
  4. Spoon cookies onto a cookie sheet.
  5. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown! ENJOY!

Gingerbread NuttZo Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 5 ounces of banana mashed
  • 3 T Power Fuel NuttZo
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 flax eggs (for every T of ground flax meal, mix with 3 T of water)
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 T psyllium husk powder
  • 1/4 c coconut flour
  • 1/4 c of water
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Spices: 2 tsp cinnamon + 1 tsp ginger + 1 tsp nutmeg + 1 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
  • Optional: 1 T coconut palm sugar or 1 chopped date

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and mix until blended together.
  3. Pour batter into a greased loaf pan and bake for 50-55 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Let it cool and then ENJOY!

What is your favorite nut butter holiday recipe?

Are you a baker or do you just wait for your friends to bring you baked goodies?