Packable Lunches VI: Sweet Treats!

September 27, 2016

Brookie Bars

Are you ready for a break from savory ideas? Here I share two of my favorite packable treats, one baked and the other raw. Both recipes are processed sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, and flavor-full!

These Brookies are new to my family but they certainly got rave reviews. They go together quickly and the baked bars keep for a few days fresh or can be frozen for later use.


Here are the ingredients for the bottom “cookie” layer:
1 cup almond flour
1 cup gluten free oat flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 Tbs coconut palm sugar
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life dairy free)
2 Tbs cashew butter (melted)
2 Tbs coconut oil (melted)
2 Tbs maple syrup
1 Tbs vanilla extract

The brownie layer on top will need the following:
1/4 cup + 1 Tbs almond flour
1/4 cup + 1 Tbs gluten free oat flour
4 Tbs (rounded) unsweetened cocoa (I use AH!LASKA dairy free brand)
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 agave (please use maple syrup or honey as a better replacement)
3 Tbs almond milk
1 Tbs vanilla extract
3 Tbs coconut oil

Full Instructions Here

Raw Energy Bites


You will find a wide variety of recipes in this category but I’m particular and prefer one that is grain free, naturally sweetened, a bit chocolaty, AND nutty. Because Deliciously Ella never disappoints, I turned to her for a place to start. Here is what she suggests you use, my alternatives are in parenthesis.

1 cup of medjool dates
3/4 of a cup of almonds (you can exchange this for fresh ground almond butter)
3/4 of a cup of walnuts or any other nut (cashews and or sunflower seeds are excellent)
2 Tbs of chia seeds
2 Tbs of ground flax seed
1 Tbs of coconut oil
1 Tbs of hemp protein powder (not a fan of protein powder, so I used hemps seeds)
1 Tbsn of raw cacao powder (1 Tbs of crushed cocoa nibs are also good addition as well)

This basic list makes about 12-15 balls. You might consider using a mini ice cream scoop for quick portioning.

Full Instructions Here


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