The BEST No Bakes + Sweet Tooth Confessions

Oh hi again. So I improvised a no-bake recipe based on the ingredients in my house, and I came out with something pretty incredible. Had to share. I’m calling these Peanut Butter, Coconut and Nutella No Bakes. Yesssss please.

PB, Coconut & Nutella No Bakes

 Yields about 15 medium-sized no-bakes.

1/4 cup granola (or rolled oats)
2/3 cup ground flaxseed
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1.5 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (I used Trader Joe’s)
1/4 cup Nutella
2/3 cup ground coconut

Let chill in the fridge for at least one hour. Scoop or roll into balls, then place them on parchment paper.

I’m pretty familiar with the structure of no-bake recipes, so I can’t take all the credit. But I created from what I knew. The ratio of nut butters to coconut seriously knocked these out of the park. Or maybe it was the homemade granola that I used. I don’t know, but these were definitely the greatest no bakes I’ve ever eaten. Making again!

Speaking of sweets, I’ve had quite the sweet tooth lately. I don’t know if it’s because I’ve been more conscious of my sugar intake, but I notice that I consume something sweet every day. It’s not a bad thing, though. But I did just have a few cavities filled sooo… ha. I usually consume sweets at breakfast or for dessert, though. Or you know, both.

But I digress. Here are a couple other sweet eats I’ve been enjoying lately. Finally had a chance to try out Peanut Butter Fingers’ Green Protein Pancakes!

Green Protein Pancakes

They were the bomb dot com. I added some vanilla protein powder to the recipe, too. Don’t let the hue fool you. These are amazing.

I’m addicted to overnight oats now, guys. And once again, late on the hype. But it’s OK. I can’t wait to make them for mornings before work! Great to prep the night before.

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats with flax seed, chia seeds, almond butter, pecans, banana and blueberry.

Green Smoothie and Almond Butter

This has been one of my go-to breakfasts lately. A green smoothie (with whatever I have in the house — usually spinach, banana, apple, celery and spirulina) paired with almond butter & banana toast. No complaints.

Angela and I went to this bar/restaurant yesterday called OTB Bicycle Club in Pittsburgh. They put local peanut butter on your burger, if you’re into that sort of thing. I totally was. You know how sometimes you discover something so great that you’re like… OK, everyone ever needs to know about this and enjoy it too. Well, this was one of those things. EVERYONE NEEDS TO TRY THIS.

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I’ll admit I was skeptical, but hot damn. That bacon on there doesn’t hurt, either.

 What’s in your favorite no-bakes?! When do you usually consume your sweets for the day?

6 thoughts on “The BEST No Bakes + Sweet Tooth Confessions

  1. That burger – whoa. I hardly ever make any no-bake treats…that has to change soon, especially this summer! I want to use the over as little as possible and have portable snacks to bring on all my summer adventures :)

  2. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but that stuff looks good!!! At first I thought that was hummus on the burger! Interestingly, you can replace tahini with peanut butter when making hummus.

  3. Pingback: Hiking, Burgers and Knees [Recent Eats + Fitness] | Nutty for Life

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