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Labor Day Weekend Healthy Treats

Try these tasty Labor Day treats! Stay healthy over the upcoming long holiday weekend this month with nutritious treatsmeals that are good for your body AND soul. I’d love to share several tasty treat recipes perfect for Labor Day weekend! Please let me know if you’re interested in sharing with your readers or if you need any additional information.

  • Fudgy Avocado Brownies are a delicious and simple treat that’s loaded with healthy fat to keep you full and help you to fight off cravings for the day.
  • And Baked Oatmeal Cups with Berries and Bananas are the scrumptious red, white, and blue festive treat to satisfy your guests on Labor Day Weekend without sabotaging your nutrition goals.

Please find complete recipes below that would be great to share with your readers for a story on Labor Day Weekend Healthy Treats, or any time of the year.


Fudgy Avocado Brownies

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, mashed
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp. sea salt (or Himalayan salt)
  • ¼ cup gluten-free flour
  • ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Lightly coat with spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine avocado, oil, egg, maple syrup, and extract in a medium bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Combine cocoa powder, salt, and flour in a medium bowl; mix well.
  5. Add cocoa powder mixture to avocado mixture; mix well.
  6. Add chocolate chips; mix until blended.
  7. Pour batter into prepared pan; spread to make even.
  8. Bake for 33 to 36 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  9. Cool for an hour before removing from pan. Cut into sixteen squares.

Baked Oatmeal Cups with Berries and Bananas

Ingredients

  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 large eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large bananas mashed
  • 1 Tbsp. raw honey
  • 2½ cups dry old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1½ cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries (or raspberries)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Prepare twelve muffin cups by coating with spray. Set aside.
  3. Combine eggs, extract, bananas, and honey in a large bowl; mix well. Set aside.
  4. Combine oats, cinnamon, and baking powder in a medium bowl; mix well.
  5. Add oat mixture to egg mixture; mix well.
  6. Add almond milk; mix well.
  7. Divide oat mixture evenly between prepared muffin cups.
  8. Top evenly with blueberries.
  9. Bake 26 to 30 minutes, or until golden brown and toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

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