Eggless Sugar Free Cookies

Happy Friday Everyone!

I usually make sugar cookies to give as gifts to everyone during the holidays, but this year I had to mix it up. I wanted to make cookies for my grandparents, and my grandma doesn’t eat meat (including eggs) and my grandpa can’t have sugar, so I decided to try and make eggless sugar free cookies. They loved them so I wanted to share my recipe with all of you!

Hope you enjoy!

ps. I still prefer my sugar cookies recipe over this one, the constancy is in my opinion better, but this is a good alternative version.

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 Eggless Sugar free cookies

(makes about 25-28 cookies)

  • 2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (soft otherwise it won’t mix very well)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (room temp)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Agave (you can add a little more if you want your cookies to be sweeter, I would say this recipe is semi-sweet)

Step 1: Combine all of the ingredients.

Step 2: Wrap your dough in some wax paper or plastic wrap and place your dough in the fridge for at least an hour (this will harden your dough up a bit so it will be easier to roll out)

OR:  Roll the dough into log then place in the plastic wrap to do a slice and bake style cookie instead. For the slice and bake chill the dough for about an hour or longer.

Step 3: preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 4: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Step 5: Roll out your dough not too thin and cut out your shapes. (which is what I did) and place onto the parchment paper un-greased

OR: Slice the log dough into about 1/8 in rounds and place onto the parchment paper un-greased.

Step 6: Bake your cookies for about 20 minutes or until golden brown around the edges. Make sure you watch your cookies.

Let your cookies cool and voila!

Walnut Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

I love Banana Bread, so I decided to make a low fat Greek yogurt version of this delicious recipe. I used to make this bread with apple sauce to make it a little more skinny, but I wanted to try it with Greek yogurt (since I love to eat Greek yogurt with granola as a healthy snack). Here is my modified recipe of this delicious bread with Greek Yogurt!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of sugar (granulated)
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 over ripe bananas (make sure you mash them)
  • 6 oz of plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate chip
  • 1/2 cup of walnuts (chopped up)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients in the large bowl (flour, baking soda, and salt) Set aside.
  • Mix together butter and sugar (mix well)
  • Add your bananas, vanilla, eggs, and yogurt into the butter/sugar mixture. Stir until it’s all mixed together thoroughly
  • Slowly, little by little, mix in your flour mixture until all of its incorporated
  • Stir in your walnuts and chocolate chip (it helps to lightly coat them in flour so that they don’t all stink to the bottom and are spread evenly in your mixture)

Spray a bread pan and pour in your mixture, you may need to use two pans depending on the size of your pan,
Place in the oven for about 40 minutes. Check every 10 minutes until golden brown on the top and stick a butter knife or toothpick through the center the the bread to make sure it comes out clean. Baking times may vary depending on your over and should take anywhere between 30-40 minutes.
Set on a drying rack to cool. Cut, Serve, and enjoy!!

How to Order Butterbeer from Harry Potter at Starbucks!!!

J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter has been one of my all time favorite series in book and movies since I read the first book in third grade. Just like millions of people, I grew up with the books and films, and are part of the Harry Potter generation!! So if you are a fan, like me, of Harry Potter you are going to love this!!!

When I was reading the books or watching the movies I always wanted to try the Butterbeer that they drank. And now I can!! You can create a version of this famous drink and order it at Starbucks!! Now they don’t list it, because it’s not actually a drink, but you can custom order it in the form of a Frappuccino, or as a Latte.

All you have to do is go in and place your order by telling the barrister the ingredients for the butter beer to be made, otherwise they won’t magically know how to make it since it’s not actually a drink unless you go the Hogwarts theme park. 🙂

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Hot Butterbeer (which is a Latte):

Whole milk steamer
Add Caramel syrup (2 for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
Add Toffee nut syrup (2 for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
Add Cinnamon Dolce syrup (2 for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
Whipped cream and salted caramel bits on top
Optional if you prefer to add a coffee taste: Add a shot of espresso (2 for a grande or venti)
Cold Butterbeer (which is a Frappuccino):

A Creme Frappuccino base. Don’t make it skinny by asking for skim milk, you need whole milk in order to get the right taste and consistency.
Add Caramel syrup (2 for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
Add Toffee nut syrup (2 for tall, 3 for grande, 4 for venti)
Top with caramel drizzle

If it seems too sweet, which this recipe is for me, you can do what I do and only do 2 pumps for the Latte instead of 3 pumps, and I add the caramel drizzle to top it off. I prefer the Hot Butterbeer to me it tastes better and is a little more authentic, but that’s just my preference.

I got this recipe for the Starbuck Secret Menu website and I put a link so you can all check it out for some other tasty Starbucks delights for this winter!!

I hope that you all enjoy!!!