Singal.

I’m pretty sure that there is something bittersweet about single serving sized snacks.

I mean, if you just want an itty bitty snack…I guess single serving size is up your alley.

Especially if you aren’t super hungry.

Then again, a single serving size is for a…single person.

Soooooo…what if you just want a huge bag of chips…one that has 3 servings…not just 1?

That’s how I feel.

I want the whole entire bag.

It’s kind of how I feel about single serving desserts at restaurants.

Just give me the whole dang cake…I don’t want a bite sized piece of cake stuffed into a shot glass with more whip cream than actual cake.

However…there are those single serving sized treats that are hefty enough to satisfy your hunger and you sweet tooth craving.

This is one of those.

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You know it just wouldn’t be a dessert w/out toasted coconut.

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It’s summer and I made us something tropical.

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Because it has banana, coconut, & pineapple.

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THOSE THREE THINGS=TROPICAL.

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I mean, duh.

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This is what I call a snack.

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More than a mouthful.

Banana Pineapple Coconut Protein Souffle Muffin
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Recipe type: Snack, Muffin, Souffle, Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
 
A light and fluffy banana souffle with toasted coconut and sweet, fresh pineapple. Gluten-free and paleo! 8g of protein for 1 serving!
Ingredients
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, shredded coconut, divided
  • ½ of a small, very ripe banana, mashed
  • ¼ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 T. coconut flour
  • ¼ c. liquid egg whites (or 1 large egg)
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • 1 T. pineapple juice
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  • optional toppings: banana slices, pineapple slices, melted coconut butter
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Spread the coconut out evenly over the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 3-5 minutes, or until lightly golden.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of the toasted coconut in a large mixing bowl along with the remaining ingredients.
  5. Whisk well until smooth.
  6. Grease a small ramekin with cooking spray.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin and bake for 30 minutes, or until the souffle has risen and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Let the souffle cool completely before removing from the ramekin.
  9. Top with additional banana slices, the remaining 2 tablespoons of toasted coconut, chopped fresh pineapple, and a drizzle of melted coconut butter.

Nutritional Facts (single serving, calculated w/out shredded coconut): Total Calories: 167.8, Total Fat: 3g (0.1g saturated fat), Sodium: 138.7mg, Potassium: 354.4mg, Total Carb: 24.8g, Dietary Fiber: 7.6g, Sugars: 8.6g, Protein: 8g

MANGIA!!!

Single Things.

It’s that time again.

You know, that time when I talk about single gal things.

Wait, don’t go! If you are madly in love with your significant other, engaged to your high school sweetheart, or playing the dating field…hell, more power to ya.

I seriously don’t do this on purpose.

Maybe my cooking/baking skills are actually terrible, which is why I haven’t found my Prince Charming yet.

Yea, sure.

I’ll go with that.

It’s not like I sit here contemplating why I’m single.

Nope. I actually go about my daily business.

If it happens. It happens. That’s what I say.

God’s got a plan for me. I just know it.

Not that I’m an any way helping him carry out this plan by choosing to stay in on Saturday nights and watch Netflix.

But then again…all of my friends have jobs too and we never go out.

Let’s talk about single gal desserts.

What am I going to do when I’m not single anymore?

How will I turn these “one bowl, single serving, only for those gals that have no boyfriend and choose to be in bed by 9 on a work-night dessert” into a sweet treat for two?

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I’ll cross that bridge when I get to it 🙂

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You guys/gals…this thing is all about peanut butter.

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You know about our relationship.

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This thing is a cross between a souffle, because its light and airy, and a muffin, because it simply looks like a gigantic muffin and is super melt in your mouth.

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I mean, duh. Aesthetics are everything. If it looks like a muffin…it’s a muffin.

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But it’s a souffle. I’m not playing tricks on you 😉

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It’s gluten-free w/ out refined sugars and wait for it…

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14g of protein!

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Yep, single gals everywhere can rejoice!

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The bigger question is…What if my Prince Charming doesn’t like peanut butter?

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I apologize in advance.

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I’d have to turn him loose.

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Unless…he was really, really, ridiculously good looking.

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Maybe 😉

Single Gal Peanut Butter Protein Souffle Muffin
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Recipe type: Dessert, Muffin
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1
 
A light souffle/muffin chock full of peanut butter with 14g of protein! Gluten-free and refined-sugar free!
Ingredients
  • 1 T. coconut flour
  • 2 T. PB2 powdered peanut butter, or all-natural peanut butter
  • ¼ c. liquid egg whites
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of baking powder
  • 1 t. granulated Stevia
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  • 1 t. of PB2 powdered peanut butter + a couple drops of water, or 1 t. all-natural peanut butter, slightly melted, for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a small ramekin with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut flour, PB2 or peanut butter, egg whites, almond milk, cinnamon, baking powder, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared ramekin and bake for about 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the souffle comes out clean.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine the PB2 and water until you reach your desired consistency, I enjoy my topping to be like a glaze more than a frosting, use less water for a thicker consistency, more water for a thinner consistency.

Nutritional Facts (per 1 souffle w/ glaze): Calories: 140, Total Fat: 3.5g (o.3g Saturated Fat), Total Carbs: 12.7g, Dietary Fiber: 6.1g, Sugars: 1.5g, Protein: 14.2g

MANGIA!!!