Bruschetta Guacamole Toast

Bruschetta Guacamole Toast Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It’s that time of year when we turn to lighter, fresher foods to satisfy our hunger. Often, though, it seems like those foods just aren’t as satisfying. I usually find myself turning to some variation of avocado toast with veggies to fill me up. And while I love it, I think I’ve found something to one up my favorite toast. Bruschetta guacamole toast!

Easy Bruschetta Guacamole Toast Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, onion, and, of course, guacamole make up this fresh, summery toast. Perfect for putting your abundance of summer produce to good use!

Bruschetta Guacamole Toast Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

I got some help from Sabra‘s new Veggie Fusions Guacamole. For this recipe, I used the Garden Vegetable flavor. It’s also available in Mango Lime and South Western. (Both of which are great!)

They are all gluten-free, vegan, and kosher, and their guacamole has 30% less fat than a regular guacamole. Each flavor contains seven varieties of real, crisp vegetables. An easy way to get a boost of veggies in your diet!

Easy Bruschetta Guacamole Toast Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Just spread on the guacamole, combine the bruschetta mixture, layer it on top, and serve. Quick, easy, healthy, and flavorful! And to top it all off, it’s filling!

Be sure to head to Sabra’s website, and grab a coupon to save on your next package of guacamole! You’ll find it in the refrigerated section of your deli!

Bruschetta Guacamole Toast
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 slices of your favorite bread, toasted
  • 1 container Sabra Veggie Fusions Garden Vegetable Guacamole
  • 1 C tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tbsp red onion, finely diced
  • 3 leaves basil, thinly sliced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Divide container of guacamole evenly among slices of toast. Spread evenly over the top of each slice.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together tomatoes, red onion, basil, garlic and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Divide evenly on top of the slices of toast. Serve.

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Lightened Up Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Lightened Up Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It’s officially summer! For us that means eating as many fruits and vegetables as possible. And when we want dessert? We turn to no bake cookies! The latest additions to our collection of recipes are these lightened up coconut peanut butter no bake cookies.

Lightened Up Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Most no bake cookies tend to be too sweet for me, but these peanut butter no bake cookies are just the right amount of sweetness. Instead of sugar, honey is both the sweetener and a binding agent. Since there isn’t any granulated sugar in the cookies, you don’t have to go through the boiling process.

Just melt together the honey, peanut butter, and coconut oil. Stir in the vanilla, coconut, and oats, and you’re good to go! You can use untoasted coconut if you want, but the texture will be much chewier. The toasted coconut adds both a bit of nuttiness and a bit of crunch.

Healthier Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

These cookies will appear very “loose” when you place them on the baking sheet, but, as I noted in the instructions, they will set as the oats soak in the extra moisture. Because of the many variables surrounding the type of oats, coconut oil, and shredded coconut oil used, the times for these cookies to set will vary. Also, you may want to store these in the refrigerator if your house is warm.

Since these cookies are on the healthier side, they’re a great snack to have when you craving something sweet but don’t want a traditional cookie. Plus, they’re no bake. Which means you can enjoy cookies all summer long with out touching your oven!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Lightened Up Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • ½ C + 2 tbsp no stir creamy natural peanut butter
  • 6 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, measured solid
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 C shredded coconut (can be sweetened or unsweetened depending on preference)
  • 2½ C oats
  • additional toasted coconut for garnish, optional
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil over medium-low heat until mixture is completely melted and runny. Stir in vanilla, coconut, and oats.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 15-20 minutes or cool.
  4. Drop by heaping tablespoonful onto prepared baking sheet. I used a cookie scoop and pressed the mixture against the side of the bowl as I scooped it out. Top with additional toasted coconut. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, or until set.
Notes
Depending on the solidity of your coconut oil, you may need to keep these cookies in the refrigerator.
These cookies will continue to set up over time as the oats soak in the extra moisture.

Toasted Coconut Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars

Easy Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

My berry hoarding from a couple weeks ago is still going strong! We were just at Costco a couple days ago, and I picked up another big container of strawberries. They are just too good to pass up! We’ve really been enjoying eating them in breakfasts like the blueberry banana bread baked oatmeal from last week, but sometimes you just need a dessert. And, since it’s summer, you can’t go wrong with a fruit filled crumb bar! So, strawberry blueberry crumb bars have been our new quick and easy summer dessert.

Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

If you’ve never made crumb bars before, you really should give them a try. They are super easy to make. You basically use the same mixture for both the crust and the topping. I just added a bit of coarse sugar on top to give it a bit of a crunch. And the filling? No boiling the fruit. Just stir all the filling ingredients together, and spread it over the top.

Whole Wheat Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

To bring out the flavor of the fresh berries a bit more, I threw in fresh lemon zest into the crust and tossed the berries with fresh lemon juice. The tartness of the lemon balances perfectly with the sweetness of the berries.

Top with the remaining crust mixture, sprinkle with sugar, and bake. Eat them warm, eat them cold. It’s good both ways. Though if you have some vanilla ice cream on hand, I highly recommend eating at least one of the bars warm with a scoop of ice cream!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars
 
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Serves: 12
Ingredients
For the Base and Crumble Layers
  • 1½ C white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
  • ½ C sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ C butter, cold and cut into pieces
For the Fruit Filling
  • ¼ C sugar
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1¼ C fresh strawberries, washed and chopped
  • 1 C fresh blueberries, washed and patted dry
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • coarse sugar, optional
  • additional lemon zest, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and lemon zest.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Stir into dry ingredients. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Press about ⅔ of mixture into the bottom of prepared baking dish.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Stir in lemon juice. Add in strawberries and blueberries. Stir until berries are coated. Spread berry filling over the top of crust.
  6. Top with remaining crumb mixture. Sprinkle with coarse sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until top is golden brown.
  7. Allow to cool before cutting into bars. Sprinkle with additional lemon zest and serve.

Strawberry Blueberry Crumb Bars Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Peanut Butter Smore’s Granola Bites

Peanut Butter Smores Granola Bites Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction*Recipe originally posted 08/01/13. Images updated 06/14/16.

Well, we made it back from our road trip! (Though with Cassie and Carla filling in, I’m sure you didn’t miss me!) My husband commented, at about hour 10 of 17, “Real road trips aren’t nearly as glamorous as those pictures of road trips I see you pin on Pinterest.”

You know those pictures where everyone is all bright-eyed and excited with huge smiles on their faces?! I have to say I agree with him. My hair and make up don’t stay perfect for that long. Though I have to confess that when I get up at 5 a.m. and know that I’ll be spending the next 17 hours in the car, I don’t exactly spend the greatest care on my hair and make up! We definitely didn’t have bright-eyed excited looks on our faces when he made the comment, more like looks of “Well, who’s going to try to stay awake and drive the next leg?!”

Peanut Butter Smores Granola Bites Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

All that to say we made it, and despite the drive, we enjoyed our time. :) These peanut butter s’mores granola bites have absolutely nothing to do with a 17 hour car ride. However, you can easily make these in under 17 hours and your hair and make up will stay perfect from start to finish. That is something to stay bright-eyed and excited about!

Easy Peanut Butter Smores Granola Bites Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

These little granola bites are filled with oats, wheat flour, and crushed graham crackers. The only sweetener used to hold these bites together is honey and a bit of salt is added to boost the flavors. Stir in some marshmallow bits and chocolate chips and you have portable s’mores that are super easy to make and don’t make a mess when you try to eat them. Perfect to pack for road trips, hiking trips, school, work, etc.!

4.8 from 4 reviews
Peanut Butter Smore's Granola Bites
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1½ C quick oats
  • ¼ C whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ C crushed graham crackers
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ C no-stir natural peanut butter
  • ½ C honey
  • ¼ C marshmallow bits
  • ¼ C chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, stir together oats, wheat flour, crushed graham crackers, and salt. Add in peanut butter and honey and stir until well-combined.
  2. Stir in marshmallow bits and chocolate chips.
  3. If dough is sticky, refrigerate for 15 minutes to allow to firm up before forming into 1-inch balls.
  4. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

No Bake Peanut Butter Smores Granola Bites Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Healthy Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal

Are you as excited about all of the berries that are in abundance right now as I am? When I walked into Costco the other day and saw that they had aisles of fresh berries, I couldn’t resist picking up a few packages. And since everything comes in large packages, it meant that I ended up with pounds of fresh berries that needed to be eaten! It’s worth it though. We’ve been eating them fresh, on top of angel food cake, on ice cream, and, of course, in breakfasts like this blueberry banana bread baked oatmeal!

Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It’s like having banana bread for breakfast. Only it’s heartier. And healthier than your average banana bread. And it’s bursting with sweet, juicy blueberries! I love how the blueberries pop with each bite you take. Plus it’s filled with the classic cinnamon and nutmeg combination that gives you the authentic banana bread flavor.

Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

It doesn’t take long to whip together, and it’s great for reheating individual servings as you all rush out the door at different times in the morning. Or as an easy breakfast-for-dinner meal when all you want for dinner is breakfast food! Although, I may be the only person that gets that way!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal
 
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Serves: 9
Ingredients
  • 2½ C rolled oats
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • 1½ C milk of your choice
  • 1 C mashed ripe banana
  • ¼ C honey or maple syrup (If you're bananas aren't very ripe, you may want to add bit more sweetener)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Spray an 8x8 or 9x9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together oats, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and nutmeg.
  3. In a separate bowl, carefully stir together milk, banana, honey, and eggs until combined. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and stir to combine. Gently stir in blueberries.
  4. Pour batter into prepared baking dish. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
  5. Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
Notes
I like to add ⅔ cup of the blueberries to the batter and then sprinkle the remaining ⅓ cup over the top to get the blueberries evenly distributed.

Hearty Blueberry Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal Recipe from A Kitchen Addiction

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