Carrots and Raisins Bread

Ingredients •

1 cup water (70° to 80°) •

2 tbsps. butter, softened •

1/2 cup grated carrot •

2 tbsps. nonfat dry milk powder •

1-1/2 tsps. salt •

3 tbsps. brown sugar •

2 cups whole wheat flour •

1 cup bread flour •

2 tsps. active dry yeast •

1/3 cup chopped walnuts •

1/2 cup raisins

Directions :

Add the first nine ingredients to bread machine and start the basic bread setting.

Add walnuts and raisins during final kneading if you don’t have a nut compartment.

Gluten free Almond flour Bread

Ingredients :

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 cup warm water

2 cup blanched almond flour

4 tablespoons coconut oil

4 tablespoons psyllium husk powder

4 large eggs, beaten

1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

Instructions :

Add all ingredients to the Bread Machine and select the gluten free setting.

Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients :

2 cups almond milk

1 ripe banana, mashed

½ tsp cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla extract

¼ cup chia seeds

Instructions :

In a bowl, mash the banana until soft. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until incorporated. Cover and chill overnight.

Blueberry Muffin Smoothie

Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 banana, frozen

½ cup frozen unsweetened blueberries

¼ cup plain oatmeal

1 tsp. maple syrup

½ tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

Airfryer Falafel

Ingredients:

1 (16-ounce) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

⅓ cup whole-wheat flour or gluten free alternative

⅓ cup minced red onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Directions:

Preheat airfryer to 375 degrees.

Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher until mostly smooth.

Add the flour, red onion, garlic, olive oil, cumin, and cayenne to chickpeas.

Form the chickpea mixture into 2 inch balls.

Arrange the falafel balls in a single layer in the airfryer basket.

Fry in batches, for 11 to 13 minutes, or until the falafel are firm and golden brown.

Candy Drizzled Popcorn

This mades a good last minute gift and it can be customized for the occasion. Simply switch up the candy.

Ingredients:

1 cup Candy Melts, any color

1 cup Chocolate Chips

6 cups Popped Popcorn, unpopped kernels removed

1/2 cup Candy of choice

Directions:

Microwave 1 cup white chocolate candy melts, stirring every 15 seconds, until melted.

Repeat in a separate bowl with 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips.

Spread 6 cups popcorn on a baking sheet and drizzle with both chocolate mixtures.

Sprinkle with ¼ cup roughly chopped candies and a pinch of kosher salt. (I like crushed peppermints)

Allow to harden, then break into pieces.

Airfryer Pear Chips

3 firm Bosc pears, cut into ⅛-inch-thick slices (I use a mandoline slicer)

1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

⅛ teaspoon ground cardamom or

1/8 ground nutmeg

Directions:

Remove the core and seeds from the pear slices.

Sprinkle with lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cardamom.

Toss well to evenly coat the slices.

Separate the large and small slices into 2 batches. This insures even cooking.

Air-fry for 4 to 8 minutes (depending on size), until light golden brown.

Airfryer Garlic Clove Chicken

Ingredients:

4 bone-in skinless chicken breasts

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon dried basil leaves

⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

20 garlic cloves

Directions:

Preheat airfryer to 350 degrees.

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, basil and pepper.

Coat the chicken with the mixture.

Place the chicken in the air fryer basket and top with the garlic cloves.

Roast for about 25 minutes, or until the garlic is soft and the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F on a meat thermometer.

Honey Glazed Strawberries

Ingredients :

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp lemon zest

1-lb strawberries

3 tbsp melted butter

Bamboo skewers

Instructions :

Soak skewers in water for at least 30 minutes.

Preheat the airfryer to 350 degrees.

Place 3 or 4 strawberries on each skewer.

Combine the remaining ingredients and brush over the strawberries.

Transfer the skewers to the airfryer basket.

Cook for 5 minutes, brush with the honey mixture again and continue to cook for 5 minutes.