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Chocolate Brownie Soufflé

For today’s #InspirationFanatic Friday, I wanted to share a recipe I created on a whim while craving chocolate. It turned out with so much volume and flavor, despite being gluten-free and having no added sugar, that I decided it had to be shared!

~280 calories, 7.5 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein per serving.

Makes 4 servings.

4 ripe bananas mashed

4 eggs

4 TBS cocoa powder

4 tsp. Clabber Girl baking powder

½ cup (8 TBS) almond flour

1 tsp. vanilla

I have a hard time with portion control with dessert-type foods, so I originally made a single serving of this. Just divide everything by 4 if you wish to do this. The serving size is quite large, use smaller cups and divide into 8 if you want a lower calorie count.


Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Mix for 1 minute or less—do not over-mix.

Spoon into soufflé cups. Batter should be no more than 1 inch from the top. If your soufflé cups are on the smaller side, you will need more than 4 of them.

Bake at 450 for approximately 20 minutes. Souffle is done when a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Great served warm!

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Mabon Molasses Apple Crumble

For this #InspirationFanatic Friday, I decided to create a recipe for apple crumble. Apples are traditionally associated with Mabon, the Pagan festival celebrating the autumn equinox.  Mabon is a time to express gratitude for the harvests of the active, light parts of the year, which we are now carrying onward towards the restful times of inner work as the night begins to overtake the day. Apples can be seen to represent fertility as well as divination, especially in regards to relationships.

I’ve included some substitution suggestions; I didn’t try out all the possible versions so you’ll want to adjust to taste. It is possible to make a lower-sugar version of this recipe. When I made it with just the molasses and no sugar; it had more of a savory quality.


3 cups of apples, sliced thinly

1 ½ cups of oats (steel-cut)

2 TBS shelled hemp hearts (optional)

4 TBS butter, unsalted and melted (Sub: coconut oil) + 1 TBS butter, solid

1 tsp cinnamon + cinnamon to sprinkle

½ tsp salt

3 TBS molasses or honey (Sub: 1/2 cup brown sugar)

½ cup brown sugar +2 TBS, separated

3/4 cup water


1. Slice apples, mix with 2 TBS brown sugar, and arrange in baking dish (8-9 inch dish).
2. Mix the remaining ingredients except for the water.
3. Spread crumble over the apples; pour water over the contents of the pan.

4. Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

5. Uncover, dot with butter and cinnamon. Bake for an additional 10 minutes
6. Let rest at least 15 minutes before serving.

The final product will look a bit watery, but the liquid is basically an apple syrup you’ll want to spoon over the top when portioning. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.