Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Bread


  • 3 overripe mashed banana
  • 2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1/8 cup oil
  • 1/8 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 F and line a 9×5 loaf pan with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together first six ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all remaining ingredients and stir well. Pour dry into wet, and stir until just evenly combined. Transfer to the loaf pan and spread out evenly. Bake for 40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove the the loaf from the pan by pulling out the parchment paper, slice and enjoy!


Chocolate Chip Cookies

I am always experimenting with different types of the same cookie… doesn’t make sense at all, but try these dairy-free, gluten-free cookies if you are looking for something a little cleaner and lighter.Chocolate chip cookies


  • 2/3 plus 1/2 cup oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-5 Tbsp almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted


Combine all ingredients in a bowl, then stir in wet to form a dough – it will be dry at first, so keep stirring until a cookie-dough texture is achieved. If needed, add 1-2 tbsp extra milk of choice. Form into one big ball, then either refrigerate at least 2 hours or freeze until the dough is cold, or if you are impatient like me you can cook them right away. Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 F. Form dough balls, and place on a greased baking tray, leaving enough room between cookies for them to spread. Bake 11 minutes on the center rack. They’ll look underdone when you take them out. Let them cool on the baking tray 10 minutes before touching, during which time they will firm up.


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I am not a chef, I am not a ‘fitness enthusiast’ or a ‘health coach’, I am a Registered Sports Dietitian who loves to cook, bake, and share research based nutrition information with friends, family, and clients and hopefully inspire more balance with food and exercise in people’s lives through intuitive eating and body love. This is my blog to easily share all the food ideas and recipes I experiment with and the nutrition research I find out each day working with athletes… friends… and family! Enjoy!

cooking with jael
It is never to early to let children help out in the kitchen. Research has shown that children who help cook at home are more likely to enjoy fruits and veggies than kids who don’t cook!