This St. Patrick’s Day, wow your friends with this mint chocolate chip cheesecake dip! No baking required, and minimal clean-up necessary to make this festive dip or dessert. All you need is cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract, green food coloring, and mini chocolate chips. I like to serve this mint chip cheesecake dip with graham crackers, but you can also serve it with bars of chocolate – yum! Every bite tastes like a mint chip cheesecake.
Mint Chip Cheesecake Dip Recipe
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 2 tbsp powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
- A few drops of green food coloring
- Mini chocolate chips
- Add the cream cheese, powdered sugar, peppermint extract and food coloring to a Magic Bullet cup and blend until smooth and a nice minty green color.
- Transfer to a bowl filled with mini chocolate chips, and shape into a circle.
- Serve with graham crackers or bars of chocolate.
Makes 1/2 cup
Ice cream without the cream? Thank you Magic Bullet! This peanut butter, banana and honey ice cream is simple and delicious. You’ll fool everyone into thinking you scooped it right out of a container!
Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey Ice Cream Recipe
- 1 1/2 bananas (chopped and frozen)
- 3 tbsp. peanut butter
- 2 tsp. honey
- Add frozen banana slices to Magic Bullet and blend until smooth.
- Combine banana mixture with remaining ingredients and blend.
You’ll never want store-bought again!
Red velvet cupcakes are my weakness. Especially with cream cheese frosting. February is the perfect month to bake red velvet cupcakes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, I give you a healthier version, using fresh beets in this cupcake recipe. The beets give the cupcakes a beautiful, natural color and moist texture. We don’t need to use any artificial food dyes or a lot of butter in this recipe, which makes it much healthier! Go ahead and eat your heart out.
Red Velvet Beet Cupcake Recipe
- 2 beets, boiled, peeled and chopped
- ⅔ cup nonfat buttermilk
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Line a muffin pan with liners.
- Add the beets, buttermilk, and vanilla to a Magic Bullet cup can blend.
- Combine the butter, oil, sugar and salt in a stand mixer (or bowl with electric beaters) and add the beet mixture.
- Whisk the flour, salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and slow add to the mixer.
- Fill the liners 3/4 full and bake for 18 minutes.
Makes 1 dozen cupcakes
Peanut butter is delicious, and muffins are a wonderful treat. It was only a matter of time before we combined the two. This peanut butter muffin recipe is easy and super tasty. It’s a great balance of flavors that isn’t too rich, but filling enough to leave you satisfied.
Peanut Butter Muffin Recipe
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup low-fat milk
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tbsp. baking powder
- Combine peanut butter, milk, egg and baking powder in Magic Bullet and blend.
- Gradually blend in flour until thoroughly combined.
- Add to slightly oiled cupcake tray and cook at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes.
- Top it off with a few dabs of your favorite jam or jelly to give it a sweet kick!
I’ve been making these cupcakes a long time for my kiddos, and they just love them! They are just the right amount of sweetness where no frosting is needed! Sweet potato purees work just as well as banana purees, so if you have extra sweet potato after making these muffins, then save them and add them into your next banana bread recipe!
Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Cupcake Recipe
- 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
- 1.5 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3/4 tsp. baking powder
- 3/4tsp. baking soda
- 1 cup non dairy milk + 1 tsp. vinegar, mixed
- 1/3 cup melted coconut oil, cooled
- 1/2 cup pure cane sugar
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Add sweet potatoes to a steamer basket, and cook for about 10-15 minutes, or until soft.
- Add potatoes to the Magic Bullet and blend until creamy. If needed, add a little cooking liquid to make the blending easier. Reserve 2 cups for this recipe.
- In a medium bowl, sift together flour, spices, salt, and baking powder and baking soda.
- In separate bowl add potatoes, milk, oil, sugars, and vanilla. Whisk together, then add dry ingredients and mix together.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins and bake for 22-27 minutes.
- Let cool, then sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
These days, there are many so-called healthy cookie recipes out there. This chocolate chip quinoa cookie recipe is one of my favorite healthy cookie recipes, because it still tastes like a satisfying dessert! It is made without butter, but instead creamy peanut butter and applesauce to give it a soft texture. Oats and quinoa give these cookies iron and protein. You won’t be disappointed! My whole family loves these.
Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookie Recipe
- 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup applesauce
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips to a Magic Bullet pitcher and pulse a few times until the ingredients are combined. Add milk if needed, but not too much – the dough should be well formed and not runny.
- Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Scoop out tablespoons of dough onto a greased baking sheet and bake the cookies in the oven for 20 minutes.
Makes 12 cookies
Almonds are magical. They’re healthy, rich, tasty… and extremely versatile! Either on their own, whole or halved as a tasty topper, or, with the Magic Bullet’s help, ground into a useful mixture. This recipe mixes almond grounds into a delicious muffin that’ll satisfy any sweet tooth.
Almond Muffin Recipe
- 1/2 cup almonds
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
- 1/3 cup Oil
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 3 tsp. baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- Blend almonds in Magic Bullet.
- In mixing bowl, whisk together egg, almond extract, oil and milk.
- Combine mixture with ground almonds, flour, sugar, cinnamon, baking powder and salt.
- Add mixture to oiled cupcake tin and bake at 390 degrees for 15 minutes.
There’s nothing like a homemade muffin!
Looking for a new low-fat, healthy dessert to try this Fall? You are going to love this pumpkin “nice cream.” What do I mean by “nice cream?” If you haven’t heard about nice cream yet, you are in for a treat. It is basically ice cream without the fat and calories. Whhhaaat?? Yes, it’s true. The secret is frozen bananas. Frozen bananas add an amazing ice cream-like texture without bringing an overpowering banana flavor to the dessert. Combine frozen bananas with anything to make your favorite ice cream into nice cream, including pumpkin puree!
You can enjoy this treat right away, or pop it in the freezer for later (just thaw about 20 minutes before you want to eat it).
Pumpkin “Nice Cream” Recipe
- 1/2 cup organic pumpkin puree
- 2 bananas, frozen
- 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice (optional)
- Chopped pecans for topping
- Milk, as needed
- Add the pumpkin puree, frozen bananas, and spice to a Magic Bullet cup and blend. Add milk as needed, start will less, if too much milk is added the end result will be too runny.
- Top with chopped pecans.
Makes ~1 cup
Who hasn’t gone to their local carnival and been excited to pick up some shaved ice? It’s one of those memories that everyone shares a variation of. Now, with help from the Magic Bullet, you’ll be able to relive that delicious nostalgia in your own kitchen!
While traditional shaved ice recipes call for a fruity syrup to be drizzled over the top of your ice, I prefer a more natural sweetness like maple syrup. It doesn’t take a lot to sweeten the whole cup, and the natural spices provide the perfect compliment to the chilly ice.
Maple Shaved Ice Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups ice cubes
- 1/2 to 1 tbsp. maple syrup
- Blend your ice cubes in the Magic Bullet, and then drizzle the maple syrup over top. It’s so simple!
- It only takes about ninety seconds to feel like a kid again!
This moist, spiced raisin carrot bread loaf is made with whole wheat flour and tastes just like carrot cake (even though it is much healthier!). The Magic Bullet does all the work by blending all of the ingredients together, leaving the carrots and raisins to stir in last before popping it into the oven. While it is baking, this carrot loaf makes your home smell amazing. Bake as a gift for a friend, or enjoy it all yourself (we won’t tell). It is good enough to eat alone, but you can also spread cinnamon cream cheese, butter or applesauce on top for extra yumminess.
Whole Wheat Raisin Carrot Loaf Recipe
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrots
- 1 cup raisins
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients, except for the carrots and raisins, to your Tall Cup and blend.
- Pour the batter into a greased 9×5 inch loaf pan and stir in the carrots and raisins.
- Bake for 50 minutes-1 hour, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool before serving.
Makes 1 9x5x3 inch loaf