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Two Easy Midnight Snacks You Can Munch Guilt-Free

April 28th, 2011 No Comments

Whether you’re in the mood for savory or sweet, these midnight snacks will take care of your cravings!

First up: Spicy Pepper Poppers

To make the pepper, just de-seeded bell pepper, stuff it with baby spinach and pieces of Kerry Gold Dubliner cheese (you could use any cheese you have/like, but I like the sharpness of the Dubliner), and then microwavethe whole thing for about two minutes. After cooking, I added crushed red pepper (for the spice), salt, and pepper. The pepper got soft, but still had a little bit of crunch, and the cheese and spinach melted together.

Now for the sweeter side: Gluten-Free Banana Walnut Muffins

You’ll need (makes a dozen muffins):

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 3/4 C walnut pieces
  • 2 1/4 C almond flour
  • 1/2 C honey (you could also use maple syrup)
  • 1 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 t vanilla
  • 3 t cinnamon
  • 1 t nutmeg

Make it:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients except walnuts in a large mixing bowl.
  • Mix well, then fold in walnuts.
  • Grease muffin tin well, and fill cups up 3/4 of the way.
  • Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

These are sweet, but not too sweet, and super filling because of the almond flour! Definitely a late-night snack that won’t weigh you down.