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Weekly Rewind~Top 5 Recipes Edition


This week’s rewind is all about FOOD! These are the top 5 most viewed recipes on my site.

Homemade Vegetable Broth | Herbivore Triathlete

5th Place: Kitchen Scraps Homemade Vegetable Broth-I eat a lot of veggies and end up with a lot of vegetable scraps. I like to save money every way I can and I also like to have homemade versions of convenience items as much as possible. It is super easy and economical to make your own broth. I like to use veggie broth when I cook, either because the recipe calls for it, or to add nutritional value to things like pasta, rice, and other grains.

Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins | Herbivore Triathlete

4th Place: Meyer Lemon Blueberry Muffins-The Meyer lemon in these muffins give them an incredible lemon fragrance and flavor that is unbelievable. This recipe would be great with raspberries as well.

Strawberry-Goji Muffins with Mini-Chocolate Chips | Herbivore Triathlete

3rd Place: Strawberry-Goji Muffins with Mini-chocolate chips-The recipe for these muffins came from Let Them Eat Vegan by Dreena Burton. The goji berries are used in a creative way and lend a depth of flavor to this healthy muffins while the mini-chocolate chips add a delicious hint of sweetness and indulgence.

Soft Pretzel Bites | Herbivore Triathlete

2nd Place: Soft Pretzel Bites with Sesame Seeds-These pretzel bites are reminiscent of the big soft pretzels that you can find at the mall. They are super easy to make and highly customizable.

Cookie Butter Banana Bread  | Herbivore Triathlete

1st Place: Cookie Butter Banana Bread-It comes as no surprise to me that this is the most viewed recipe on my blog by a landslide! In my opinion, cookie butter makes everything better and this bread is no exception. If you haven’t made it yet, I highly encourage you to make it as soon as possible!

What’s your favorite recipe on my blog? What recipes would you like to see in the future?


Cookie Butter Banana Bread {vegan}

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Cookie Butter aka Speculoos aka Biscoff Spread is quite possibly the most amazing “butter” ever invented. Slathering some cookie butter on bananas is a scrumptious snack. Banana bread is the best quick bread as far as I’m concerned. So, cookie butter banana bread was an obvious choice for me. This is the.best.banana.bread.EVER! Not even kidding.

** Edited to add: It was brought to my attention by a reader that Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter is NOT vegan. However, Biscoff Spread IS vegan, I suggest using Biscoff for this and any other “cookie butter” recipe.**

Trader Joe’s also has a list of all their vegan products here.

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Cookie Butter Banana Bread
Adapted from Better Banana Bread by neverhomemaker


  •  3 brown spotted bananas, medium
  • 2 tablespoons flax meal
  • 1/2 cup plain almond milk, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cookie butter (I used Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookie Butter)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unbleached bread flour
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • Pinch salt

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  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Spray a loaf pan and set aside.
  2. Mash the bananas and set aside.
  3. Mix together the flax meal with almond milk, set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, cookie butter, applesauce, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add in the flax meal mixture and bananas.
  5. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, and salt.
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet using a spatula and mix until just combined. Do not over mix!
  7. Pour mixture into prepared loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.
  8. Remove loaf from oven and check for doneness. If needed, return to oven for up to 15 minutes.
  9. Let cool in loaf pan, then transfer to a wire rack to finish.
  10. Slice and enjoy with a pat of vegan butter such as Earth Balance.

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Have you tried cookie butter yet? What’s your favorite way to enjoy cookie butter? I like mine pretty much anyway I can get it, preferably right from the jar on a spoon into my mouth!

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