Thanksgiving Recap & Apple Pie Chickpea POWERBLONDIES!

November 24, 2012 -
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Hi all! I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!!
I hope you all know that I am thankful for YOU.

I am thankful for…

Today I wanted to share a little Turkey Day recap along with

I had a great time with my friends & family this week.
Got to spend some time Wednesday night
with my boyfriend’s wonderful family
& then spent Thanksgiving with my fam!

My contribution to dinner was
Toasted Pecan Roasted Veggies

They are so so simple & colorful!
Just choose your veggies & chop them up!
I used…





Butternut Squash


& Red Onion


Then I topped the chop veggies with
a few spoonfuls of coconut oil
a few shakes of coconut aminos,
Himalayan sea salt, & pepper!



Cover foil pan with foil & Roast at 350 for about 1 hour.
Then uncover, mix, & roast at 425 for 20 more minutes.

Top with toasted pecans!
Just add pecans to a low heat pan
& toast for a few minutes then let cool.


Chop and sprinkle on top of Roasted Veggies!


It was a great addition to the spread!



*Here’s my plate!
Fact: I did have some turkey – first animal protein in over two months since working on my gut health and it was very good! My dad is a great cook. There is nothing wrong with BEING TRUE TO YOU and enjoying things you enjoy! My stomach reacted well too – digestion was good – which is my main focus, finding what is working for me at the time.

I enjoyed the turkey & I definitely enjoyed my whole dinner.
I was focused more on being with my family.

Angie set a beautiful table!

*I snacked on raw veggies & hummus while waiting for dinner.


*While watching football on their new, super small, TV. Winking smile


*Her grandma made some amazing looking desserts
& my mystery bars joined the sweet spread!

After dinner, everyone took a bite of my MYSTERY DESSERT & had to guess what the secret ingredient was!

It was hilarious!! I totally suggest doing this. My future sister-in-law guessed every single ingredient minus the main one-She even dug out a CHIA SEED!

She was serious. 

My brother finally guessed it!

Can you guess the secret ingredient?


Let me introduce you to my new creation that I am slightly obsessed with.

Apple Pie Chickpea POWERblondies


2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed)
1 cup quick oats (ground into flour)
1/4 cup protein powder
-I used vanilla brown rice protein powder.
1 TB Chia seeds
1/2 cup coconut milk (divided)
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
3 tbsp coconut oil
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBcinnamon
1TB pumpkin pie spice
Dash of sea salt
2 apples – 1 chopped & 1 sliced
1/2 cup coconut sugar (or stevia or sweetener of your choice!)
*Found this at Whole Foods!

Blend chickpeas & about 1/4 cup coconut milk in a food processor until VERY smooth.

Pour into a bowl & mix in all other ingredients (additional 1/4 cup coconut milk) minus the coconut oil.

You will need to heat up your coconut oil –
I put the 3 TB in a pot on the stove on low heat and melt down.
Once melted, add to the batter along with the 1 chopped apples!


Pour into a 13×9 baking dish & top with sliced apples.

I also sprinkled some more coconut sugar on top!


Cook at 350F for 40 minutes. Let stand at least 15 minutes to cool & set.

These things are super thick & nutritious!!


After thanksgiving, I was super full, so once we came home I had some room for this topped with some sunflower seed butter & cacao nibs for a thanksgiving night time treat!

It was amazing with a cup of tea!


So from me to you – HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


Also, a new CHALLENGE is coming up within the next few days
with an AWESOME prize for the winner!
Keep an eye out!! Winking smile


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9 responses to “Thanksgiving Recap & Apple Pie Chickpea POWERBLONDIES!”

  1. These recipes look amazing!!!! Love them! Can’t wait to give them a try.

  2. Bryanna says:

    These recipes look great, thanks Kasey! Also, i love your outfit 🙂
    Do you think I could use garbanzo flour in the blondies recipe instead? Not sure how, I may need more liquid?
    Thanks again 🙂

  3. Jess says:

    I’m baking these as I type. They smell wonderful! I subbed some bananas for the pumpkin and I added some pumpkin pie spice and I peeled the apples but otherwise I pretty much followed the instructions. I’ll keep you posted as to how they turn out!

  4. Jess says:

    Well, lets put it this way… I ate 3 squares and my hubby liked them too!

  5. Purely Twins says:

    so true girl! we enjoyed some turkey, think it has been about 2 years since we have had any. It was a nice change.
    but keep listening to your body!

  6. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! Keep up the amazing powermeals, recipes, and plant based yumminess 🙂

    ps: I’d love for you to post a chest workout soon 🙂 I’m trying to reevaluate my reps/sets and would love some advice / suggestions!

  7. Angele says:

    I am currently chewing on a piece of the chickpea blondies… YUMMmmmmmm I’m so happy that it made such a big batch, I’ve got breakfast for the week! 🙂 thanks for the great recipe! Always need to change up the breakfast menu..

  8. Lindsay says:

    Wow, those blondies look so yummy. Are they gluten-free?

  9. celinaeliz says:

    I loooove that you enjoyed your thanksgiving, tried some turkey and are still staying true to you and eating plant based! I will continue to follow your blog/instagram and be inspired by your gorgeous plant based foods 🙂 xx

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