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Last-Minute 4-Ingredient Holiday Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water!!!

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As we all know, Mariko Amekodommo makes some deeeelicious treats that we can't help but devour!!

And, now that it's OFFICIALLY CHRISTMAS, here are some inCREDible recipes that will make your mouth water! And, they're not too difficult to make either! Perfect for when you're in that Christmas crunch!!!

Check out the 4 Ingredient Nutella/Hazelnut Brownie, 4 Ingredient Gingerbread Latte Syrup, and 4 Ingredient Peppermint Mocha AFTER THE JUMP!!!

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Pumpkin Souffle With Just Four Ingredients? YES PLEASE!

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Oh Mariko, you spoil us!

If you want to knock it out of the park in the kitchen this fall, you gotta get with the season!

That means, of course, the season of pumpkin spice!

If you've been hankering for some of that orange deliciousness, look no further — especially if you can only really handle four ingredients at a time, because Mariko is here to teach us a super simple recipe that will wow ANY family or guest!

Peep that bizz (above)!!

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Yum! 4-Ingredient Rustic Pizza Dough!

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Markio Knives

Pizza is one of my weaknesses! Here is a quick and easy dough recipe for making your own in minutes, using beer instead of yeast! For a gluten-free version, substitute your favorite gluten-free beer and flour mix, add 1 Tablespoon olive oil and bake a few minutes longer! Get creative with your toppings – right now my favorite is no sauce, crumbled gorgonzola, arugula, sliced pears and caramelized onions.

3 cups flour (plus extra for dusting / kneading)
1 Teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 bottle (or can) of beer

Preheat oven to 350. Add all dry ingredients to bowl, and stir. Slowly add in bottle of beer, mixing constantly until dough is formed (it will be sticky). Put dough on a floured surface, knead lightly (adding more flour if necessary) and roll to about ¼ inches thick. Place on pizza stone or baking sheet, use a fork to poke holes across the surface, and bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven, garnish with your favorite sauce, cheese and toppings, and bake for another 15-20 or until golden brown.

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Get In Our Mouths! Raw Vegan & Gluten-Free Carrot Cake With Cashew Cream Cheese Frosting!

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Mariko Laugh

I love carrot cake! It’s one of the desserts I wish I could eat for every meal (it does have vegetables, right?) Here is a version where you get the entire flavor without the guilt. FitPerez fan Victoria from Stockton, California requested a 4 ingredient recipe for a healthy, low-carb cake – and here you go!

It’s also raw (no baking required) gluten-free and vegan! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Carrot Cake

2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
1 ½ cups buckwheat, oat or almond flour
2 cups dried fruit (I use ½ dates, ½ dried pineapple, but experiment with raisins, apricots, etc)
½ cup dried coconut

Add all ingredients to food processor, and pulse until combined and sticks together. For this recipe, you can pour into an 8 in round pan (I like the spring-form type for easy removal) or lined cupcake tins. Spoon icing on top of carrot mixture, spread lightly, and put pan in refrigerator until hardened; at least 2 hours. Garnish with a dusting of fresh ground cinnamon or nutmeg, and its ready to serve!

Cashew Frosting

2 cups raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 2 hours
2 tablespoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons lemon or fresh orange juice
½ cup maple syrup or agave

Combine all ingredients in blender, until smooth. Add water (if needed) 1 teaspoon at a time, to get a frosting like consistency. Set-aside until ready to use.

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4 Ingredient Gluten-free Chocolate Chip Pancakes!

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Mariko Sink

Pancakes are amazing, and when combined with chocolate – could arguably be one of the best foods ever! Here is a quick and easy version that can be made in minutes, is gluten-free and low carb! I’ll whip this recipe up whenever I have a super over ripe banana, and they are always delicious. Also try substituting the chocolate for chopped nuts, dried fruit or ground flax seed for an extra boost of awesome.

2 eggs
½ cup ripe banana, mashed
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
2 tablespoons dark chocolate chips

Mix all ingredients together, and preheat griddle to medium high heat. Grease (try coconut oil – its my new favorite for pancakes) and drop batter by the spoonful. Cook for a couple of minutes (or until golden) and flip. Serve with your favorite syrup or jam, and enjoy!

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