Super soft vegan peanut butter cookies recipe! This easy 1 bowl recipe makes 18 cookies, each at 150 calories, making them a guilt free dessert! Cookies are ready in 12 minutes! Gluten free option available.
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
These cookies are so soft, tasty, and can you believe they’re vegan? That’s right! There is no milk or butter in these cookies!
I’ve been trying to stick with a dairy free diet, and with recipes like dairy free mashed potatoes and vegan pancakes, it makes it easier. But what I’m craving is a handful of cookies! More specifically, peanut butter cookies!
So I grabbed my apron and 1 bowl (yeah, it’s a 1 bowl recipe!) and set out to make some vegan peanut butter cookies! Verdict? YUM YUM YUM!
Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Granola is a healthy easy breakfast idea for toddlers that the entire family will love. This recipe is made by Mom, tasted and approved by my toddler! Similar to overnight oats, but made with granola instead! This post is sponsored by Back to Nature.
Breakfast Ideas for Toddlers
Is there ever enough time in the morning? I say no. Throw in a toddler who won’t put on her coat, and requires a drop off at daycare, then it feels like every morning is a rush to get out the door and get to work.
What would make the mornings easier? If my toddler would just let me put on her coat! Seriously. Please just stop laying on the ground with your arms glued to your side. Please for your Mother’s sanity!
An easy and delicious breakfast for the entire family to enjoy! Let me introduce you to our current favorite breakfast: Chocolate Strawberry Overnight Granola!
Easy Cinnamon Rolls recipe ready in 12 minutes! Use refrigerated biscuits to make homemade Cinnamon Rolls with a powdered sugar icing that your kids will fall in love with! These Cinnamon Rolls are quick and delicious – perfect for Saturday morning breakfast.
Easy Cinnamon Rolls
On a scale of 1-10 on the yummy scale, these cinnamon roll muffins are a 11. Watch out, I might fight you for them!
One afternoon I was craving cinnamon rolls. It seemed like everywhere I looked I saw a cinnamon roll on twitter, on the street, in a window, and every time I closed my eyes. All I wanted was a cinnamon roll, ok maybe I wanted two, but I wanted them quick.
Easy and fluffy Apple Pancakes recipe! This is one of my family’s favorite breakfast meals because it tastes like apple pie! I always make this quick recipe during apple picking season!
Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
What’s not to love about these easy to make pancakes? They’re easy to make, fluffy to serve and delicious because they taste just like apple pie!
The recipe uses 1 cup of finely chopped apples that gets mixed in with the batter. This guantees that each bite has a little bit of apple in it! During the Fall, I love the combo of apple and cinnamon, so these pancakes are so delicious to me!
Need some healthy breakfast ideas? Start your day with this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet, one of the best Keto Recipes to boost you up! This is one my yummiest and budget-friendly keto recipes. #breakfast #keto
The truth is that I made this Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet for the first time in June. It was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over. And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.
Now it’s October and the recipe is finally here. What took me so long? Well, I’ve been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!
This new keto diet has pushed us to our limits, trying out Keto Recipes and turning to the new healthy can be difficult when we don’t know which recipes actually qualify as keto recipes. Whether it is cauliflower casserole or this cheesy jalapeno Omelet, I’m digging out new Keto Recipes each day. And this recipe makes for a great breakfast!
Moist and DELICIOUS Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins! You won’t believe how easy this recipe is! My family considers these the best pumpkin desserts! These are easy to turn into a gluten free recipe too!
I’m on a muffin kick right now. My favorite muffins of the moment are the Fluffy Chocolate Chip Muffins and these Pumpkin ones. I swear they can’t last in my kitchen with me around. These chocolate chip muffins here make for a happy breakfast.
For this chocolate chip muffins recipe, I’m using brown sugar instead of regular white sugar. I find that brown sugar adds a bit of a depth to muffins and brownies.
I start by mixing my wet ingredients. Later in I sift the dry ingredients and combine it with the wet ones. I have added cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg in my dry ingredients. That’s why these chocolate chip muffins are bursting with flavor and some sweetness.
Add in the chocolate chips to the batter. Pour into a muffin tray. For added goodness, I sprinkle in chocolate chips at this step too. This makes the chocolate chip muffins look so much better when they come out. You can instantly see the chocolate chips. So much eye-candy!
Easy step by step recipe instructions on how to make Stovetop Cinnamon Vanilla Granola! Once you realize how easy this stovetop healthy homemade granola recipe is to make, you’ll never buy any low carb cereal in the store again!
Do you love granola or granola bars?
I know a boy who does. It’s my other half, Matthew. He loves it.
Last week Matthew became obsessed with granola again. He goes through these spells of loving it. There was a time last year where he was ready to have his midnight snack in bed and he realized he was out of granola.
What did he do? Did he pick to eat something else? No, he got on his bicycle and ran to the grocery store at midnight to buy more granola!
Talk about dedication.
So yesterday we ran out of granola again. I went to the grocery store and I couldn’t get over the prices of it. Can someone explain why granola is so expensive? Seriously, $8 for 10 ounces? That’s crazy!
Healthy Homemade Granola
So after I got over (or didn’t get over) my sticker shock, I decided to head back to my kitchen and make my own healthy homemade granola. The benefits of making your own granola are that it’s much cheaper, you control the ingredients and you get to throw on your kitchen apron.
Pumpkin Baby Pancakes Recipe for babies, toddlers and parents! This easy pancake recipe is great for baby led weaning for first foods! These pumpkin pancakes are healthy and nutritious! Serve for breakfast or dinner – freeze leftovers for busy mornings or daycare!
It’s September… so it’s officially pumpkin season! I mean ok, it’s 95 degrees here, but let’s pretend it feels like Fall, ok?
Because I look forward to pumpkin recipes so much, I wanted to be able to make my baby a pumpkin recipe – perfect for those chubby little fingers of hers! So many of you loved my baby led weaning cookies and baby led weaning muffins so I figured it was time to share the baby pancakes Enceladus is currently loving – Pumpkin Pancakes!
So what is baby led weaning?
A short answer to a possible very long answer is that baby led weaning (or BLW as the Moms on the playground call it!) encourages your baby to feed themselves instead of eating purees from a spoon. We started Enceladus very early with baby led weaning, and there were some learning curves in the beginning (totally normal) but I really feel that feeding herself has not only made her more independent, but also more open to tasting EVERYTHING.
Seriously, there’s no food she won’t try. Put a food in front of her and watch her eat it!
Plus now she loves cooking with Mama in the kitchen…. even though it gets dangerous sometimes!
This Sugar Glazed CUCUMBER Bread is delicious and so moist! It tastes just like zucchini bread, but it’s made with 1 cup grated cucumber. The healthy dessert recipe is easy to make and is a great way to eat your vegetables! A powdered sugar glaze is poured on top once baked! Everyone in my family LOVES it – even toddlers!
This weekend there were many surprises in the garden. The monster pumpkin plant just won’t stop growing. There was a 5 pound bag of potatoes waiting for us under the soil. Carrots were pulled. Jalapeno peppers were picked. Cucumbers were spotted.
These are all vegetables I was hoping for, but maybe in a few weeks…. but in typical garden fashion, they make their own rules and showed up to the party early. I couldn’t have been more happy to see them!
I saw a few baby cucumbers growing on the vine last weekend but somehow those babies transformed to multiple large cucumbers in just a few days, ready to be picked and enjoyed. My Half Sour Pickle recipe and Cucumber Tomato Salad is a favorite way to use cucumbers, but I was trying to figure out how to bake with them.
Baking with Cucumbers!
This Sugar Glazed Cucumber Bread was created because of that! This bread is similar to Zucchini Bread, but instead is made with grated cucumbers. After the bread cools, a delicious powdered sugar glaze is poured on top to make it really special. This is our new breakfast recipe that I’ll be making weekly until the cucumbers finish in the garden.
This is one of my family’s favorite cucumber recipes – perfect for Mom and Dad, but also perfect for toddlers and kids! Even my 1 year old loves a piece of this for breakfast in the morning!
NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes recipe are fluffy and so easy to make! They’re so good you won’t miss the butter at all, that makes them more healthy too! These made from scratch pancakes are my favorite Saturday morning breakfast, my family considers them the best! Dairy Free/Vegan too!
Don’t have any butter? That’s ok. Today we’re going to make some No Butter Homemade Pancakes. They’re just as delicious as butter made ones… maybe even better! We love these pancakes so much in our house that they became our #1 pancake recipe!
How to Make Homemade Pancakes
I wish I could say these pancakes were created because suddenly I wanted to make healthy pancakes and do without the butter, but the truth is that we were out of butter. Do you often run out of butter too?
HEALTHY, Vegan Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie! This easy recipe uses fresh fruit to make a smoothie for breakfast, for kids and for weight loss! It’s dairy free and vegan.
Well, it’s been a hot week in New York City. I’ve been pushing my daughter in the stroller, sweat rolling down my face, while mumbling how much I miss Winter. Why is it that when it’s Winter, you can’t wait for Summer, but when it’s Summer, you’re like… nope, I want Winter again! Too cold, too hot, it never ends!
What’s the perfect drink for a hot day? You want something refreshing, cold, and great tasting. Right? Well, this Banana Strawberry Blueberry Smoothie really hits the spot! It’s vegan and packed with fresh fruit!
Full of summer-ripe fruits at their peak, it is sweet, nutritious, and hydrating. It’s great for breakfast, lunch or an afternoon snack when you need a boost of energy!
You can make a full batch and save some in the fridge for a snack later. You can take it with you for a quick and easy chilled meal on the go in a shaker bottle or wide-mouthed water bottle. Skip dessert and have a smoothie instead! There’s really no wrong time to have a smoothie.
Yup, that’s right. This smoothie is dairy free and vegan. It doesn’t include milk or yogurt. Milk and yogurt have a tendency to slow me down and make smoothies taste heavy, so this is perfect for those on dairy free diets.
If summer allergies are hitting you hard, going dairy-free is a big bonus. Ingesting dairy leads to excess mucus in your system and can stuff you up and make you sneeze.
Many people feel much better overall once they go dairy-free. This smoothie shows you can still enjoy your previously dairy-laden foods and go dairy-free. If you’re looking for more recipes, try my dairy free mashed potatoes too!
The great thing about smoothies, especially this one, is that they are hydrating and nutritious on those hot summer days. You get plenty of water from the fruit and added ice, plus all the naturally occurring nutrients.
This one 24oz. smoothie contains only 140 calories and has 150% of your daily requirement for vitamin C. It also has 34% of your daily potassium. And that’s just in one smoothie!
BEST Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts recipe! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots and taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor!
Do you love donuts? Do you love carrot cake? Then I have the perfect recipe for you!
This Winter we got very lucky with our carrots. We didn’t have high hopes for them but upon one Spring cleanup day we were surprised to find pounds of carrots hiding under the soil waiting for us to find them. It was a giant surprise and it created some giant garden smiles
Fresh Carrots Recipe
Aren’t they just beauties? I just can’t get enough of fresh carrots. There’s nothing like the taste of a carrot that was just picked. Sometimes I nibble on one as soon as I pick it, I just can’t help myself. So I took the carrots down to the kitchen and pondered… What to make?
For dinner I made this Roasted Carrot Soup (by the way, it’s delicious!) but then I also wanted carrots for dessert!
I was going to make carrot cake, but I’ve had a real craving for donuts lately so I decided to mix the best of both worlds – cake and donuts!
CARROT CAKE DONUTS
These donuts taste just like carrot cake with a sweet vanilla glaze on top. Think of a bakery glazed donut + a carrot cake…. all as fresh as possible. The freshness of the carrots really make these donuts something special!
Carrot Cake Ingredients
These donuts basically require the same ingredients as carrot cake.
You’ll need egg, orange juice, melted butter, vanilla, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. And then you’ll need shredded carrots!
The vanilla glaze on top is a tried and tested recipe that I use all the time! You make it with milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
These donuts are definitely a keeper in my garden notebook now. I can’t wait for our next carrot harvest to make (and devour!) some more Carrot Cake Donuts!
FLUFFY Rainbow Waffles recipe! This is the perfect birthday breakfast in bed!
Is today your birthday? If so, Happy Birthday!
But chances are it probably isn’t, but that doesn’t mean you don’t deserve party time rainbow breakfast waffles to wake up to in the morning, right? YIPPEE! Let the party begin.
NO BUTTER NEEDED Fluffy Waffles! This easy breakfast recipe calls for applesauce instead of butter making these waffles a healthy option! I love these homemade from scratch waffles, they are so fluffy and my family always says they’re the best Saturday morning breakfast!
There’s something about Saturday morning that makes everyone want a home cooked breakfast. For many it’s the time to relax with the family and take a breather from the work week. As a little girl I always looked forward to Saturday morning breakfast, usually shared with a girlfriend of mine that would sleep over on Friday night.
As soon as we woke up, we would head downstairs to watch Saturday morning cartoons and wait for Mom to bring in delicious smelling breakfast! Sometimes it would be cinnamon rolls, sometimes it would be blueberry pancakes and sometimes it would be the fluffy waffles!
With a craving for waffles I wanted to relive my childhood Saturday mornings so I made these No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles! I hope you like them as much as I do!
I love “No butter” recipes for a few reasons. First, how many times have you wanted to make a recipe and went to grab the butter to find out you were either all out or only had a tablespoon left? It’s happened to me too many times!
Secondly, no butter means healthier, which means you can have more waffles! So you can see these No Butter Needed Fluffy Waffles are a total win. Isn’t it great how that works out?
EASY Apple Waffles recipe! This healthy waffle recipe include fresh shredded apples and cinnamon! They are simple to make for a Fall breakfast! Serve with maple syrup on top! My family LOVES them!
Can you smell Fall in the air? Nope, me either. In NYC it’s in the high 80’s and it doesn’t feel like Fall is around the cornet yet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t pretend it’s Fall and make Easy Apple Waffles for breakfast! These waffles are delicious and use fresh apples in the batter!
Do you go apple picking? We love visiting the apple orchards in Upstate New York and discovering new apples (while picking them straight off the tree!). My other favorite part of visiting an apple orchard is the barn that sells apple donuts and fresh apple cider! Yum!
I love spending my morning apple picking and then enjoying doughy apple donuts for lunch! We always pick a big bag of apples, enough that we can make apple pancakes, apple chips, apple juice and these apple waffles with! I told you… we really love apples!
BANANA Oat BREAD Cookies tastes just like banana bread! This healthy, easy to make recipe makes 3 dozen cookies filled with oatmeal, walnuts, chocolate chips! These cookies are soft and packed with protein to make the best breakfast or dessert!
What I love: cookies, bananas, banana bread. What I don’t love: overripe, brown bananas. With a bunch of bananas in the kitchen ripening quickly, there’s only one thing to do.. make Banana Oat Bread Cookies!
Do you have a fear of ripe, brown bananas too? Maybe it’s because it’s Summer time but lately my bananas have been ripening at much quicker speeds than usual. I like to eat bananas when they hit that perfect spot of just turning yellow – but no brown spots on them yet. The timeline for a perfect banana is slim. Once it starts to brown and turn soft I can’t eat them “raw” anymore. But that’s totally ok, because soft bananas are like the Cinderella of this story, except they don’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight, instead they turn into delicious cookies!
Jelly Donut Holes recipe! These baked donut holes are easy to make and are rolled around in delicious cinnamon sugar! These homemade treats taste just like Dunkin’ Donuts Munchkins but are much healthier!
So there’s no judging here, right? So when I tell you we made these Easy Jelly Donut Holes late at night one evening and the next morning they were gone already, you won’t judge me, right? Ok good. Because this totally happened and I have no regrets.
Jelly Donut Holes
I have been craving donuts. Bad. I think I say at least once a day “I want a donut” and I really do want one. I love chocolate donuts,peanut butter donuts, tea donuts, carrot cake donuts and more but I have a very soft spot for Donut Holes, especially when they are cinnamon sugar covered. Oh and also when they are filled with homemade jelly that just smells like strawberries and Summertime. These donuts you guys, they’re made of happiness and magic.
When I originally made these I thought they were going to last so that I could share with friends the following day, but they are so irresistible that they were gone rather quickly before sharing with friends. So this week I’ll be making 2 more batches.. one for friends and one for us again. They’re that good!
I hope you give these a shot. They would perfect for breakfast, a great treat to bring into work to share with coworkers, or a dessert. Honestly, they’d be perfect all the time.
Jelly Donut Holes recipe! These baked donut holes are easy to make and are rolled around in delicious cinnamon sugar! These homemade treats taste just like Dunkin' Donuts Munchkins but are much healthier!
For the jelly
1/2cupof your favorite jelly or jamI used strawberry
For the topping
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix sugar, butter and nutmeg in a bowl until combined. Stir in milk, baking powder and flour until all combined.
Spray your mini muffin pan with a nonstick spray. Fill your mini muffin spots up half way full.
Bake in oven until tops are slightly brown, 15 to 17 minutes.
When donut holes come out of the oven, let them cool until you can touch them.
Fill a piping bag with tip with jelly and fill each donut hole.
Mix sugar and cinnamon together in shallow bowl.
Brush butter all over each donut.
Roll donut around in sugar mixture until completely covered.
EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don’t require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!
I am something of a muffin fanatic, especially when they’re mini in size. Some of my favorite recipes are muffins, like these Banana Muffins or these Coffee Cake Muffins or these Blueberry Muffins – I love them all! Recently I’ve received some comments on my No Butter Needed Pancakes asking if they could be made into muffins or cupcakes, so I decided to take the challenge and do that! With that I present you Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins!
EASY FLUFFY Pumpkin Pancakes recipe! These delicious extra fluffy pancakes made from scratch are low carb and packed with protein (1/2 cup pumpkin!). They make a healthy substitution instead of buttermilk pancakes. My family considers them “the best pumpkin pancakes in the world!”.
I know you’re probably thinking “Isn’t NYC in a snowstorm right now, but yet you’re posting a pumpkin recipe?”. You’re right. NYC is under a blanket of beautiful white snow. And I still have over 100 pounds of pumpkins from the Fall garden decorating my apartment.
Can you believe it? We have big pumpkins, pie size, and munchkins sprawled out all over the apartment just like it was still Halloween. I have to clear a few out as they go bad, but at this rate I think I’m good to go with fresh pumpkins for at least the next few months!
If you don’t have any fresh pumpkins lying around don’t worry. You can use frozen pumpkin puree that you kept from your Fall pumpkins (remember how easy it is to make?) or you can use canned pumpkin from the store.
Being a girl who loves pumpkin year round and doesn’t believe that pumpkin only needs to be celebrated in the Fall I wanted to bake up a pumpkin breakfast to satisfy my pancake craving I’ve been having (hello baby!). Pumpkin pancakes are one of those foods that are near perfection for me. These pancakes are so light and fluffy!
HOMEMADE Blueberry English Muffins! You’re going to love this easy to make breakfast recipe! Save money and start making your own English muffins instead of buying the store bought ones. These ones are much more delicious and healthy! I love having one of these muffins with a cup of tea!
I’m starting 2017 with a bang – homemade Blueberry English Muffins! These have been on my “must make list” for quite some time since every morning I start my day off with one. I decided I was sick of buying the store bought version (plus they’re sometimes hard to track down) so I wanted to start making my own.
Surprisingly these homemade English Muffins are easy to make and don’t require that much time waiting for the dough to rise. Once you’ve made your own batch of these I bet you’ll never buy them again! Hope you all enjoy… and Happy New Year!