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No Butter Homemade Pancakes
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Peach Cake With Vanilla Frosting
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White Chocolate Toffee Recipe
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Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts
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Chocolate Avocado Baby Muffins
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Garden Cupcakes
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Chocolate Carrot Strawberry Garden
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Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Recipe
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
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Vanilla Brownies with Sprinkles
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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies
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Chocolate Spinach Brownies
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Frozen Banana Ice Cream
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Gluten Free Sugar​ Plum​ ​Apple​ Currant​ Pie
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GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies
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Chocolate Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting
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Rainbow Waffles
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Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies
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MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping
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Root Beer Bundt Cake

No Butter Homemade Pancakes

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!

NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes 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! 

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?
NO BUTTER Homemade Pancakes 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! 

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Peach Cake With Vanilla Frosting

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It’s the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

It’s the middle of the Summer which means it’s peach season at the farmers market. I love juicy peaches!   I love them for breakfast. I love them for afternoon snacks.  I love making easy peach jam with them!  But I especially love them in this Peach Cake!

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It's the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

Do you have a favorite Summer cake that your entire family looks forward to?  Or do you have fond memories of your Grandmother making the best peach cake?  This is one of those seasonal recipes that bring back instant memories for me.

This is a old fashioned, homemade peach cake recipe.   Imagine if you opened up your Grandma’s recipe box.  This cake recipe would be in there! 

EASY to make Peach Cake with Vanilla Frosting recipe. The cake is so moist and made with fresh peaches inside and for decoration on top. This cake is made with two 8 inch cake pans layered together.  It's the perfect cake for Summer peach season!

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White Chocolate Toffee Recipe

EASY White Chocolate Toffee Recipe with rainbow sprinkles! You’re going to love this sticky homemade candy that has a base of crushed up pecans. Cut into squares or break up into bark!  

Have you ever made a recipe that gets eaten so quickly you wonder “How did that happen”?  Yup, that’s what happened with me and this White Chocolate Toffee.  I had no idea it was going to be such a hit!    When I first made them I had no idea Matthew and I were going to be fighting each other for the last one – they’re that good! 

This easy to make toffee is made with 5 simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your kitchen! The ingredients are pecans, brown sugar, butter, white chocolate chips and sprinkles.   I love it because it’s a no bake dessert that also includes rainbow sprinkles – which is my favorite type of treat! 

EASY White Chocolate Toffee Recipe with rainbow sprinkles! You're going to love this sticky homemade candy that has a base of crushed up pecans. Cut into squares or break up into bark!

What is Toffee?

Toffee is a type of hard candy, made by boiling sugar and butter together.  If often has a nut based bottom and chocolate top.  For this recipe, we’re going to use pecans for the base and white chocolate for the top!  Lots of people confuse toffee and caramel, but toffee is more crunchy while caramel is more sticky!

EASY White Chocolate Toffee Recipe with rainbow sprinkles! You're going to love this sticky homemade candy that has a base of crushed up pecans. Cut into squares or break up into bark!

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Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts

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!  

The Best Carrot Cake Glazed Donuts! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots (healthy!) so they taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor! These donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert - they're so yummy!

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 Garden Carrots

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!  

(Reminder: Never throw away your carrot tops! Make this Carrot Tops Vegetable Broth!)
Fresh Garden Carrots

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!

The Best Carrot Cake Glazed Donuts! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots (healthy!) so they taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor! These donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert - they're so yummy!

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.

The Best Carrot Cake Glazed Donuts! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots (healthy!) so they taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor! These donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert - they're so yummy!

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!

Hope you enjoy these donuts!

The Best Carrot Cake Glazed Donuts! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots (healthy!) so they taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor! These donuts are perfect for breakfast or dessert - they're so yummy!

 

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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!  

Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts

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!  

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • 1 ¼ cup shredded carrots

For the glaze

  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cups confectioners powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat egg in large bowl. Add orange juice, butter, vanilla and sugar, beat well.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice and mix till moistened.
  4. Gently fold in shredded carrots.
  5. Fill donut pan up.
  6. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes.

For the glaze

  1. Combine milk and vanilla in a saucepan and heat over medium heat.
  2. Stir in confectioners powdered sugar into milk mixture. Whisk slowly, until well combined.
  3. Remove from heat and dip each donut into glaze.
  4. Set on rack until cool enough to eat.

 

Chocolate Avocado Baby Muffins

CHOCOLATE AVOCADO Muffins – baby led weaning recipe! These muffins are so moist and creamy because we use avocado and yogurt in them!

Do you know what I love currently about motherhood? We’re starting to snack together!  Looking for a treat that we could both share together I made these Chocolate Avocado Baby Muffins which are a complete hit!

They’re perfect for breakfast and perfect for a snack!  After she finishes her dinner at night, sometimes we both sit down and eat a muffin together!  So these are great for parents, babies, toddlers or just anyone who is seeking a healthy muffin!

chocolate avocado muffins recipe

Baby Led Weaning Muffin Recipe

These are healthier than usual muffins because we aren’t using any oil or butter.  Instead we’re making them moist and creamy with avocado and yogurt.  Remember my avocado brownies? Yup, super creamy!  So are these muffins!  
avocado and cocoa powder

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Garden Cupcakes

The best flower and vegetable garden cupcakes! You will love these easy ideas for fun cupcakes! Perfect for a birthday or enchanted tea party!

Gardeners love their vegetables – but we also love our sweets! Enjoy this collection of pretty garden cupcakes!

Flower and Vegetable Garden Cupcakes!

Aren’t these succulent garden cupcakes beautiful?  Wouldn’t they look extra great with cupcake liners that look like fences?  Check out Jin Cho’s Instagram page for more beautiful creations!
Succulent Garden Cupcakes

Sometimes I wish my house plants looked this good! They use icing tip 352, 21 and 102 to get the leaves! Get the DIY step by step instructions here!
Cactus Cupcakes

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Chocolate Carrot Strawberry Garden

EDIBLE Chocolate Carrot Strawberry GARDEN is the perfect DIY Mother’s day gift from kids! This simple craft uses chocolate cookies for dirt and chocolate covered strawberries for carrots! Place a few craft rabbits in the dirt and you have a beautiful edible vegetable garden! Great for toddlers,  preschoolers and older children to make for Mothers and Grandmas who love to garden!

This edible garden craft is TOO CUTE!  I was feeling crafty (and hungry) so I put together this chocolate covered strawberry treat that resembles a carrot vegetable garden – with rabbits and and all!  This is such a fun Spring project and would make the best Mother’s Day gift from kids!
Mother's Day Garden Craft Gift

Gift For Mothers who Love Gardening

This Chocolate Carrot Strawberry Garden won’t take long to make at all! From start to finish you can have this made in 15 minutes.  And of course the best part is helping eat those chocolate covered strawberries that are coated in chocolate cookies! YUM!
Chocolate Covered Cookie Strawberries

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Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies Recipe

HOMEMADE Copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies – just like you remember as a kid! Each brownie is 150 calories! This easy to make recipe includes a rich chocolate fudge frosting and rainbow sprinkles on top! Make this brownie dessert to share with your family! 

These chocolate brownies covered in rainbow sprinkles bring back memories!  I have fond memories of picking out the weekly grocery store snack when I was a kid, most often reaching for a box of Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies!  What wasn’t to love about these brownies?  They were chocolate! They were soft! They had rainbow sprinkles! They had “Cosmic” in the title! They were so cool!

Little Debbie Cosmic Brownie Sprinkles

Whenever I’m in the grocery store now and I walk by the display of Little Debbie pastries, my eyes always dart to quickly find the Cosmic Brownies.  I usually smile quickly and move along.  This time though, I decided I was going to make my favorite childhood brownies!  Enjoy these Homemade Copycat Little Debbie Cosmic Brownies!

Little Debbie Copycat Brownie Recipe

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream

AWARD WINNING Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream recipe! This homemade recipe is made in the ice cream maker and is for chocolate lovers! It’s my family’s favorite Summer ice cream!

We got a Cuisinart ice cream maker a few weeks ago and it’s changed our Summer!

Having a ice cream maker is a great idea. And by great idea I mean a deliciously bad idea.  Its like you can make ice cream whenever you want.  Which means if you happen to keep all the supplies on hand you can eat ice cream every single day.  Delicious, totally.  Dangerous, totally.

low carb chocolate ice cream recipe

But I like to live on the wild side… when it comes to ice cream.  I live so wild that I checked out 2 ice cream recipe cookbooks from the library and I got a 10 cent fee because one was a day late back.  See.  I’m a wild child.

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Vanilla Brownies with Sprinkles

VANILLA Brownies with vanilla frosting and sprinkles on top is everyone’s favorite treat!  This easy dessert recipe makes fudgy, ooey gooey cake tasting vanilla blondies. 

I love vanilla brownies (blondies!).  I love frosting.  I love sprinkles.  These Vanilla Blondies with Vanilla Glaze Frosting are perfect because they check off each of those categories!

Delicious Vanilla Sprinkle Blondies with a vanilla glaze frosting on top is everyone's favorite treat! This easy dessert recipe makes fudgy, ooey gooey cake tasting vanilla brownies (blondies!). Add pretty sprinkles on top and they're perfect for a birthday party!

I should warn you now, these blondies are dangerously good.  I can’t tell you how many blondies I ate because you would have this image of me being a blondie monster in your head and none of you think that.  Right?  Oh goodness, I’m glad I’m right (thanks for making me feel better).  

I love a blondie that is ooey gooey, with some frosting on top.   And this frosting is gorgeous.  It’s my new go to frosting for… well, everything.  It sets perfect and has a shine to it.  I’ve always had a problem making a frosting that was thick enough to set without dripping off the sides of brownies, cakes and donuts.  But this one is a keeper.  Expect to see it often in the next few months in different forms because I have a bunch of donut recipes in my head that  need this frosting!

Easter Vanilla Blondie Bars

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Sweet Potato Baby Led Weaning Cookies

HOMEMADE COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These healthy Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

Can you believe Enceladus just turned 8 months?  How time flies!  With month 7 came her craving for finger food!  No Mom, she doesn’t want to be fed with a spoon, she wants to feed herself!  I admit, it does get a little messy when she feeds herself but it’s lots of fun to watch!  And honestly, nothing warms my heart more than to know she loves Mama’s cooking (she’s a big fan of my mashed cauliflower potatoes!). 

Homemade Teething Baby Cookies

Life has been filled with happy moments of “first foods”.  The messy first time she ate watermelon, the slippery first time she ate avocado, the sour face lemon taste, the happy face of tasting jam on toast,  etc.    Sweet potatoes have been a favorite of hers for a few months, but I had to figure out a way to serve them in a way that she could feed herself since she prefers finger foods over purees nowadays.  

HOMEMADE COOKIES recipe for baby led weaning and soothing a teething baby! These Sweet Potato cookies are made with mashed sweet potato, banana, baby cereal and oatmeal!   My favorite part is that these cookies are so delicious we can share them together! 

I felt like her breakfast choices were lacking so I got to thinking in how I could incorporate sweet potatoes in breakfast or a snack. I came up with these soft and yummy Sweet Potato Banana Cookies, perfect for baby led weaning eating adventures!  

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Chocolate Spinach Brownies

Chocolate SPINACH BROWNIES with Peanut Butter Frosting recipe.  This is a EASY way to get kids or adults to eat their vegetables.  You won’t believe how delicious these brownies are!  They’re also made with the best peanut butter frosting recipe ever!

The color green.  What do you think of?

In many people’s minds, the color green isn’t something you usually think of when you think of sweet desserts.   I hear that little kids fear their green vegetables so sneaky parents have to find ways to incorporate it into their meals.  Well I don’t have a little kid, but I still like being sneaky, even if it  means just being sneaky to myself.  

Spinach Brownies.  

spinach brownies

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Frozen Banana Ice Cream

EASY Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe! This tastes just like soft serve,  no ice cream maker needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. This is the perfect healthy diet ice cream!

This Summer I am ice cream crazy.  As you heard in another post we got a ice cream maker this Summer.  It’s been a beautiful experience and by beautiful experience I mean one full of danger and calories.   I’ve bought so many bags of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups to make ice cream I believe I deserve stock in Hershey’s.    But with the ice cream comes calories. 

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Ice Cream With No Ice Cream Maker!

Now this Soft Serve Ice Cream is a game changer!  You can have delicious ice cream without all the calories!  You don’t even need a ice cream machine! It’s so easy to make!

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

What you need is 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder.  Then you throw it all in the food processor, give it a few pulses and you have soft serve.  I was shocked the first time I made it.  I’m talking real soft serve consistency here. I’m talking Ice Cream Truck texture. But without the cream and milk and sugar.
EASY Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe! This tastes just like soft serve,  no ice cream maker needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder.

Even though it is banana flavored I want to stress it’s not overpowering in banana flavor.  I love bananas but I am usually not a fan of anything banana flavored as I always think it tastes overly processed.  Not this though.  This is just smooth, sweet and perfect. 

EASY Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe! This tastes just like soft serve,  no ice cream maker needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder.

 

This homemade frozen banana ice cream is life changing guys.  Life changing.

Easy Soft Serve Ice Cream, No Machine Needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder.

Make some Frozen Banana Ice Cream and enjoy your weekend! 

Looking for more banana recipes? Try my Chocolate Banana Bread Muffins!

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EASY Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe! This tastes just like soft serve,  no ice cream maker needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. This is the perfect healthy diet ice cream!

Frozen Banana Ice Cream

EASY Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe! This tastes just like soft serve,  no ice cream maker needed! All you need is 3 ingredients: 2 frozen bananas, 1 tablespoon peanut butter and 1 teaspoon cocoa powder. This is the perfect healthy diet ice cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1

Ingredients

  • 2 Frozen Bananas
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

Instructions

  1. Peel bananas and cut them into pieces. I cut each banana in 4 pieces.
  2. Add bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder to food processor.
  3. Pulse for about 15-20 seconds or until frozen soft serve consistency.
  4. Serve right away or put in container to store in freezer.

 

Gluten Free Sugar​ Plum​ ​Apple​ Currant​ Pie

Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it’s GLUTEN FREE! 

You guys.  This pie is incredible.  The pie crust! The sugary fruit filling!  Everything tastes so good!  I might have eaten half of this pie in a day because I couldn’t stay away from it.  It’s that good.
Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 

Even though this recipe is “gluten free”, I’m going to be honest and say you won’t be able to tell.  I admit that many times you can tell when a recipe is gluten free, but not this one.   Because it’s so good, it’s going to satisfy everyone in your family and friends, even if they don’t follow a gluten free diet. (By the way, want another amazing sweet gluten free recipe? Make my Pistachio Cookies!).
Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 

Perfect for CHRISTMAS, GLUTEN FREE Sugar​ ​Plum​ ​Apple​ ​Currant​ ​Pie! This easy to make pie recipe shows you how to make a gluten free pie crust using pecans, brown sugar and gluten free flour. The fruit filling is tossed with sugar and spices to make a delicious pie! This is one of the best pies, perfect for Christmas and Thanksgiving! I can promise you that no one will know that it's GLUTEN FREE! 
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GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio Cookies

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

These Gluten-Free​ ​White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ need to become a must-have on your holiday baking list! I made them last weekend and they were gone by Monday morning!  They have the taste of a spiced cookie but they’re dipped in white chocolate adding a touch of sweetness to every bite!   Add some festive sprinkles on each one and you have some of the prettiest cookies you’ll bake all season long!

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

Pistachio cookies are one of my favorites, but they’re even more irresistible when you add in cardamom, cinnamon, and allspice to give more of a holiday taste (and smell!) to them.   These cookies are not overly nutty tasting, but just perfect so everyone loves them.  

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

GLUTEN-FREE White Chocolate Dipped Pistachio​ ​​Cookies​ are the BEST for CHRISTMAS baking! This easy gluten-free recipe makes 48 spiced pistachio cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate! They are made with almond flour and teff flour, making a perfectly formed cookie! They are one of my favorite Christmas cookies, perfect for family eating and holiday gifts!

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Chocolate Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Tracking PixelCHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE with THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING! This homemade from scratch cake is MOIST, easy to make and slides out of the 8×8 pan perfectly! The peanut butter frosting on top is what I consider the best frosting of all time – my family can’t get enough! If you’re looking for a chocolate birthday cake or holiday gift – make this cake! 

The season of gift giving is upon us and what’s a better way to say “I think you’re great, Happy Holidays!” than sending someone the gift of Chocolate Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting?
healthy chocolate banana cake

I think sometimes the gift of homemade food is overlooked when it comes to the holidays.  Sure, you can brave the holiday lines at the department store to buy your sister those cashmere gloves you saw her eyeing up, but I can almost guarantee you that giving her a homemade cake will make her feel like the best (and loved) sister of all time!   A homemade cake is not only a physical gift, but there’s lots of emotional thought that goes into making it too! 

Did you know that psychologists have found that baking for loved ones promote a sense of well being not only for the recipient but for the baker as well?  Whenever someone gifts me a box filled with homemade cookies I still get weak in the knees and feel like it’s the most special gift ever!  

CHOCOLATE BANANA CAKE with THE BEST PEANUT BUTTER FROSTING! This homemade from scratch cake is MOIST, easy to make and slides out of the 8x8 pan perfectly! The peanut butter frosting on top is what I consider the best frosting of all time - my family can't get enough! If you're looking for a chocolate birthday cake or holiday gift - make this cake! 

First, let’s talk about this cake before we get to my favorite peanut butter frosting.

This is a Chocolate Banana Cake.  I want to tell you up front it is not “too banana-y”.  So if you have someone in the family that isn’t a big banana fan don’t be scared of this cake.  The cake is made with semi sweet chocolate chips and cocoa powder so it’s very decadent with chocolate.  

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Rainbow Waffles

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.

FLUFFY Rainbow Waffles recipe!  This is the perfect birthday breakfast in bed!

 

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Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies

CHOCOLATE CHOW MEIN Noodle COOKIES are my family’s favorite! This easy no bake recipe only requires 4 ingredients! They’re simple to make and you only need chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chow mein noodles and peanuts! I love adding a dash of salt on top too! They are so much to make with kids! Make them for parties, dessert, bake sales or a alternative to Christmas cookies!

These Chocolate Chow Mein Noodle Cookies are delicious and completely addicting!  Even better is that they’re made with only 4 simple ingredients, they don’t require baking and are kid friendly to make!    I made these for a friends party, but they were so good that Matthew and I gobbled them up at home causing me to make a second batch!
CHOCOLATE CHOW MEIN Noodle COOKIES are my family's favorite! This easy no bake recipe only requires 4 ingredients! They're simple to make and you only need chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chow mein noodles and peanuts! I love adding a dash of salt on top too! They are so much to make with kids! Make them for parties, dessert, bake sales or a alternative to Christmas cookies!

Even though these are called “cookies” they’re really not cookies at all, but I find them to be a delicious cookie substitute for holiday gifts, bake sales, and even leaving out for Santa (wink wink).  They’re not made with flour or butter, but instead only require 4 simple ingredients – chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, peanuts and chow mein noodles.  Yup, chow mein noodles!  You can use the skinny ones that come in the can or you can use the wide ones that are usually sold in a bag, I prefer the wide ones.
CHOCOLATE CHOW MEIN Noodle COOKIES are my family's favorite! This easy no bake recipe only requires 4 ingredients! They're simple to make and you only need chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, chow mein noodles and peanuts! I love adding a dash of salt on top too! They are so much to make with kids! Make them for parties, dessert, bake sales or a alternative to Christmas cookies!

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MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping

The BEST BAKED MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles with BROWN SUGAR Pecan Topping! This easy Southern recipe uses BAKED sweet potatoes to really bring out the flavor! There is a delicious brown sugar pecan crumble on top! I love baking these as mini casseroles as it’s a beautiful presentation at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone gets to eat their own! You can even make these ahead of time and heat up!

Next year we are growing sweet potatoes in the garden because this year I finally fell in love with them in the kitchen! You might have seen my creamy Sweet Potato soup last week (if you missed it, it’s here), well now I’m back with a Sweet Potato Casserole in Mini individual size!

These MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping are so cute and so delicious! Everyone gets to eat their own mini casserole so they’re going to be a hit at the next holiday dinner!

Let’s talk sweet potatoes first, ok?  The way to bring out the flavor of sweet potatoes isn’t by boiling them, but by baking them!  Trust me on this!  If you did a taste test with a boiled and baked sweet potato, and then mashed it, you would absolutely agree  that the baked sweet potato is SO much better!  So for this recipe, we’re going to bake the sweet potatoes first before mashing for the casserole.  Yes, I know, it’s one additional step, but it’s WORTH IT!  I would never make you do more work if the pay off wasn’t big!

To bake the sweet potatoes preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grab your sweet potatoes and pierce them with a fork a few times (fun holiday stress activity!). Place the sweet potatoes on a cookie sheet and bake for 90 minutes. Remove the potatoes from the oven. Hold the sweet potatoes with a potholder (they’re hot!) and the potato will pop right out of it’s skin. Discard the skin. Use a potato masher or hand mixer to mash the sweet potatoes.   It’s that easy!  Once your sweet potatoes are baked then we’re ready to begin making these mini casseroles!  If you’re worried about the extra 90 minutes of baking time, you could bake these sweet potatoes a day in advance so they’re all ready for you!

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Root Beer Bundt Cake

Root Beer Halloween Bundt Cake recipe!  This cake is easy to make and is so moist inside! I decorate it with a black sugar glaze and sprinkles on top for Halloween!  It’s easy to use this recipe for a Christmas bundt cake too!

Did you see my Halloween Party post featuring Eyeball Sherbet Punch?  In the post I mentioned that I made a Root Beer Bundt Cake for Halloween that was a bit hit!  Some of you guys asked for the recipe, so I’m back with pictures and the recipe!

Halloween Cake

This is one of my favorite cake recipes because it’s easy, delicious and perfect for Halloween!   The cake is made with root beer making it moist and soft inside! It’s decorated with a black sugar glaze and festive sprinkles which is the right amount of spookiness!
Halloween Cake Idea

 

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