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Peanut Butter Banana Bread Donuts with Cacao + Peanut Butter Glaze

If at first you don’t succeed, avoid it for 4 months and then try again. I know, probably not the most inspirational advice you’ve ever heard, but that’s how I handled the major fail that was the first time I used my donut baking pan. Donuts! So trendy! I thought, as I bought the pan and proceeded to make what were the most terrible carrot cake donuts that ever existed in the history of life.…

Chewy + Soft Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mondays. Forever stuck in the shadow of the weekend and arguably most people’s least favorite day of the week. I get it, that alarm beeped when it seemed you had only been sleeping for 10 minutes, there is that to-do list waiting on your desk with this week’s tasks and the ones you left on Friday, and maybe there’s laundry or household chores. But, what if we reframed the way we saw Monday mornings? Rather…

Skillet Baked Apples + a Lovely Weekend

This weekend was beautiful. Though originally forecasted for clouds and rain, there was nothing but clear skies from Saturday Morning to Sunday Night. We spent hours working on our yard on Saturday, but it honestly didn’t even feel like work. I’m not sure when it became enjoyable to me, but right now I am so into being outside and learning how to garden. I think this falls into line with a recent break through in…

Chocolate Chip Marbled Banana Bread

When it comes to cooking, I feel like I have a really good handle on things. I can improvise with ingredients or measurements and usually find success. Baking, however, is a completely different beast. I have a truly difficult time with creating baked goods from scratch without a recipe. This is partly because I just don’t experiment enough. If I continued to try and try again at a recipe, I am sure I would finally…

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Waffles

Guys. If you’re looking for a breakfast recipe that could basically double as a dessert, look no further. These waffles are all you need. I had a few bananas on their way to being brown and thought, “Why not experiment with a new recipe?” rather than just making a batch of standard banana bread. We just recently purchased a mini waffle iron, so waffles seemed like the obvious answer. We went out for a little…

Dark Chocolate Everything Clusters

I hardly go a day with out chocolate. If you peeped your head into my freezer on any given day, you’d likely see a bar of 72% Dark Chocolate in the door shelf, maybe even two bars. There is something just so magical about the taste and texture of chocolate, and there aren’t many things that can’t be made better with a little chocolate. Chocolate doesn’t just taste amazing; it also packs so powerful health…

Almond Flour Sugar Cookies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Yep, Its Holiday Baking Season. Corey and I are going to a cookie swap party in a few weeks, so we decided to do a trial run of an almond flour sugar recipe. This recipe was an adaptation of Detoxinista’s Paleo Sugar Cookies. Instead of making the honey “buttercream” though, I made a homemade buttercream frosting from confectioners sugar and pasture raised organic butter. This sugar cookie…

Peppermint Mocha Energy Balls

Nothing screams “holiday season” to me as much as peppermint and chocolate flavored things. Peppermint hot chocolate is my jam in December, and I do treat myself to a peppermint mocha from Starbucks at least once during the season. Today I set out to create an energy ball with the chocolate-y and mint-y goodness of a peppermint mocha. I whipped these up in about 10 minutes and boy, they are DELICIOUS. The mixture tastes like…

Blackberry Cranberry Compote

I remember when I was in high school my mother found a recipe for a cranberry orange chutney and made it for Thanksgiving that year in lieu of canned cranberry sauce. It was so incredibly delicious, a perfect blend of sweet and tart flavors. Ive always wanted to experiment with my own homemade cranberry compote and I am so glad I finally did. Cranberry compotes/sauces aren’t just for Thanksgiving, they’re also perfect for topping oats,…