Mini Cobblers and Gender Reveal Recipe!

Mini Cobblers and Gender Reveal Recipe!

I’ve been brainstorming and researching on some fun gender reveal recipes.  However, most used dye (yuck!) and lots of sugar (I always can live with a little sugar) and made mostly from a box (yeah… that’s not going to work for me). So, I produced these little babies to help me reveal what gender my little baby is.       I love my CorningWare especially my little ramekins.  They bake evenly, are really sturdy, and clean easily.  They conveniently come in a pack of 4 on Amazon and very reasonably priced.  Definitely worth having a few on hand for fun recipes such as these mini cobblers!  Oh, you still want to know the sex of our baby?       Well, last night I had a vivid dream.  In my dream, I was with my husband having the ultrasound and the sonographer announced ‘it’s a girl!’  My husband and I headed to the ultrasound this morning both confident we were having another baby girl.  I couldn’t wait to share these mini raspberry cobblers announcing we were having a girl!       The sonographer clarified one more time whether or not we wanted to know the gender.  While my husband and I held hands, we assured her we wanted to know.  We were anticipating an ‘it’s a girl!’ but instead we heard ‘it’s a boy!’  As much as I loved those mini raspberry cobblers, the blueberry mini cobblers get the spotlight today.  We’re having a boy mid August!  We’re very excited and incredibly blessed that he appears healthy and strong.  Now… I seriously need your help with names!  We’ve got...
Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies

A cookie for breakfast!?!?  Isn’t that what we all dreamed of when we were kids?  It doesn’t get much better than that.  There are several versions of this cookie on the internet, but I think I’ve perfected the recipe with a couple tweaks and changes.     If I make them plain without blueberries or cranberries, I love scooping a large spoonful of peanut butter or almond butter on top. The combination of a nutty butter with the chewy oatmeal and underlining banana taste would make anyone’s morning better.  Since lots of peanut butter sneak in unhealthy ingredients, make sure to read the ingredients.  The only thing needed for peanut butter is… well, peanuts!  My family has become a big fan of Adam’s All Natural Peanut Butter.   Okay, I originally used coarsely chopped fresh cranberries in this recipe.  Well, they are only in season for a short time.  Don’t get me wrong… they are really tasty with fresh cranberries, but I wanted to see how they would be with blueberries.  Oh. my. goodness.  The flavor burst in my mouth!  I highly recommend using some organic blueberries when making these quick breakfast cookies.     I’m LOVING these silicon baking liners.  It eliminates the need for cooking sprays and butter/shortenings (please don’t use this option) when greasing a pan.  These cookies bake really well on these liners.  Hey, healthy cooking doesn’t mean extra time, preparation, or cleaning up!   Print Healthy Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies Ingredients 2 ripe bananas mashed 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/4 cup pure honey 2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp salt 2 and...
Pear Apple Granola Muffins

Pear Apple Granola Muffins

I LOVE muffins!   One of my most favorite breakfasts is a warm, right-out-of-the-oven, moist, and fluffy muffin.  I didn’t think I would be able to love another muffin as much as my Whole Wheat Banana Zucchini Muffins, BUT I think I might love these just as much! Print Pear Apple Granola Muffins Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour I use Bob’s Red Mill whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 cup all-natural granola I use Nature’s Path Organic FlaxPlus granola 2 Tbs chia seeds 2 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt 1 Bartlett pear peeled, cored, and finely chopped 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup pure honey or pure maple syrup 1/4 cup almond or coconut milk 1 tsp pure vanilla Instructions Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, oats, granola, chia seeds, baking powder, and salt). In a medium-sized bowl, combine all the wet and remaining ingredients: Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. In a lightly greased muffin pan, pour about 1/4 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The tops will be slightly golden brown.   Instead of butter, margarine, jelly, or other highly processed/high sugar options, top your muffin with 1 Tbs of natural peanut butter or almond butter!  You’ll love how the flavors compliment each other!  Serve warm and enjoy!    ...
Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

Gluten-Free Pumpkin Muffins

This was my first time baking with gluten-free flour.  I’m currently playing The Game-On Health Challenge (come play the next round with me!), and I chose a gluten-free meal plan.  I LoVe muffins WAY too much to give them up for 6 weeks.  So, I needed to find a solution.  I was nervous waiting the 15 minutes while they baked, but they turned out light, fluffy, and moist!  My 3 ‘musts’ when it comes to muffins.   Print Pumpkin Gluten-Free and Vegan Muffins Ingredients 2 cups Gluten-free all purpose baking flour I use Bob's Red Mill 1 tsp xanthan gum or flaxseed meal I used flaxseed meal 2 tsp baking powder read ingredients... some are NOT gluten-free 1 tsp baking soda same as baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup pumpkin puree 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/2 cup honey or organic agave 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup milk of your choice I used coconut milk 1 tsp pure vanilla Instructions Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, combine flour, xanthan gum/flaxseed meal, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Mix well. In a separate medium-sized bowl, combine pumpkin, applesauce, honey, olive oil, milk, and vanilla. Pour wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well. In a lightly greased muffin pan, pour about 1/3 cup batter into each muffin cup. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. The tops will be slightly golden brown. Recipe Notes Yields 1 dozen   Need other gluten-free ideas?  Try my Breakfast Quiche and my Gluten-free...

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