Baked Goods · Baking · Dessert · Snacks

Frosted Animal Crackers

These are a total trip-down-memory-lane kind of treat. Who didn't love getting a box of animal crackers as a kid and biting the heads off of lions and tigers and bears? Guaranteed fun...until the box was empty of course. I love recreating childhood favorites and introducing them to my kids. Having kids with dairy allergies… Continue reading Frosted Animal Crackers

Baking · Breakfast · Dessert · Snacks

Two-Bite Banana Muffins

It's MARCH BREAK! Here's a fun and easy recipe for Two-Bite Banana Muffins to get your #kidsinthekitchen! (Hint: make extra. They freeze beautifully and because they're nut-free, they make awesome school lunch snacks!) Two Bite Banana Muffins Ingredients: 3 medium sized ripe bananas⅓ cup unsweetened applesauce⅓ cup vegetable oil1 tsp vanilla extract1 ½ cups all… Continue reading Two-Bite Banana Muffins

Baked Goods · Baking · Dessert

Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

What's the secret to insanely rich, chewy and ooey-gooey {vegan} chocolate fudge brownies? Aquafaba.  If you’re unfamiliar, aquafaba (or water-bean) is the viscous brine that canned chickpeas are cooked and packed in.  Aquafaba so closely mimics the properties of an egg white that it is an ideal substitute for eggs in baking - especially in… Continue reading Chewy Chocolate Fudge Brownies

Baking · Breakfast · Dessert · Gluten-free · Snacks

Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)

TGIF! For my kids, this means super-special treat day in their lunch.  I usually try to keep sweet treats to a minimum during the school week, but on Fridays, the kids get an extra yummy treat in their lunch.  And they look forward to it all week! Of course, extra special doesn't have to mean… Continue reading Cinnamon Sweet Potato Muffins (Gluten Free)

Dessert · No Bake · Snacks

No Bake Chocolate Chip Energy Bites

With back to school just around the corner, extra curricular activities starting up again, and the general easy-breezy-lazy days of summer fading away, I’m starting to prepare myself for the busy days ahead. Which, if you’re like me, means a whole lot of running (ok, driving) around shuffling little people to and fro, and constant trips to the grocery store, Walmart, etc., all while still trying to manage a career. Morning breakfast rush, school lunches, after-school-on-the-way-to snack – all perfect examples of times where quick, make-ahead, healthy snacks (like these no-bake, low sugar chocolate chip energy bites) are a lifesaver.