S’more Bars

Summer means s’mores, but if you live in the desert in the summer then making s’mores over a fire is not the best idea! So these baked s’more bars are just as fun to eat, and you won’t have to sweat it out over a hot fire! S’more Bars Ingredients 2 cups plus 1 tb. flour 6 graham crackers  1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. salt 3/4 cup softened butter 1/2 cup sugar 3/4 cup brown […]

Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies

I am always looking for a healthier dessert that I can indulge in late at night the my kids go to bed. 99% of the time I am looking for chocolate, so when this recipe came together I was super excited! My favorite thing to do is wrap them up safe in the freezer and then pull them out when everyone is in bed….and no one can disturb me ;). Peanut Butter Black Bean Brownies Ingredients 1 can black beans, […]

Herbed Goat Cheese Tart

This herbed goat cheese tart is an easy, flavorful vegetarian dish that uses thin phyllo sheets as the crust. The filling is made with soft, mild goat cheese and cottage cheese, and it is topped with sautéed shallots and cherry tomatoes before baking in the oven. The secret to this main dish is the fresh herbs. You can substitute dry, but nothing compares to using fresh herbs! Once you take the tart out of the oven, sprinkle chopped fresh herbs […]

Grain-Free Red Velvet Muffins

February. Valentines Day. Red. Red velvet. The most decadent, sweet and rich dessert anyone could lay their tastebuds on. Add some cream cheese frosting and you’ve got yourself wanting more. But, knowing me, I have to come up with a nutritious delicious alternative to enjoy while feeling like I’m treating myself. Almond flour is my go-to when baking because it’s full of protein and healthy fats, so it fills you up and keeps you satisfied rather than a sugary, carb-filled […]

Fresh Strawberry Muffins with Fresh Strawberry Glaze

I love having little treats on hand at the end of the week to celebrate the weekend. School is done, work is finished, and it’s time to relax. These are the perfect amount of sweetness, with a subtle fresh strawberry kick! The bright pink glaze on top is a perfect sight for the eyes, and delicious for the belly too! Fresh Strawberry Muffins with Fresh Strawberry Glaze Muffin Ingredients 2 cups strawberries, chopped with stems removed 1 box vanilla cake mix […]

Mini Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These muffins are incredibly yummy! I was excited for how quickly they came together, because who doesn’t love a dessert recipe made in blender?! (Only one thing to clean!) I kept these in the fridge for a nice treat to have when my kids went to bed, and looked forward to it each night! These are not bread like, similar to traditional muffins. These have a similar consistency to actual pumpkin pie! Mini Pumpkin Pie Muffins Ingredients 1 cup pumpkin […]

Lemon Yogurt Plum Cake

If you like sweet and sour desserts, this lemon yogurt plum cake is for you! A moist, sweet lemon cake is topped with fresh tangy plum slices. This cake freezes well, so it is a great make-ahead dessert. Go ahead and try it with your coffee or tea for breakfast, or save it for dessert. Lemon Yogurt Plum Cake Ingredients 1 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1/4 tsp salt […]

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Breakfast muffins are one of life’s finest treats. This recipe, which features oatmeal, yogurt, vanilla, banana and honey, is a wonderful break from the many muffins that are packed with sugar and butter. The best part is that having seconds and thirds is guilt-free! Banana Oatmeal Muffin Recipe Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 banana 1 egg 1/2 cup yogurt 1 1/2 tbsp. honey 1 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract Pinch of salt Instructions Blend […]

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are my weakness, especially with cream cheese frosting. February is the perfect month to bake red velvet cupcakes in order to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This year, I give you a healthier version, using fresh beets! The beets give the cupcakes a beautiful, natural color and moist texture. We don’t need to use any artificial food dyes or a lot of butter in this recipe, which makes it much healthier! Go ahead and eat your heart out. Red […]

Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Cupcakes

I’ve been making these cupcakes for my kiddos for a while now, and they just love them! These desserts have the right amount of sweetness where no sugary frosting is needed! Sweet potato purees work just as well as banana purees, so if you have extra sweet potatoes after making these muffins, then save them to add into your next banana bread recipe! Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Cupcake Recipe Ingredients 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced 1.5 cups white whole […]