Sweet Potato Muffins

Annoyingly, grocery stores seem to think that people don’t use canned pumpkin year-round since I haven’t been able to find it in any stores near me. Thus, I decided to make sweet potato muffins instead! I used fresh sweet potatoes that I boiled and then pureed, but if you don’t have time, you can use […]

Chewy Maple Nutmeg Granola Bars

I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I love granola bars. Unfortunately, I have not yet found a gluten-free and dairy-free store bought version that I like, so I continue to experiment with homemade (also, so much cheaper this way!). This time I used maple syrup, nutmeg and chopped almonds, with a honey-brown sugar mixture as […]

Smoky Maple & Brown Sugar Candied Pecans (Vegan)

My sweet & smoky almonds were a huge hit last week, so I decided to experiment with a little more smokiness. I’ve also had a bottle of good quality maple syrup sitting on my counter (thanks for the gift AD!), so I used the syrup to help the sugar-spice mixture stick to the nuts. I was […]

No-Sugar-Added Chocolate Chip Banana Nut Muffins

A few nights ago I came home from a really long day at work but still wanted to cook or bake. I madeĀ onion smothered chicken and a batch of my ever favorite chocolate chip banana nut muffins. The chicken was fantastic. The muffins were a bit of a crapshoot. This is a testament to how […]

Chocolaty Pecan Granola Bars (Gluten Free & Vegan)

My last adventure with gluten free granola bars went so well, I decided to try another flavor. After reviewing the various options, I decided on chocolate and pecan, with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla singing back-up. Chocolaty Pecan Granola Bars Ingredients: 2 cups oats1/2 cup rice bran1/2 cup raw pecan pieces 1/2 cup brown sugar1/4 cup agave1 […]

Gluten-Free Snack Challenge: Cranberry Almond Granola Bars

I’ve been craving granola bars recently. I’ve tried some of the prepackaged gluten-free variety, but I’m not so much a fan of toasted cardboard. In fact, there are very few prepackaged gluten and dairy free items I really like. So I decided to make my own granola bars. I scoured the internet; I must have […]