• pumpkin fig newtons on a plate
    Dessert,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Fig Newtons

    Did you eat Fig Newtons as a kid? I sure did. Man, I loved those things. At the time, they seemed like a healthier choice compared to other cookies but now I know that they were filled with sugar and artificial ingredients. I stay away from packaged snacks and desserts due to all the processed ingredients and high sugar content but sometimes I crave some of my favorite childhood snacks. I first came across a similar recipe for a healthier version of Fig Newtons on Clean Eats by Tay‘s Instagram and changed a couple things according to what I had on hand and they turned out pretty darn delicious! They’re…

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    Gluten Free Pumpkin Muffins

    Happy Halloween! I’m back with yet another pumpkin muffin recipe. Yep, I just love pumpkin too much to not post another one on Halloween! You know how I know these ones are really good? Everyone in my office loved them at our Halloween party. Even the people who aren’t gluten free, including me! They’re perfectly moist, not too sweet, and you really get the pumpkin flavor. I adapted the Flourless Pumpkin Muffin recipe from one of my favorite bloggers, Making Thyme for Health, according to what I had on hand and they turned out great! Highly recommend for anyone looking for a healthier pumpkin muffin recipe. I hope you enjoy! Yum…

  • peanut butter banana walnut bread with chocolate chips
    Breakfast,  Dessert,  Snacks

    Peanut Butter Banana Walnut Bread

    When it’s snowing outside, all I want to do is bake. Unless I’m up in the mountains and can ski fresh powder… But that’s still a couple months away. The first snow happened early this year, it’s only October 14 and there are four inches of snow outside! Fortunately, my mom was in town this weekend and there’s not many things better than spending a snowy weekend baking & cooking with mom! I wanted to try something new since I’ve been going heavy on everything pumpkin. I LOVE pumpkin but it’s nice to switch it up every once in a while! Hence, the peanut butter banana walnut bread. This recipe…

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread on a serving board with a gray towl
    Breakfast,  Dessert,  Recipes,  Snacks

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread

    The leaves are changing, the weather is starting to cool off, and Trader Joes has all their pumpkin items in stock. It’s officially fall. Now, I don’t know about you but I LOVE everything pumpkin. Always have. There’s something about the smell, the feeling I get when I get a big wiff of cinnamon, pumpkin spice, or toasted pecan, that makes me all warm inside. Out of all the fall-inspired eats, pumpkin chocolate chip bread has always been my favorite. I’ve tried a few recipes out and this one is a winner! I hope you enjoy it 🙂 Print Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Breakfast Bread Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time…

  • banana nut bread
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Banana Nut Bread Bars

    How many times have you walked into a coffee shop with the intention of only getting a cup of coffee, to walk out with a pastry from their mouth-watering selection? It’s hard not to when they all look so delicious and that scone would go so well with my latte… Next time you feel that way, make this banana bread instead. I swear, it’s better than any other banana bread I’ve had and doesn’t have any added sugars. That’s right, none. It’s also gluten and dairy free. You’re welcome. Ingredients Makes approx. 8 squares -2 ripe bananas, mashed -2 eggs -2 tbsp collagen (I use Anthony’s Goods) -1 tsp vanilla…

  • cookie dough bites
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    Healthy Cookie Dough Bites

    I’ve been finding myself experimenting with recipes a lot more now that the gloomy days in January have me curled up inside. The pressure of the holidays is gone and I can create new recipes and not worry if they don’t turn out great. This is one that I’ll definitely be using more often when I’m craving chocolate cookie dough. There are only 6 ingredients and it takes less than 10 minutes to make. Enjoy! A post shared by Caroline Kennedy (@a_dash_of_sweet_caroline) on Jan 27, 2018 at 2:34pm PST Ingredients Makes approx. 10 bites -3/4 cup chickpeas, rinsed & drained -2 tbsp maple syrup -2 tbsp almond butter -1/4 cup…

  • monster granola cookies
    Dessert,  Recipes

    Monster Granola Cookies

    When prepping for a weekend of adventuring, there’s one thing that is often overlooked- snacks. Most of the time, it’s easiest to grab a handful of granola bars at the grocery store and call it done, but if you could whip up some delicious snacks at home, without all the preservatives, wouldn’t you prefer that? I would. I’ve posted a few recipes for granola bites and energy balls, but for my upcoming ski trip I wanted something heartier to keep me full during a long morning of skiing. This is a healthier version of my mom’s Monster Cookie recipe, adapted from a BeazysBites recipe I came across the other day. As…