Gingersnaps

MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY COOKIES, hands down are gingersnaps. Is that an unpopular opinion? 🙃 Hopefully not.


Ingredients:

3/4 cup softened salted butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup wholesome sweet coconut sugar
1/3 cup molasses
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cloves
2 1/4 cups wheat flour
(Topping) 1/3 cup cane sugar – rolling balls in before baking

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Mix butter, sugar, and coconut sugar
3. Mix in molasses and egg. Mix until fully combined
4. Add in all spices – ginger, cinnamon, cloves and baking soda
5. Add in flour, small amounts at a time (about 1/2 cup)
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6. Refrigerate dough for at least 45 minutes – dough should be cold and form (if you skip this step the cookies spread and make large, flat, pancake cookies)
7. Form dough into 1 inch balls. Roll each ball in sugar and place on greased baking sheet
8. Bake on 350 F for 8-10 minutes. Cookies should look underbaked. They will become more firm once cooled
9. enjoy!!!

Pumpkin Spice Truffles

OK FRIENDS. Pumpkin spice truffles are finally made and in the freezer and I couldn’t be happier. 🎃 These bite sized treats are the perfect snack for anytime of day (especially cozying up while watching a holiday movie) 🎄


Ingredients:

2 ounces cream cheese
2 tbsp powdered sugar
1/3 cup pumpkin purée
1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbles
1 teaspoon pumpkin spice seasoning
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
(Topping): semi sweet Enjoy Life chocolate chips with a little bit of added oil (I used coconut)

Directions:

1. Mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and pumpkin purée until fully combined
2. Fold in graham cracker crumbles and seasonings
3. Cover and chill mixture for about an hour
4. Roll mixture into little 1 inch balls
5. Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil together – I did this in the microwave in 30 second intervals and mixing in between each interval
6. Roll balls in chocolate and set on tray
7. Place tray in freezer until chocolate solidifies (about 2-3 hours)
8. Store in fridge/freezer and ENJOY!
9. Optional – enjoy while watching Christmas movies and with a large mug of hot cocoa ☕️

Gooey Banana Bread

In my humble opinion, there is nothing better than fresh, chocolate chip banana bread 🍌 Especially warm, gooey, right out of the oven banana bread….THE BEST 🍞


Ingredients:

1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup Better Body Foods coconut sugar
1 egg
4 mashed bananas (1 extra banana for topping, optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 F
2. In a large bowl, mash 4 bananas
3. Mix in other wet ingredients. Make sure wet ingredients are fully combined
4. Fold in all dry ingredients
5. Pour into a greased bread pan
6. Bake at 350 F for 55 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean when poked through the center of the bread)
7. Let cool. Slice and serve 🍌 🍫

Oatmeal Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies


Ingredients:

1/3 cup agave syrup
1/4 cup melted coconut oil
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup oats
1/2 cup wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
1/4 cup dark sweet cherries (dried)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. In a large bowl, mix agave, coconut oil, egg, and vanilla. Mix well
3. Add in dry ingredients and stir
4. Fold in chocolate chips and cherries
5. On a greased baking sheet, place 1 inch balls of dough
6. Bake at 350 F for 9-10 minutes
7. Let cool and enjoy! ☺️

Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats


Say HELLO to your new favorite fall treat 🎃 Pumpkin Spice Rice Krispy Treats!!! 🍫


Ingredients:

3 tbsp coconut oil
1/4 cup pumpkin purée
1 10 oz bag marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp cinnamon
5 cups crispy rice cereal
(optional): 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

1. In a pot on low heat, melt coconut oil
2. Once melted, add pumpkin purée, marshmallows, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cloves and cinnamon
3. Mix on low heat until fully combined
4. Turn off heat and let mixture cool slightly
5. Pour in crispy rice cereal and stir until combined
6. Pour mixture into GREASED baking dish.
7. Let cool completely
8. Melt chocolate down (I microwaved mine in 30 second intervals until completely melted)
9. Drizzle over cooled Rice Krispies
10. Let chocolate cool/harden in fridge
11. Slice and enjoy!! Happy fall! 🍁

Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

I’ve shared them before and I will share them again. These 5 ingredient peanut butter cookies are THE BEST! 🥜


Ingredients:

1 cup natural peanut butter
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 cup flour (to thicken the batter)

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl
3. Roll into 1 inch balls and place on greased baking sheet
4. Using a fork, press gently on top of cookies, creating the peanut butter cookie top look
5. Bake at 350 F for 9-11 minutes
**NOTE the cookies will not feel or look fully cooked until cooled for a few minutes out of the oven!**

Meal Prep Egg Cups


Another #MealPrep for my weekdays! These egg cups are the perfect breakfast, just heat and go! 🥚


Ingredients:

1 package biscuits
5 eggs
3/4 cup chopped arugula
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Grease cupcake tin
3. Halve biscuits. Take each halved biscuit and place in bottom of cupcake tin
4. In a large bowl, mix eggs and desired filling. (I added onion, arugula, and cheese)
5. Pour egg mixture over the biscuits and fill to top
6. Bake for 15 (ish) minutes. Until eggs are fully cooked – or to your liking.
7. Let cool and enjoy, OR freeze and enjoy reheated for up to 2 weeks

Air Fried Pumpkin Spice Donuts


The beginning of fall can mean only one thing… 🎃 AIR FRIES PUMPKIN SPICE DONUTS 🍩


Ingredients:

• 1 3/4 cup wheat flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
• 1/3 cup coconut sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 1/4 cup almond milk
• 2/3 cup pumpkin purée
• (topping): cinnamon
• (topping: coconut sugar

Recipe:

1. Mix all ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Dough will form
2. Roll dough into 1 inch balls
3. Roll balls in coconut sugar mixture
4. Place into greased air fryer
5. Bake in 370 F for 9 minutes
6. Let cool and enjoy!

Double Chocolate Banana Muffins


Dear @grubsbygabs THANK YOU 🍫 This recipe, 10/10. These double chocolate banana muffins are seriously so fluffy and delicious. 🍌 This batch of 8 muffins may or may not already be gone 😂

💥 note, recipe altered slightly to fit my pantry. for original recipe, head to @grubsbygabs page 💥


Ingredients:

1 cup mashed bananas
2 eggs
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used @jifbrand natural)
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp almond flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Recipe:

1. Preheat oven to 350 F
2. Mash banana in large bowl
3. Mix all ingredients together. Fold in chocolate chips.
4. Grease muffin tin
5. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 to the top
6. Bake at 350 F for 20 ish minutes or until fully cooked (clean toothpick poke)
7. Let cool and enjoy ♥️

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls

VEGAN CINNAMON ROLLS (thank you Choosing Balance for the recipe) 🥰 I was expecting these to be good, but I wasn’t expecting these to be AMAZING. 😂 I am trying to resist eating this entire batch..right now 🔥


Ingredients (dough):

1 1/4 cup Bake Good Food almond flour
1 cup Chobani vanilla Greek yogurt (use Siggis or another vegan brand to keep these vegan)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Ingredients (filling):

1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon

Recipe:

1. In a large bowl, mix almond flour, yogurt, maple syrup, baking powder and apple cider vinegar
2. Place dough in fridge to cool (20-30 minutes)
3. Knead dough and roll out into rectangle
4. In a small bowl, mix coconut sugar and cinnamon together
5. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture all over the rectangle of dough
6. Roll dough into a log like shape
7. Slice into 6-7 cinnamon rolls
8. Place on greased baking dish
9. Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes
10. Let cool. Optional: add cream cheese frosting and ENJOY!

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

ANOTHER batch of banana chocolate chip cookies (this might be a cry for help at this point) 😅 I have made these 10x this past year and these…by far.. turned out the fluffiest 🍪


Ingredients:

1 mashed banana
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or melted coconut oil, I ran out)
2/3 cup coconut sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cup wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
2/3 cup Enjoy Life Foods mini chocolate chips

Recipe:

1. In a large bowl, mash the banana
2. Stir in vegetable/coconut oil, coconut sugar, vanilla extract, and egg yolk. Combine well.
3. Mix in flour and baking soda
4. Fold in chocolate chips
5. Scoop into balls on greased baking sheet. Leave about 1 inch around each cookie. They will expand!
6. Bake at 350 F for 10 minutes
7. Let cool and enjoy..these are really the bomb 💣