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 ☕️

Homemade Chicken Chilli


Warm and cozy Sunday’s call for healthy homemade chicken chili! 🔥 – Usually, this recipe calls for turkey, but today, I tried it out with ground chicken, and it was JUST AS DELICIOUS 🐓


Ingredients:

1 tbsp olive oil
2 minced cloves garlic
1/2 medium yellow onion – diced
1/2 medium red pepper – diced
1 pound ground chicken
1 can (14.5 oz) of diced tomatos in juices
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
2-3 stalks green onion
1/2 cup chicken stock
2 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp garlic salt
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp paprika

Apple Cider Donuts


These donuts were really a labor of love 🙈🙈 Halfway through making the dough I realized I left my donut pan at my moms house, so I made these in muffin tins with little balled up pieces of tin foil in the middle 😂 Nevertheless, they were still DELICIOUS!


Ingredients:

1.5 cups apple cider
2 cups wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp butter (unsalted)
1 egg
1/2 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup golden sugar (or white)
1/2 cup Milkadamia unsweetened macadamia milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Simmer apple cider on low, in a nonstick pan. Simmer until only about 1/2 cup of thicker “apple cider” remains. Be careful not to over reduce, it will turn to a sticky stringy mess if left too long
2. Preheat the oven to 350 F
3. Mix together all dry ingredients: four, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and salt
4. In a separate bowl, mix all wet ingredients: cooled reduced apple cider, butter, egg, sugar, milk and vanilla extract
5. Combine wet and dry ingredients
6. USING A DONUT PAN, or a muffin tin (like I had to 😂) pour dough into greased pan – if using muffin tin, make very small muffins. If you fill the entire tin it will take MUCH longer to bake
7. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. For muffins, make sure toothpicks come out clean when poked through the center
8. Optional, I made a quick powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon and vanilla icing that I drizzled over the warm donuts
9. Happy Fall! Enjoy your apple cider donuts 🍩

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! 🍁