Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

I created this little masterpiece this year because I have never made a pecan pie and I wanted to give it a try. I also know how much my father-in-law likes pecan pie, so I wanted to make a healthier version for him. I already had most of the ingredients on hand for this pie, … Continue reading Pecan Date Pie with an Oat Flour Crust

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Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

We typically decorate the house the day after Thanksgiving. The last couple years it has been a race to get it all done while the girls are asleep. Kevin is usually hunting with one of the boys, so I knock everything out solo. The coolest thing is they come home to a fully decorated house! … Continue reading Peppermint Chocolate Chip Cookies (Grain, nut and sweetener free)

Berry Banana Muffins with Quinoa and Coconut Flour (Gluten, sweetener and Egg Free)

Muffins can be a great way to deliver much needed energy to growing kiddos. I try to make them nutrient dense as well. Nothing beats the nutrition that a plate of fresh food can deliver. But, for growing kids little energy bombs, like muffins come in very handy. I truly believe that my sanity is … Continue reading Berry Banana Muffins with Quinoa and Coconut Flour (Gluten, sweetener and Egg Free)

Pumpkin Buckwheat and Teff Muffins with Blueberries (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Baking with the kids for the kids has become a favorite in our house. The girls love to help dump in the ingredients and stir up the batter. I try to throw in some little lessons here and there...counting, colors, opposites (empty and full) and saying the names of the ingredients. Now, this is definitely … Continue reading Pumpkin Buckwheat and Teff Muffins with Blueberries (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Plantain banana muffins (grain and sweetener free)

I have been using a lot of plantains lately instead of bananas. I use them primarily as a dense source of energy for the kids. When they are in a growth spurt....I literally could spend all day feeding them. As soon as one meal is over, they are ready for the next one. I want … Continue reading Plantain banana muffins (grain and sweetener free)

Beet root, Plantain and Sweet Potato Brownies with Carob and Pumpkin Flour (Grain free and Vegan)

These brownies are my absolute finest creation!! My photography skills do not at all give these fabulous little gems credit. I cannot believe how well they turned out! First, because I had four helpers in the kitchen and second because I came up with this idea on a whim! I had plantains to use up … Continue reading Beet root, Plantain and Sweet Potato Brownies with Carob and Pumpkin Flour (Grain free and Vegan)

Apple, Pear and Banana Muffins/Bread with Teff and Buckwheat (gluten, sweetener free)

Is there anything more fabulous in the fall than apples and pears? Baking with them is simple and rewarding. Dice them small and add a yummy treat to each bite. This recipe is simple and rewarding. It is free of gut irritating grains, wheat and gluten. Most importantly it does not add any sweetener. Kids … Continue reading Apple, Pear and Banana Muffins/Bread with Teff and Buckwheat (gluten, sweetener free)

Pumpkin Bread/Muffins with Cashew Flour (grain free, sweetener free)

There is nothing more fabulous in the fall than pumpkins, winter squash and apples. I absolutely love the earthy and naturally sweet taste of fresh pumpkin and butternut squash. Add a little cinnamon and cloves and you are all set! Don't forget the mums! I am a total sucker for mums. The bigger, the better. … Continue reading Pumpkin Bread/Muffins with Cashew Flour (grain free, sweetener free)

Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

The boys had a birthday party to go to the weekend before school started. I knew I had to make them a cupcake to bring to the party and I also needed muffins for school. So, I decided to make both in one batch! For the party, I added a quick icing made with melted … Continue reading Carob and Cacao Sprouted Chickpea Flour Muffins/Cupcakes (gluten free)

Banana Apple Muffins with Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed Flour (gluten and nut free)

The girls are two and a half and still taking a long three hour nap everyday. Which is great because I can get a lot done in that three hours. But, it also confines me to the house for three hours everyday. During the girls' nap time this week Cameron also took a nap which … Continue reading Banana Apple Muffins with Quinoa and Pumpkin Seed Flour (gluten and nut free)