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No Added Sugar or Flour Muffins {Toddler Recipes}

It is SO hard for me to find healthy-ish snacks for my kids and with school starting tomorrow I have been trying to come up with things to send in their lunch boxes that will fill my kiddos up without all of the sugar.  I came across this muffin recipe and my kids love them! I added dried cranberries and they were a huge hit.

My favorite part about this recipe is that the flour is actually ground up rolled oats.  They add such a nutty flavor to the muffins.

Oatmeal and Cranberry Muffins

1 1/2 cups ground toasted old-fashioned oats (I put them in my blender until they were flour consistency)

1 cup of whole old-fashioned oats

2-3 large overripe bananas

2 large eggs lightly beaten

1/3 cup of honey

3/4 cup of almond milk

2 tsp vanilla

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup of dried cranberries

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mash bananas well (I use my mixer to get out all lumps)
  • Add eggs, honey, milk and vanilla and mix to combine
  • Add all of the dry ingredients and mix
  • Let sit for 10 minutes
  • Stir in dried cranberries
  • Pour muffin mixture into muffin tin lined with wrappers about 3/4 way full
  • Bake at 350 for about 23 minutes

I would love for you to share your favorite snacks and recipes for kids in the comments below!

I found this recipe on Bren Did and she has some other AMAZING muffin recipes!

Thanks so much and see you next time! xoxo

Old Fashioned {recipe}

Old Fashioned Recipe

We just moved into a new neighborhood a few months ago and we have been really luck to meet some amazing new neighbors.  I was so excited when we saw that the neighborhood was throwing a block party for Halloween so that I could meet some of the neighbors we haven’t had a chance to meet yet.  It was such an amazing time and the kids had a blast – and so did the adults! My husband decided to make one of his favorite cocktails and I thought it would be a perfect recipe to share.  My favorite part of this drink were the ice cubes.  Typically we use an ice cube tray that makes one large ice cube so that the drink doesn’t get watered down, but I had this adorable vampire teeth ice cube tray and I was so excited to use it.  Here is my husband’s simple and yummy recipe for an Old Fashioned.

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60 second parfait

60 second parfait

Last weekend I had company over for brunch and I needed items that I could make quickly and that would be toddler and adult friendly.  I threw together these delicious parfaits and they were a big hit with everyone!  They were so simple and looked great on a buffet table! I made them about an hour before my guests arrived and put them in the fridge until I was ready to serve. I served these in rocks glasses, but you can really serve them in whatever glasses you have! These would also be super cute in stemless champagne flutes or small mason jars.  Enjoy!

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7 ingredient chicken tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Cool nights call for easy dinners that fill you up and keep you warm and one of my absolute favorites is this 7 ingredient chicken tortilla soup recipe.  If you are trying to cut time, just substitute the uncooked chicken for a rotisserie and you are set!  I have made this soup 100 times and it still makes my heart happy.  What are some of your favorite cool weather recipes?

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Easy weekend pancake {recipe}

easy pancake recipe

Ever since my husband and I moved in together, we have made an effort to eat all of our meals at the table instead of in front of the TV.  This became especially important when we started a family.  One of my all-time favorite traditions is our weekend pancake breakfasts.  I wake up and make pancakes each Saturday and Sunday morning while my husband watches Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with the kiddos.  It’s a crazy dance party and it is absolutely fantastic.

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