Paleo Morning Glory Muffins

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar – they’re sweetened entirely with bananas! They’re the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

These Paleo Morning Glory Muffins are loaded with bananas, shredded carrots, toasted walnuts, and golden raisins. These easy muffins have NO added sugar - they're sweetened entirely with bananas! They're the perfect on-the-go breakfast or snack.

Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 2017 – I hope the beginning of your year is off to a wonderful start. This feels a little weird, because I’m writing this while it’s still 2016. You, however, will be reading this in 2017. And if you’re reading this right around when it’s getting posted, I’m in CUBA!!!

Until the 10th, my best friend Paige and I are going to be exploring the island and taking a break from American civilization…and also from the internet, since Cuba isn’t known for their widespread Wifi. [Read more…]

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins, made with coconut flour and almond butter, are moist, fluffy, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. These healthy muffins make a great breakfast or snack and freeze well.

These Paleo Pumpkin Muffins, made with coconut flour and almond butter, are moist, fluffy, and lightly spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. These healthy muffins make a great breakfast or snack and freeze well.So I’ve been in my apartment for a few weeks now, and even though I’m still not done furnishing and decorating because I’m so darn picky, I’m loving it here SO much!

The place is bathed in natural light during the day thanks to the floor to ceiling windows, which makes it perfect for taking photos and makes it a wonderfully happy place to spend the day. I also finally got a kitchen island from IKEA just set up yesterday, which will makes my kitchen even more functional. [Read more…]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins (Gluten Free + Refined Sugar Free)

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are loaded with chocolate chunks and have a peanut butter swirl – you’d never guess that they’re gluten-free and the batter is sweetened entirely with bananas!

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are loaded with chocolate chunks and have a peanut butter swirl - you'd never guess that they're gluten-free and the batter is sweetened entirely with bananas!Chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. Three of my favorite ingredients, and I use each one of them a whole lot individually…so naturally, I love it when they come together into one fantastically delicious dish, like this oatmeal or these nom-worthy pancakes.

These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Muffins are the one of the best combinations of chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas I’ve had in a while – they’re gooey, chocolatey, rich, and amazingly, fully gluten free and refined sugar free! The magic behind the muffins?

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Vegan Rhubarb Muffins

Take advantage of rhubarb’s limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.

Take advantage of rhubarb's limited season with these Vegan Rhubarb Muffins! These fluffy muffins are refined sugar free and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.Folks, we’ve had a long road of rhubarb recipe testing to get us to this point. I randomly found rhubarb way back in early February before the season really started and posted this Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp recipe, but back then no one else had found rhubarb yet so I was alone in my rhubarb excitement.

Now, rhubarb has taken OVER the entire food internet, and of course until a few weeks ago, I couldn’t find any more rhubarb ANYWHERE. Then, finally, a few Sunday’s ago, I saw bunches of it piled on the tables at my local farmer’s market. [Read more…]

Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins

Have a taste of the tropics with these Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins! They’re super soft, full of tropical flavor, and no one would ever guess that they are dairy-free + vegan.

Have a taste of the tropics with these Vegan Pineapple Coconut Muffins! They're super soft, full of tropical flavor, and no one would ever guess that they are dairy-free + vegan.When I went on a walk yesterday and could take off my jacket to feel the sun on my skin without shivering, I got the biggest smile on my face. It’s amazing how a little sunshine can make a city come alive.

After being in Costa Rica last week, basking in 90ºF+ weather, it was such a relief to come back to Seattle and see that spring has finally started to show itself. The past few days, the sun has inched past the 60s and settled at 72º – even though I know we’ll still have a few cloudy days (it is Seattle, after all), the worst is officially over. [Read more…]

Paleo Banana Nut Muffins

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar – all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.

You would never guess that these Paleo Banana Nut Muffins have no added sugar - all the sweetness comes from the bananas! These gluten-free muffins make a great breakfast or snack.Happy Monday! This past week was a weird one for me, and I’m looking forward to this week’s fresh start. Monday, and muffins, are being embraced whole-heartedly.

I’ve been battling a pretty bad cold for the past week, and it’s left me exhausted, coughing, sneezing, and worst of all – uninspired. Finally, on Thursday and Friday, I just let myself be sick. Stopped trying to brainstorm recipes when I didn’t even want to think about food, took a nap in the middle of the day, and let myself do just the work that I needed to – no more. [Read more…]

Green Chile Corn Muffins

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I’ve ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.

These Green Chile Corn Muffins are the best corn muffins I've ever had! Flavored with green chiles & cheddar cheese, they are perfect served with a bowl of chili or a drizzle of honey.I got back from my spontaneous, four day trip to Hawaii a few days ago and it feels like a whirlwind tropical dream. Thankfully, I acquired some tan lines to prove it actually happened. We got so lucky with the weather, and every day in Kauai was warm and dry, which is rare for January.

We hiked to some of the most magnificent spots imaginable, ate fresh fruit and fish every day, and spent plenty of time exploring beaches, caves, and little side-of-the-road fruit stands. The waves were extraordinary – I had never seen waves quite like this. We’re talking giant thirty, forty foot swells crashing with wild abandon against the rocks, creating splashes like you couldn’t believe. [Read more…]

Cranberry Orange Muffins (Vegan)

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are bursting with tart cranberries + orange zest and topped with a sweet crumble – you’d never guess that they’re vegan! This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.

These Cranberry Orange Muffins are bursting with tart cranberries + orange zest and topped with a sweet crumble - you'd never guess that they're vegan!I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling the cranberry love this season. Since they’ve been in stock in the grocery store this season, I’ve had a bag in my fridge. I’ve been wanting to put them in everything going through my kitchen that’s needed a burst of tartness. Too often, cranberries are relegated to the Thanksgiving table in the form of cranberry sauce and maybe a few Thanksgiving leftover meals, and then they’re forgotten about until next Thanksgiving.

I’m not cool with it. And for that reason, I try to be generous in my use of cranberries as long as they sit on the grocery store shelves – that’s especially evident in these cranberry-packed brownies (they have fresh, dried, & chocolate covered cranberries!). [Read more…]