Carob Chip & Cookie Butter Granola Bars

I recently discovered that granola bars are incredible simple (and delicious) to make at home. And, since I am a dairy-free breastfeeding mom, I decided I wanted to experiment with different flavors. Combine this with the fact that I recently discovered the sheer awesomeness that is cookie butter and you get the following husband and ME approved recipe! I hope you enjoy! There is both a lactation-friendly and a standard recipe below … it’s kind of like a choose your path story book (to boob or not to boob). This recipe makes 12 servings.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Sometimes, you just need a freaking cupcake. And sometimes that cupcake craving hits in the the midst of a rare Nashville snow storm. While I can neither confirm nor deny that the entire batch was gone long before the snow melted, I can confirm that these dairy-free Vanilla Cupcakes with Chocolate “Buttercream” Frosting are to die for … seriously. The frosting might be the most delicious thing I have ever made.


Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

These muffins are moist, delicious and full of flavor. The original recipe didn’t include vanilla, which is a crime against baked desserts, or chocolate chips (why not, who knows). I could legit eat the entire pan, but you know, self control, pants that fit, whatever.

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Harvest Granola Bars

Harvest Granola Bars!

Harvest Granola Bars!

Fall is in the air … and if I were a pumpkin spice girl, I’d be rocking a PSL right now. Instead, I’ll munch on these Harvest Granola Bars.