Pink Lemon Blueberry Muffins

My kids and I have been reading the book The Red Lemon which we love. All of this talk about red lemons, I decided to order some pink lemons to experiment with this week. Pink lemons are delicious because they are sweeter than regular lemons and have a nice pink flesh. This recipe can easily be replaced with yellow lemons, which will make the … [Read more...]

Vegan Tofu Pumpkin Muffins

Who could have thought that silken tofu can taste so good in a muffin? I bought some silken tofu to add to my morning smoothies but wanted to experiment with it in a baked good. To be honest, I was a little skeptical when blending all of the ingredients, but I decided to continue my experiment. When adding the applesauce, I decided it needed more … [Read more...]

Low Fat Wheat Germ Apple Muffin

Craving a moist sweet muffin that you don't need to feel guilty about?  These muffins are low fat and many of the ingredients can easily be substituted according to your diet and preferences. Less Sweet or Reduced Sugar? Reduce the maple syrup or substitute with agave syrup. It would work well with the regular agave syrup or maple flavored … [Read more...]

Banana Quinoa Muffins

Adding quinoa to baked goods not only adds moistness but also gives it extra protein. When adding quinoa to a recipe, make sure to stick with the measurements. Adding too much quinoa can make the muffin very heavy and dense. 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa in this recipe was just right. These muffins were sweet, moist and had a nice texture which make … [Read more...]

Apple Cider Scones

Nothing says fall more than apple cider. I had a pint of apple cider in the fridge and decided to use it for these scones. I used spiced apple cider but the scones can be used with any apple cider (I would stay away from apple juice with this recipe). Apple cider has such a deep delicious flavor that the scones really take on with this recipe. … [Read more...]

Mixed Berry Scones

Craving a sweet treat in the morning? These scones are super easy, a breeze to do in the food processor (which makes minimum clean up) and can be easily modified depending on your personal tastes, allergies, etc. I used fresh berries but can be easily substituted with frozen berries. If you are using frozen berries, I would add the fruit frozen, no … [Read more...]

Blueberry Yogurt Scones

Have some blueberries and extra yogurt in the fridge? Don't have any fresh blueberries, use frozen! Usually scones are made with cream but I decided to make them healthier by substituting non fat vanilla yogurt. These scones are also half wheat which can give an extra fiber boost. This recipe works best when using thinner yogurt (I used … [Read more...]

Stone Fruit Scones

  Do you love stone fruit? I love all sorts of stone fruit such as peaches, apricots, plum and pluots. What better way to use them, but in a scone. I love adding fresh fruit to my scones because they add fresh flavor and nutrition. I personally like my scones more on a cakey side (they are very much muffin like)  so if you enjoy yours a bit … [Read more...]

Vegan Chocolate Muffins

Are you vegan? Is your child vegan? Ran out of eggs? In either case, you would love these chocolate vegan muffins if you are craving something sweet with a hint of chocolate. These are similar to my vegan pancakes but I adjusted the recipe to make muffins. The recipe only yields 6 muffins but feel free to double for a dozen muffins. The muffins are … [Read more...]

Dairy Free Blueberry Chia Muffins

Are you or your child on a dairy free diet? The muffins are made using coconut milk yogurt and soy milk (almond milk can be substituted). The muffins are packed with goodness including chia seeds and an added boost of blueberries. They are moist, sweet and filling. They are made out of white whole wheat flour which has a more mild taste than whole … [Read more...]

Ginger Scake (a cross between a cake and a scone)

Do you like scones? Do you like cake? If you like both, you will like my scake. What is a scake? It's something that is a cross between a scone and a cake (I made up this word). I love ginger so I loaded it up with both ground ginger and grated ginger.  When watching Rachael Ray once, she mentioned that after you cut and peel your ginger root, you … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Muffins

' Looking for a good GF recipe for your little ones? These muffins have a nice texture and are super moist. The mini chips give them some extra sweetness. Make these into mini muffins for an easy snack or breakfast. Have your child help with the measuring and adding the chips. The base of the recipe can be used for all different types of muffins … [Read more...]

Carrot Quinoa Muffins

The other day before work, I picked up a quinoa muffin from Grand Central Station. It looked dry but figured I would give it a shot. It was like tasting a cotton ball. I decided to try to make my own quinoa muffins but make them super moist and satisfying. If you add the right ingredients, your healthy muffins can be just as sweet and delicious … [Read more...]

Banana Chia Muffins

Have you tried chia seeds? They are not just for Chia Pets! Chia seeds are super healthy for you and can give your baked good some added extra nutrition. They also have Omega 3's and fiber which will help you feel fuller for a bit longer as well as your hungry little ones.  The bonus is that you won't even know they are even in there. I soaked the … [Read more...]

Apple Bran Muffins

Want to start off your day feeling good? These muffins are full of fiber and whole grains. My whole family enjoyed these muffins which makes it great for both grown ups and kids. They are sweet, hearty and satisfying. Letting the batter sit for 15 minutes on the counter makes them really moist. You can even make them into mini muffins for an easy … [Read more...]

Puffin Scones

Love Puffins? Love scones? Make these healthy sweet scones for the family on a nice snowy morning (or any other morning for that fact). I love Puffins and wanted to incorporate them into my scone recipe. The result was a sweet, crumby scone with an earthy taste. The cinnamon glaze on top gives it that extra sweetness and spice that it needs. The … [Read more...]

Overnight Kefir Muffins

I had some leftover Lowfat Plain Kefir in my fridge and wanted to use it. I love the health benefits of Kefir and wanted to incorporate it into a baked good. I recently made apple butter and had some diced plums on hand which I wanted to use as well. These muffins came out moist, sweet and absolutely delicious. The key to these muffins is to soak … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Oat Scones

I love pumpkin scones, especially when the leaves are falling and the weather is getting cooler outside. They are sweet, a little crumby and moist inside. The icing on top makes them super special. These scones are easy to make with your kids on a weekend morning. The scones are pretty big so your kids might want to split one depending on how big … [Read more...]