Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Banana Chocolate Chunk "Ice Cream"

I have to laugh that I'm posting this recipe....

Because awhile back I was talking with my sister-in-law when she told me about a recipe she had found for healthy banana ice cream and the utter disappointment when she discovered the one and only ingredient in this ice cream was simply, bananas. "That's not ice cream my friend... that a frozen banana disguised as ice cream!"

Well I'm here to tell you that this too is an ice cream created by an impostor... a banana. But here's the magical thing - you toss that frozen banana in a food processor and it suddenly becomes soft serve!

Add some peanut butter and chocolate chunks and you have a delicious creamy treat worthy of the hottest summer day! I'm sharing the recipe over on Somewhat Simple! Find it HERE.

Shared HERE.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

June Bittersweets

Packing and cleaning and cleaning and packing for our annual summer trip. Early morning flights.

Getting Nonprofit Prints up and running. Swim lessons for my big girl. Everyday spent playing with Penny, Ralphie, and their Mama outside. Trip to Gigi's house complete with lots of swimming. Gooey s'mores tortes. Tyson finishing another race in preparation for his 50 miler come September. An uneventful plane ride across the country with two little ones - seriously they did awesome! Reuniting with the cousins.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Cinnamon Pecan Granola

Guys I think breakfast is well on its way to becoming my favorite meal of the day.

I'm not always a fan of nuts, but toss them in oats and cinnamon...

and coat them in coconut oil, honey, and maple syrup...

And I just might reconsider my devotion... or lack there of..

I could eat this granola all the day long. And the best part about this recipe?

I promise it will make your house smell ah-mazing!!

Cinnamon Pecan Granola
Recipe from: Shannon, I Knead to Bake

2 c. rolled oats
1/4 c. spelt flour
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
2 Tbsp. ground flax seed
2 Tbsp. almond flour
1/4 pecan halves, coarsely chopped
1/4 - 1/2 tsp sea salt, to taste
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 c. coconut oil, melted
3 Tbsp honey
1/3 pure maple syrup

Begin by preheating your oven to 250 degrees F.

In a bowl toss together the rolled oats, flour, chia seeds, ground flax seed, pecans, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

In a separate bowl combine the melted coconut oil, honey, and pure maple syrup. Add the mixture of wet ingredients to the bowl of dry ingredient and stir with a rubber spatula.

Spread the mixture out as much as possible onto a large cookie sheet. Bake for 1 hour stirring every 20 minutes to ensure even baking. Once you remove the granola from the oven, do not stir until it has had time to cool, allowing larger granola clusters to form.

Serve with bananas or dried fruit if desired. Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

Shared HERE.