Today's breakfast - Apple pancakes. Mmmm. I've made this recipe before. Always good. I use whole wheat and oat flour (50/50) and add
I love these banana oat pancakes - no flour, and a good use of overripe bananas!
These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins are the perfect fall breakfast or snack or even dessert. I use half whole wheat flour to make them dense and nutritious. And they're delicious and easy! via lifeingrace
Blueberry Apple Muffins - with a few changes. Use butter instead of oil, use whole wheat pastry flour, mix the brown sugar in with the
Best Low-fat Chocolate Chip Cookies Ever - I didn't think it possible to make a low-fat chocolate chip cookie that was soft and chewy in the center with just the right amount of crunch on the edges, and made with half whole wheat flour and only two tablespoons of butter in the entire batch! I use less white sugar when I make these and all whole wheat flour, no white flour over here anymore.
Texas Sheet Cake Makeover made with whole wheat flour, yogurt, reduced fat & sugar, yet it tastes like the original recipe.
"Healthified" sheet cake recipe from Yummy Life: Texas Sheet Cake Makeover made with whole wheat flour, yogurt, reduced fat & sugar,
Ideas for the Nest
Homemade Whole Wheat Pita Bread, the most therapeutic thing I made all year! Click for the recipe.
Brown Bread by David Lebovitz: Oh, I can almost smell it! This is a quick bread made with whole wheat flour and baking soda. Doesn't it
I discovered this recipe before Christmas.. I always bought a mix, but this taste just as good and cost way less!
Very yummy. I made them healthier by using applesauce in place of the oil, whole wheat flour instead of white, and brown sugar in place of white. You can't tell I made those changes.
Our Favorite Homemade Brownies...great simple recipe. Made some changes. Substituted all purpose flour with whole wheat flour and ground flax. Substituted the butter with coconut oil. Substituted the granulated sugar with dark brown sugar.
Homemade Toothpaste - very clever, I never used coconut oil in a recipe for toothpaste before. I've made a few dry kinds, but this looks
Paleo apple cinnamon muffins. Good, though next time I will add butter to the recipe and up the cinnamon.
Breakfast Pockets, filled with hash browns, cheese, sausage - Made these today. They are good, but it needs tweaking. I didn't use the
Bloomin' Onion Bread- I have made this at least 15 times. Everyone always wants the recipe..... and yes, it is that good.
The absolute BEST NC pulled pork BBQ recipe ever. I've made it before...I'm making it again. I need this recipe...so sick of just barbeque sauce on pork!
recipes I want to try
I always love pasta salads. They're light and fulfilling, perfect for the warm weather. This Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad fits the bill! 190 calories and made with whole wheat pasta.
Eat Drink and Be Merry
Sweet and sour chicken recipe - I am excited to share this sweet and sour chicken recipe that I made over the weekend. It was SO good! My whole family loved it. This recipe is definitely going in my “favorites file.”
Cherry clafoutis. I've made this before from a recipe book I left in the States. I'll have to try this one, since the only way I can eat
DIY Projects to Try
Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins- great recipe- I used 3/4 applesauce instead of oil. added 1/2 cup ground flax seed with half cup almond milk. then did 1 cup whole wheat and 1 cup ap flour- SG
My favorite granola recipe. Sooo good! I use whatever nuts I have on hand and add the fruit to individual servings (picky husband).
Scandinavian Almond Bars. The recipe might not be GF, but I often make them. Substitute your GF flour mix for the allpurpose flour. (If your mix doesn't have xanthan gum, you might want to add 1/2 tsp.) Always gets rave reviews, no one can tell they're GF!
Crockpot Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal Made this for breakfast w/o apples, 'cause, well, I didn't have any. It's good!
Cooking and Baking
Best Ever Breakfast Casserole ~ Made this for a breakfast potluck and it was a big hit. The recipe calls for cream cheese and I used an 8 oz container of onion and chives flavored cream cheese. OH SO GOOD!!!!
Trisha Yearwood's Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe #thechew this was soooo good! My whole house loves it! Easy to make too! (I did use homemade chicken stock instead of canned though)
Simple Trick for Light & Fluffy Whole Wheat Bread ~ How she makes her bread step by step... and she offers a few other tips that help too, regardless of the recipe you decide to use! I can't believe how big of a difference this makes!
Pumpkin Pancake Recipe 1 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup ground chia seeds (can use flax meal) 1 tablespoon of sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg pinch of ground cloves 1 cup 2 percent milk 6 tablespoons canned pumpkin puree 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 egg