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Cupcakes! and brownies tailored to your dietary needs

I’m going to give you a heads-up and let you know this post is going to be a bit long.

Also, you’re probably going to think that I’m totally crazy when I tell you what’s in these cupcakes. But, trust me, you’d never know these are healthy.

I know. Some of you are thinking of clicking away from this post right now. Healthy cupcakes? Who needs those? But I worked really hard to find & develop a recipe that doesn’t taste healthy. One of the things that makes these cupcakes better than most is that there are far less refined ingredients than you’d usually find. In fact, the bulk of these cupcakes are made with whole foods.

 

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PB ‘N B French Toast Redux

Ok, friends. This is not a new recipe. In fact, this is the first recipe I ever posted on this blog. And it’s a goodie.

But here’s the thing. The first time I made it for you, Little Man was less than 2 months old. Which meant that I didn’t have a ton of time for these things, and that most of my cooking happened after he went to bed (i.e. after it was dark.) So the pictures I posted were terrible. That didn’t stop many of you from leaving lovely comments on how delicious it sounded. But it’s bugged me for a long time.

So, recently I made this again and decided to take pictures of the process. This time I made it for breakfast, so natural light was plentiful. I left the directions mostly the same, but this time we made 4 sandwiches instead of 3, since Little Man loves himself some french toast.

To review, the PB N B in the title stands for Peanut Butter, Nutella & Banana.  In french toast. It’s pretty much all kinds of awesome. I mean, seriously. How can you go wrong with that combo?  This isn’t so much a recipe as an idea.  I don’t follow a recipe when I make french toast, so if you have a favorite recipe, you can easily use it when making this. (more…)

Dessert For Dudes: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Bridget over at Bake at 350 does this thing every June called “Dessert for Dudes.” It’s sort of in honor of Father’s Day, but she does it all month.

I thought it was a cool idea, so I asked Hubs what his favorite dessert was. He doesn’t have one favorite, but he listed off several that he really likes. One of the top ones was carrot cake.

When I thought about it, I couldn’t remember ever having made a carrot cake before.

My friend Emma made a raw carrot cake for her daughter Olive’s first birthday, which had no sugar. I tasted a bit of it and it was delicious. So I decided to try my hand at naturally sweetened carrot cake. (more…)