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Healthy Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie

This silky, decadent Chocolate Almond Banana Smoothie is a healthy, filling breakfast or snack, loaded with bananas, almond butter, Greek yogurt, oats, and chia seeds for a boost of protein, vitamins, calcium, and fiber! Well, folks….exciting* news today (*if the current level of excitement in your life is equivalent to watching paint dry). After being without a blender for over six months now, today I can happily report that Santa brought me a new one for Christmas! Food blogging professional {Read More}

Banana Nut Baked Oatmeal

Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal boasts the delicious flavor of banana bread, but it’s made with wholesome oats, pecans, and coconut oil for a healthy, filling breakfast! Scroll down to just below the recipe for a collection of SEVEN wholesome, delicious baked oatmeal recipes! Happy New Year, friends! I hope this finds your 2017 off to a fantastic start. My kids don’t head back to school until Wednesday, but I’m already mentally preparing for the early rising and lunchbox packing and {Read More}

Chocolate Almond Energy Bites

Ground almonds and oats are combined with almond butter, honey, cocoa powder, and chia seeds in these wholesome, protein-packed Chocolate Almond Energy Bites, perfect for a quick snack or breakfast on-the-go! My kids are eating me out of house and home this summer, y’all. My boys are only 6 and 8, but geez does this feel like foreshadowing to their teen years. I try to feed them homemade breakfasts as often as possible, but I can barely keep the fridge {Read More}

Peach Crisp Bars

A buttery shortbread crust is topped with sweet, ripe peaches and an oat-flecked crumble in these delicious, easy-to-assemble Peach Crisp Bars! Aren’t peaches the best thing ever? Each summer, I take ample advantage of them while they’re abundant, incorporating them into breakfasts and snacks and drinks and desserts and eating them fresh by the bushel. My family especially loves peach cobbler, but sometimes it’s nice to change things up a bit — or even enjoy the occasional hand-held peach treat. {Read More}

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups

Strawberry Baked Oatmeal Cups are loaded with chewy oats, crunchy almonds, sweet coconut, & fresh diced strawberries for a wholesome, perfectly-portioned breakfast ideal for making ahead of time and reheating in the morning! Happy Friday, y’all! How was your Cinco de Mayo? Who’s looking forward to Mother’s Day? It’s been another whirlwind week around here, working on my last (!!!) round of cookbook edits. Hallelujah and amen. I’ve got a few more days of work ahead but I’m taking off {Read More}

{One-Bowl, Big-Batch} Monster Cookie Bars

Loaded with oats, peanut butter, and M&M’s, these chewy Monster Cookie Bars require only one bowl yet yield a BIG batch, making this the perfect easy recipe when you need a bunch of sweet treats for a party or celebration! Mid-January each year is when I find myself feeling torn as a food blogger. Do I continue sharing healthy, wholesome recipes in line with everyone’s New Year’s resolutions? Or do I look ahead to Superbowl and Valentine’s Day and start {Read More}

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars

Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bars are soft, moist, and loaded with pumpkin, chewy oats, warm spices, and rich chocolate chips for a perfect fall treat! Happy November, everyone! Are y’all tired of pumpkin yet? Hopefully not, because I have one last pumpkin treat for you this season…and I think it was worth the wait! This past weekend, we celebrated a special milestone birthday for my hubby. As is customary every year, I baked him a homemade pecan pie, since {Read More}

Pumpkin Pie Smoothies {Healthy Oat Smoothies}

A thick, creamy Pumpkin Pie Smoothie is a cinnamon-spiced, honey-sweetened fall spin on a healthy oat smoothie! Pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin…it’s that time of year, y’all. And I’m trying not to go overboard with the pumpkin recipes that I share here, but I must admit that my mind is constantly pondering which of my favorite, tried-and-true recipes I can pumpkin-ify. My kids are obsessed with Healthy Oat Smoothies, and I’m not about to argue with any breakfast or snack consisting of {Read More}

Banana Breakfast Cookies

Banana Breakfast Cookies make a wholesome, yummy breakfast on-the-go…plus they’re naturally sweetened, gluten-free, and perfect for using up ripe bananas! May I interest you in a COOKIE FOR BREAKFAST?!?! Oh. Do I have your attention now? Good. Because that’s exactly what I’m sharing today…oatmeal banana cookies studded with chopped nuts, kissed with peanut butter (or your favorite nut/non-nut butter), and sweetened with a touch of honey. They’re easy to make, they’re healthy, and they’re downright addictive. They’re also gluten-free (as {Read More}

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Tender apples, warm cinnamon, and sweet maple syrup flavor this wholesome Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal, sure to become a new fall favorite! Y’all already know that I’m a baked oatmeal aficionado, so it should come as no surprise that I’ve concocted a new seasonal rendition for you. This autumn, how does a big serving of Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal sound? It’s loaded with chewy oats, studded with chunks of apples and crunchy pecans, spiced with cinnamon, and sweetened with maple {Read More}

Oatmeal Spice Muffins

Wholesome Oatmeal Spice Muffins are perfectly spiced with crunchy tops and pillowy centers, making them a delicious breakfast on-the-go or anytime snack! I realize that there have been an overabundance of muffins shared on the blog over the past couple of weeks — first decadent Double Chocolate Muffins and then Savory Cheesy Zucchini Muffins — but bear with me here…these Oatmeal Spice Muffins are worth it! I wanted to make something yummy and easy for my boys’ first week of {Read More}

Oats & Honey Granola Bars

These homemade, all-natural Oats and Honey Granola Bars are baked until slightly crunchy, making them perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or as a wholesome, portable snack. I’m so excited to share this recipe with y’all today! Around this time last year, I posted my beloved No-Bake Chewy Granola Bars, which my family adores and which went on to become a reader favorite. After all, they’re easy to make, customizable, and downright delicious. The only downside to those granola bars, however, is that {Read More}

Gingerbread Granola {with Dried Cranberries, Pistachios, & White Chocolate Chips}

Sweet, lightly spiced Gingerbread Granola is studded with red dried cranberries, green pistachios, and white chocolate chips, making it a perfect holiday breakfast or homemade food gift! Happy Wednesday, friends! I have big plans for plenty of fall favorites and Thanksgiving menu ideas this month, but I hope you’ll forgive me for briefly jumping ahead to a Christmas recipe today. Homemade granola is one of my family’s favorite breakfasts, so I thought it would be fun to put a holiday {Read More}

Wholesome Breakfast Cookies

Tasty little Breakfast Cookies are wholesome, delicious treats packed with oats, nuts, whole wheat flour, coconut oil, and lightly sweetened with honey…perfect for breakfast-on-the-go or an anytime snack! Today is an important day at our house. A very special little lady turns two! This baby girl warms our heart and makes us laugh countless times a day. She is adorable, cheerful, headstrong, chatty, and just bursting with sweetness. It’s hard to remember what life was like before she joined us. {Read More}

Coconut Almond Baked Oatmeal {Dairy-Free}

Baked oatmeal is studded with chewy coconut and crunchy toasted almonds for a comforting, nourishing breakfast that can be made ahead of time and reheated on busy mornings! Have you tried baked oatmeal before? It’s a hearty, filling breakfast that’s creamy and chewy at the same time, and this version is enhanced with toasty coconut and crunchy almonds. Baked oatmeal is quick to throw together and it disappears even faster! During the chilly months of winter, I like to send {Read More}

Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars with Coconut Oil

These chewy, no-bake granola bars — featuring wholesome oats, your favorite type of nut butter, superfood coconut oil, and honey as a natural sweetener — can be whipped up (and will be gobbled up) in a matter of minutes! Do y’all like granola bars? Because we are big fans at my house. Not only are they universally enjoyed around here, but they also win this mama’s approval as a ready-to-go, or on-the-go, breakfast or snack. Unfortunately, store bought granola bars {Read More}

Nut & Honey Granola

Breakfast may be touted as the most important meal of the day, but hectic mornings don’t always lend enough time to make it fancy or exciting.  In our house, I always try to keep a big tub of homemade granola stocked so that we have a wholesome (and popular) option on even the busiest of mornings. In fact, I usually make a double recipe so that it lasts more than a few days!  I think my boys would eat granola {Read More}