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Slow Cooker Granola

Crunchy, golden Slow Cooker Granola combines oats, nuts, coconut, coconut oil, and honey in the crock pot for an effortless, wholesome treat! Slow Cooker Granola…who knew it was a thing?! I have to admit that I was more than a bit skeptical the first time I heard you could make granola in a crock pot. After all, I make granola all the time, in a multitude of variations. But I’ve always just baked it. Isn’t that the norm? So I {Read More}

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread is a soft, moist, easy-to-make quick bread bursting with ripe banana, creamy chocolate chips, and chewy coconut! I apologize for missing my usual post this past Monday, y’all. We were traveling back from our (wonderful, relaxing, FUN!) summer vacation in Colorado, and I just didn’t have it in me to work on the road while entertaining three restless kiddos. The good news is that before we left, I got several weeks worth of posts and social {Read More}

Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Tender, buttery shortbread is loaded with toasted coconut in these delicious, addictive, easy-to-make Coconut Shortbread Cookies! Sometimes the simplest recipes are the tastiest, and that’s certainly the case with shortbread, where just a handful of basic ingredients magically transform into a melt-in-your-mouth treat. I’ve already got recipes on the blog for basic Scottish Shortbread and jazzed-up Pistachio Shortbread Cookies, so today I’m adding Coconut Shortbread Cookies to the line-up! It’s hard to pick a favorite when it comes to shortbread, {Read More}

Loaded Banana Muffins

Loaded Banana Muffins start with a moist, soft banana bread base that gets extra flavor and texture from coconut, toasted pecans, and honey-kissed granola sprinkled on top! Okay, all you monkeys out there…get ready to go bananas (sorry) for today’s recipe! And if you currently have a pile of splotchy, dark brown bananas sitting on your kitchen counter? You’ll love this post, too. Because in both cases, these Loaded Banana Muffins are decidedly different than your everyday banana bread, meaning {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}

Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal

Wholesome baked oatmeal gets a tropical twist with the addition of fresh minced pineapple, coconut milk, and shredded coconut in this Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! If you like piña coladas…and getting caught in the rain…then you’re going to LOVE this latest 5HH breakfast recipe, Piña Colada Baked Oatmeal! Okay, okay…so maybe you don’t have to like actual piña coladas. An adoration of oatmeal, pineapple, coconut, and/or tropical flavor combinations should suffice just fine. Not only is this Piña Colada Baked {Read More}

Tropical Banana Ice Cream

Tropical Banana “Ice Cream” features frozen bananas, pineapple, and mango whipped to an ice cream-like consistency for an all-natural, all-fruit treat with no added sugar…decadent enough for dessert yet healthy enough for breakfast! Tell me that you’ve tried frozen banana “ice cream” before? It’s been all the rage on Pinterest for a few years now, and I have to say…it really does live up to the hype. You basically take frozen bananas and purée them in a food processor (or {Read More}

Thumbprint Cookies

These classic Thumbprint Cookies are lightly sweet with an almost shortbread-like texture, a coating of toasty coconut or pecans, and a center of your favorite jelly or jam. I realize I’m down to the wire here, but I couldn’t let December fly by without sharing at least one Christmas cookie recipe! Sure, I posted Christmas Tree Brownie Pops a couple weeks ago, and there have been a plethora of other sweet treats all month long. But when I ran out {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}

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookies are soft, chewy, and loaded with a variety of flavors and textures — from oats and coconut to chocolate chips and pecans — making them hearty and totally addictive! A few days ago I had a craving for cookies, which happened to coincide with my need to come up with a little sweet treat for an upcoming Girls’ Night Out. However, I knew that if I made cookies for my mom get-together, I’d have to ensure that there {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}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brittle {with Pecans & Coconut}

A crispy chocolate chip cookie slab (studded with pecans and coconut) is broken into jagged pieces for a treat that has the crunch of brittle and the flavor of a chocolate chip cookie! Up until a few weeks ago, I had never heard of cookie brittle, and oh my word, y’all…where have I been? This stuff is divine. You just can’t beat a good ol’ chocolate chip cookie, and I must admit that my favorite chocolate chip cookies are soft {Read More}

Pineapple Au Gratin

Pineapple is already pretty perfect just the way it is. But would anyone protest if you topped it with a crumble of coconut, gingersnaps, and macadamia nuts, drizzled it with vanilla-infused coconut milk, and then popped it in the oven until it was all hot and bubbly? Nope. I didn’t think so. Say hello to my new favorite summertime dessert (well, along with this one, of course). My boys are always begging for a little “treat” to top off dinner, {Read More}

Coconut Macaroons ~ Classic or Chocolate-Dipped

Today I’m sharing with you one of my all-time favorite cookie recipe. It’s time to whip up some simple, yet scrumptious, coconut macaroons! This recipe happens to be from a cookie cookbook that was a part of my mom’s collection when I was growing up. A lot of the cookies that I associate with my childhood can be found in the pages of this particular cookbook. But what I like most about this recipe — aside from the end result, {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}