Friday, October 5, 2018

Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

This post is in partnership with Silpat. All opinions are my own.

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Happy October! Time to break out all of the pumpkin recipes!!

Baking mini sweet treats is my favorite, especially during the fall, so when I found out
that Siplat was introducing the Silpat Patisserie Baking Collection , I just had to have
at least one!

It was a hard decision, but I chose the mini loaf pan to start with. I can't wait to add
the mini fluted cake, muffin, mini muffin and madeleine pan's to my baking collection!
The molds are coated in food grade silicone that offers effortless release and there's no
need to grease the molds. They are light weight, flexible and clean up beautifully.

I love baking mini loaf's because they are so easy to gift to neighbors, friends,
co-workers, the mailman or whoever! My Cranberry Dark Chocolate bread or
Mini Strawberry Bread recipes would be perfect for these Silpat molds during the
holidays!

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Simply place the mold onto a large cookie sheet before filling with batter and each
loaf bakes up perfectly! Which mold would you chose first?

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Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaf

1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
2 large eggs
1 - 15 ounce canned pure pumpkin
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup water
top with chocolate chips or pepitas (pumpkin seeds), if desired

In a large mixing bowl whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder,
cinnamon, salt and nutmeg.

Add eggs one at a time, then add pumpkin, oil and water. Mix with a wooden spoon
just until all ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.

Using a large cookie scoop, drop two scoops of batter into each mini loaf mold.
Even batter with a small spoon. Top with pepitas or chocolate chips, if desired.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan before removing to a cooling rack to continue to cool.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

My Go-To Morning Smoothie

This post is in partnership with Mom's Meet and may contain affiliate links.
As always, all opinions are my own.

My Go-To Morning Protein Smoothie













































Weekday mornings can be hectic and rushed, especially after school begins, when
we're trying to get back into the swing of things. I allow myself plenty of time in the
morning, waking up two hours before I need to be at work, but somehow I'm always
rushing out the door.  Probably because I try to get too much done before I leave, but
there's so much to do! #momproblems

When I'm running late and there's no time for breakfast, my go-to is a healthy protein
smoothie that I can drink during my commute or when I get to the office. Most often
my smoothie includes frozen banana, chocolate protein powder, flax seed, almond
butter and almond milk. Sometimes I throw in a few frozen berries too.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Game Day Snack Mix

This post is in partnership with ALDI. As always, all opinions are my own.

Game Day Snack Mix








































School is back in session and our town is hopping.
Over twenty thousand students have moved back into the 'burg and football
season is here!

There's nothing better on a fall Saturday than college football and tailgating
with friends.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Dan Kluger's Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

This post is in partnership with OXO and Cookies for Kid's Cancer.
All opinions are my own.














































For the past several years I have been fortunate enough to be able to participate in the
Cookies for Kids' Cancer campaign hosted by OXO, a brand that I have been using for
years and love.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Crusted Cinnamon French Toast


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Happy Friday friends!

Today I'm posting a quick, easy and delicious recipe for crusted cinnamon french toast.
This french toast is SO good and perfect for lazy weekend mornings. I plan on making
it again on Sunday!

Have a nice weekend!!


Crusted Cinnamon French Toast

4 slices Dave's Killer Bread
2 large eggs
1 T unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup hemp seeds
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 T coconut sugar
1 T butter or coconut oil

In a shallow bowl, whisk together eggs, vanilla and almond milk.
In another shallow bowl, mix together hemp seeds, flax seeds, cinnamon and sugar.

Melt butter over medium heat in a large frying pan.

Dip both sides of bread slices in egg mixture and then both sides in hemp seed mixture.
Place bread into heated pan and brown on each side.

Serve with warm maple syrup and fresh fruit.

Enjoy!



Tuesday, August 21, 2018

What's in my Vitamin Box

This post is in partnership with Moms Meet. As always, all opinions are my own.
May contain affiliate links.









































Yes - I am old and need a pill box to organize my vitamins and supplements.
Don't make fun.

Each Sunday I fill it up for the week and I keep it in a tote bag that I carry to work
each day. Once I get to the office I place it on my desk and take one or two vitamins
every few hours. I've never been one who can take all of my vitamins at once, it
upsets my stomach. Spreading them out throughout the day works better for me.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites










































Lately I've been craving ice cream or frozen yogurt like crazy.
My husband's all like "let's go to Kline's", which I would love to do every night, but
I don't have his fast metabolism, so I'd never be able to fit into any of my clothes.
I needed a lower calorie snack to curb my sweet tooth, so I came up with chocolate
covered frozen banana bites. Simply drip frozen slices of banana into melted dark
chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings. I topped mine with sprinkles,
shredded coconut, cocao nibs and chocolate covered sunflower seeds.