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Banana Oatmeal Blender Pancakes with Berry Compote

Banana oatmeal blender pancakes with berry compote.  Surprisingly, these are the first pancakes I’m sharing on the blog. Not that I’ve been blogging for very long, but I somehow made it over a year and a half without sharing a pancake recipe. Believe me, these were worth the wait!  Honestly, I’m not much of a pancakes for breakfast kind of person. I have a rotation of 3 different breakfasts that I eat week after week and rarely do I crave something different. Yes, I basically wake up every morning craving oatmeal or toast. However, sometimes I do change things up, usually when it’s a special occasion. It may not be because I want a change, but mostly because I feel a change would be appropriate for special occasions. For example…

No-Knead Whole Wheat Seeded Bread

No-knead whole wheat seeded bread… The perfect recipe to make this snowy weekend. Yes, we just got another snow storm. The third one in 3 weeks and somehow they all fell on a Thursday. I’m just hoping this is the last of it – I can’t wait for the spring weather to finally arrive! For now though, I’ll just keep spending my weekends inside, staying cozy and baking. Maybe going for a hike in the snow. If your weekend is just as snowy (or maybe rainy), you need to make this bread. Not that you need an excuse to make fresh bread. Seriously though, if you’re scared of making homemade bread, this is the recipe for you. Honestly, I made homemade bread for the very first time last January. Before then, I…

Sugar-Free Peanut Butter & Jelly Muffins

Sugar-free peanut butter & jelly muffins, my new favorite snack. Also, welcome to March! How are we 3 months into 2018 already?! It seems like just a few weeks ago we were celebrating New Year… Without me noticing, March arrived and with it came nutrition month. I wish I could say I prepared something for the occasion, but that didn’t happen. It was March 2nd when I realized nutrition month had started already and I didn’t have anything planned. I started brainstorming some ideas on my walk to work and instantly felt overwhelmed, so I decided to keep it easy. The theme for nutrition month this year is “unlock the potential of food”, including the potential to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. The potential to discover encourages fostering healthy eating habits in children by…

Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars

I found a way to use up all my apples this year. Date-Sweetened Apple Crumble Bars. I’m making these on repeat until I’m done with the 20lbs bag of apples we picked. I should start by saying that these apple crumble bars are not only sugar-free, but they’re also gluten-free, vegan and nut-free! Most importantly, they’re incredible (despite what you may think of something that’s gluten-free, vegan, nut-free and sugar-free). To be honest, Shaun and I ate 2/3 of the recipe over the first day I made it. It’s another one of those addictive dessert recipes. If I learned something since I stopped eating sugar, it’s that you can still make sweet, addictive recipes sweetened with fruit. Of…

Chewy Oatmeal Zucchini Cookies

It’s been a crazy week. We’re leaving for Gaspésie today after work and I still haven’t packed. I’m counting on the two hours I’ll have before leaving to pack everything and prepare our food for the trip. Lets see how that goes! I wanted to start earlier, but somehow, all of my evenings were packed this week. I spent a whole evening getting a new phone and dealing with the details at the store. Then yesterday I drove down to Moncton to see a childhood friend that’s moving to Ottawa today. Finally, I spent the rest of my evenings studying for my exam that’s coming this November (my last exam ever before becoming a registered dietitian). Thankfully, I already have some energy bites ready for our trip (these and these…