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Snicker Doodle Bars – gf, df 

Snicker Doodle Bars

Main Part:

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

Combine cinnamon sugar mixture ingredients in a bowl, then sprinkle half on bottom of an 8×8 dish and set aside. In separate bowl combine main part ingredients, then pour over the half of the cinnamon sugar mixture in the 8×8.  Sprinkle remaining half cinnamon sugar mixture over the main part as topping. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve, store in refrigerator.


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Kefir Smoothie (Probiotic, Antioxidant)

Kefir Smoothie

  • 1 cup fresh organic fruit
  • 1/2 organic kefir (I use pomegranate milk kefir)
  • 1/2 frozen organic berries
  • 1/4 cup frozen organic spinach (smoothie in picture has a little less because I ran out)
  • 1 T raw honey
  • 1 tsp diatomaceous earth, food grade
  • A pinch each of organic cinnamonturmeric and cayenne

Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth.  If you prefer a more frozen type smoothie, you can switch the amounts of frozen versus fresh with your fruits and berries. This smoothie has strawberries for the frozen berries and the fresh fruits are a combo of strawberries, blueberries, pineapple and watermelon.

For more info on diatomaceous earth, check out this post.

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Vanilla-Cinnamon Pancake Syrup

Do you sometimes wish you had other flavors to put on your pancakes besides maple? Do you try to eat healthy but find the maple syrup prices CRAZY?  Or (like me) did your kids scarf down your maple syrup and you are left with dry pancakes getting cold on your plate? Well, worry no more, here is a simple easy pancake syrup recipe to solve your problems 😉

     Vanilla-Cinnamon Pancake Syrup

  • 1 c honey (I use raw, unfiltered)
  • 1/4 sugar (I used organic evaporated cane juice on this but whatever sugar you have will work)
  • 1/2 – 1 t vanilla extract (to your liking)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 t cinnamon (to your liking)

Combine all ingredients and heat on low heat until all ingredients are well combined and mixture is thoroughly heated.  Serve on your pancakes, waffles or sausage.  Store in fridge for 2 weeks.  Reheat to serve again.

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Vanilla Blueberry Apple Cinnamon Water

Say What?!?!

Okay, so this started out as an apple and cinnamon water, but as I was putting it together I just started throwing other things in….. sooooo anyway, here is what we got:

Vanilla Blueberry Apple Cinnamon Water

  • 2 Apples, diced
  • 1 c Blueberries
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 1 T Cinnamon Powder
  • 3 T Honey
  • 2 t Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Gallons Water

Put all ingredients together and refrigerate overnight.  Drink off water for the next two days, you can add water, vanilla and honey to the mixture if you run out, but pitch after two days.

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Fried Apples with Cinnamon

This was a delicious addition to our breakfast. I hadn’t planned on adding it to the blog, but it was too tasty not to share.

Fried Apples w/ Cinnamon

  • 8-10 c Apples, sliced and peeled
  • 1/2 c Butter (I used organic from grass-fed)
  • 1 c Sucanat (Evaporated Cane Juice, you can use sugar or brown sugar if don’t have this)
  • 2 T honey (omit if you use the brown sugar)
  • 1 T Cinnamon

Melt butter on low in a large skillet. Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well, cover and cook on low until desired tenderness.  I cooked mine on super low for about an hour, stirring occasionally.

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Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Looking for a flour-less, egg-less, sugar-less dessert? Well, here it is!

     Banana Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

  • 3 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/3 c apple sauce
  • 2 c oats
  • 1/4 c almond milk
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 1 t vanilla extract
  • 1 t cinnamon

Combine all ingredients.  Spoon onto greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350º for 15-20 min.

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Applesauce Bread

I originally found the recipe for this bread here.  I made a few adjustments, but either recipe is really good!

     Applesauce Bread

  • 3 1/2 c fresh milled flour (I used hard red)
  • 2 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda (I use aluminum free)
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • 2/3 c honey (I use raw/local)
  • 1 1/3 c applesauce (organic)
  • 4 eggs (free range)
  • 1 stick butter, melted (grass fed)

Mix dry ingredients in a mixing bowl, make a pit in center, add rest of ingredients, mix well, pour into a buttered bread pan. Bake at 350º for 45-55 min. or until toothpick comes out clean.

OR you can make this version, which is more applesauce(y) and has more cinnamon and no nutmeg:

  • 3 1/2 c fresh milled flour (I used hard red)
  • 1 T cinnamon
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda (I use aluminum free)
  • 1/2 t sea salt
  • 2/3 c honey (I use raw/local)
  • 2 2/3 c applesauce (organic)
  • 2 eggs (free range)
  • 1 stick butter, melted (grass fed)

This yields an even more moist loaf 😉