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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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Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

Chocolate Banana Almond Ice Cream

  • 3   Bananas
  • 1/2 TBS   Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp   Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 c   Crushed Almond Pieces

Peel and slice bananas and freeze for at least 2 hours.  Remove from freezer and add first three ingredients to a blender.  Blend until fully combined and smooth.  Pour into freezer safe container, stir in nuts and freeze for at least 1 additional hour.  If you need extra sweetness you can add raw honey, stevia extract, or maple syrup to taste.


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Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Chip Coconut Cookies w/ Whole Wheat and Oatmeal

  • 2  1/4 c of flour (soft white, milled on pastry setting)
  • 1 c oats (old fashioned)
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 c softened butter
  • 1  1/2 c sugar (raw caneevaporated cane juice etc)
  • 1/4 c raw honey
  • 2 lg eggs (free-range)
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 12 oz chocolate chips (I used enjoy life)
  • 1 c coconut, shredded

Preheat oven to 350. Mix sugar and honey in a bowl and sit aside. Put flour, oats, baking soda and salt into a food processor or blender and blend about 30 secs. In your mixing bowl beat butter until creamed or until lighter in color. Add your sugar and honey mixture, eggs and vanilla and mix until incorporated. Mix in flour mixture and then finally add in the coconut and chocolate chips.

Shape cookie dough into 1″ balls and place on cookie sheet. Bake 10-11 min. Let cookies cool slightly before moving them from the cookie sheet to a cooling rack.


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Strawberry ‘n Honey Sauce

My daughter was whipping up some french toast when I said “we don’t have any maple syrup” she puckered her lower lip and put on her sad face.  I said “I can whip up something using honey if you’d like”  She immediately brightened with an excited “YEAH!”.  Thus was the origin of the Strawberry ‘n Honey Sauce 😉

Strawberry ‘n Honey Sauce

  • 2 c raw honey
  • 1 c strawberry preserves (homemade if you have it or Organic store bought)
  • 1 t vanilla

Combine ingredients in a pot on the stove and heat on medium heat stirring frequently until all ingredients combine well and are thoroughly heated.  Pour over whatever you like and enjoy 🙂

Purchase pre-made HERE


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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.