Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

Do you ever need a snack before dinner? I don’t know about you, but by three or four in the afternoon, I am usually ravenous and have trouble concentrating on work without a snack. I usually like to have a piece of fruit and some nuts or cheese, but lately I have been trying other…

Whole Grain Quinoa Banana Blueberry Muffins

After a busy few weeks of conferences, travel, running, and work (dissertating), I finally found some time to bake last weekend. Muffins are one of my favorite things to bake, in part because they are so quick and easy, and in part because it is so easy to create delicious, HEALTHY recipes. These are based…

Healthy Black Sapote Muffins

Have you ever heard of a black sapote? The black sapote, aka ‘chocolate pudding fruit,’ is just about my favorite thing. Related to the persimmon, this fruit has smooth, creamy pulp that tastes quite a bit like chocolate. I first encountered this fruit in Australia years ago, and I have been trying to find it…

Perfect Whole Grain Burger Buns

Is it warm where you are? It has been amazing here all week, and I’ve read that much of the east coast has warmed up a bit, too. If the snow has finally melted off the top of your grill and you’re getting ready to make some burgers this weekend, you have to bake these…

Healthier Whole Grain Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

If you have been reading this blog for awhile, you probably know that cookies and brownies are my baking weakness. There is something special about fresh from the oven, buttery, chewy, gooey baked goods, and I personally count the humble chocolate chip cookie as dessert heaven. Because I derive so much pleasure from making and…

Whole Grain Banana Pumpkin Coconut Bread

This is a really fun quick bread. The recipe combines banana and pumpkin with coconut and a little bit of crunch, resulting in a bread that is full of flavor, healthy fats, and fiber. You can’t go wrong with this recipe! Quick breads are fun to make because they are easy, rarely turn out badly,…

Pumpkin Whole Wheat Cinnamon Buns

Happy Friday! I hope that everyone had a great week. It was a busy one here, and I’m really looking forward to the weekend. Here is a great weekend recipe. You can mix up the dough on Friday night, pop these in the oven after your long run, and have fresh cinnamon buns when you…

Almost Paleo Banana Muffins

It’s finally Friday! I love Friday mornings because I take a break from running, which allows me to linger just a little longer over breakfast and coffee. This means that I have time to make eggs, watch the news, or even bake a quick batch of muffins. These banana muffins are very easy to make,…

Whole Grain Beet Bread

Do you like beets? Roasted, they are one of my favorite salad ingredients, they are a delicious addition to fresh juice, and I love unexpected beet-flavored desserts (like this one in Budapest). I had big plans to make some sort of beet-mousse cake for Christmas, but never got around to it. Then, a couple of…

Whole Wheat Beer Bread

Here is a bread that you can throw together an hour before dinner, and come away with a very satisfying product. I typically make yeast breads more often than quick breads, and one of my favorite yeast bread recipes contains a generous dash of microbrew. However, I have seen beer quick bread recipes floating around…