Monday, April 28, 2014

Nutella, Banana and Peanut Butter Frozen Dessert

 I'm not going to lie, I have a slight obsession over Nutella. What's not to love...hazelnuts and chocolate. If you add bananas and peanut butter, it's signed, sealed and delivered into my tummy! When I came across this recipe, I knew I had to make it, but find an alternative to the yogurt! This frozen dessert with coconut milk is beyond yummy! Don't say I didn't warn you! ;)


3/4 Cup Coconut Milk (Not the light, however, you can mix the original with the light)
3 Fully Ripe Bananas
1/2 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Nutella


Slice bananas and place in the freezer until frozen. In a food processor, add coconut milk, bananas and peanut butter. Pulse until creamy. Once creamy, pour into the dish that you will store in the freezer. Finally, add in the Nutella and swirl it in. Don't mix it completey, as the swirls allows for those yummy chunks of chocolate hazelnut yummy goodness. Put in the freezer until fozen. ENJOY!!


Friday, April 18, 2014

Gluten Free Nutella Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I love this recipe for Nutella Banana Swirl Muffins, however, I wanted to make them gluten free! Plus, I added in some chocolate chips! Banana and chocolate with a dollop of Nutella....HEAVEN IN YOUR MOUTH!! 


2 cups all-purpose flour (gluten free - Bob's Red Mill)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup of chocolate chips ( Dairy Free - Enjoy Life)
nutella (Nutella does have a little skim milk in it)


Preheat oven to 350°F. Line muffin pan with liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt until well combined. Set aside.
In large bowl, whisk together banana, sugar, brown sugar. Beat in egg, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Slowly whisk in the flour mixture, until there are no lumps. Fold in chocolate chips.
Fill muffin tins 3/4 full. Top each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.
Bake muffins for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Serve warm or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Take Me to the Beach....

Sweater (similar) / Shirt / Leggings / Beanie (similar) / Moccasins 
I'm loving that it's spring and I can bring my little guy outside! He just loves it! I'm also getting really excited for all the spring and summer clothes. I love this "TAKE ME TO THE BEACH" T-shirt from Zara! 


Monday, April 7, 2014

Beautiful Blue Skies

Shirt (similar here) / Jeans / Beanie / Moccasins 

It finally feels like spring!! It was so warm today, we decided to take a walk. The skies were so blue and so was Camden's outfit! We're so excited for many more beautiful warm days!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Blue & White Stripes

Camden's look of the day! I'm loving blue and white stripes right now. I think I'm feeling a bit nautical, since spring weather is around the corner! I'm also obsessed with baby beanies! They're one of the cutest fashion statements, for your little boy or girl! 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Gluten & Dairy Free Puppy Chow Cookies

Yes, the title is correct...Puppy Chow Cookies. Excuse me what?!! If puppy chow isn't the most highly addictive snack around, meet it's arch nemesis, the COOKIE!! 

I came across this recipe on Pinterest, however, I needed a way to make this gluten and dairy free without sacrificing the flavor. I think I did just that!

Here's my altered recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance All Natural Spread (sticks), room temperature
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla (gluten free)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cup gluten free flour (Glutin All Purpose Flour)
  • Coating:
  • 1 1/2 cups Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (dairy free)
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup Earth Balance All Natural Spread (sticks)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
How to make...
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment, set aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer cream butter and peanut butter together until smooth. Add both sugars and beat for 2 minutes.
  4. Add in egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Mix until combined.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in flour.
  6. Portion out dough by in tablespoon amounts. Roll into a ball and then flatten to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Place on baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 8-9 minutes until golden at he edges.
  8. Remove from oven and transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Coating
  10. In microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Heat on high for 1 minute and then stir until smooth.
  11. Place powdered sugar in bowl.
  12. Dip each cookie in chocolate and using a fork remove cookie, tapping off excess chocolate. You don't need a lot of chocolate coating on the cookies.
  13. Immediately dip the cookie into the powdered sugar and toss to coat completely.
  14. Place back on cooling rack to until chocolate is set. Repeat for all cookies.


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Baby Boy Spring Fashion

Spring time is almost here!! Here are a few outfits that I'm loving right now for my baby boy!

Outfit #1: Sweater / Pants / Shoes
Outfit #2: Shirt / Shorts / Shoes
Outfit #3: Shirt / Shorts / Shoes

Happy Hump Day!