The easiest 30-minute recipe for chocolate chip pumpkin muffins. Moist with delicious cinnamon-spice flavor, these mini muffins are healthy and only 114 calories each!
I’ve been loving these mini chocolate chip pumpkin muffins so much this fall. There is nothing like the moist texture and sweet, cinnamon-spice flavor of homemade pumpkin muffins. And the way it fills your home with that heaven-sent aroma of freshly baked pumpkin and gooey chocolate!
But so many pumpkin muffin recipes are time-consuming and a lot of work.
This mini pumpkin muffin recipe is my favorite solution. The recipe makes a delicious batch of 24 mini pumpkin muffins, warm and ready to eat in about half an hour.
There’s one other bonus of pumpkin muffin minis. View Post
Hearty, healthy (and vegan!) Tuscan bread soup with potato, kale, and white beans. This slow cooker recipe makes it easy to achieve rich, homemade flavor.
There was a definite nip in the air this morning, which meant two things.
First, it was time to go in search of the padded, woolly slippers that I’d abandoned since last May. And second, I needed to pull the slow cooker out from the back of the cabinet and cook up something homemade and warm and delicious. What is it that’s so thrilling about finding that perfect warm and comforting remedy when the days grower darker and colder?
I love this Tuscan bread soup because it’s vegan and packed with healthy veggies like potato and kale. But it’s also very hearty and full of tasty flavor. (I wondered if I should really call it a “stew.”) And adding cubed crusty bread to the soup is so comforting and delicious too. The bread just soaks up all of the broth.
It’s a great way to satisfy cold-weather cravings, and for just about 350 calories per serving. View Post
A healthy pumpkin smoothie that’s velvety, slightly sweet and full of the cinnamon-spice flavors of chai tea. Easy to make, 5 ingredients, 116 calories per serving.
To introduce my latest recipe, the chai pumpkin smoothie, I have to begin with little tale of gratitude. Chai tea has been a reliable old friend of mine for many years now. When I’m sad, when I’m sleepy, when I’m stressed. Chai tea beckons, offering me a moment to sit down and do nothing but breathe in that intoxicating aroma of cinnamon and spice. (The refreshing jolt of caffeine is pretty helpful too.)
Chai tea and I have become especially close since baby Trevor was born. Every night, he wakes at 3 am for a little snack and then goes right back to sleep. Meanwhile, I toss and turn and count sheep and can never fall back asleep.
So that’s why I’m really loving this Chai Pumpkin Smoothie these days. It’s full of pure pumpkin puree, which I crave so much every autumn. View Post