Crabapple Muffins

Crabapples are ripe on trees all over town right now! This absolutely delicious recipe is uniquely tart and sweet and uses fruits that are often wasted!

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2 eggs

2/3 cup canola oil

2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

2 1/4 cups flour (if gluten free, substitute almond flour)

2 cups chopped crab apples (feel free to leave the skins on)


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

  2. Combine eggs, oil, vanilla, sugar in a stand mixer or bowl.

  3. Stir in baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and baking soda.

  4. Add flour, and stir until combined.

  5. Mix in the chopped crab apples.

  6. Grease muffin tins, and then fill each muffin cup approximately 2/3 full with batter.

  7. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick comes out of the center clean.

Adapted from a recipe on the site A Hundred Years Ago.

Keto Pancakes (Grain Free, Low Carb)

These high protein pancakes are wonderful for keto and low carb dieters. Since the pancakes are made with eggs and cottage cheese they will also help you to feel satisfied longer.

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4 eggs

7 oz. cottage cheese

1 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder

2 oz. butter or coconut oil

See the entire recipe and directions at the Diet Doctor.

Healthy Granola Recipe

Granola is a wonderful thing to have on hand for a quick breakfast or snack- it’s also amazing added to yogurt or even just plain. This granola recipe is endlessly customizable to fit your individual tastes!



2 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup whole, raw almonds

1/2 cup pepitas

1 teaspoon cinnamon

3 tablespoons maple syrup

2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries

See the entire recipe and directions at Fit Foodie Finds.

One Bowl Vegan Banana Bread (GF)

This delicious and healthy banana is quick to whip up and makes an amazing breakfast or snack!


1 batch flax egg* (1 flax egg = 1 Tbsp / 7g flaxseed meal + 2.5 Tbsp /37 ml water)

3 medium ripe bananas (3 bananas yield ~1.5 cups or 425 g)

1/4 heaping cup unsalted almond butter (or sub other nut or seed butter)

3 Tbsp avocado oil (or melted coconut oil)

1/2 cup coconut sugar (or sub organic brown sugar)

2-3 Tbsp maple syrup (or sub agave nectar or coconut nectar)

1/2 tsp sea salt

3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (or other dairy-free milk, such as rice or hemp)

1 Tbsp baking powder

1 ¾ cup almond meal (ground from raw almonds)

1 ¼ cup gluten-free flour blend*

1 ⅓ cup gluten-free oats

1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts

See the entire recipe and directions at the Minimalist Baker.

Keto Crispy Flaxseed Waffles

These low carb, keto friendly waffles are full of healthy flaxseed, which give these waffles a huge omega 3 boost! They’re a great way to start the day!

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2 cups roughly ground golden flaxseed

1 tablespoon gluten-free baking powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

5 large eggs, I used pastured eggs

½ cup water

⅓ cup avocado oil or extra-virgin olive oil or melted coconut oil

1 tablespoon fresh herbs (if making savory) or 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

See the entire recipe and directions at Healthful Persuit!

Wheat Germ Pancakes

Wheat germ gives these pancakes a delicious, slightly nutty flavor. They’re a healthy way to start the day and freeze well, so you can easily reheat them in the toaster for a fast, fiber filled breakfast.

  • 1 cups all-purpose flour*

  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour*

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 banana mashed + enough milk to make 1 1/4 cups (non-fat milk or unsweetened vanilla almond milk; I’ve used both with success)

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • About 6 teaspoons Wheat Germ

See the entire recipe and directions at Crazy for Crust.

Lemon Blueberry Quinoa Pancakes

These whole grain, high protein pancakes are a great way to start the day, and are a perfect accompaniment to a relaxed Saturday morning!



Dry ingredients:
1 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Wet ingredients:
1 egg
1/4 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk or coconut milk
1 tablespoon coconut sugar or honey
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
zest of 1 large lemon
1/2 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries

See the entire recipe and directions at Ambitious Kitchen.

PB & J Overnight Oats

These are absolutely delish and can be made the night before for a fast and healthy breakfast- it's great for kids too!



1/2 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup Greek yogurt*
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 tablespoon chia seeds
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons no-sugar-added strawberry preserves
2 to 3 strawberries, chopped

*To make dairy free substitute with a dairy free yogurt, blended tofu, applesauce, or pureed bananas

See the entire recipe and directions at Rachel Ray's blog.

Pumpkin Oat Bran Muffins

This is a fantastic, high fiber recipe that's perfect for fall! Oat fiber is good for the heart, and pumpkin is full of antioxidants!

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1 1⁄2 cups unprocessed oat bran
1⁄2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1⁄2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1⁄4 teaspoon salt
1 cup mashed pumpkin
1⁄2 cup milk or nondairy milk
2 egg whites, lightly beaten (or substitute for 1 egg, beaten)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
vegetable oil cooking spray

See the entire recipe and directions at The Genius Kitchen.

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars

These bars are perfect for a quick breakfast on a hurried morning or as a healthy snack on the go. The recipe is also easily customizable for your family's own specific tastes!


2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup whole wheat flour (gluten free flour can be substituted if needed)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups milk (I used unsweetened vanilla almond, but any kind will do nicely)
3 tablespoons honey*
2 tablespoons peanut butter (creamy or crunchy—I used natural creamy)
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 medium banana, quartered and diced

See the entire recipe and directions at Well Plated.

Gooey Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

This bread is fantastic for when you want something sweet while still keeping healthy!  It's great for a chocolaty snack too!


1 2/3 cup overripe mashed banana  
2 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp coconut extract (omit if desired)
1 tbsp white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup canned coconut milk (not coconut milk beverage)
3 1/2 tbsp coconut butter OR 2 tbsp milk of choice
2/3 cup pure maple syrup or honey or agave
1/8 tsp uncut stevia OR 1/4 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup spelt, white, or Bob’s GF Flour, loosely packed  
1/2 cup shredded coconut, optional
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips in the batter, plus regular chips for decoration, optional

Read the entire recipe and directions at Chocolate Covered Katie.

Hemp Seed Energy Bites

These are the perfect size for a snack on the go or to tuck into lunchboxes, plus these little bites are low in sugar and high in omega-3's!


1 cup gluten-free oat flour*
½ cup nut butter
⅛ cup hemp hearts, divided
¼ cup maple syrup
⅛ cup Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
dash of sea salt

*Oat flour can be easily made by grinding oats in a blender or food processor

See the entire recipe and directions at Skinnyfitalicious.

Hearty Flax Seed Pancakes

Flax seeds are full of good fiber and omega-3 fatty acids!  These make a delicious, hearty breakfast that satisfies for hours.

1/4 cup ground golden flax seed meal
1 large egg
1 Tablespoon nut milk or use water
1 teaspoon lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
tiny pinch sea salt

optional: dash of cinnamon & nutmeg
optional: a little sweetener of your choice
add to skillet/pan: a little organic vegetable shortening or any cooking fat/oil

See the entire recipe and directions at Forest and Fauna.

Triple Seed Superfood Granola

This recipe combines hemp, flax, and chia seeds for an amazing granola full of beneficial nutrients! It’s also fantastic when combined with our homemade yogurt recipe to make your own parfaits!

Dry Ingredients:

•    3 cups crisp brown rice cereal (gluten-free)
•    3 cups gluten-free rolled oats
•    ½ cup shelled hemp seeds
•    ½ cup brown flax seeds
•    ¼ cup chia seeds

Wet Ingredients:

•    ½ cup brown rice syrup (or honey)
•    2 tablespoons flax oil (or other oil)
•    1 tablespoon molasses
•    ½ tablespoon vanilla extract

See the entire recipe and directions at Keepin’ It Kind.

Pumpkin Spice Baked Oatmeal Cups

These are simple to put together and make a great, quick fall breakfast. They store well too!


  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats (use certified gluten-free, if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice mix (or use 1 teaspoon cinnamon,  3/4 teaspoon ground ginger, 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon allspice, and 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves)
  • 1 cup milk (I use unsweetened almond milk, but most milks should work)
  • 3/4 cup plain canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey

Optional add-in ideas:  white chocolate chips, regular chocolate chips, raisins, chopped walnuts

See the entire recipe and directions at Happy Healthy Mama.

Raw Chocolate Smoothie with Avocado and Raw Honey

This recipe uses cacao powder which is also known as raw chocolate.  It's full of nutrients, and this shake has lots of good fats to keep you satisfied.  It makes a great fast breakfast or a healthy snack.  The avocado gives it such a creaminess, it tastes like an ice cream milkshake!


1 frozen banana, sliced
1/2 avocado, pitted, chopped
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp raw honey
1 cup raw almond milk

See the entire recipe and directions at Organic Authority.

Easy No Bake Granola Bars

This is a recipe simple enough to make with kids and can be made without even turning on the oven. It's easily customizable as well!


2 cups rolled oats
1 1/4 cups natural crunchy peanut butter
1 cup ground flaxseed
3/4 cup honey
3/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup sliced almonds

See the entire recipe and directions at All Recipes.

Quick Matcha Superfood Smoothie

Matcha is green tea powder that is packed with antioxidants. This is an easy smoothie to put together since it only uses four ingredients, so it's fast to put together on a hectic morning.

  • 1 frozen banana, broken into pieces
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk (or almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons matcha (Japanese green tea) powder

See the entire recipe and directions at Bourbon and Honey.

For more information about the benefits of matcha powder, see this article on our website.

Blueberry Oatmeal Breakfast Cakes

This is a fantastic make-ahead recipe for a quick and healthy breakfast or snack.  

2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 1/2 cups low-fat milk
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

See the entire recipe and directions at Eating Well.

There's also a quick video on how to make these on Eating Well here.

Anti-Inflammatory Blueberry Smoothie

This amazing smoothie is quick to put together and is a great way to start the morning!


  • 2 handfuls spinach or leafy greens
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 T almond butter
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp cayenne (start light and add as desired)
  • 1 tsp maca powder (optional)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

Read the entire recipe and directions and Be Whole Be You.