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Homemade Pop Tarts with Honey Blackberry Filling

I ate pop tarts every single morning as a kid. Cold, never toasted, and with a glass of milk – it was my go-to. Feeling nostalgic,  I decided to re-make my childhood favorite and created these Homemade Pop Tarts with Honey Blackberry Filling. They came together surprisingly easily, and tasted better than my go-to breakfasts of yore.

I took “homemade” very seriously in this recipe and scratch-made everything: the dough, the filling AND the frosting. The best part is that I only used 8 ingredients:

  1. flour
  2. salt
  3. butter
  4. cold water
  5. egg
  6. blackberries
  7. honey
  8. powdered sugar

To me, the extra work to scratch-make everything was worth it, and it was a fun weekend activity. Cooking and baking can be pretty relaxing sometimes. Though, if you are in a bind you could also just pick up some store-bought dough and jam (for the filling) and make this a lot easier on yourself. Read More

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Healthy Homemade Granola in 30 Minutes

I made this Healthy Homemade Granola over the weekend and it was easier than expected. For years I have been buying granola because making it at home seemed like too much work. I proved myself wrong, as this granola was easy to make and only took about 30 minutes. It’s great over yogurt, and even better in my Simple Cinnamon Yogurt Parfait recipe. It’s crunchy, sweet, and pretty addictive. Read More

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Easy Pumpkin Muffins

I am not one to jump on the pumpkin bandwagon in early Autumn every year. I don’t like pumpkin lattes. Read more here to get my stance on buying coffee in general. Though, there are some pumpkin flavored foods that live up to the hype in my book. For example: pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread and in this case, pumpkin muffins.

These easy pumpkin muffins only take 40 minutes and 10 ingredients to make. They are great for weekend breakfasts and snacks, and can be put in the fridge/freezer to last all week. They have a nice balance of sweetness and warm spice flavors that are great for Fall, Winter or anytime of year. Read More