Posts tagged ‘baking’

December 30th, 2013

Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake

by Chrissy

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This year is winding down but we’re just winding up. We’ve got big plans for the LYK in 2014.

But first, let’s quickly recap this past year: we had a wedding and the many fun memories and months leading up to it; we’ve embarked on some worldwide travels–some with our loved ones and some together; we’ve stepped into bigger and better things relating to jobs, opportunities, responsibilities and more. This year’s been full of blessing and excitement, we look forward … Read more...

December 20th, 2013

Chocolate Coconut Crunch Cinnamon Rolls {GIVEAWAY + Baking A Difference Campaign}

by Chrissy

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Homemade cinnamon rolls are one of the best Christmas morning treats. If you aren’t a kid anymore and don’t jump out of bed at the crack of dawn to rip open your stocking or anxiously peruse the gifts under the tree, you might still need an early Christmas morning wake-up call. Nothing does a better job at waking the household up from pleasant Christmas eve slumbers, than freshly baking sweet cinnamon rolls wafting throughout the house.

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This Christmas we’ll be … Read more...

November 4th, 2013

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins {with Cinnamon-Sugar Topping}

by Chrissy

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These little chocolaty pumpkin mini-muffin morsels are the perfect treat to feast on during the Fall season.

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They are healthy little bites, rolled in a thin blanket of sugar and cinnamon. If you’d like to make them less sweet and more breakfast-like, you can surely eat them without the butter/sugar topping…

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But, I believe in balance, and a little sweet topping won’t kill ya. Unless you eat the whole batch, which is possible once you get a taste :).

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October 25th, 2013

Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies

by Chrissy

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These cakey, pumpkin, chocolate-laden cookies might be my favorite part of Fall!

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I’ve already made 3 batches. That’s like over 100 cookies. And I can grantee I’ve personally scarfed about 20 of them. Probably more, but that’s something I’m not willing to admit, until another batch is made.

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So far, this season has been super busy. But since these are so easy to make, they keep well for about a week (if they last that long), and they bring huge … Read more...

October 17th, 2013

Toasted Coconut Chia Chai Banana Bread

by Chrissy

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Sometimes you have some pretty gnarly ripe bananas, but just don’t feel like making plain old banana bread with them, it’s time to get crafty. I like to change up the banana bread flavor, quite often. Here’s proof:

Mango & Chocolate Chip

Healthy Cranberry Flaxseed

Almond Joy

Strawberry Banana Yogurt Bread 

Healthy Banana Carrot bread with Cranberries

And a personal favorite: Dark Chocolate Banana bread w/ Coconut

DIY Coffee Canister_LYK

Besides getting crafting with banana bread, I got a little crafty with … Read more...