November 27, 2013

Pumpkin Hazelnut Bread - BAM!

Dude.  Just made the yummiest Thanksgiving treat ever.  Ok maybe not THE yummiest but it's pretty friggin' good.   Toasted hazelnuts, fresh pumpkin from a can, lots olive oil and fall spices add up to heaven.   #NailedIt #HashtagsAreLame #OkI'mDoneNow


  • 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons toasted hazelnuts, divided
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Grease 9x5 inch loaf pan.  Place 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts in a food processor and process until ground into a flour.  Don't blend too far or you will get hazelnut butter. In a large bowl sift together the hazelnut flour, flour, salt, baking soda, and spices. In a large bowl combine the pumpkin puree, oil, and sugar. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add in.  Add the dry mixture to the wet, mixing until everything is just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with 3 tablespoons of roughly chopped hazelnuts (see how beautiful and perfect mine came out?!) and pop in the oven for 50-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes in pan, then remove and cool on wire rack before cutting.  Serve anytime during the holiday meal - makes a great side (it's not too sweet), a dessert, or a next morning breakfast!  #F*ckYah

November 24, 2013

Quinoa Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I kicked motherhood's ass this morning!  Tired of the boxed pancake mixes, I took to the mean streets of Mom blogville and assembled this very easy recipe for a healthier pancake.   This is a very easy, gluten free recipe.  I even ate them guilt free.  Word to the mutha which I guess means word to me.


2 cups of quinoa flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 mashed banana + 1 banana thinly sliced
2 eggs beaten
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of baking soda
1/2 cup honey
1 tsp cinamon
1 tsp vanilla


In one bowl, mix your dry ingredients: quinoa flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinamon

In another bowl, beat together your wet ingredients: eggs, mashed banana, milk, honey, vanilla.

Mix wet & dry ingredients together.  If the mixture is too tight, add some milk.

Heat your griddle with real butter.   Cuz life is short and it tastes better and is better for you than nasty Pam spray.   Drop pancakes into hot griddle and top with a few banana slices and 4-5 chololate chips. Cook til they are set and brown.  Flip.  Cook for another minute more. 

Eat hot with syrup!