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Healthy Gingerbread Muffins

Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-bread! Gin-ger-breeaaaaddd! Okay, maybe I did just go and make gingerbread in November. Maybe I did and maybe I like it. Before I get distracted talking about any other life thing, I want to say this: I LOVE THESE MUFFINS. I say it ... Read More →

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Holiday Detox Green Apple Smoothie

You won't even believe this right now: IT'S SNOWING. I'm sitting on the couch and looking out at the world of white as the sun starts to come up in our little Yum Sweet Home neighborhood, watching the cutest kiddos run out to their bus stops with ridiculous ... Read More →

Five Minute Single Serving Apple Crisp - made with a healthy coconut oil, pecan, and oat topping.

Five Minute Single Serving Apple Crisp

Dessert today is brought to you by those end-of-fall sweet, juicy, ruby red apples that are just completely irresistible. Organic Honeycrisp, I'm looking at you. Today these apples are coated in cinnamon sugar and conveniently topped with a healthy, ... Read More →

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Cranberry Dark Chocolate Biscotti

Just let me tell you something real quick. Whole wheat cranberry dark chocolate biscotti with flecks of orange zest, raw honey in place of sugar, and a generous drizzle of dark chocolate are sitting nice and pretty on my plate (ahem, hand) this morning, and ... Read More →

Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Maple Glaze

Halloooh! I'm still here! and so is this extra indulgent, feels like fall, crumb-heavy, spiced pumpkin coffee cake with a cinnamon streusel topping and a maple glaze. Ain't nobody messing around with this one. No way no how. Pumpkin coffee cake to the max ... Read More →

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars

Healthy Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Bars

Hallo thare friends. No, sorry, I was talking to the healthy sea salt dark chocolate bars. Because a chocolate bar that is made with healthy ingredients (everybody say hiii to the friendly oats, coconut, nuts, and seeds) and wrapped up in peanut butter and ... Read More →

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Old Fashioned Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Fluffy and satisfying, stuffed with apples and dusted with sugar. Is it possible to record someone saying that in a British accent and somehow make it my alarm clock? Siri, help a girl out. Recently I had this revelation: CARBSSS. I don’t mean to be a ... Read More →

Inner Goddess Chocolate Truffles

Inner Goddess Chocolate Truffles

This is kind of the best chocolate healthy person life hack in the whole world. These naturally sweet whole food chocolate truffles are about to hit your mouth in their adorable little brownie-bite-esque form which is thee most perfect thing ever for an ... Read More →

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

Healthy Cinnamon Sugar Apple Muffins

MUFFINS FOR EVERYONE!!!! Shouting is necessary because we've got good news over here: last week I took my most simplest and favoritest old fall-time cinnamon sugar apple cake recipe and made it into little - okay fine fine fine - HUGE whole wheat muffins. ... Read More →

14 Smoothies for an Instant Mood Boost | pinchofyum.com #smoothie #recipe

14 Smoothies For An Instant Mood Boost

I drink smoothies like it's my job. Which it is, sometimes, sort of. Which is awesome. It's TGIFriday, and here we are on the cusp (<-- really?) of the end of summer holiday weekend. It seems only appropriate to get your and my wheels turning about some ... Read More →

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

Simple Oat & Pecan Blueberry Crisp

There are certain events in a person's life that call for blueberry crisp three times in a row. I'd like you to call one of those events to mind right now like right this very second, because you need this juicy sweetness in your life not once, not twice, ... Read More →

French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone

French Toast with Pear Chutney and Mascarpone

I can't even with this. This is whole wheat French toast with PEAR CHUTNEY and MASCARPONE. Do you even see that white melty creamy stuff on the French toast that looks like butter only better? Look at it and study it because it's how you're going to make ... Read More →

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

Big Cluster Peanut Butter Granola

O-la! Friends? Get yoselves ready because here come the Big Clusters marching down bloggy avenue. Your snacking, breakfasting, and crunchy-sprinkled-topping will never be the same. These are happy granola hailstones of epic peanut-buttery-delicious ... Read More →

Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins - hard to believe these sweet, moist, jumbo puffy muffins are healthier with whole wheat, olive oil, and no refined sugar! 280 calories. | pinchofyum.com

Honey and Olive Oil Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffs! Like more PLEASE. They're big, puffy, and crackly on top, and beautifully moist and deliciously sweet inside, and perfect for all your Monday breakfasts and second breakfasts. And Wednesday lunches and post-lunch snacks and Friday afternoon ... Read More →

Milk and Honey Iced Coffee and a giveaway for a beautiful Nespresso Virtuoline System | pinchofyum.com

Milk and Honey Iced Coffee

This deliciously milky sweet iced coffee and giveaway brought to you by Nespresso. Scroll to the end of the post to pick an entry option so you can WIN one! Milk and Honey Iced Coffee: oh, you sweet, roasty, light, milky perfection. No, wait, just ... Read More →

No-Bake Fruit Pizzas - nutritious raw ingredients and no refined sugar in these pretty little desserts! | pinchofyum.com

No-Bake Mini Fruit Pizzas

I have really mixed feelings about healthy desserts. That being said, today's dessert is a rock star of a raw dessert that closely resembles our family favorite, Fruit Pizza. There's no sugar cookie crust here - wahhhhh! But honestly, I'm going to blow your ... Read More →

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes

THESE! FOREVER! I've fallen in love. You guys, I know you get this: I am majorly predictable at breakfast. Oatmeal for Breakfast Every Day is my rock solid permanent habit, which is about to make things interesting because we've got some new equally ... Read More →

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins

And the streak of new things continues with Caramelized Banana Can't Stop Love Them So Much Naturally Sweet Oat Muffins. But don't think I'm getting all crazy with the new because you know I like routine and familiar and predictability something fierce. As ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

And now I give you: Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream." Yes, unbelievable trickery. This ice cream is defined as ice cream by me even though it's actually kind of secretly NOT ice cream. But I mean that in the best possible way, if there even is such a ... Read More →

The Most Simple Green Smoothie - naturally sweet and full of green power wth just 4 ingredients. | pinchofyum.com

The 4 Ingredient Green Smoothie

This is the story of how I started loving dates. Not go-out-for-sushi-and-come-home-and-watch-reruns-of-the-Office-dates. <--- love those too, though, and are we the only people that watch series of TV shows that we like all over again? It's just so hard ... Read More →

Thick and Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies - so rich and decadent, it's like a cross between brownies, chocolate cake, and a big soft cookie. | pinchofyum.com

Thick and Fudgy Double Chocolate Cookies

I mean, we're talking, like, THICK. and FUDGY. A chocolate lover's utopia. These cookies are my chocolate dreams coming true right in front of my face. They turned out completely different than what I thought they were going to be, which is just par for the ... Read More →

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies with Caramel and Sea Salt - completely over-the-top gooey wonderful can't stop good. | pinchofyum.com

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie with Caramel and Sea Salt

Bjork has one single specialty when it comes to cooking, and its name is Ze Big Cookie. And yes, you do have to say ze. Bjork's rules. It's cookie dough (definitely not homemade) (wait. I'm talking about HIS version, not THIS version. stay please.) ... Read More →

Big Soft M&M Cookies | pinchofyum.com

Big Soft M&M Cookies

Friday. Weekly reflections. COOKIES. More specifically, big soft M&M cookies. It's been a long time since I posted cookies on the blog. Welcome back, old friends. My coworker Lori shared this recipe with me after I tasted one of her cookies and begged ... Read More →

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze - extremely moist, bright flavor, and that glaze. ♥ | pinchofyum.com

Lemon Muffins with Chia Seeds and Honey Glaze

Whatever you do, DO NOT imagine me taking down half of that muffin in one bite for picture purposes. Just don't even go there in your mind, because I was there in real life and it wasn't pretty. But it was delicious. It was stuff it in your face ASAP and ... Read More →

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones - crunchy sugaroutside, juicy blueberries + flaky tender inside. | pinchofyum.com

Bakery Style Blueberry Scones

Valentine's Day is killing me. Let me rephrase that: Valentine's Day on Pinterest is killing me. This year I'm either going to hand-sew and individually stuff a bag full of heart shaped tea bags, or leave hearts made of flour all over the yard that lead ... Read More →

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie - so simple and refreshing. A perfect start to the day! | pinchofyum.com

Honey and Wild Blueberry Smoothie

I am drinking blueberries and honey like it's my job. Breakfast on the go is not really my thing, you guys. I've always been the kind of person who would forgo blow drying their hair before work in exchange for a full, warm, sit-down breakfast. At the very ... Read More →

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread - simple, pretty, and totally irresistible. | pinchofyum.com

Homemade Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart Bread

*drools* I am totally smitten with this. Consumed. Overwhelmed. Carried Away. Which is good, because I could use a little food distraction so I don't dwell on the fact that I'm going back to work today after three and a half years of winter break. I love my ... Read More →

Saltine Toffee - simple, salty, and sweet. Perfect last-minute Christmas treat! | pinchofyum.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Saltine Toffee

Oh hi there. We meet again. It feels a little weird to be acting normal because in the last three days I've become a hopeless wanderer in the land of pre-Christmas, running into things such as quick trips to the store for wrapping paper because somehow, ... Read More →

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting - lightly spiced, perfectly moist, and oh that cream cheese frosting. | pinchofyum.com

The Best Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My sister is having a baby! And I am having a CUPCAKE! Ohhh yeah. Babies and cupcakes. Things are about to get awesome. I hosted a baby shower for my sister this last weekend because I like to try to defy reality by hosting baby showers in my small new ... Read More →

Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble - a holiday favorite that takes less than 10 minutes to prep. | pinchofyum.com

Super Easy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Crumble

I think you're going to liiiike this. One of my most happy/repeat Thanksgiving memories year after year involves me stuffing my face with this very sweet potato casserole topped with a buttery brown sugar pecan crumble. May I repeat: buttery brown sugar ... Read More →

Palitaw

Palitaw

My friends, this little white ball is on its way to becoming Palitaw. Palitaw is the weirdest and most addicting little snack that I've probably ever had. I say that about all of these recipes, don't I? About the addicting part? But really, this one is. ... Read More →

Whole Wheat Honey Apple Bundt Cake | pinchofyum.com

Whole Wheat Honey Apple Bundt Cake

Whoa-ho-ho. I got a little crazy with the glaze there, per the ushe. So, Seattle! Have you been there? I just spent the last 40-some hours exploring the beauty of downtown Seattle and the waterfront in the fall. Whiiiich more or less involved ordering ... Read More →

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Sweet Corn Maja

{First, some sad news. There was a major earthquake in Cebu on Tuesday. While the kids and workers at CSC are safe, there are so many people in this familiar-to-me corner of the Philippines that need help to recover and rebuild. I so appreciate your ... Read More →

Banana Que

Banana Cue

This was one of my craziest and most fun days in the Philippines. And it is without a double THE MOST delicious snack. We made these golden fried brown sugar sticky bananas when my friend Angie was visiting Bjork and me in Cebu. I took advantage of having ... Read More →

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake - Pinch of Yum

Salted Caramel Apple Upside Down Cake

I'm not even going to say anything today, because, whew. Today I'm back at work after a delicious weekend at an apple orchard in Washington, and I think it's pretty obvious that I'd really rather be sleeping on a pillow of this cake than putting on the ol' ... Read More →

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins: whole grain, less sugar and oil, 270 calories - Pinch of Yum

Healthy Maple Glazed Pumpkin Muffins

The conversation in my head went something like this: I need a pumpkin muffin NOW. But that oil and sugar. Dern. And so began the quest for a healthy pumpkin muffin that still tasted like a yummy pumpkin muffin. The original version of these Maple ... Read More →

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza - Pinch of Yum

Deep Dish Cinnamon Streusel Dessert Pizza

Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something. ... Or get another slice. Cause coherent thoughts might not be happening. This pizza, and by pizza I ... Read More →

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake from Pinch of Yum

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake

Cinnamon Sugar Zucchini Coffee Cake may or may not be the best thing to come out of my kitchen all week, but I need to start this post with some b-a-d news: House #2, the Charmer, sold. After 5 days on the market. To someone else. The same night I posted ... Read More →

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Homemade Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Okay, well, I guess I can eat cinnamon swirl bread all day if I must. Because when that smell speaks to me, game over. Bjork and I have kind of a dysfunctional relationship with bread. I said WITH BREAD. Sheesh. No, seriously though. There's this thing ... Read More →

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Paleo Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

In the Philippines they have this expression: hala. I know you want to say it this way, but it's not holla. And it's not hah-lah. It's more like, hulá. Which makes it sound like hoola, which is also not correct. Fail. It's just huh-LA, and by now I hope ... Read More →

Blender Lemonade

Blender Lemonade

Making lemonade in a blender has truly revolutionized my summer. Eh, I'm not much of a lemonade drinker, said the old me. But the concept of making lemonade, fresh, fast, sweet and almost creamy-like (thank you sweetened condensed milk) has made me into ... Read More →

Oreo Fudge Ice Cream Bars

Oreo Fudge Ice Cream Bars

This is my Grandma's recipe. And I just love that my Grandma loves Oreo crusts as much as I do. This is Oreo crust and ice cream dreamland. It can't not be addicting when it starts with a seriously thick layer of crushed Oreos with melted butter pressed ... Read More →

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Balls

Bam. Just like that, we're eating healthy peanut butter cookie dough. Balls. Truffles. Pre-cookies that aren't actually cookies and won't be baked but rival the addictiveness of real cookie dough. Whatev. I've made these little guys before, but they were ... Read More →

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My Sister’s Citrus Scones

  Once upon a time I posted a recipe for a recipe that I didn't personally make. That's because These scones appeared on my kitchen table in a magic Welcome Home basket a few days ago, and they are so heavenly, so buttery-moist and just a little ... Read More →

dark chocolate coconut bites

Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites

I'll just lay it all out there: I have fork-rolling-chocolate problems. And I die for dark chocolate. So what that means is that even though I need chocolate daily, I typically avoid rolling things in chocolate with forks. But then Dark Chocolate Coconut ... Read More →