Healthy Oatmeal, Carrot and Date Bars

Trying to find healthy options for lunch box snacks, something that I can also grab for a quick snack that isn’t full of sugar isn’t easy… especially with how “the boys” love their sugary treats. These bars are great and hit pretty much all the boxes. They have a slightly sweet taste thanks to the maple syrup, they are a quick snack thanks to the fact they are bars and being made from carrots, oatmeal and dates, they are actually good for you! Yay for oatmeal, carrot and date bars lol!

Sandie

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Morning Glory Muffins

These are one of Chris’ favourite type of muffin. They are packed full of goodness, fresh carrot, freshly grated apple dates, coconut, apple sauce, walnuts…. just a bunch of yum lol!

It takes a little bit of extra time because you have to grate the carrots and apples, and chop the walnuts, but it is well worth the little bit of time!

Sandie

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Pumpkin Oatmeal Walnut Muffins

A different, healthy take on Pumpkin muffins… lots of flavour in a few bites (I made them in my mini muffin pan lol). I made the muffin batter and before baking I sprinkled some of the cinnamon sugar I had leftover from my Pumpkin Donuts to give it just that little bit of extra flavour, but you can leave that out if you like.

As with the Pumpkin Donuts I made the same day, not all of the muffins even made it to the plate before they were being devoured lol!

I used oatmeal in place of some of the flour in these muffins and put the oatmeal through my food processor on grind until it was almost a flour but still a bit “grainy,” almost a graham crumb type texture. With some of the wonderful fall spices, maple syrup and some walnuts, these are delicious tasting, easy to make muffins!!!

Sandie

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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

That smell!!!! We eat them all year but I still find something “Fall” about the smell of homemade Cinnamon Rolls baking. It is almost like comfort food for your nose lol!

Cinnamon rolls are easier to make than you might think and taste so much better than those you pick up at the grocery store!

Sandie

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Applesauce Oatmeal Quick Bread

It is nice to have different quick breads in the “rotation” to choose from when making treats for Chris and Dillon’s lunches for work. While banana bread will always be the number one go to for quick breads in their opinion, this one comes in a close second. It is full of delicious applesauce, oatmeal and cinnamon, to name a few ingredients, and is very quick and easy to prepare!

It disappeared so quickly I didn’t even get a chance to take a better picture lol!

Sandie

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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

I found an awesome sounding Raisin/Cinnamon bread recipe at tideandthyme.com and couldn’t wait to try it!


Raisin/Cinnamon bread has always been Dillon’s favourite bread.  I have literally seen him sit with a fresh loaf and practically inhale the whole thing.  As I was making this, he kept coming upstairs and telling me how good the bread smelled while it was baking, and oh yes, he would take the whole pan lol!
I thought this would be great toasted but I am also going to keep a loaf to make weekend French Toast!

Sandie

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