I love homemade gifts. There’s nothing that says love and care better than something you create with your own two hands, whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday, or just because. I’m always creating something, or 10 things (more likely ;)… whether it’s big home projects or small crafts, though most often it’s for my home, family, or sometimes to sell – and not as often as I’d like for something to give. So when the time comes, I really enjoy making gifts – and I like to keep it pretty simple, too. During the holidays, it’s especially helpful if a project is quick and easy , for you or even the kids to create. This one is great for last minute gifts, too – since you probably already have everything you need to make it. Continue reading
Muffins are the handiest treats around! They’re quick and relatively fool-proof – and so easy to make healthy and wholesome without tons of sugar like you might find in packaged or bakery varieties. I love to stock extra muffins in the freezer for quick grab-and-go breakfasts and snacks, too.
This cranberry banana oat recipe is mildly sweet, and makes a light-tasting muffin that’s gluten-free. It’s also a great way to use overripe bananas, which are always in rotating stock at our house. I love using ingredients that are naturally abundant and in season, so I threw in some cranberries for Fall flair. Continue reading