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Foods for the Soul
Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Nov 10, 2014
Healthy Banana Split Banana Bread

Tender banana bread filled with chocolate & strawberries, finished with a sweet vanilla drizzle. This flavor combo can’t be beat—especially when it’s so easy to make!     Thank you. To each and every one of you reading this post, thank you. I have been absolutely blown away by the support and encouragement you...

Foods for the Soul
Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle

Chai Latte Muffins with Vanilla Drizzle

Tender chai- & cinnamon-spiced muffins topped with sweet glaze. They taste like the beverage, so you can have your drink and eat it too!     Last month, I spent some time at my parents’ house after all of the craziness of moving. That first weekend, it felt blissful to sleep in and not...

Baked Bree
Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

Nov 6, 2014
Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

I am on the couch this week recovering from a pretty maj surgery. (I’m fine, promise.) I really am surprised at how hard it is to lay around and not do anything. It sounded amazing when my doctors told me that I would have to really take it easy for a few weeks. I...

Foods for the Soul
Tomato Basil Scones

Tomato Basil Scones

Say good-bye to dry crumbly scones forever! These savory ones are supremely soft & tender. They’re so easy to make & healthy too!     Two summers ago, my mom gave me a basil plant kit for my birthday. It was one of the smaller pots, only about 1½ inches high, with 5-8 seeds...

Foods for the Soul
Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Easy pumpkin cinnamon rolls made completely from scratch. Soft, tender & lightened up. The perfect cozy breakfast treat!     I played flute in the marching band throughout all of high school. Every Saturday in October, plus another two in November, we arrived to campus before 5 am, groggily climbed onto the five charter...

Crazy for Crust
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Nov 3, 2014
Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

I have monkey bread on the brain, y’all. Which is why this recipe comes at the perfect time: Slow Cooker Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread. That’s a pretty big mouthful of a title…but it’s a pretty good one at that. Until recently I used my slow cooker for one of three things: Salsa Chicken, Pot Roast,...

Foods for the Soul
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Oct 29, 2014
Gingerbread Scones with Maple Drizzle

Soft & tender gingerbread scones full of cozy spices. Lightened up, guilt-free & ready in just 30 minutes!     Last week, right before I pulled out my camera to photograph these muffins, my guy walked into the room and mentioned he had a craving for frozen yogurt, and I just about had a...

Foods for the Soul
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Oct 26, 2014
Cranberry Orange Muffins

Easy & healthy orange muffins studded with tangy dried cranberries. Ready in a jiffy & the perfect cool-weather breakfast!     Living in warm northern California, where our summer temperatures regularly reach 100°F, it rarely feels like fall until the beginning of November. Days stay sunny and around 70-80°F clear through Halloween, with only...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Oct 22, 2014
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Streusel Coffee Cake

Cozy pumpkin breakfast cake topped with a thick cinnamon streusel. Total comfort food—but it’s made healthier without any refined flour or sugar!     About two weeks after I was born, my parents decided to attempt their first bring-the-baby-to-a-restaurant experience before my grandma flew back home that weekend. Armed with the world’s largest diaper...

Foods for the Soul
Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

Oct 19, 2014
Slow Cooker Sticky Pecan Buns

An easy & healthy recipe for sticky buns studded with pecans—and made in the slow cooker! The BEST breakfast pastries you’ll ever eat!     The summer after my freshman year of college, my mom and I flew up to Alaska for a week-long mission trip with a few of the members from my...

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