Apple Quinoa Oatmeal Muffins

About 60 percent of the nation’s production of apples comes from Washington state, including just about every variety imaginable. Did you know that? That explains why I see apples for sale everywhere I go, and they always taste so freshly picked. I had a whole bunch of honeycrisp apples that were just starting to soften, so I…

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Power Breakfast Baked Oatmeal

Here’s a breakfast dish worth getting out of bed for. Baked oatmeal is becoming a popular replacement for the traditional not-so-healthy bacon and egg casserole, and for good reason. This version is packed to the brim with power-house ingredients, and gives me all the energy I need to get through a weekday. You’ll want to use old-fashioned…

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

These oatmeal raisin cookies are the best version of the classic- thick, chewy, easy, and full of flavor. But as good as they are, I have to admit that I’ve always reached for a chocolate chip cookie over an oatmeal raisin. A cookie would have to be pretty darn good if it didn’t have chocolate in it….

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies

I love just about anything with peanut butter in the title. With peanut butter cookies especially, I like them how grandma made ’em– wonderfully soft and chewy, with a tiny bit of crispiness around the edges. These are also packed with creamy peanut butter and rolled oats, just the way a bulky comfort-food cookie is meant…

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Cranberry and Oat Breakfast Muffins

I gotta say, I love healthy foods that don’t taste healthy at all. I wanted a to-go version of the fruit and nut oatmeal I’ve been having every morning. Something that was healthy, packed with fiber and Vitamin C, but still super tasty. This time of year, it was a no-brainer to add a whole…

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No Bake Energy Balls

This is my favorite post-workout snack. Super easy to make, and filled with energy boosting ingredients like oats, peanut butter, and flax seeds. The chocolate chips are optional, but of course I opted YES.