Gingerbread Muffins (100% whole wheat)

It’s the holiday season! Which means that it’s time to wrap yourself in lights and tinsel, stick some cinnamon scented pinecones up your nose, and live off of candy canes and the holiday spirit! And gingerbread! You can’t forget about gingerbread.

(I would also say that it’s also time to bundle up and waddle around like a penguin but here in New Jersey it’s the middle of December and the average temperature is 60° F. )

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Crunchy Coconut Almond Granola Bars

Granola bars are the popular kids in the lunchroom that everyone wants to sit with. (Oatmeal squares? Yeah right granola-bar wannabe). Or in a more relatable metaphor, they are the high schoolers that get 9 hours of sleep a night. Let me welcome myself to Junior year. I’m going to teach my kids to value nap time. It’s never too early to start a life lesson.

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PayDay Clean Copycat Bars (Raw/ Vegan)

Payday-the epitome of non-chocolate candy bars (plus 1 point for using a SAT vocabulary word in a sentence please, thank you). It is actually the only non-chocolate candy bar I can think of.

Therefore, it deserves its very on clean-copy cat version.

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Whole Wheat Almond Scones

Scones are the muffin’s sophisticated brother-in law. They look rustic (rustic=acceptably messy, homemade but still presentable) and when you enjoy them with tea, you feel official.

Fun fact: Scones are actually pronounced scones in England, according to my friend. If she’s wrong, contact me and I’ll give you her email so you can yell at her.

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