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Sunbutter & Jam Mini Muffins

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My daughter loves these mini breakfast muffins and they couldn’t be easier to make.  We made two versions this time – the ‘original’ kind and some using sunbutter and jam.  Yummy!

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These muffins are made using pancake mix – pre-packaged or homemade (we used Kodiak Cakes mix).  Just mix up like you are going to make pancakes … for the ‘original’ version, add in about 1/4 cup of maple syrup and a few drops of vanilla (and some fresh berries if you want).  For the sunbutter & jam mini muffins, don’t add maple syrup and instead add about 1/4 cup sunbutter and 1/4 cup of jam.  Mix it all up and spoon into a greased (we used coconut oil) mini muffin pan.  Bake at 350 for about 15-20 minutes (or until a toothpick comes out clean).  Let them cool and then pop them out of the pan and into your mouth.  Ava likes these for breakfast, but they are great for a snack anytime of day.

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You could really add just about anything to the mix – nuts, berries, spices, etc.  Pumpkin Pie and Carrot Cake versions are what I want to try next.  Go wild!  :-)

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Enjoy!  XO

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Snow Ice Cream & Real Snow Cones

The snow just keeps coming.  I couldn’t even get out of our garage to take Ava to school today (despite my hour of shoveling), so instead we put on our snow gear, had a little fun, and even managed to shovel a bit of the sidewalks.  All that hard work made us hungry (and really cold) so we headed inside for  a nice warm bowl of tomato soup served with toasted peanut butter sandwiches.  Then I remembered all of the posts I’ve been seeing about making ice cream and snow cones out of real snow and so we gave it a try!

This is our MAPLE VANILLA Snow Ice Cream (adapted from the recipe below).  We used vanilla extract, maple syrup, cinnamon, and lightly sweetened almond milk.  Instead of stirring it together, I used my milk frother (no idea if that helped anything or not, but I’m just really into frothy milk right now.).  Then we started mixing in the snow and voila – snow ice cream!

Check out some other good snow recipes below!!

CHOCOLATE Snow Ice Cream by Just a Girl

VANILLA MAPLE Snow Ice Cream by Mama Papa Bubba

SNOW Cones by Pastry Affair

MAPLE Snow TAFFY! by Family.com

XO

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