Whole Wheat Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Protein Pancakes

Fluffy whole grain pancakes loaded with chocolate chips and packed with protein for a delicious and healthy breakfast, ready in less than 30 minutes!

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Fluffy whole grain pancakes loaded with chocolate chips and packed with protein for a delicious and healthy breakfast, ready in less than 30 minutes!

I used to hit snooze 5 times a morning before finally dragging myself out of bed and into the kitchen to start a cup of coffee. 

But lately a certain four year old insists on waking up at the crack of dawn, shaking me until I get up and make him something to eat. Usually pancakes. 

He never requests any specific kind of pancake—he’d be content with just plain pancakes—but if I’m gonna wake up that early and eat pancakes 4 times a week, I have to change it up from time to time. Since the little guy usually runs around all day fueled by his wild imagination, I wanted to make sure he started his day with lots of protein. And these whole wheat oatmeal chocolate chip protein pancakes (geez that’s a mouthful) get the job done. 

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14 Healthy Popsicle Recipes {to beat the heat}

Cool off with these simple and healthy popsicle recipes guaranteed to help get you through the summer!

Cool off with these simple and healthy popsicle recipes guaranteed to help get you through the summer!

There’s no better way to cool off in the summertime than enjoying a nice, freezing-cold popsicle. Popsicles are a crowd pleaser (kids LOVE them),  are super easy to make, and they’re an instant refresher. From kiwi coconut chia popsicles to rainbow (yes, rainbow) popsicles, these frozen treats are sure to keep you cool on even the hottest summer days.

Get my favorite reusable popsicle mold here!

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Homemade Hazelnut Coffee Creamer

This homemade hazelnut coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it’s so much healthier than storebought creamer.

This homemade hazelnut coffee creamer only takes 5 minutes to make and is such a kitchen staple! Made with 3 simple ingredients, it's so much healthier than storebought creamer.

I grew up drinking hazelnut coffee. 

Not necessarily because that was my favorite flavor of coffee, but just because that’s what my parents would buy. So for all of my coffee drinking years, that was all I had.

So when my mom stopped buying hazelnut coffee about a year ago and swapped it with regular coffee, I didn’t really notice a difference. But since you guys LOVED my last coffee creamer recipe, which might be the best French vanilla coffee creamer you will ever come across, and because so many of you requested a hazelnut version, I got to work.

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Roasted Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts #DArtagnanFeast {+ A Giveaway}

These crispy, savory Roasted Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are a flavor explosion! Made with 4 basic ingredients, this dish makes for a perfect, healthy side that’s sure to please any crowd.

These crispy, savory Roasted Bacon Parmesan Brussels Sprouts are a flavor explosion! Made with 4 basic ingredients, this dish makes for a perfect, healthy side that's sure to please any crowd.

Brussels sprouts get a bad rap. 

I mean, they’re just little adorable baby cabbages that contain a whole world of flavor possibilities. I’ll admit, I didn’t like them that much when I was younger, but I had never had them prepared in such a way that made me wanna drop my fork and dance. 

But these…THESE roasted bacon Parmesan brussels sprouts will certainly make you wanna dance. I’m not even kidding when I say I could eat a whole pan of them by myself. Not even kidding.

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Simple Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch

Learn how to make Simple Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch! Light, moist, and fluffy, these cupcakes have the perfect balance of flavor and are topped with a heavenly buttercream frosting.

Learn how to make Simple Vanilla Cupcakes from Scratch! Light, moist, and fluffy, these cupcakes have the perfect balance of flavor and are topped with a heavenly buttercream frosting.

I feel like every baker, whether they’re a beginner or a veteran, should have a trusty dusty (the recipe, not the cupcakes ;) ) basic vanilla cupcake recipe under their belt.

There something about cupcakes that’s just so timeless—a mini cake with a smear or swirl of frosting. 

When it comes to special occasions, I tend to lean more towards cupcakes than cake for dessert for a couple of reasons. For one, I don’t have to worry about cupcakes coming out of the pan nicely (because it’s almost always my luck that cakes won’t). 

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