Maple Banana Pancake Muffins

Maple Banana Pancake Muffins - with a maple drizzle, a healthy breakfast to start your day! | Kristine's Kitchen

Two breakfast favorites combine in these Maple Banana Pancake Muffins. Made with white whole-wheat flour and bananas, these muffins are lightly sweetened with pure maple syrup for a healthy breakfast or snack. Quick, easy, delicious, and healthy breakfasts. That's what we all need, right? I've got your breakfast desires covered with these Maple Banana Pancake Muffins. Why decide between pancakes and muffins when you can have both? What makes these pancake muffins? The muffin batter is made with buttermilk and maple syrup, which bring the comforting flavor of a pancake into each muffin. The muffins have the light, fluffy texture that you expect from a perfect pancake. Sounds ... [Continue Reading]

Cranberry Coconut Granola {Lower Sugar}

A lower sugar granola, filled with toasted nuts and coconut, you'll love this Cranberry Coconut Granola | Kristine's Kitchen

Lightly sweetened and full of toasted coconut, almonds, and pecans, this Cranberry Coconut Granola is a delicious way to start your day.  Time is just flying by, and with it the weeks of this pregnancy are passing so quickly. I can't believe that I'll be meeting my baby girl in just about six weeks. In some ways, I'm ready, but mostly I'm just trying to enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy and being a mom of two. I'm excited to meet this little one, but after going through the newborn stage twice before I know that, despite the discomforts of pregnancy, things are much easier while baby is still inside! One challenge that I face with my pregnancies is high blood sugar. With my ... [Continue Reading]

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter

Soft, chewy brown butter cookies loaded with white chocolate and cranberries. | Kristine's Kitchen

Soft, chewy cookies loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. Brown butter in the cookie dough takes these White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter to a whole new level. I love all sorts of cookies, but a good white chocolate cranberry cookie is right up near the top of my list of favorites. Add brown butter to that cookie, and, well, a good thing just got a whole lot better. These White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies with Brown Butter are soft, chewy, and loaded with dried cranberries and white chocolate chips. They're perfect for holiday baking, or really any time of year. Let's not limit our cookie enjoyment to just a month out of the year, ... [Continue Reading]

Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole

This baked Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole is healthy comfort food. | Kristine's Kitchen

A healthy meatless enchilada bake, filled with quinoa, sweet potatoes, black beans, and cheese. This enchilada casserole is comfort food that you can feel good about eating. It's the time of year for cookies, fudge, and all things sweet! I've definitely been doing my share of baking with gingerbread, chocolate, and peppermint. Still, one cannot survive on sweets alone. We need to eat dinner, too, right? I've got your dinner needs covered with this Quinoa and Sweet Potato Enchilada Casserole. It's full of healthy ingredients like black beans, quinoa, and sweet potatoes to balance out all of the sugar that you just might be enjoying during this holiday season. Quinoa and black ... [Continue Reading]

Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge {Plus $300 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!}

So easy Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge, made in the microwave in just minutes! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

So easy Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge, made completely in the microwave in just minutes. A perfect combination of coffee-chocolate fudge and caramel fudge, sprinkled with sea salt. It's the season of giving, and homemade gifts from your kitchen are some of the most fun to give and to receive. Today I'm sharing the recipe for this amazing Salted Caramel Mocha Fudge, which is just perfect for gifting to neighbors, friends, teachers... pretty much anyone on your holiday list! But that's not all!  Today I've also teamed up with some of my blogging friends to offer you an amazing giveaway! How handy would a $300 Amazon gift card come in for your last-minute holiday shopping? Or maybe you ... [Continue Reading]

Brown Butter Gingerbread Waffles

Light and tender inside, crisp on the outside, these Brown Butter Gingerbread Waffles are the BEST! | Kristine's Kitchen

Molasses and gingerbread spices make these Brown Butter Gingerbread Waffles so irresistible that you'll want to enjoy them year-round! I think I'm addicted to gingerbread.  I just shared this Gingerdoodle Cookie recipe on Wednesday, and these Gingerbread Scones are some of my favorites.  I keep dreaming up gingerbread recipes and just can't stop.  It's a shame we only enjoy gingerbread treats for a month or two out of the year. Really, it's not right. Gingerbread is even irresistible in coffee. (You guessed it, the gingerbread latte is my favorite seasonal coffee!) It was only a matter of time before I combined my favorite holiday flavor with my favorite breakfast food, the waffle. ... [Continue Reading]

Gingerdoodle Cookies

The BEST soft, chewy Gingerdoodle Cookies! #holiday | Kristine's Kitchen

Spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves, these Gingerdoodle Cookies have chewy soft centers and barely crisp edges. They're the best of two favorites, the Snickerdoodle and the Gingersnap, all rolled into one cinnamon-sugar coated cookie! My mind is swirling with all things Christmas! For those of you who celebrate Christmas, have you gotten your decorations out yet? This weekend we put out all of our Christmas decorations and Julia helped Brad hang the lights up on our house. I love this time of year and all of the beautiful lights and decorations that are out when I walk or drive through my neighborhood. We're waiting until this coming weekend to get our tree, because ... [Continue Reading]

Peppermint Mocha Donuts {Plus a Giveaway!}

Peppermint Mocha Donuts.  Healthier baked donuts with chocolate, coffee, and peppermint! | Kristine's Kitchen

The flavors of chocolate, coffee, and peppermint shine in these Peppermint Mocha Donuts. These baked donuts are surprisingly quick and easy to make. Peppermint Mocha Donuts would be a festive addition to any holiday brunch or dessert buffet! This Norpro Nonstick Donut Pan could be yours! Enter using the Rafflecopter below. You must be a U.S. resident and 18 years or older to enter. Please see the full rules in the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway ends on Sunday, December 14th at 12:00 noon PST.  Be sure to check your email on December 14-15. I’ll be notifying the winner by email and you'll have only 48 hours to reply or a new winner will be chosen. Good luck! If you can't see the entry ... [Continue Reading]