Popcorn is a favorite snack around here – and these bars are such a fun way to dress it up. This is a no-bake treat, so it’s a great one to get the kids helping with!
Popcorn is tossed together with oats, dried fruit, and nuts, and covered in a honey syrup – each bite is a mix of sweet and salty. It’s also hearty enough to hold my very hungry kid-apillars over until dinner so they’re a favorite after school snack here!
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I grew up with my Grandfather’s stollen as a Christmas tradition, so it took me years to realize that most of the world doesn’t love fruit cake.
Honestly, I think the rest of the world is wrong, it’s delicious. I think too many people’s first encounter was a questionably-made, mass produced dessert no one would like. If you’d tried Opa’s, I’m sure you would solidly be in my corner.
I feel like the entire internet is dieting – especially the food blog world. And I feel like I’m totally playing into it by posting a gluten free/grain free/paleo recipe today – right after another lightened up recipe. Am I dieting? Not really. But these muffins are in keeping with some resolutions.
Resolution #1 – Use up what’s already in the pantry/fridge.
Resolution # 2 – Make more of an effort to link up with the #ImprovCookingChallenge monthly.
I love this group because it regularly stretches me outside my comfort zone, but it’s something I dropped the ball on again and again in 2017. Here’s to a new year and more consistency!
The theme for January is Ginger and Spice – and I was immediately drawn to these muffins because I already had all the ingredients on hand (yay, resolution #1!) These make a nice grab-and-go breakfast or snack and my kids gobbled them up.
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2 cups blanched almond flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ginger
Pinch of clove
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
1 cup grated carrot
3/4 cup raisins, soaked in water for 15 minutes and drained
Preheat your oven to 350 and line a muffin tin with paper liners.
In a bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and clove.
In another bowl, beat together the eggs, maple syrup, and coconut oil. Stir in the ginger, coconut, carrot, and raisins. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and stir until combined.
Divide between wells of the muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes.