Healthy Banana Bread

This healthy, easy banana bread has it all - it’s moist, nicely spiced, and simple to make. Enjoy it for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

While bananas may not be my favorite fruit, banana bread is a whole other story. When I bake banana bread, I lose all control. Just knowing that a loaf is sitting on the kitchen counter will make me come back for just one more slice all day long. It’s the perfect afternoon snack with a cup of coffee, and I love how wonderful it makes the house smell. Side note: this bread freezes well, which is how I was able to exhibit any sense of portion control as we tested loaf after loaf. 🙂 Why I Love This Vegan Banana Bread…


Matcha Baked Doughnuts

These doughnuts are a fun naturally green treat for St. Paddy's Day! They're both baked and decorated with matcha green tea.

With St. Paddy’s day coming up this weekend, I got in the mood to make green-colored treats…. and there’s no better way to naturally color things green than with matcha! Last year, I made zucchini cake with matcha frosting, and this year I thought it would be fun to make (and eat) doughnuts! If you’re new to matcha – it’s a powder made from Japanese green tea leaves. Because the whole leaf is ground (vs. steeping the tea leaves), matcha is packed with antioxidants. Which almost makes these doughnuts count as a health treat 🙂 You can mix matcha with hot…


Banana Pancakes

If you like banana bread, you'll love these banana pancakes! They're not only delicious, but they're also healthy, made with oat and whole wheat flour.

Pictured above is what my ideal Saturday morning looks like. Except, well, I don’t eat 7 fluffy pancakes on my individual plate, but Jack would if I put this whole plate in front of him. Portion control aside, if you have a ripe banana hanging around, give these a try! This is an easy one-bowl recipe that just happens to be vegan, because bananas help baked goods (or in this case, skillet goods) rise without the need for eggs. Why I Love These Vegan Banana Pancakes To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of bananas on their own, but…


Overnight Oats, Many Ways

Overnight oats are the best make-ahead healthy breakfast! Here are 4 easy & fun variations to keep you from getting stuck in a breakfast rut.

I love overnight oats – they’re an easy, healthy, dairy-free, grab-able breakfast, but I have a tendency to get into an oat rut, reaching for the same ‘ol toppings every time. If you feel the same way, here are 4 ideas that will hopefully add some inspiration to your breakfast routine! What are overnight oats? Overnight oats are the perfect breakfast if you love eating oatmeal in the morning but don’t have time to cook before you head out the door. My base recipe consists of whole rolled oats soaked in almond milk overnight with a dash of maple syrup.…


Vegan Meyer Lemon Chia Muffins

These Vegan Chia Seed and Meyer Lemon Muffins are great to bake for a weekend breakfast. Freeze extras for busy mornings or quick snacks!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a fantastic celebration. Us? Well, we had a nice dinner and then slept through the new year for (I think) the second year in a row. The thing is – I’ve become a morning person. It wasn’t intentional – it just happened. On weekdays, I find that I get my best work done first thing in the morning. On weekends and holidays, I like to get up, pour coffee, and bake something for breakfast. So here are some yummy Meyer lemon muffins that I’ve been baking lately! This post is in partnership…

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Hello, we're Jeanine and Jack.

We love to eat, travel, cook, and eat some more! We create & photograph vegetarian recipes from our home in Chicago, while our shiba pups eat the kale stems that fall on the kitchen floor.