Sweet Potato Cinnamon Scones

The leaves are beginning to turn here in Michigan, so there’s no more denying that fall is here. It’s time to embrace it and all of the gorgeous colors—and flavors—that go along with it, like sweet potatoes and cinnamon!

This recipe provides yet another opportunity to feed young ones (and yourself) some veggies at [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Pancakes

I love it when our kids have already downed a serving of whole grains and vegetables by the time breakfast is over. Just one ounce of sweet potato contains a gram of protein and more than 100% of the DV for Vitamin A. It’s also a good source of vitamin C and dietary fiber. [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Muffins

Chock full of nutrients, these rich-but-not-too-sweet treats are excellent at breakfast, lunch or snack time. Best of all, they’re so flavorful that kids (and adults) won’t even realize they’re getting a good dose of fruits, veggies and whole grains with every one. In fact, one muffin has about 5 grams of protein, 15% DV [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Sweet Potato Coffee Cake

This coffee cake presents a fantastic way to “sneak” vegetables, fruit, fiber and whole grains into your day. Though tempting for breakfast, I recommend saving it for dessert or a special treat because of its sugar content.

If eaten while warm, you can serve this like my Cherry Almond Pull Aparts, and it will yield [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Easy, Speedy Better-for-You Chocolate Cake

Happy Valentine’s Day! (Part Deux)

As mentioned in Part One, I like to use boxed cake mixes with nutritious oil substitutes rather than starting from scratch. My all-time favorite swaps involve using pureed pumpkin or sweet potatoes to replace most of the oil recommended in chocolate cake mixes. Both have significant health benefits, serving as [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Delicious Pumpkin Peanut Butter Soup

I have to admit that the first time I saw a variation of this recipe, I was intrigued and yet somewhat repulsed at the same time. I love to use peanut butter and pumpkin as ingredients for baked goods, but together? I’m glad to say that curiosity prevailed, and after trying it, I was hooked.

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