Key Lime Pie Biscotti

It’s mid-winter here in Michigan, and we have the snow to prove it. This recipe features a tropical flair reminiscent of warmer, sunnier climes. Offset by the creamy sweetness of white chocolate morsels, key lime delivers a bright burst of flavor to these cookies, which I recommend devouring any time of year. (Right now, [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Rustic Plum Berry Tart

I’ve seen so many mouth-watering photos of plum tarts that I’ve been wanting to try one for ages. I finally assembled two this summer: one with a sweet pizza crust and the other with ready-to-go pie crust. Although the latter isn’t as heart-healthy, it is the easiest, and that’s the one I’m sharing today. To [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Chocolate Chippies

It’s hard to beat homemade, fully “leaded” chocolate chip cookies. The delicious combination of real butter, loads of sugar and tons of chips has made them an all-American favorite. As much as I enjoy sampling such treats, I now prefer my cookies to have less fat, less sugar and at least a touch of whole [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Peanut Butter & Banana Honey Granola

The quest continues…

Though smitten with both Banana Nut Granola and Peanut Butter Granola Surprise, I can’t help but continue experimenting with these peanut butter and banana granola recipes. It was such a revelation to learn that fresh bananas can be used in granola. What a great way to use the well-ripened fruit and to [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Hunky Chunky Granola Squares

This is essentially a chunky version of my Chewy Peanut Butter Power Bites. With protein from multiple sources, these treats are great for a mid-morning snack or afternoon pick-me-up.

Though other granolas would probably work, I recommend using Banana Nut Granola or Peanut Butter Granola Surprise for this recipe. For a sweeter version, you could [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Chewy Peanut Butter Power Bites

Part Power Bar® and part granola bar, these were inspired by a recipe in The Ultimate Peanut Butter Book by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough.

One of the best things about these protein-powered snacks is that they are all natural, preservative free and—perhaps best of all—less expensive than store bought. Not only do they taste [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Banana Nut Granola

When I posted Peanut Butter Granola Surprise, I mentioned that I would eventually create a recipe combining the best features of that and my Protein Powered Peanut Butter Granola. Well, here it is, a favorite quick bread flavor combo in granola form! Peanut butter still plays a prominent role, but the bananas shine though well [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

Protein-Powered Chocolate Nut Biscotti

This recipe was a wonderful surprise. I always hope my concoctions are at least comparable to their lower-fiber, higher-sugar counterparts, but the real reward comes when they are even better. Methinks that’s the case here.

Like my Protein-Packed Peanut Butter Granola, these biscotti not only taste fantastic, but they are also loaded with protein and [click headline for more — or photo in Facebook]

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