blood orange muffins

before sleep comes or

at the finish of a dream

recipes are born

12 servings, 147 calories

2 c white whole wheat flour, zest & juice of 3 small blood oranges, 2 small blood oranges, sliced into 6 rings each; 2 (4-oz size) containers gerber bananas, 6 packets stevia, 1 t salt, 2 T powder, 2 T vanilla, 1 T olive oil, 24 rosemary needles, unsweetened vanilla almond milk

mix to combine, adding milk as needed to form a craggy muffin dough, use silpat, place an orange slice and two rosemary needles on top of each muffin, 375 F, 16 minutes

coconut milk yogurt

a quart jar sits by

the fireplace for two days

and there is yogurt

previous version, 4 servings

2 cans coconut milk and/or cream, 4 probiotic capsules

separate capsules and combine their powder with the milk in a quart jar, shake, close with a paper towel in place of the lid, stand 24-48 hours in a warm place, agitating once or twice; strain through cheesecloth, (add maple syrup), chill at least 2 hours before serving

date-sweetened double chocolate cupcakes

like most cupcakes with

no oil or sugar, these

are best on day two

source, 12 servings, 220 calories

2 c pitted medjool dates, 2 c water, 2/3 c cocoa, 2 T powder, 2 t vanilla, pinch salt, 2 c flour, 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk; frosting: 2 c pitted medjool dates, 1 – 1 2/3 c unsweetened almond milk, 1 c unsweetened almond butter, 1/2 c cocoa, pinch salt

blender, adding water only if frequent stirring doesn’t allow batter to blend smooth, use silpat, 350 F, 25 minutes, cool completely; frosting: blender, same method, starting with 1 c milk, chill frosting if necessary

banana muffins with apple-almond frosting

the dog comes inside

follow behind his wet feet

with a fresh towel

source, 12 servings, 125 calories

2 c white whole wheat flour, 1 t soda, 2 t cinnamon, 3 (4 oz-size) containers gerber bananas, 1 c unsweetened almond milk, 2 T ground flax, 1 T lemon juice, 2 t vanilla; frosting: 1/2 c almond butter, 1/2 c unsweetened applesauce

mix, use silpat, 350 F, 25 minutes, cool and frost