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Baked Sweet Potato Pecan Crisps

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Fall, Fall Recipes, Gluten Free 7 Comments

Baked sweet potatoes with streusel topping are a fun way to serve individual sweet potato crisps! Just bake and serve right in the sweet potato skin!  The other morning I ate a sweet potato for breakfast. And not just a sweet potato. But a sweet potato topped with oats, brown sugar, a bit of butter, and pecans. It was totally warming and comforting and the perfect Autumn breakfast. I patted myself on the back for the great idea. I’m really into sweet potatoes. I have a difficult time understanding why people don’t like them. They can be savory or sweet. …

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Creamy Breakfast Polenta with Asiago, Thyme, Bacon, and Poached Eggs

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Eggs, Gluten Free, Savory 15 Comments

Creamy breakfast polenta (yellow coarse cornmeal) is the perfect breakfast porridge to serve under poached eggs and bacon. Quick, hearty, and decadent!  This weekend was intense. Friday night and all day Saturday were filled with exciting yet anxiety provoking activities. Including a trip to NYC where the stressful day ended with a relaxing show that one of my best friends was in! My husband and I didn’t get home until pretty late Saturday night and I was exhausted Sunday morning. I don’t know what it is about creating a hearty breakfast (that always includes eggs with runny yolks) that just …

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Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie (wheat free, vegan)

Baker Bettie Cookies, Gluten Free, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 17 Comments

You’ll never believe how simple this wheat free vegan cookie recipe is! A peanut butter chocolate chip oatmeal skillet cookie. The skillet cookie cake is dense, chewy, and gooey and doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it! You probably have all of the ingredients on hand already!  I’m currently in full veg out mode. Lounging in bed way longer than anyone should ever stay in bed, watching Orange is the New Black, sipping my mug of coffee, and occasionally reaching over to pet my purring kitty. I need this today. My body is saying, “Thank you. Quit abusing me please!” …

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Peach Rhubarb Skillet Crisp (gluten-free, vegan options)

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Pie, Skillets, Sweets, Vegan 3 Comments

Anger is an emotion I have chosen to reject. I have come to realize that even though anger is almost always directed at someone or a group of people, the only person it ever truly effects is the person with which the anger lies. Rejecting anger is a skill. One that I readily admit I have still not fully mastered. In fact, it may not be completely possible to do so. But I do know for sure that my life is much simpler, more fulfilled, and so much more happier by the conscious effort to reject anger. One of the biggest …

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Lime, Honey, and Fresh Herb Fruit Salad

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Salads, Summer 8 Comments

Sometimes I forget too easily how beautiful and delicious simple and fresh food is. I have no doubt in my mind how addictive refined sugar is. Get a little bit too much in me and I can’t be stopped. It can get bad. Real bad. And anytime I start to realize that it is getting bad or that it is already far beyond bad, I force myself to cut it off for a while. To get myself back in the zone. And this is one of those times. I’m on a refined sugar boycott. I seriously need to stop procrastinating …

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Brownie Bites (wheat free, vegan)

Baker Bettie Brownies, Gluten Free, Sweets 38 Comments

These wheat free vegan brownies are made from only a few simple ingredients including rolled oats, peanut butter, cocoa powder, and non-dairy yogurt. There are no “weird” or specialty ingredients in these and they come together in a snap! This recipe is perfect for a group with a  mix of people with and without dietary restrictions.  I have this pattern in my life involving my hair. I have done it over and over again, I can’t even remember how many times. I see someone with really awesome bangs that look fantastic on them and then I decide, “Hey! I want bangs!” So I …

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Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread (vegan, gluten free)

Baker Bettie Breads, Breakfast, Gluten Free, Muffins and Quick Bread Loafs, Sweets, Vegan 89 Comments

Get this simple recipe for vegan gluten free banana bread using no weird ingredients, only things that you have in your pantry! I love my husband’s sweats. They are just so much more comfy and roomy than my own. On Saturday night I put them on before bed and then I never changed out of them. All day Sunday I lounged in his oversized cozy sweats that I went to bed in the night before. We snuggled, watched tv, took a nap, watched football, laughed, and just vegged out. And I didn’t even care how incredibly lazy that was. It …

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Apple Almond Breakfast Cereal with Blackberries

Baker Bettie Breakfast, Gluten Free, Paleo, Raw, Vegan 10 Comments

I just discovered something. Something amazing. Something I am pretty damn proud of. And I’m scared that somebody else already discovered this and has been doing it forever. In fact I pretty much know, without a doubt in my mind, that somebody else is already doing this. Because seriously. Is it even possible to come up with something completely unique anymore? But I refuse to google it. I absolutely refuse to google “fresh apple cereal” or “shredded apple cereal” or anything along those lines. If I don’t look then it isn’t happening! Right?! And this is completely my invention/discovery! Let’s …