breakfast food muffins

vanilla espresso banana oatmeal blender muffins.


I call these “blender muffins” because you literally just put everything into a blender and mix it until smooth to make the batter! How much easier could it get?


Recipe: (makes 12 muffins)

  • 2 cups oatmeal
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup Wild Friends Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • pinch salt



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  4. Fill muffin tin until ¾ full and top with a sprinkle of oatmeal.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until toothpick or knife comes out clean.
  6. Let cool and enjoy!
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oatmeal latte.


I made this creation for a contest that Purely Elizabeth was hosting on Instagram – Creative Oats Contest!  I took an oatmeal cup, and made it into a latte.  How cute?!?

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vanilla espresso almond crunch bars.


You know crunch bars? They remind me of the candy you get on Halloween. Well, I made a healthier, simpler version using only 5 ingredients; one of the ingredients being Wild Friends Vanilla Espresso Almond Butter.

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vanilla espresso rice krispy treats.


I had a whole box of Brown Rice Krispies in my pantry, and I thought… Rice Krispy Treats! Then I thought, how could I make these a little different than the original rice krispy treat? I could use some almond butter – vanilla espresso almond butter! I added some vanilla coffee creamer and WAH-LAH… Vanilla Espresso Rice Krispy Treats!

chocolate cupcakes/cake desserts food

chocolate coffee cupcakes & vanilla espresso caramel buttercream.

I made a recipe combining all three brands of Wild Friends, Kodiak Cakes, and Bizzy Coffee! Then I thought, which flavors would be good together? Hmm… chocolate Kodiak Cakes, Vanilla Espresso Wild Friends Almond Butter, and Bizzy Coffee! I decided to make cupcakes to combine all of these flavors into a delicious and delightful treat!

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vanilla espresso & coconut donuts.

Happy National Donut Day!  This is a day that must be celebrated.  Who doesn’t love donuts?! I used a couple of my favorite brands (Kodiak Cakes and Wild Friends) to make these delicious vanilla espresso & coconut donuts.  Another great thing about this recipe is that it’s super protein packed!  Healthy can be tasty! 🙂

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snacking trail mix.

Recently featured on the Pure Barre Blog.

I really love a good trail mix because it can be so diverse. You can make yours a nut-free trail mix, make a trail mix with cereal for the morning or even try a dessert trail mix.  I decided to make a trail mix with a mixture of nuts, ancient grain cereal, dried fruit, coconut flakes, and dark chocolate covered espresso beans! The chocolate espresso beans are added for a little sweet treat found within a mixture of healthy, protein and fiber packed ingredients. Opt for dark chocolate in your trail mix to increase the antioxidants with a small lower calorie portion.

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vanilla bean + espresso breakfast cookies.

these cookies are super soft and chewy… my favorite kind of cookie!  i used vanilla bean + espresso flavored Barney Butter – delicious!  a perfect wake-me-up!