perfectly baked ‘hard-boiled’ eggs (in the oven!)

Yep, you heard me right.  And maybe this is not news to you?  But it is SO news to me!

Perfectly, perfect ‘hardboiled’ eggs baked in the oven!  

You guys, these are so easy, and not only that, so much better than regular boil-in-a-pot eggs!

Perfectly Baked 'Hard-Boiled' Eggs (In the oven!) | Sweet Anna's

I’m seriously kicking myself for not finding this tip sooner.  My kids LOVE “closed eggs” (aka hard-boiled!) and I rarely make them because of the hassle.

Guess what?  Now, the hassle is GONE!  The only hassle in making ‘hard-boiled’ eggs now is remember to heat up the oven.  That is something I can handle!

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We are happy campers!

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healthier delicious whole wheat banana bread

You guys, I am so excited about this banana bread!  (Ok, I know I say that a lot, but that’s because I love to share the things I’m excited about with you!)

This much-healthier banana bread is way up at the top of my list right now of favorite things!

It’s no secret that I love banana bread.  I love making it, baking it, eating it, and sharing it with others.  But my ultimate banana bread recipe is so indulgent and wonderful that I almost feel bad serving it sometimes.  It’s too good.  (And NOT so good for you!)

This banana bread on the other hand…

Healthier Whole Wheat Banana Bread | Sweet Anna's

This banana bread is the kind of treat you can serve your kids every morning if you want and not feel the least bit guilty for it.  Even when they slather it with butter, because the only fat in this bread is what you find in your greek yogurt.  That’s it!

It’s chock-full of healthy stuff.  Greek yogurt, mashed bananas, whole wheat flour, oats…  and it tastes like a cross between a thick, hearty slice of oat & wheat bread crossed with a decadent banana bread.

I’m telling you, you should make this soon.  Because we all need a healthy treat in our back pockets for those munchie (or “there’s nothing for breakfast!”) emergencies!

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fresh cranberry coffee cake

Does anybody else have extra bags of fresh cranberries sitting around from Thanksgiving?  Or do you stock up your freezer for the rest of the year, like I do?

This simple, delicious coffee cake is a perfect way to highlight fresh cranberries (as in, not dried… frozen is fine!) and spoil your family and friends at the same time.

Fresh Cranberry Coffee Cake | Sweet Anna's

Seriously, you guys, the smell alone is heavenly.

If I could make a candle that smelled like this cake, I’m pretty sure I would be a millionaire.

You be the judge!

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extra-moist cinnamon chip pumpkin coffee cake

This easy cinnamon chip pumpkin coffee cake is a perfect last-minute treat.  So moist, flavorful, simple and even a little healthier than usual with whole wheat flour and coconut oil if you’d like!

Cinnamon Chip Pumpkin Coffee Cake | Sweet Anna's

My friend Cory (Fresh is The Taste) made her chocolate chip version a few days ago and I immediately fell in love.  I may have eaten 3 in one sitting.

*Ahem*

I am always looking for good take-along treats to make for bible study, get togethers, and such, and these fit the bill perfectly.  They travel so well.

I think my favorite part about these bars is that you don’t need a frosting, and you won’t even miss it (trust me on that one…  I am a frosting girl, and I didn’t even think about adding it to these after I tasted them!).

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pumpkin pie slow cooker overnight oatmeal

Easy, festive, delicious, pumpkin pie…  for breakfast!

And no, not the ‘sneak-a-piece-of-leftover-pie-while-the-kids-aren’t-looking’ kind of breakfast.  A fuel-packed oatmeal that you can happily feed your family, with little prep the night before and no work in the morning!!

How good does that sound?!

Pumpkin Pie Overnight Slow Cooker Oatmeal | Sweet Anna's

As I sit here enjoying my second bowl today (and thinking about how happily all my kids ate their breakfast this morning), I am pretty confident that you will like this one.

Unless you don’t like pumpkin, of course.  Then you might as well not bother with this one, and instead make my original overnight steel-cut oatmeal or my eggnog slow cooker oatmeal!

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