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Cranberry Orange Granola

Sweet, citrusy granola made with freshly squeezed orange juice, fragrant orange zest, almonds, and dried cranberries. This cranberry orange granola is about to become your favorite fall snack. 

Cranberry Orange Granola | www.themessybakerblog.com

My obsession for sweet, crunchy granola knows no bounds. This recipe for cranberry orange granola is loosely based off of the flavors in my favorite cocktail, the cosmopolitan.

Bright, juicy orange and sinfully sweet dried cranberries combine to create one amazing granola recipe.

Cranberry Orange Granola | www.themessybakerblog.com

Granola is one of my very favorite snacks. I keep a small container of it in my purse for snacking emergencies. Hey, you never know when you’re going to have a fierce snack attack. It’s always best to be prepared.

Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cookies {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Cookies {Gluten-Free + Vegan} | www.themessybakerblog.com

Cookies for breakfast… Need I say more? I have rotten–I mean ripe–bananas out the ying yang over here. Usually, I freeze them before they get too ripe, but I found myself in a lazy (hungover) state over the weekend. Thirty appears to yield harsher punishments for one too many glasses of fruity pineapple sangria....

Carob Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge {Gluten-Free + Vegan}

Carob Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge {Gluten-Free + Vegan} | www.themessybakerblog.com

A simple fudge made with carob powder, natural peanut butter, coconut oil, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. This fudge is naturally sweetened, vegan, and gluten-free. I made you fudge…because it’s the middle of the week and we all deserve a little pick me up. This carob peanut butter freezer fudge is rich, creamy, and...

Toasted Almond & Cherry Ice Cream ~ #IceCreamWeek

Toasted Almond & Cherry Ice Cream | www.themessybakerblog.com

Sweet, creamy cherry ice cream loaded with plump black cherries and toasted almonds. Welcome to Day 6, the final day of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen. We have teamed up with 25...

Peach Pie Milkshake ~ #IceCreamWeek

Peach Pie Milkshake made with Snickerdoodle Cookies | www.themessybakerblog.com

Thick, creamy peach pie milkshake made with juicy peaches, vanilla ice cream, snickerdoodle cookies, and a kiss of cinnamon. This shake is summer in a glass. Welcome to Day 4 of Ice Cream Week 2014! This year, the event is hosted by Kim ofCravings of a Lunatic and Susan of  The Girl in the...

Tequila-Lime Chicken Chopped Salad ~ #WeekDaySupper #ChooseDreams

Tequila-Lime Chicken Chopped Salad | www.themessybakerblog.com

A fresh and hearty salad topped with tequila and lime marinated chicken. This vibrant salad is loaded to the brim with seasonal summer veggies. Some evenings are just so dang busy around here. I work all day, sit in a traffic jam for an hour, and finally arrive home an hour late to a...

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pie ~ #icecreamweek

Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pie | www.themessybakerblog.com

Rich, creamy vanilla ice cream mixed with whipped topping, fresh strawberries, and buttery pound cake. This strawberry shortcake ice cream pie is easy to make and easy to eat. Welcome to Ice Cream Week 2014! This year the event is hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Susan of The Girl in...