We are coming up on the one year milestone for our little one. ONE YEAR! How?! So many fellow mommas told me this would happen-that time would fly by. As hard as I tried to capture time in a jar, it didn't work. I tried to take in every moment and absorb every precious development milestone and I wrote down every single detail in her baby book. Still. Time flew by! What a beautiful and awe-inspiring year it's been!

With her celebration close at hand, I spent some time coming up with a sugar-free-friendly and tasty cake-like treat she could smash her chubby cherub hands into. It turned out so well! It was so good that my husband and I enjoyed the extras for ourselves and for breakfast the following day! They are guilt-free and won't leave you with a horrible sugar crash.

After taking a course that tought us how to live a sugar-free lifestyle in 2014, my husband and I each lost 30 pounds, slept better, had amazing energy, I hardly needed any coffee to get through the day, and my adult acne cleared up. As parents, we really want to show our kids that eating sugar free is possible and better for you, and that there is an amazing and natural sweetness already found in whole and natural foods! We also learned that raising young children without so much sugar helps them enjoy a diverse range of natural foods without becoming a picky eater.

Here's the recipe!

You'll need:

Mixer (hand held works fine)

Mixing bowl

Large Muffin Pan (holds 6)

1/4 c half and half

4 eggs

2 ripe bananas, smashed

1-2 cups oat flour

1-1 1/2 cups cubed fruit-your choice. We chose strawberries.

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 tbs cinnamon

Olive or vegetable oil

Cream cheese or Greek yogurt

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients into a mixing bowl, starting with just 1 cup oat flour. Blend with mixer until runny. Add more oat flour until mixture has consistency of brownie batter. Line inside of muffin pan with olive or vegetable oil. Fill each muffin tin 3/4 full to allow for rising. Bake for 15 minutes or until fluffy. Don't bake too long because the muffin texture will become too chewy for baby. Allow to cool. Slice open top of a muffin to help baby tear it apart easier. Top with cream cheese or Greek yogurt and slices of strawberries for a "frosting". Enjoy!