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Cinnamon Raisin Granola

If you like cinnamon rolls, then this sweet and crunchy granola is for you! Homemade granola is incredibly easy to make and so much healthier than store-brought.

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I’ve been shopping a lot lately. Because I am absolutely terrified of winter time in Germany, I’ve been stocking up on lots of sweaters, jeans, jackets (more jackets than I actually need), boots and socks, the really cute thick kind. My mom and I have also made a checklist of all the things I need to buy before leaving Thailand. We’ve hit tons of shopping malls the last few days.

The other day I was starving after having walked around for hours and carrying a huge amount of shopping bags, I walked past a Cinnabon store. 

Oh man. Doesn’t the smell of freshly baked cinnamon rolls aka the one that tortures hungry people in shopping malls, wafting all around you makes you wanna drop everything immediately and stuff one in your mouth? Well, I couldn’t 🙁 It was almost time for dinner and my mom was just plain mean (love you, mom!).  

But hey, looking on the bright side, I wouldn’t have come up with this delicious Cinnabon-inspired granola recipe if I hadn’t been craving cinnamon rolls like crazy that day. Continue reading

Apple Upside-Down Cake

This is a healthier spin on a classic dessert, but it does not dissapoint. Soft and airy cinnamon vegan cake with sweet thin apple slices and sprinkles of icing sugar, this cake is a family favorite! 

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Today is my birthday (yay!), but it is also Mother’s Day in Thailand. I woke up early and happy this morning, determined to make a nice dessert for my whole family, especially my mom. I know she loves apple crumble cake. So I searched the fridge and was happy to find a bag of apples. We didn’t have any butter, and I almost gave up the idea of making an apple cake for my mom, but then I decided to make one without any crumble. 

Now what’s a better way to top my cake than with soft, caramelized apple slices? I’d made pineapple upside-down cake before, so I experimented with apples today. I peeled two apples and chopped them into thin slices. Then I combined my apple slices with a tablespoon of brown sugar, and set that aside while I made my vegan cinnamon cake. Continue reading