Here are my 17 favorite recipe of 2017! I share two new recipes a week, on Tuesdays and Saturdays. After an entire year of sharing recipes, if you do the math, that’s over 100 recipes I’ve shared. In fact, I shared 118 posts in 2017.
Not all of them were recipes, some were about travel and wedding updates. But for the most part they were recipes. At least 100 new recipes. That’s A LOT of recipes.
I have to fit my recipe-making, picture-taking and post-writing into the margins of my day because I work full time. That means I spend a lot of time in the evenings and on the weekends creating content and recipes to share with all of you. You might think I’m crazy, because that’s a ton of extra time, but I love it.
I do it because it brings me joy and energy. It makes me happy taking pictures, creating recipes and publishing them for hopefully the world to see. I do it because it gives me an opportunity to bring something positive to people’s lives and hopefully get the chance to make an impact, big or small.
Sometimes the recipes are a huge hit, and sometimes when I think it’s going to be a huge hit it isn’t at all. Guess that’s all part of the game and figuring out what everyone likes!
Yesterday I shared all Your 17 Favorite Recipes of 2017 and today I’m sharing mine! Some of them you’ve probably seen before because there’s a few that overlap, but some of them you may not have known I shared.
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I got this idea from Erin last year, and loved seeing what her fans liked compared to what she liked so I’m doing the same thing!
Again, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for following along here. I hope you can find the recipe you’re looking for whenever you come to WMM. And if you can’t find it, please always reach out to me! I’m always looking for new, delicious ideas!
Because I do a mix of healthy, and not-so-healthy recipes (the way I like to live my life!), I organized these based on that. Not surprisingly, my favorites of the year were a mix of both. Without further ado, my 17 favorite recipes of 2017!
Flourless monster cookies: I consider these “healthier” because they fall into the gluten-free category. They’re also made with no butter. They do have sugar in them, but they’re GF friendly for my momma, so they’re in the top! They’re also in your top too!
Easy Paleo Fudge: This was one of the last recipes of 2017, but certainly not least. It’s rich, chocolatey and so easy! They definitely satisfy a chocolate craving, without all the guilt. I like to add walnuts to mine, but you could add any nut variety.
Healthy Banana Cake: This was on of your favorites too! It’s so healthy you could eat it for breakfast. I made this multiple times this year.
Chocolate Caramel Tart [Paleo]: This was the second recipes I posted in 2017 and it was so good! I actually made it last year for Thanksgiving but didn’t post it until January. So many people have raved about this, and I agree with them.
Chocolate Banana Blender Muffins: Easy recipes seem to be a theme here. These blender muffins are so easy. Minus the fact I cut my finger and had to get stitches cleaning the blender (don’t do that!). Which was funny because I had stitches on my left hand when Zach was planning to propose. I’ll always remember these muffins for that reason! And because they’re delicious (and GF).
PB&J Smoothie Bowl: I made a few smoothie bowls this year, but this one was my favorite. Made with almond butter and strawberries, it’s a healthy breakfast or snack. I even added frozen cauliflower for some extra veggies that you can’t taste.
PB&J Protein Balls: Speaking of PB&J, these protein balls are delicious too. Such a great snack! Perfect for airplanes or road trips. And super easy too!
Healthy Fruit Salsa: I’ve always loved fruit salsa, especially in the summer. This version is made with all natural ingredients like honey! I served it with cinnamon-sugar pita baked pita chips. Total success!
Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Cookies: This one is one of Zach’s favorites of the year too. He ate all of these in about three days. Ideally they last like a week, and freeze really well too. But sometimes they’re just too tasty to save.
Turtle Vegan Cheesecake: 2017 was the year I tested vegan cheesecake and I’m so glad I did. I loved it so much I did a tutorial on how to make vegan cheesecake. It’s made with cashews and it’s super creamy. There’s definitely more vegan cheesecake coming in 2018.
Easy Blueberry Muffins: This one is a shared favorite from all of you. It’s piled high with cinnamon-sugar crumble and filled with fresh blueberries. You can use frozen too! This post is filled with some good muffin-making tips too.
Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars: I’ve got to give all the credit for this recipe idea to Zach. Sometimes we sit in our living room and just brainstorm recipe ideas. This one was all him! It’s so good! It’s an apple pie bar, but the bottom is made of snickerdoodle. Game changer.
Chocolate Chip Pudding Cookies: This is a repeat form your favorites. For good reason! This is one of my all-time favorite recipes I make. I re-did this recipe in 2017 to take new pictures and shoot a quick video. Nothing better than a delicious chocolate chip cookie!
White Chocolate Chai Swirl Blondies: I was inspired by chai flavors this year. I tested a chai muffin recipe but didn’t love it so never published it. Then I hit a home run with these white chocolate chai swirl blondies. The texture of these is awesome! I added a maple frosting. Just because.
Brown Butter Blueberry Coffee Cake: This recipe reminds me of my grandma so I will always love it. But I also love it because it’s got brown butter. I also had an obsession with brown butter this year. It adds so much depth to a recipe like this. I just made this again for Christmas without the blueberries.
Pumpkin Pie Bars with Gingersnap Crust: A classic recipe with a fun twist! I love gingersnaps, and they remind me so much of my dad. I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. Sometimes it’s fun to switch it up from the traditional pie.
Old Fashioned Pumpkin Donuts: Another favorite pumpkin recipe this year was these old fashioned pumpkin donuts. They’re made with sour cream and melt in your mouth with the crunchy glaze on the outside. They’re the kind that remind me of an old school bakery donut.
Lemon Angel Fruit Cake with Strawberry Compote: This one is so light and fluffy! Full of spring flavors with the lemon and strawberry. I love the light lemon flavor of the cake. The strawberry compote is super easy to make and adds a nice (and fancy!) touch.