t h e m a y f i l e s is foremost a family blog, chronicling everyday life. Life including natural, healthy eating (with recipes thrown in at random), home educating (with ideas popping up sporadically), an attempt to homestead on .2 acres (with very meager yields), raising 3 of 4 children with a rare genetic disorder, and lots of highly personal family triumphs and failures. You may also find an eclectic array of musings on politics, exercise, sewing, emergency preparedness, backyard chickens, and religion. This blog isn't a campaign to glorify anyone or anything. Just simply a record.


Peanut Butter and Honey Delights

These little moist peanut butter treats have landed in our kitchen twice in the last two weeks. Last week, the cookies lasted a single day. The rapid disappearance was due to 2 factors; one, the delicious taste, and two, during homeschool, Emmett snuck his chair up to the kitchen counter, and meticulously licked every last bit of chocolate off of each frosted cookie. He's no dummy!

Peanut Butter and Honey Delights

1 c extra virgin coconut oil
1 c unsweetened natural peanut butter
1/2 c honey
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
2 eggs (powdered or fresh) or 2 T ground flax
1 t vanilla
3 c freshly ground whole grain flour

Mix all ingredients, excluding flour, until smooth. Add flour and mix gently. You may have to reduce flour or add more depending on the dough consistency. Bake at 375 degrees for 7-9 minutes.

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

1/2 c cocoa powder
1/2 c pure maple syrup
1/2 t vanilla
dash of salt

This frosting is a great hot fudge, and fruit dip. It is so easy to make. Usually I just dump and change the proportions based on the consistency I want. Many recipes call for added coconut oil, but I think the added fat is unnecessary. We prefer without.


Sarah said...

these look delicious! funny, we just made peanut butter cookies yesterday. (btw, i wrote a comment in reply to your question on my blog.)

Jo Lynn said...

Looks so good!!!! Someone took advantage of Mom being busy...he he!!!

kellebelle said...


I ran into you a few months ago at the ENT after not seeing you for somewhere close to a decade. I ran into your blog recently at a time when I was also receiving some other information and promptings to reconsider our dietary habits. I believe that neither were coincidence. I have begun taking steps on a dietary journey to live the Word of Wisdom more fully and seek greater health for my family. I have a long way to go, but so far I am definitely feeling that my efforts are bearing "good fruit."

I wanted to thank you because you have shared so much helpful information on your blog! I have read a lot of your posts about whole grains, coconut oil, refined sugar alternatives, etc., and I am anxious to try out some of the recipes you have shared (including this one!). I admire your conviction in doing what you feel is best for your family, whether or not that is mainstream or popular. You have given me a lot to think about and also a great resource for strengthening my family physically and spiritually.

You are inspiring and your family is absolutely beautiful, too. I hope you won't mind if I continue to follow your blog. I know that it is mostly for your own family's benefit, but thank you for sharing what you are learning in a way that others can benefit, too!

(Oh, and if you don't mind, I'd definitely be interested in that poetry packet you put together, too. You are a wealth of good information!)

Many Thanks,

Mikelle (Vernon) Lewis