Pancake Adventures

Savory Zucchini Waffles topped with Greek yogurt, tomato, avocado, and basil. Delicious!
I used all-purpose instead of whole wheat flour, and omitted the vanilla, and it still came out great!

Savory Zucchini Waffles topped with Greek yogurt, tomato, avocado, and basil. Delicious!

I used all-purpose instead of whole wheat flour, and omitted the vanilla, and it still came out great!

I made a peach pie for my boyfriend on his birthday! He hardly ever eats dessert, but on his birthday he always asks me to bake him a pie, and this year he chose peach. Of course it’s not peach season, so I had to use frozen peaches, but it still came out great! Recipe here.

I made these cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday. He took them to his office to share with his coworkers, and he said they were enjoyed by all! The cupcakes are nice and chocolatey, but it’s the frosting that really makes these babies shine. The cupcake is from this recipe, and the the frosting is this recipe. 

I made these cupcakes for my boyfriend’s birthday. He took them to his office to share with his coworkers, and he said they were enjoyed by all! The cupcakes are nice and chocolatey, but it’s the frosting that really makes these babies shine. The cupcake is from this recipe, and the the frosting is this recipe. 

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie! Eat it warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.
Recipe here. I made it without the corn starch and with chocolate chips instead of Hershey’s Kisses, and it came out great.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie! Eat it warm, topped with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe here. I made it without the corn starch and with chocolate chips instead of Hershey’s Kisses, and it came out great.

Lemon Bars
Tart and delicious! Recipe here.

Lemon Bars

Tart and delicious! Recipe here.

Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Frosting
Brownie Recipe Here. Frosting Recipe Here.
These brownies are dense, dark and delicious. The frosting is great if you don’t have any powdered sugar (or want to try something new). I added a little cocoa powder to my frosting, and it turned out great!

Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Frosting

Brownie Recipe Here. Frosting Recipe Here.

These brownies are dense, dark and delicious. The frosting is great if you don’t have any powdered sugar (or want to try something new). I added a little cocoa powder to my frosting, and it turned out great!

Homemade Cookies for One in a Jar
This year, I was determined to give something crafty to my loved ones. These little jars are perfect! I modified the recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two.
First, find 4 oz mason jars. I found mine here on Amazon.
Fill a jar with the following layers, in the order below, packing each to make sure they remain visible from outside the jar:
2 tsp Brown Sugar
2 tsp White Sugar
1/8 tsp Salt
1/8 tsp Baking Soda
3-4 tsp Chocolate Chips (I used mini)
3 tbsp + 1 tsp All-purpose Flour
Seal the jar and give it to a loved one, with the following instruction attached:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour jar into a mixing bowl, mix well, then add:
1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp milk of choice
Mix well, place in cookie shape on cookie sheets, and bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Makes two regular sized cookies or four small cookies.

Homemade Cookies for One in a Jar

This year, I was determined to give something crafty to my loved ones. These little jars are perfect! I modified the recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie’s Chocolate Chip Cookies for Two.

First, find 4 oz mason jars. I found mine here on Amazon.

Fill a jar with the following layers, in the order below, packing each to make sure they remain visible from outside the jar:

2 tsp Brown Sugar

2 tsp White Sugar

1/8 tsp Salt

1/8 tsp Baking Soda

3-4 tsp Chocolate Chips (I used mini)

3 tbsp + 1 tsp All-purpose Flour

Seal the jar and give it to a loved one, with the following instruction attached:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour jar into a mixing bowl, mix well, then add:

1 tbsp + 1 tsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp milk of choice

Mix well, place in cookie shape on cookie sheets, and bake for 7 to 8 minutes. Makes two regular sized cookies or four small cookies.

Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

This recipe is from Chocolate-Covered Katie, my new favorite baking site. These cookies are amazing! So healthy, and so yummy! They are vegan, raw, gluten-free and sugar-free, and they taste amazing!
Ingredients:
1 1/3 cups pitted dates
3 tablespoons coconut butter (if you can’t find this at your grocery store, you can make your own!)
Blend everything together in a blender or food processor. Smush into one big ball and then roll into little bite-size balls. Yum!

Coconut Cookie Dough Balls

This recipe is from Chocolate-Covered Katie, my new favorite baking site. These cookies are amazing! So healthy, and so yummy! They are vegan, raw, gluten-free and sugar-free, and they taste amazing!

Ingredients:

1 1/3 cups pitted dates

3 tablespoons coconut butter (if you can’t find this at your grocery store, you can make your own!)

Blend everything together in a blender or food processor. Smush into one big ball and then roll into little bite-size balls. Yum!

Sugar-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free Fudgy Brownies

Today I made Fudgy Flourless Brownies, with a recipe from Sugar-Free Mom. These brownies are sugar-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free. You can click here for the original recipe, or see below for my slightly altered version.

1 1/4 cups Homemade sugarless chocolate chunks

1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 cup cocoa powder

2 eggs

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 tablespoon of stevia powder (I use truvia)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8 by 8 baking dish with parchment paper. Spread parchment paper with olive oil (or other non-stick substance). Process all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Pour onto parchment paper in baking dish and smooth out batter to edges of dish. Bake 30-35 minutes until a toothpick comes out perfectly clean.

It should look like this:

And for the finished product, go here! Also, I put some extra homemade chocolate chunk batter on as a glaze. It makes it messy, but a little sweeter (these brownies are dense and bitter, but delicious!)

Fudgy Flourless Brownies
These brownies are sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They are incredibly dense and rich, and for some reason, they have black beans in them! Don’t ask me how. I wouldn’t be able to answer you, my mouth is full of brownies ;-) Click on the link above for the recipe from Sugar-Free Mom. Or, I will be the blogging the recipe with my twists soon.

Fudgy Flourless Brownies

These brownies are sugar-free, dairy-free, and gluten-free. They are incredibly dense and rich, and for some reason, they have black beans in them! Don’t ask me how. I wouldn’t be able to answer you, my mouth is full of brownies ;-) Click on the link above for the recipe from Sugar-Free Mom. Or, I will be the blogging the recipe with my twists soon.