Pancake Adventures

I haven’t posted in a while…because I haven’t been baking! I’ve been trying a lifestyle change that involves exercising a lot and eating under 1400 calories per day. I feel great and I love eating healthy! But that doesn’t mean I have to give up everything. This delicious breakfast has lots of protein and is under 400 calories!
Whole Wheat Banana Waffle (185 calories) Recipe Here
1 Egg, Over Easy (70 calories)
2 Strips Light Life Soy Bacon (35 calories each)
1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (50 calories)
Total: 375 calories, and lots of scrumptious!

I haven’t posted in a while…because I haven’t been baking! I’ve been trying a lifestyle change that involves exercising a lot and eating under 1400 calories per day. I feel great and I love eating healthy! But that doesn’t mean I have to give up everything. This delicious breakfast has lots of protein and is under 400 calories!

Whole Wheat Banana Waffle (185 calories) Recipe Here

1 Egg, Over Easy (70 calories)

2 Strips Light Life Soy Bacon (35 calories each)

1 Tablespoon Maple Syrup (50 calories)

Total: 375 calories, and lots of scrumptious!

Raw, gluten-free vegan carrot cake with macadamia frosting. Sweetened only with dates and maple syrup. Easy to make and delicious! Click here for the recipe.

Raw, gluten-free vegan carrot cake with macadamia frosting. Sweetened only with dates and maple syrup. Easy to make and delicious! Click here for the recipe.

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins. Delicious, spongy, light and moist. The recipe calls for a sugar glaze, but I was making these for breakfast and that seemed like sugar overload. Surprisingly easy recipe, definitely worth your time. Recipe here. 

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Muffins. Delicious, spongy, light and moist. The recipe calls for a sugar glaze, but I was making these for breakfast and that seemed like sugar overload. Surprisingly easy recipe, definitely worth your time. Recipe here

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.