Hi lovely friends! I want to share with you some recipes that rocked my socks off! Oh yes, and I have a feeling that they'll rock yours as well. ;)
I made these cookies for the kids on Friday and they loved them.
Are you drooling yet...?
Before I move on though, I would like to point out that I've been having a great time catching up with my nephew. This isn't the nephew that I live with, but kind of like a distant cousin I have in CA. Him and his family are really the only ones I've ever known!
Last night, my this "distant cousin" (Jorge), his fiancee, my sis+her family, and Greg+I went to BJ's to have dinner and play catch up. It's amazing how quickly life comes and goes, and how every moment is to be treasured for what it is then.
His fiancee Christy was such a sweetheart. And guess what! They got engaged on the same day as Greg and I did. Their wedding is quickly on its way and she's basically doing almost everything DIY. She's so talented and she's so excited to help me gather ideas. Yay!
Now let's switch gears to makin' and bakin' shall we?!
Chocolate PB Chip Cookies
1 1/2 C whole wheat pastry flour
1/2 C oat bran
1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp soda+1/2 tsp baking powder
1 egg+1 yolk
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter (or earth balance)
1/4 C sucanat
1/2 C brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 full semi-sweet choc squares--melted
peanut butter chips
First, preheat the oven to 325 F. Grab a med-large bowl and mix all the dry ingredients minus the sugars.
Then cream the softened butter in an electric mixer with the egg and sugars. Then, add the vanilla and melted chocolate.
Add the dry mixture into the wet mixture and mix it just enough so there are no dry clumps, and put as many PB chips as you wish!
Grab about a little small size of dough than a golf ball and lightly flatten it on a baking sheet. Finally, bake it for approximately 16-18 minutes. This will make 18 cookies.
These were amazing; however, I want to keep tweaking it till it becomes divinely moist! :D
Power Puff Pancakes
1 scoop protein powder (I used vanilla)
4 TBSP oat bran
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp chia seeds
1/4 C flaxmilk (or any)
Just mix everything in a bowl except for the blueberries. Ladle about 1/4 C onto a lightly greased pan and flip when it's ready. Voila!
I topped these protein-packed cakes with maple syrup and PB&CO's cinnamon raisin swirl. I bet these are great after a grueling workout, no?
Notice the beautiful white place mat that Greg got me at the Dollar Tree. :D
I've also been loving oats and smoothie bowls topped with the Banana Date bars! Mmmm...I know this is too much food your eyes to feast on...But, thank you so much for reading! Please let me know if you know of some really good breakfast recipes!
With some reflecting from the Bible on a busy morning. :)
I also finally ran today after not being able to for the past few weeks! It felt great to run. It was so funny because I was starting to get exhausted, and mid-way this guy passes me. I thought, "oh no you don't!" And caught up to him. I think I need a running buddy haha.
As I've been reflecting upon God's Word, I've just been so extremely blessed knowing that "He's a God of the mountains and the valleys."
Are you more of a runner or just a workout type of person? -I'm usually a workout gal-
Do you reflect a lot on your runs? -I do!