baking has quickly become a stress reliever for me...especially guilt-free baking ;) was inspired by this recipe & let's just say i've made three batches in two weeks already...
1 cup (100g) of steel cut oats*
3/4 cup (90g) of whole wheat flour*
1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
1/8 teaspoons of salt
1/2 cup of raw honey
2 tablespoons of melted coconut oil
1 large brown egg
*super important to measure this exactly. a kitchen scale is the best way to go, or use the "spoon & sweep" method where you pour (overflow) your ingredient into your measuring cup then level with a spoon.
mix your flour, oats, cinnamon, salt & baking powder into a bowl. in a separate bowl, mix your egg & melted coconut oil then slowly add in your honey. once fully mixed, add to your dry mix by slowly pouring and stirring. leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
preheat your oven to 325°F & line two cookies sheet with parchment paper. once chilled, spoon nine scoops of batter on each sheet making 18 "mini" cookies in total. place in oven for 15 minutes. remove & set the cookies out to chill for a few minutes.
depending on your brand of ingredients, each "mini" cookie could range from 75-90 calories each -- not bad! feel free to spice it up by adding 1/4 cup of blueberries, raisins, chocolate chips or whatever your craving. enjoy!
perfectly imperfect? i think so. extra dark chocolate cake layered with vanilla cream frosting simply decorated with peonies. first try of many :) i have definitely become a fan of substituting whole eggs with egg whites only & swapping [crisco] oil with coconut oil. need to prep in 3-5 days advance? after your cake has fully cooled, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap & keep in in the fridge. worked like a charm.
cheers to being 25 & my very own new england style [indoor] clam bake! courtesy of sam's chowder house in half moon bay.
clint & i wanted to make a special little gift for two of our closest friends for their wedding this past weekend. the bride had brought up multiple times she loved the idea of string art. since it involved a trip to home depot, hammer, & nails, it was easy to convince clint to help me out :) we printed their initials with a font we loved & chose mint & coral yarn to match their wedding colors. after tracing the letters with the nails, we pulled (ripped) the paper out & started wrapping the yarn. to finish it off, i purchased martha stewart’s metallic gold paint in vintage gold & used sponge brushes to cover all the wood and in between the nails — completely forgot to take a photo post-paint…ha! was very pleased with the final product…so were the bride & groom :)