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If you liked my Salted Rosemary Brownie Batter Oatmeal (and OMG why wouldn’t you it is so good you have to try it now whatareyouwaitingfor), you will love this!
This oatmeal is a close relative of that recipe, but I swapped the dates for dried figs. While dates are great for giving a relatively neutral sweetness, figs add another layer of flavor (in addition to sweetening the porridge)! I love figs and rosemary together, and rosemary and chocolate together, so the three of them all at once is a dream come true. 😍 (more…)
I had other plans for this week’s recipes, but when I walked into my produce market and spotted the newly stocked persimmon, I scrapped all those ideas immediately.
Persimmon! It’s been so long! Why must you hide for 80 percent of the year?
I think I have a tendency to overthink “special” ingredients like persimmon (or dragon fruit, or figs). For this porridge, I tried to break down those tendencies and focus on simple, easy, obvious flavors. What’s more “obvious” in oatmeal than cinnamon and raisins? (more…)
It’s a pear recipe! 😱 And I liked it!
Many of you have asked me why I keep attempting pear recipes even though I claim to hate pears. The thing is, I am determined to find a recipe that makes me like them. I’m convinced there has to be way to prepare them via oatmeal that makes them not simply tolerable, but enjoyable.
This recipe worked for me. 👌
I’ve been craving some more oatmeal bites lately. For nearly a week straight, snack time would approach, and I would wish I had some of these gooey, chewy noms to bite into. That hasn’t always been the case! When I first made my Apricot Almond Butter Oatmeal Bites, it was because I wanted to experiment with a different type of recipe, not because I had a craving for them.
But after trying out a few recipes, snacking on them until each little ball was gone, and getting into Pure Bars and even Lara Bars, I suddenly realized something the other day: I like them now. 🙂 (more…)
As I mentioned in my only other granola post, I’m not much of a granola eater. Don’t get me wrong–it’s freaking delicious. Unfortunately, my intestines are not a fan. Even sampling the recipes I make is enough to torment my tummy. 😭 Yowww.
In that post, I implied that I was not likely to being publishing granola recipes on here. Making granola often requires me to eat granola, and, like I said before, “Yowww.” Luckily for you, mi novio💕 is a big fan of my granola, so I guess I’ll just be trying out new recipes occasionally for him to try and you to read about. Everyone wins! Except me. 😜
Of course, mi novio💕 is also a picky eater. No cashews. No pecans. And absolutely NO coconut. I like the challenge, though; it forces me to be creative! This is the first time I’ve used chocolate in granola. I know it’s not a groundbreaking discovery (many have done it before me), but it’s new for me. I thought maybe it would make it more fun for him since I also included dried blueberries, and I honestly had no idea how he would react to that. I think dried fruit scares him. 😉 (more…)
Does this oatmeal look familiar to you?
It should! It’s actually Monday’s Cardamom Butternut Squash Oatmeal. In the post, I mentioned that this porridge goes beautifully with cinnamon raisin peanut butter. While using PB&Co is the obvious choice, you can also make your own with PB2! This came in handy last week when I wanted to top this oatmeal with cinnamon raisin peanut butter, but I had just finished my jar of it. Then I remembered I could recreate it with PB2. (more…)
I love, love my German Chocolate Cake Baked Oatmeal and its sister pancake recipe, but I never, ever make them. Making that coconut-pecan butter, no matter how mind-boggling delicious it is, is a pain and a half.
You can’t make just a single-serving because no food processor can grind that few nuts down to a paste. You need quite a bit of pecans to fill the food processor, or it will just turn into dust and sit at the bottom of the machine while the blades whir uselessly above it. Every time I want to make it, I think about having to buy (and immediately go through) an entire bag of pecans (💰💰💰) and a bunch of coconut, and the whole idea turns me off.
That’s why I’m extra excited about this recipe. These little energy bites capture the flavors of my german chocolate recipes with a quarter of the hassle and an eighth of the pecans, although you still have to get out the food processor. 😋
(And by the way, the original cake recipe has nothing to do with Germany; it was created by someone whose last name was German.) (more…)
POSTED IN: chocolate, coconut, dessert lovers, dried fruit, not porridge, nut butter, nuts, oatmeal bites, peanut butter
Apparently, there’s this traditional Seder dish called Tzimmes. Not going to lie, it’s pretty freaking delicious. One of the potluck attendees made a variation of it from the Veganomicon cookbook that used sweet potatoes, pears, pecans, and raisins (pictured below). I loved it so much that I brought heaps of leftovers home. (The link to the tzimmes recipe includes an explanation of the Jewish history of the dish.) (more…)
POSTED IN: apples, dried fruit, maple, nuts, pears, sweet potato, veggies, winter squash, zucchini
I had so many elaborate porridge plans for last week. I even bought all the ingredients for them and planned exactly which day I would make them. Then my stove stopped working, so I made these adorable, fudgy, easy, snackalicious truffles instead.
POSTED IN: chocolate, dried fruit, figs, no bake, not porridge, nut butter, oatmeal bites, peanut butter
Gasp! Where have I been??
I’ve been proud of not taking any blogging breaks since I
ran the heck away from quit teaching, but last week got the better of me! You know what really did it? The weather sucked (rain, rain, and more rain), which means I have no natural lighting for pictures. On the few days of semi-sunshine, I was too lazy to dirty some dishes and take a few pictures. It’s something I fight on a regular basis, but last week, the laziness won.
Lately I have found myself heading out the door with no packable snacks. Yes, I have dried fruit, but sometimes I get sick of just eating those every day, and I wanted something a little more interesting. Preferably something nutty. Having some dried apricots and almond butter to use up, I immediately set off to make an “energy ball” recipe that would be reminiscent of my beloved Peach & Almond Butter Oatmeal. (more…)
POSTED IN: almond, apricot, dried fruit, no bake, not porridge, nut butter, nuts, oatmeal bites