It was a rainy, lazy Sunday, and I wanted to lift my spirits with a little baking (and something in the “treat” variety — it was Sunday, afterall). I decided on this slight (healthier) spin on the usual Oatmeal Chocolate Chip cookie. 100% Whole Wheat flour, 60%% Ghiardelli Dark Chocolate baking chips, rolled oats, and freshly chopped walnuts. Now, they are still cookies, but they feel more wholesome, with no compromise on the taste!
My first batch I left in for about 16 minutes — they were a bit on the crunchy side. The second batch I took out after about 13 minutes, and those were of the chewier variety. I had two right out of the oven with a cup of french press — perfetto!!
And for what it’s worth–for those of you without a million baking accessories–I made these on the pizza pan that came with my oven. Simply added some foil on top to cover the holes and viola! Cookie sheet! 😉
What a perfect treat for a crisp autumn Saturday morning! The quinoa and whole wheat flour gives these a healthy, hearty base, the pumpkin and spices give this a cozy autumn flavor, and the chocolate chips make them a little … Continue reading →
The other night, after a long and stressful day, I felt like baking. I find baking incredibly relaxing, and having yummy treats to nibble on for days is the added bonus! I wanted to do something healthy, so I googled quinoa muffin recipes, and found this basic recipe from Martha Stewart.
These have more of a scone than a muffin consistency, but if you are looking for something healthy and lightly sweet, these are great. I took these to work for breakfast for the week — cut them in half, toast them for a few minutes and add some butter or jam — a warm, healthy morning treat!
I read through some of the comments on her blog, and there are some great variations to try — chocolate chips for some fun, or walnuts or peanut butter for some added protein and heft. Next time, I will try these with whole wheat flour, chocolate chips and walnuts. Stay tuned!
Beautiful on the pan, beautiful on the plate, and delicious on the palate! Glistening under the basil and ricotta is a handful of grated parmesan, slowly melting in to the eggs, a nice rich sharpness delightfully complementing the herby freshness … Continue reading →
Super quick delicious, balanced meal! I found this recipe on thestonesoup.com — one of the first blogs you find when you google “best blogs for novice cooks” ! This dish is simple and delicous — it is literally spinach, tomato … Continue reading →
This was easy, fun, and delicious — a great way to wake up on a lazy Sunday morning. You don’t need any fancy ingredients, and nothing says end of summer like berries and cinnamon! Tasted great heated up the next … Continue reading →