One of my most popular recipes to date is my recipe for Banana Bread Oat Pancakes. I still constantly receive emails and comments from people telling me how much they love them, and I can’t tell you how happy those messages make me!
When I was 16 and looking to make a little extra money, I started working at a nearby ice cream store. I worked every weekend and all throughout the summer for a year and a half, and I loved every minute of it. My favorite time to work was early in the day when there were very few customers and no other employees. I would spend large stretches of time all by myself. And what did I do when I was alone? I made waffle cones, whipped cream, and ice cream cakes….and consumed massive quantities of ice cream and all things ice-cream related. At the time I had a lightning-fast metabolism and couldn’t gain weight even if I tried–perfect for someone practically living on dessert foods.
Since then, my diet has definitely changed. Now if I have even the smallest bit of dairy, I swell up like a hot-air balloon and have belly-aches for days. Unfortunately, my metabolism isn’t what it used to be either. Ah, the joys of getting older.
Even though I can’t enjoy traditional ice cream like I once could, that doesn’t mean I don’t still crave ice cream, especially when summer rolls around. So when one of my favorite stores had an awesome sale on ice cream makers, I finally decided to take the plunge and buy my own so that I can make homemade dairy-free ice cream whenever my cravings strike! Best. Decision. Ever.
Oh. My. Goodness.
It’s funny how happy dessert–especially healthy dessert–can make me.
Once again, Pinterest and Instagram have provided me with the inspiration for an amazing treat: Raw Raspberry Streusel Bars.
I’ve been on a bit of a dessert kick lately. It seems I just can’t get enough sweet treats, and I’ve been whipping up goodies to curb my cravings like mad over the past few weeks. However, I don’t like anything overly sweet. Instead, desserts with a balance of sweet and salty or a bit of spice make me absolutely weak in the knees….
…Which is precisely why I can’t get enough of these cookies. I first whipped up these Oatmeal Raisin Cookies right before Mother’s Day as a treat for my amazing mom. Like me, my mom has an overwhelming sweet tooth–I think it’s safe to say that I inherited it from her. But, my mom has also been trying to eat healthier lately, so I figured I might help her out by making a yummy dessert that she can enjoy guilt-free. Little did I know how much I would fall in love with them!
What happens when you combine two of the most deliciously decadent breakfast foods?
Answer: You get the mother of all dessert-like breakfasts!!