The Youngin’ let me sleep in until 6:53….I could not believe it!! That is the latest I have slept in a long time (mostly due to the unnecessary insomnia I can’t seem to shake off). I got right to work on a Sunday Breakfast Pizzert. I decided to add oats, coconut and dark chocolate chips to the top!!!
I used Whole Wheat pastry flour, baking powder, cinnamon, a sprinkle of dark brown sugar, SF syrup, and a bit of water…
It came out looking FANTASTIC!! I melted some PB in the microwave and drizzled some on top, then served some fruit salad on the side…
I added some SF syrup, and…..well, I should not have added oats without adding a splash of almond milk or something because it was a little dry and heavy. Ah well, I still ate most of mine!! I know what adjustments to make for next time! Then it was time for me to make a treat for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to try a new recipe so I went for the Black Bean Fudge Brownies:
The batter tasted good (I had a little lick before washing the spoon;) ). BUT, when they came out….not so yummy! The beans were over-whelming and it just did not seem to bake well. It was still a bit chunky and just all sorts of WRONG!! So, that was the second
successful not so good recipe of the day…no discouragement for THIS girl!!! I moved right along to make some fudgie friends! I decided to toast some oats with cocoa powder to add into the mix today!
Then I got out a few different ingredients to add, just to mix it up a bit. I am surprised I was still feeling adventurous and didn’t just stick to the recipe I knew was good….but we have to be open to failure 😉
First I blended the oats and almonds together until they were nice and ready for the dates
Then I added about 1/2 tsp of the Oh Fudge sauce, 1tsp of Soy Almond Milk, and 1 tsp of SF syrup
I decided to crush the Flax Multi-Grain and roll the Fudgie Balls in the crumbs, to create a different texture
Then I put them in some mini-muffin liners to keep in the freezer. That way they are nice and cool (not sticky) when I have them for my morning snack!!
Then it was time to put together James’ Valentine’s Goodie bags and get him to color all 20 of his printed Valentine’s!! He did a great job (I may have helped out by coloring like a 5-year-old so he didn’t have to color so many….don’t judge 😉 ) We attached them all to the goodie bags and let me tell you, he was very excited about it!!
Next I decided to go for a run on my day off. YES, it was supposed to be a Yoga day since I did the 6.4K (trail/road run) yesterday and the Shred last night, but it was really nice out so I figured I would go for it. There is a little park area right across from my house that has a half mile (bit of hilly) loop. I ran it 3 times for 1.5 miles in 16:42…so that is an 11:34 mile (is that right?). Then I came home and took James and Meiko to a different park to play and run around some more! We love to be outside! There is no rest for the wicked, so it was right into the cake I had to make for my school V-Day Potluck (boys bring lunch eats, girls bring dessert)…I chose to make Red Velvet Cake!
Oh no, I was still not done! I was still a little bit peeved about the brownie fail, so I decided to whip out the Hodgson Mills Mix I ordered and give it a try! Nothing wrong with some whole wheat brownies loaded with flax…that is what I will be eating at the potluck (mixed with a banana and chocolate tofu pudding). These turned out a lot better!!
I decided to finally stop for the night….but then changed my mind and made a batch of gluten-free pancakes for me to have for breakfasts this week…added a little chopped dark choco, cinnamon and almond milk to the mix for extra flavor 🙂 (No pic of these, I have retired my camera for the night). Now it is time to lay with the Hub, watch a goofy movie that is on TV, and then go to bed!! I think I will sleep well tonight….hopefully 😉
What baking mishaps have you had lately? What is your favorite ‘no fail’ recipe?