Ever since I posted a picture on Instagram a while ago of my favorite oatmeal recipe, I’ve been eating it almost every day in the mornings. It’s super quick, healthy, and what’s not to love about apples and peanut butter? It’s one of my all-time favorite food combinations, and putting it into my morning oats is absolutely amazing. I was on Pinterest the other day, and I found this snickerdoodle baked oatmeal from The Seasoned Mom. The idea of baking oatmeal and having it for breakfast in little bars is genius. After reading her blog post, I honestly can’t remember how I lived without it. How did it never occur to me to make oatmeal in baked form until now? Thank goodness for Pinterest!
I have been begging on my knees for an ice cream maker for the longest time… almost begging-on-my-knees pleading for one, especially since warmer weather days are not far ahead of us! You can imagine my excitement when this Cuisinart 20-Quart Ice Cream Maker arrived in on my doorstep last Saturday. Obviously, I ripped apart the package and started experimenting recipes with it.
Obviously, the first flavor I set out to try was a classic vanilla ice cream, which is a must-have for everybody. Not only is it delicious, it’s a base recipe that you can add so many different flavors to (chocolate, strawberry, peanut butter, etc.). The possibilities are endless! I know that there are a ton of vanilla ice cream recipes out there, but I really just wanted to share my own.
I love peanut butter. It’s my favorite food in the whole world (next to chocolate, of course) and I try to put it in everything – cookies, brownies, and I even tried putting it in pasta sauce! The next obvious thing to do was add them into baked donuts, which are one of my favorite foods ever.
To be completely honest, I’m probably the only person in the entire world who hates fried donuts and traditional donut glaze. That’s why I love making these peanut butter baked donuts for my friends and family to prove that yes, baked donuts CAN be really tasty! Even without the tons of added sugar, oil, and butter, these treats are fluffy and decadent, and I think baked donuts taste way better than any generic fried donut.
So, Super Bowl 51 is tomorrow. I’ve got to admit, I’m not so excited for it. For the first time since I’ve been actually into football, the Cowboys played really well this year, and they had a chance at getting into the Superbowl! I guess it’ll be kinda bittersweet, because I always love watching the big game, but my favorite team won’t be in it :(