peanut butter sprinkle blondies.

sprinkeblondies
Sprinkles! peanut butter! oats! chocolate chips!! but really, SPRINKLES!!!
Do I need to mention this had me at sprinkles?! Super fun to make and serve up – anything topped with sprinkles is a winner in my book.  Especially when a birthday in invovled.

found the original recipe here.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t baking powder
  • 1 t baking soda
  • 3 big pinches of kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • to top: SPRINKLES!

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, soda, salt, and sugar. In a 2-cup measuring cup whisk together the maple syrup, vanilla, almond butter and olive oil. Add to the dry ingredients and beat until almost together. Add chocolate chips and oatmeal. Mix until combined.
  2. Scoop the dough into the pan and place on the prepared baking sheet. Flatten slightly and sprinkle with lots of sprinkles. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until set.

pupcakes.

pup IMG_4752A very special girl turns one today, so pupcakes were in order! I woke up early and made these for the pups to have around lunch time, after singing to the birthday girl first, of course. Happy birthday to my little stella bean!

3/4 cup oat flour
1/4 cup all purpose or whole wheat flour
1 tspn baking soda
1 tspn vanilla
1 egg
1 T honey
2 T peanut butter2 tspn flax
1 cup shredded carrots

Mix together the flours and the baking soda; add the rest of the ingredients and mix until combined. Grease and fill four muffin pans with the batter and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in comes out clean. Top with dallop of greek yogurt.

294. stephanie’s birthday sign.

My friend is having a party tonight and asked me to make her a simple sign to guide her guests…I couldn’t make it tooooo simple, so I had a little fun with it.

Happy birthday stephanie!

158. grasshopper cake.

Happy birthday to my husband today! He requested a grasshopper cake, so here it is!

I used the chocolate cake recipe again, from vegan cupcakes take over the world; this time making it two tiers.
Then I made a double batch of the cream cheese frosting from the same book, adding 1 T of peppermint extract and some green food coloring. I put a bunch of trader joe-joes in the vitamix and made cookie crumbs and put them on the edges. Can’t wait to dig in! Who wants to help us eat this all?

133. chocolate birthday cake.

I made milo’s birthday cake for his thomas party. Milo really wanted a cake. Chocolate. With sprinkles, thomas on top and fire (candles) on top.  I used the chocolate cupcake recipe from vegan cupcakes take over the world. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out in cake form. I made it three layers, and did one recipe per layer. Its best to make one recipe at a time, rather than triple it, by the way. And I just set the timer for 20 minutes and watched it from there. Each layer needed about an extra 6 minutes or so too bake.

This turned out really really good.  Just as good as the bakery cake I would have ordered and paid ALOT of money for.

49. cupcakes.

Cupcakes. 4 dozen. all vegan.

chocolate mint, peanut butter and jelly (my favorite!), banana with cream cheese frosting and chocolate with cream cheese frosting,

I make sure my friends have their options.