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Monday, July 29, 2013

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast? These delicious treats beat a donut, muffin, or greasy hash browns any day.

Peanut Butter ~ Oatmeal ~ Chocolate Chip
Breakfast Cookies


2 Ripe Bananas, Mashed
3/4 C. Crunchy Peanut Butter
1/2 C. Applesauce (unsweetened)
1/4 C. Maple Syrup
1 Tsp. Vanilla
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1/2 Tsp. Cinnamon
Dash of Ground Cloves
Dash of Ground Nutmeg
Pinch of Salt
1 1/2 C. Quick or Old Fashioned Oats
3/4 C. Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1/2 C. Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silpart or parchment paper and set aside. Mix together the bananas, peanut butter, applesauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices. Add in the oats, chocolate chips, and coconut; stir until well combined.
Scoop 2" rounds of the cookie mixture onto the baking sheet, placing a few more chocolate chips on top of each cookie. Bake for 20 minutes and allow to cool slightly on cooling rack. Enjoy!

Note: You can substitute by using almond butter instead of peanut butter.
Other ingredients that would be fun to add include: raisins, walnut, or even shredded zucchini. Ooohhhh, maybe I'll try the zucchini next time now that sounds delish!
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Weekend projects

When not working I love to tackle fun little projects like this from my fabulous yard sale finds. It helps me unwind after a week of working on the business so I can come back to my Monday refreshed and inspired :-)
I found this cute little old desk at a yard sale about a year ago. It FINALLY got the attention it deserved. I painted it light pink, and the top with chalkboard paint. I had this little wicker chair already, so that's what it got. But the chair will probably be replaced. 
My original intent with these little signs was to make some wine coasters using burlap as the backdrop. What I didn't think of was that the little burlap squares might not be create a stable enough surface for a delicate wine glass. So, I just added a little burlap strands cut from my big stash burlap cloth, and ta da! Flaired with parchment paper cut out quotes I got from a hobby store. Little inspirations wall hangings.

What are some of your fun ways to relax and unwind on the weekend?