"It needs nothing," my husband said this morning...it sounded more like "Irma nee nuh thum"--his mouth full. This cake is a coffee cake, in that I used my standard coffee cake recipe as a starting point, but you could absolutely make it for dessert and no one would know. It's rich and delectable--also gluten-free and dairy-free, a perk for many of you. The cake batter is wet, which is good because as it bakes it fluffs up, then sinks down into an almost fudgy consistency. The
Oh these are ridiculous. A super, cooler-weather dessert bar, for the chewy richness. I thought I would only eat one because, you know, the intensity and all that. Nope. Two. Then coffee. So many lovely things going on in this recipe to delight you. Think of a chewy warm oat cookie with melty chunks--big ones-- of chocolate and the sweet nutty flavor and texture of the oats melding with a hint of vanilla. Golden buttery edges too. Then add a toasty, salty pretzel to the mix.
It's a beautiful thing to look at, yet so good for your body, and not to mention delicious! This bowl of oats is striped with fruit and seeds containing core vitamins to strengthen immunity and perk up energy stores. Check out this list: Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, magnesium, antioxidants, phytoflavinoids, B vitamins. When you can get all of this goodness in one bowl, you have no excuse to skip breakfast! (I need to remember this!) *Easily vegan by replacing honey with maple
You might not need another smoothie recipe, but here are my reasons for loving this one: It is yummy, it is dairy-free + sugar-free, it gives you a good dose of antioxidants to help fight against free radicals, and, it is just so purple. You can't feel down while consuming something in such a fun color. Speaking of smoothies, Eric has a humorous story that includes him talking to the manager at the health food store (rather, confessing) that he tends to eat too many sugary ca