Since I’m still taking it slow I’ve had a lot of time on my hands lately, and so I started baking. Not that interesting for you who come here to see my outfits and inspirations, or at least that’s what I thought. But after sharing some of my homemade cookies and muffins on instagram I got a lot of questions of you asking me for recipes or even to post about it here, and so I will.
Baking is something that comes and goes for me, I only bake in periods where I have a lot of time and sometimes I enjoy it more than others. I rediscovered it 2 weeks ago though and since then there’s a lot of baking going on. Yummy!
Now I could write down recipes here and take credit for all that sugary goodness, but credit is given where credit is due. I find most of my recipes on Pinterest. There are so many baking websites and blogs and Pinterest is a nice way to find things you’re looking for or weren’t even looking for. I usually just type in an ingredient I like and then go through the pictures and click when something looks good. And so it happens that I’ve been baking a lot with oats lately. I guess my favorite baking foods are oats, peanut butter, banana and cinnamon. At the moment, that is. So I’ll just share a small list of recipes below that I either made or am about to make. Can’t wait to start my next baking project, which will be something with cinnamon!
The easiest cookies I’ve ever made are these oatmeal cookies. Nothing better than to have yummy homemade cookies ready within half an hour. The recipe is in Dutch but just use Google Translate, it’s what I do as well.
If you like super easy and quick recipes, this one for peanut butter cookies is next on my list. Haven’t tried it out yet but looking at the ingredients it has to be good.
I made these peanut butter banana nut muffins yesterday, and they were really good! Would do great with chocolate chips as well.
Second on my still-to-bake list is something with lots of cinnamon. Since I’m a huge fan of cinnamon rolls (it’s my favorite thing at Starbucks, forget coffee) I definitely want to try and make these cinnamon rolls, the recipe sounds really easy.
Maybe the cookie version of cinnamon rolls will be even better, I love small bites. Here’s the recipe.
That’s pretty much it for now. I’m by no means any pro in baking nor have I baked much in my life, these are just a few really easy, quick and delicious recipes I like (I’m a quick baker, who has time to be in the kitchen for 3 hours?) and that will be great to make on a rainy morning. I might add new ones as I continue my baking adventure though! Also, I really recommend searching for recipes on Pinterest or SeriousEats (same idea when searching), just type in an ingredient you like and I promise you: instant hunger. Happy baking and show me what you made on instagram! (@lovelybylucy)
(PS. Some of you asked for healthy recipes and I’ve tried making no sugar or no butter cookies, the really healthy stuff, but they always disappoint and I think a cookie or two won’t hurt anyone, they’re just much better with sugar and butter! What I always do is keep a few myself and give the rest of it to friends and neighbours, makes them happy and keeps you from eating them all at once ;))
images via Pinterest