The Waiting Game

Howdy!

Sorry about the absence of recipes recently. I’m in the middle of transferring my blog from wordpress.com to Bluehost. This should have been a simple process, however trying to move my domain name has made everything so much slower!

I’ve received confirmation that my domain name has been swapped to Bluehost, however I have to wait 1-3 days for the “name servers” to “propagate”. I hope this sounds like gibberish to other people too.

Anyway, I’m hoping to have everything up and running by early next week. I’ve got some exciting new recipes to share :)

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

I’m not embarrassed to admit that I love cake batter (and cookie dough!). One of the best parts of baking pretty much anything is eating the spoonfuls of batter that stick to the bowl. Ok, maybe the batter doesn’t “stick” to the bowl so much as I purposely do a sub-par job of transferring the batter from the bowl into the baking dish. Laziness pays off, people.

Sometimes I feel like cake batter, but simply can’t be bothered to bake a whole cake (laziness strikes again). So I decided to make a cake batter smoothie instead. It only takes a few minutes, and you don’t end up with a whole cake hanging around. Plus, you get a whole glass of cake batter!

A large glassful of cake batter? Breakfast win!

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

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Totally Exciting Peanut Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Totally Exciting Peanut Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Totally Exciting Peanut Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal

First off, I’m going to have to say something about these photos. Clearly the bananas didn’t get the memo that they’re fruit, and not reflector shields.

Moving on from the weirdness of my banana slices, this is honestly one of my favorite oatmeals in the whole world. And I’m someone who eats a ton of oatmeal. A ton.

Totally Exciting Peanut Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal

When I call this oatmeal ‘Totally Exciting’, I’m not kidding. Sure, peanut butter is plenty exciting by itself. But once you’ve added the banana, cinnamon, raisins, walnuts and granola, you’ve got total excitement!

I was tempted to throw on some chocolate chips and sprinkles too, but that may have been excitement overload. So much excitement that I would’ve exploded into a million pieces like a cartoon robot.

Totally Exciting Peanut Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal

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Cornbread Mini Loaves

Cornbread Mini Loaves (Gluten-Free and Vegan)

Cornbread Mini Loaves

I own a ridiculous number of baking pans. Often I’ll find myself standing in the middle of my kitchen, surrounded by cabinets that refuse to close and thinking, “Why do I have so many freaking pans!?”

But then I look at these adorable cornbread mini loaves and forget about the exploding kitchen cabinets. Look at those little munchkins, aren’t they the cutest? Worth every moment I’ve had to use my Tetris skills to get everything stored in the kitchen.

Cornbread Mini Loaves

These (totally adorable) mini loaves are 100% cornmeal. Ok, that’s not really accurate – otherwise you’d just end up with a handful of cornmeal. So I guess what I’m trying to say is there’s no flour, and the only thing close to flour is cornmeal. Better?

Also, I’m someone who likes their cornbread on the savory side (otherwise known as ‘Southern style’). So don’t expect a sweet cornbread, because that’s not the way I roll.

Cornbread Mini Loaves

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Carrot Cake Smoothie

Carrot Cake Smoothie

First of all, I just created The Breakfast Drama Queen Facebook page! As you can imagine, I’d be forever grateful if you wouldn’t mind ‘Liking’ my page :)

Carrot Cake Smoothie

I have many obsessions – baking, crosswords, hot chocolates, purchasing cookbooks… and the list goes on. While I move on from some of my obsessions (there was a time long ago when I ate chicken nuggets with reckless abandon), some of them are still with me today (I still enjoy old episodes of The Simpsons).

One of my newer obsessions is carrot cake. Not just the cake itself (which is pretty amazing), but making tons of things ‘carrot cake flavoured’. Regardless of whether it’s baked oatmeal, muffins, pancakes or anything else – if it exists, it can be carrot caked.

See that cookie next to the smoothie? Yep, it’s a carrot cake cookie.

Side Note: If you wanted the recipe for the cookies, it will be in my eBook ‘Cookies for Breakfast’ (which is still a work in progress). The cookies are completely vegan and flour-less (but contain plenty of oats).

Carrot Cake Smoothie

Looking at these photos, I can’t help but notice the ridiculousness of that straw. It’s like a skyscraper’s coming out of my smoothie.

Note to self: Buy smaller straws.

If (like me) you don’t have a juicer, then you’re in luck! Rather than using carrot juice, I decided to simply grate the carrots and blend them in.

Speaking of myself, if you’re like me and (understandably) hate cleaning blenders, then I highly recommend buying an immersion blender. They’re so much easier to clean!

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Piña Colada Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Piña Colada Steel-Cut Oatmeal

If you like Piña Coladas and getting caught in the rain

If you’re not into yoga, if you have half a brain

Ok, I’ll admit it: I really like the song “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)”. Even though I almost never drink alcohol and hate getting caught in the rain. Still, I like the song.

And this oatmeal.

Piña Colada Steel-Cut Oatmeal

Now I can’t get the Piña Colada song out of my head! I suppose some of the lyrics describe me. I’m not into yoga at all. I tried going to yoga classes last year and while I liked doing the actual movements, the whole meditation and mindfulness thing just wasn’t for me. Whenever we had ‘meditation time’, I’d end up thinking about what I was going to make for breakfast the next day. And that whole ‘connecting’ with your body parts – um, what? As I said, it just wasn’t for me.

Hmm, I’m not sure about the lyrics: if you have half a brain. Does that describe me?

Actually, maybe don’t answer that one. :P

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