Well, I just did something crazy. And it actually turned out quite nice...so I thought I'd share. I try to put off buying groceries for as long as possible simply because I just lack the motivation these days (pregnancy will do that to you). This can be a problem when you have various different cravings throughout the day, and not alot of food choices in the cupboards. :S This has, however, helped my creativity in the kitchen.
Today I was craving something chocolately. Cake? Not really. Chocolate macaroons? Bingo! Problem: no coconut, no milk, minimal butter. Hmmmm. So I came up with this beautifully delicious, creamy, rich chocolate snack. I don't even know what to call it. Just try it and let me know if this is good...cause it's quite possible my pregnancy hormones could be slightly affecting my sense of taste.
In a small saucepan heat up a 1/2 tsp of butter. Throw in a Cup of leftover (all ready cooked) oatmeal from yesterday's breakfast. Mash it up so the oatmeal is heated thoroughly. Then add a Tbsp of almond butter, Tbsp of honey, Tbsp of sesame seeds (oops...I actually meant sunflower seeds), and finally a Tbsp of cocoa powder. Mix it all up really good. Then dump it in a bowl and eat it with a spoon!
The texture and flavour reminded me of a mix between the good old-fashioned macaroons and warm chocolate pudding. So, how many of you are daring enough to give it a try? I'm anxious to see if you like it or not. :) Next time I may try it without the sesame seeds.
If you've read this far through my post, you are in for a treat!
This is my 100th blog post!!!!!!!!!!! And I've decided to celebrate by doing a giveaway! Here's what will happen:
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