These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!

These big Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Caramel Filled Cookies are soft and chewy peanut butter oatmeal cookies studded with chocolate chips, surrounding a chocolate covered caramel!This cookie combines three of my favorite and most used ingredients: peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel. Let’s be honest: anything with those three ingredients makes me pretty darn happy.

And since I’ve spent the past few weeks trying to figure out all of the things that make me happy and how I can incorporate them into my new everyday life, food seemed like a good place to start. Not that food ever makes me unhappy (is that possible?). [Read more…]

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that’s perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie! It’s almost the Oscars! How many of the movies have you guys seen? I have seen exactly zero of the movies up for Best Picture, and I think Gone Girl (which was sooo good!) is the only thing I’ve seen from the other nominated movies.

Clearly…I’m not much of a movie watcher. I get way too distracted to sit and watch a movie for as long as it takes, so I’m more of a TV show and YouTube kind of girl, but I do love watching awards shows! It’s so fun to curl up on the couch and watch the red carpet, admire and judge all the different outfits, and see what inevitable dramatic thing happens. What’s your favorite thing about the Oscars? I have some friends who make it a personal mission to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the show so they can make their best predictions. [Read more…]

These Apple Oatmeal Muffins are naturally vegan and absolutely full of apple flavor from sautéed apples, apple cider, and applesauce! These healthier muffins are sure to be a breakfast favorite.

Apple Oatmeal Muffins (Vegan)

These Apple Oatmeal Muffins are naturally vegan and absolutely full of apple flavor from sautéed apples, apple cider, and applesauce! These healthier muffins are sure to be a breakfast favorite.

These Apple Oatmeal Muffins are naturally vegan and absolutely full of apple flavor from sautéed apples, apple cider, and applesauce! These healthier muffins are sure to be a breakfast favorite.Okay, let’s be honest: these muffins sound *yawn* boring. But! Their perfection is in their simplicity, and I mean it when I say these muffins are super addicting, flavorful, and delicious.

I first made these as an excuse to bake for a school project for my social entrepreneurship class. My group and I had to participate in a business plan competition as part of the class, so of course when I heard that people got to vote for the people’s choice award, I knew I had to bake something to help sway people’s votes my way. [Read more…]

These Salted Peanut Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies are studded with roasted peanuts, butterscotch chips, and sprinkled with flaky sea salt! These cookies are a must have!! #Recipe from Bakerita.com

Salted Peanut Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies

These Salted Peanut Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies are studded with roasted peanuts, butterscotch chips, and sprinkled with flaky sea salt! They are a decadent twist on your traditional oatmeal cookie.

These Salted Peanut Oatmeal Butterscotch Cookies are studded with roasted peanuts, butterscotch chips, and sprinkled with flaky sea salt! These cookies are a must have!! #Recipe from Bakerita.comThis cookie has brought together a whole bunch of my favorite flavors and textures. It’s seriously so good. Let’s go over why: 1) Salted, because I’m a firm believer that a sprinkle of high quality flaky sea salt makes any dessert exponentially better, 2) Peanuts…because I love some good crunch in my cookie, and 3) Butterscotch, oh my sweet yumminess, because they’re delicious and add the perfect touch of sweetness.

These things add up to one deeeelicious cookie (or, actually, a few dozen). The inspiration for the recipe came from my kitchen organization, actually. I keep my flours, sugars, oats, and some baking chips in little clear containers stacked on one of our countertops, and I was doing some rearranging…I put my butterscotch chips on top of peanuts, and thought “hmm…those would taste delicious together.” Next to them was the oatmeal container, and voila: Salted Peanut Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies were born. [Read more…]

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. Baked up in a skillet, the tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. | via Bakerita.com

Apple Berry Crisp

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. The tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. This easy comfort dessert is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

This Apple Berry Crisp is the perfect fall treat. Baked up in a skillet, the tender apples and sweet berries pair perfectly with the buttery oatmeal pecan crisp topping. | via Bakerita.comI get asked a lot what my favorite dessert is, and while I always hesitate and think about it for a while, the answer always ends up the same: anything with apples in it. I’m a huge sucker for apple desserts, and of all the apple desserts, ones that are piled high with crisp or crumble topping top the list. Add in pecans or oats, and I’m in heaven. Oooh, and with caramel sauce – like my caramel apple crisp? Always a winner.

So…while I definitely can’t make apple crisp frequently for fear of devouring it ALL to myself, it’s the one thing I MUST make every fall. A while back, my housemate Olivia was talking about a crisp her mom made, Bumbleberry Crisp, which was apples mixed all up with a bunch of berries. It sounded amazing, and served as the inspiration for this recipe. [Read more…]

Blueberry Crispy Tart with Oatmeal Crust (Gluten-free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar-Free) | from Bakerita.com #recipe

Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust (GF, Vegan)

This Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust comes together quickly and is the perfect use for your fresh blueberries! This easy recipe also gluten-free & vegan.

Blueberry Crispy Tart with Oatmeal Crust (Gluten-free, Vegan, & Refined Sugar-Free) | from Bakerita.com #recipeSoo…if you follow me on social media (InstagramTwitterFacebook, if you’re interested!), you might’ve seen me go a little baking-crazy yesterday. It had been a while since I did a crazy weekend of baking, and I took advantage of most of my housemates being gone to make lots of treats to post for you guys!

Baking is my personal form of self-therapy, and spending the whole day baking yesterday just makes me want to do it all over again today! Minus clean-up – that’s no fun. [Read more…]

White Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies | Bakerita.com

White Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

These White Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are soft and delicious! They are full of warm, homey flavors packed into a chewy oatmeal cookie.

These White Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies are soft and delicious! They are full of warm, homey flavors packed into a chewy oatmeal cookie.I thought that this cookie would turn out pretty standard and simple tasting. You know, oatmeal cookie with some cinnamon and a bit of white chocolate – nothing revolutionary here. BUT. Somehow, the way the dark brown sugar caramelized, combined with a healthy dose of cinnamon and that sweet white chocolate created something AWESOME.

These cookies taste like a chewy, oatmeal-y cinnamon roll. Not exactly like a cinnamon roll (duh, cookie texture, not bread), but the taste is definitely there. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches are chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a creamy peanut butter frosting. 

 These Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches are chewy oatmeal cookies sandwiched with a creamy peanut butter frosting.

Peanut butter is one of those foods that I can’t help but love. Some people feel that way about chocolate, or caramel, and while I’m definitely not discriminating against them, it’s peanut butter that always seems to sneak into all of my recipes and make them so much richer, more flavorful, and just better. And where there’s peanut butter, peanuts tend to come along as well.

So many of my recipes on Bakerita get nutritious doses of creamy peanut butter swirled in, a generous sprinkling of peanuts for added crunch, or a dollop of peanut butter just to add a bit of richness. Whatever it is, I usually find a way to incorporate peanuts or peanut butter. My inclination to add them to just about everything has even caused my friends to point out the amount of peanuts and peanut butter I go through. But hey, every girl has her weakness, right? Mine happens to come in the form of the oh-so-delicious-and-nutritious peanut. [Read more…]


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