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

Blueberry Crisp Tart with Oatmeal Crust (GF, Vegan)

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

White Chocolate Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies | Bakerita.com 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

 

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches

Peanut butter. Peanut butter. Peanut butter.

It’s all you hear about on this blog. Sorry (but not really…).

Well, you’re hearing about it again! A couple weeks ago the National Peanut Board asked me to do a guest post for them featuring peanuts or peanut butter. Clearly, I jumped on the opportunity and managed to create one of the best cookies I’ve ever made: Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Sandwiches. [Read more...]

Sunbutter Oatmeal Cookies | Bakerita.com

Sunbutter Oatmeal Cookies

Sunbutter Oatmeal Cookies | Bakerita.com It’s been well-established on this blog that I am extremely fond of peanut butter.

I like to make it myself. I also like to stir it into oatmeal for breakfast with some chocolate and call it healthy.

It also ends up in a lot of awesome bar recipes.

Sunbutter Oatmeal Cookies | Bakerita.com However, I never put much thought into all those poor, innocent souls who are allergic to peanut butter. I can’t imagine such a tragedy, but did you know that approximately three million people in the U.S. are allergic to peanuts? (Yes, I did just look that up on Wikipedia.)

Now, those people, well, I couldn’t do it. Peanut butter is easily one of my most used kitchen ingredients, next to chocolate. Usually together. [Read more...]

Fully Loaded Bars | Oat shortbread crust, peanut butter caramel, roasted peanuts, pretzels, and semi-sweet chocolate chips! [from bakerita.com]

Fully Loaded Bars

Fully Loaded Bars | Oat shortbread crust, peanut butter caramel, roasted peanuts, pretzels, and semi-sweet chocolate chips! [from bakerita.com]

There’s something inherently comforting about food blogging, and the food blogging community. It’s a group of people – all completely dissimilar, coming from every country, background, religion, race, financial background – who all share one simple thing: the love of food.

While most Americans share that same love of food, food bloggers are the people who love to share that love. They are the people who want to share the flavors of their families, and their backgrounds, and the recipes they create in their kitchens, with the world. We, food bloggers, are some of the few people who will make our families suffer for a half hour as the tantalizing dish we made is ready to eat – but we need to photograph it to get the perfect picture to share with our readers. It’s a labor, but it’s also a labor of love, and with food blogging, if you don’t love what you do – it shows. [Read more...]

Carmelitas (Caramel and Chocolate sandwiched between Oatmeal Cookie Crust!) | Bakerita

Carmelitas

Why is it that family recipes just taste better than any others?

I think it’s the associations we make. It’s not just the fact that those bars are absolutely delicious, it’s that they’re served at Christmas, where everyone is happy and loving and having fun.

We associate our family recipes with good times, and that just makes them taste so much better. [Read more...]