2 ingredient Healthy Pancakes (Gluten, grain + Diary-Free; no added sugar)

2 ingredient Healthy Pancakes (gluten free)

 

You know when all the stress in the world just builds up and jumps up on you?

You’re not even sure why or what it is exactly that’s causing you to teeter precariously on the edge of a breakdown.

And you sit there with your mind racing; Your heart racing; trying to figure out what to do next.

2 ingredient Healthy Pancakes (gluten free)

You could scream,

You could cry,

You could smash things.

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You could make pancakes….

 

OMFGTHISISTHEBESTGIFIVEEVEREVEREVERMADEEE

…you should make pancakes.

 

(p.s. I have to say that that is the MOST RIDICULOUSLY, HEART-MELTINGLY AWESOME .gif I’ve EVER MADE)

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Peanut Butter Cup S’moreo Bars

Today, I’m mixing things up a little.

We’re going to start with a .gif,

FORK

If that isn’t enough to make you start weeping

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

..yeah.

I think when it’s exam time, my body goes into full on crazy-food drive. Last year it was the cinnamon roll pull-apart bread.

This year.

These.

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A complete 180 from those classy, intricate croissants.

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

Peanut Butter Cup S’moreo Bars (I think that’s about 4 separate dessert entities combined)

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

What is a s’moreo? Well it’s just a s’more made with oreos instead of graham crackers.

But then I transformed into a cookie bar, and layered with peanut butter and chopped peanut butter cups too.

Yesssssssss.

When I made these, I think that I just needed some soul food – and I’m pretty sure that these bars are what it would look like if I had a soul,

I’m joking.

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

Obviously it would be cinnamon-sugar toast.

(p.s I’m kidding about the no-soul thing…)

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

My friend and I ended up spending a good amount of time talking in Napoleon Dynamite quotes this week, (and yes, yes we’re learning his dance) in case you were wondering about that youtube clip above……. (this video made me cry, several times; If you have no idea what I’m talking about because you haven’t seen Napoleon Dynamite yet, GO DO IT NOW – well, after you’ve made these bars actually)

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5 layers of pure enjoyment: crushed oreo base, peanut butter, milk chocolate, toasted marshmallows, chopped peanut butter cups. ( I totally tried writing the text on with chalk, and it TOTALLY failed.)

Minimal skill, time and ingredients required = maximal enjoyment.

Fair warning though – you might want to tell people that the bars contain oreos….that dark base can be extremely misleading (i.e. I think everyone thinks they’re majorly burnt when they see them)

TEAR

You can totally see my glasses in the corner of that .gif… (and my glittery nail varnish 😀 )

p.p.s I got the most views in a month I’ve ever had last month, thanks for spreading the croissant tutorial around, I LOVE YOU ALL.

Peanut Butter Cup S'moreo Bars

 

(I think that was the least cohesive piece of text I’ve ever written, my brains are scrambled from the bio, chem, maths and stats revish at the mo, I apologize)

 

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Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

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Okay, so, as I said in the chocolate croissant post, this series of recipes use only 1/4 of the croissant dough each (i.e. 1 piece of dough).

That means you can make:

All from that one batch of dough, wooooh!

These Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls are probably my favourite out of all three things I made from the dough; they’re crisp, flaky and little chewy from the generous amount of caramelised cinnamon-sugar, plus everyone knows that cinnamon is the best 😉  (P.S the above photo is currently my phone background, ahaha, they really are one of my faves!)

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Chocolate Croissants (Pains Au Chocolat) (a step-by-step guide with .gifs)

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Okay, so I’m continuing on from last week’s tutorial on croissant dough and shaping croissants to bring you two alternative uses for it!

This is a guide for shaping chocolate croissants, and of course, I had to bring cinnamon into this whole thing somewhere so I’ve also got a guide on shaping Cinnamon-Raisin Danish Swirls here.

The croissant dough is cut into four pieces, the instructions for this recipe only uses one of those pieces ( i.e. one quarter of the entire recipe), meaning you can make loads of different things from making just one batch of dough, yay!

 

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