Monster Cookie Granola

This Homemade Granola has it all. Whether you love granola or are new to the whole idea, you won’t be able to stop eating bowl after bowl.

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Let’s jump right in, shall we? I have caught the granola-making bug. If you’d asked me a couple of weeks ago, I wouldn’t have considered myself a huge granola fan. I never quite understood the hype and wasn’t even remotely interested. I think the fact that breakfasts used to be more of an afterthought (if even that) to me, might the biggest reason why I just didn’t get granola.

But in my attempts to give the most important meal of the day more attention, I decided to jazz up my Greek yogurt breakfasts with some delicious whole grains. So off I went and purchased a bag of honey almond granola. It didn’t take me very long to consume every last crumb…

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And refusing to purchase yet another bag, I decided to make my own. You know, being a food blogger and all. Plus, wanting to be in control of my ingredients and creating granola just the way I like it, gave me more than enough motivation.

Best. Decision. Ever! [Read more…]

Caramelized Banana & Peanut Butter Oat Streusel Muffins

 One of my healthiest and most scrumptious muffin recipes. Complete with Caramelized Bananas, Creamy Peanut Butter and a Streusel Topping.

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Guilt-free indulgence has a name. And a very long one for that matter. I tried keeping it short and sweet, but couldn’t get myself to leave out either one of the components. Can you blame me? Caramelized bananas had to be part of the name, I mean we’re talking CARAMELIZED bananas here. Which is quite possibly one of my new obsessions. It’s what happens when you want to make banana muffins, but don’t have any ripe bananas and zero patience. More on that in a second.

Peanut butter, oats, and streusel are equally as dear to my heart, which is why I’m growing more and more fond of the name. I know it’s a mouthful, much like the muffins themselves, but one bite and you’ll understand why they deserve a special name.

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I took all of my breakfast wants and combined them into one amazing muffin. Not only was I looking for a quick breakfast on the go, but it had to be satisfying, give me a lot of energy and leave me looking forward to the next day when I could have another.

All of which were met in this handheld goodie. [Read more…]

Chewy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

It is finally here. My first blog post. I can’t express what it feels like to finally start sharing and connecting with all of you. I truly hope that you will enjoy this little space of mine where I plan to share our lives, hope to inspire you, and simply share my love of cooking and baking. I hope you hop on for the ride and know that I couldn’t be more grateful to have you stop by to check out Deliciously Yum! I already like you. Seriously. Thank you!

 Now…

Onto these delicious cookies I mentioned above. It was difficult to decide on what I would feature as my very first recipe. When you totally and completely love food and if you are or know someone who can never make up their mind or changes their decision every 5 minutes, you can begin to understand what it felt like to finally come to a decision. Let me tell you how I landed at these fabulous cookies. Sweet treats and baked goods are my very favorite thing to create. I truly love to enjoy decadent desserts and I believe there’s absolutely nothing wrong with enjoying an occasional lip-smacking-stomping-your-feet-on-the-floor indulgence, i.e. not a health food. While you will certainly see truly good for you recipes, both savory and sweet, you will also encounter food purely based on taste and cravings. I’m striving for a good balance, and I believe this cookie recipe represents both sides. Yummy dark chocolate chips, quick-cooking oats, and all your cookie staples make for a chewy cookie.

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