Peanut Butter Apricot Sandwich
I got the baking bug on Sunday and made Kelsey’s Blueberry Banana Oat Muffins.
They’ve been on my To Make tab for a while.
Naturally, I fiddled with the recipe a bit.
I didn’t have applesauce, so I used pumpkin which gave them an orangey color, as you can see.
And I nixed the sugar and instead added 1 more banana for sweetness. Oh and I used frozen blueberries, since that’s all we ever buy.
The muffins are delicious! And (BONUS) sugar-free! My mom has been enjoying them with coconut butter!
I had one for breakfast crumbled over some overnight oats!
With cashew butter on top!
Seriously, it was the best day of my life when Artisana sent me samples of their fabulous nut butters! I was not expecting the package and was (literally) trembling with excitement and joy when I opened the box and saw the nut buttery goodness!
My family thought I won the lottery or something with all the happiness that ensued.
Thanks so much Artisana! I can’t wait to dig in!
For lunch I had a creation from the lovely, Tina.
It was ah-mazing!! I used 2 slices of homemade bread that I made fresh yesterday.
I “baked” the sandwich at 350°F for – I don’t know – a few minutes, to get it warm and toasty and so the peanut butter could get all melty.
This is a new favorite of mine, fo sho!! Apricots and peanut butter are a match made in heaven!
Tomorrow is the first day of February (Crazy!! Seriously, what happened to January?) and I’m going sugar-free for the first seven days of the month!
Here’s what’s going down:
I won’t be eating maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, evaporated cane juice, brown rice syrup, corn syrup (I don’t eat it anyway, just thought I would mention since it’s so common) or any other sweeteners.
I will be eating fruit. Bananas, dates, apples, oranges, grapefruit, and any other fruit/vegetable that already has sugar in it.
Why am I doing it?
The truth is, I loooove sugar. Basically, I’m trying to just reduce the amount I’m eating and keep a careful watch on how much I eat. Eating sugar-free for one week last month really helped me understand that I don’t need sugar. Sure, I’m only going 7 days, but it’s a step!
For more info, see my Sugar-Free Week tab!
If you would like to join me, please do! We can all share our sugar-free meals and recipes.
See ya tomorrow for Sugar-Free Week Day 1!