Hearty Whole Grain Pancakes with Sweet Berry Compote

My first year of college has come to a close!! Like any other freshman year, my past nine months have been full of both ups and downs, many unexpected occurrences, and lots (and lots) of memorable events. I am unbelievably grateful for all the opportunities I was given and wonderful people I have had the…

Oatmeal Banana Bread Waffle (*vegan*)

The great thing about this waffle is that it isn’t good in spite of being vegan. It’s good because it’s vegan! I’ve found that recently, a lot of the waffles that I make with eggs tend to get really hard in the waffle iron before they’ve even fully cooked. Meaning that by the time a…

Toasted Coconut Banana Truffles

Girl Scout cookies are my absolute weakness. Samoas especially. There’s never been a better marriage made than that between toasted caramel and chocolate. And samoas boast both flavors, with the addition of a crunchy cookie and caramel sweetness. They almost make the 140 calories per serving worth it. Almost. Because I know that when it…

Vegan Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

It’s surprisingly hard for someone to be a vegan in college. Now, I’m not a vegan myself, but my sister is, so I understand the difficulties that vegans have with eating out. Imagine, having to eat out three meals a day everyday of the week. Yes, people, I am talking about college. Most colleges nowadays…

Butterscotch Pretzel Cookies

My best friend’s godmother makes handsdown the best chocolate-covered pretzel rods I’ve ever eaten. I don’t know if it’s the optimal amount of chocolate that always seems to coat the rods, or the ratio of salt-to-sprinkle, but they pack the perfect punch of sweet, salty, crunchy, and chocolatey. My best friend brought them to a…

Healthy Chocolate Peppermint Donuts

What just screams the winter season? Well, first off: snow. Lots and lots of snow. Last year, my hometown got almost 2 feet of snow. However, I now go to school in DC (since coming to college), which is two hours north of my hometown and gets about 6 inches to a foot more snow…

Chocolate Chip Protein Muffin in a Mug

I’m enjoying this muffin as I type. Have you ever arrived home following a kick-butt strength training workout and found yourself craving protein? Bacon, chicken, scrambled eggs: I want it all! Yet, at the same time, I’m way too hungry (and impatient) to wait a whole fifteen minutes for the chicken to cook. Also, I…