Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pancakes | The Blonde Buckeye

Everyday weekday, I start out with a spinach-blueberry smoothie and either scrambled eggs, oatmeal or some other ‘healthy’ whole-grain cereal. So on the weekends, sometimes I need a treat. Since I love love LOVE breakfast food in general, it can be anything from waffles and pancakes to an omelet, or both. It just breaks up the monotony from the week. And it makes me super happy.

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Healthy Almond Granola Bars

Healthy Almond Granola Bars | The Blonde Buckeye

The first week returning to work after the holiday is so hard! I feel like this was the longest week ever. I wish I was one of those people that gets restless on a vacation, and then just kills it the first week back. Mmm nope. But the vacation is always worth it, isn’t it (…that was not a question).

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Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies

Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies | The Blonde Buckeye

Okay don’t get mad at me. I DID say, that I do not like raisins in my oatmeal cookies. I guess by that, I meant just raisins. I found a loop hole: Chewy Oatmeal Raisinet Cookies. Since chocolate seems to make everything better, I had a lightbulb-went-off moment when I was scouting the candy isle at the grocery store. I mean, it just made sense. I also used 100% rolled oats for this one too. And let me tell you, the texture of these cookies is out of this world. Super, super chewy. I think I converted over. My new philosophy is raisins are acceptable if chocolate is involved. Seems so obvious now…

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