August is National Sandwich Month
August 2 is National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!
Although it was not my intention, it has been the year of weird ingredients. January started with oatmeal-coated chicken, and February progressed to chocolate hummus. You were skeptical about my powdered-peanut-frosting, and now I bring you something even more unusual.
My mom loves coffee, and I don’t mean frilly frappes with sugary syrups. I mean a dark mug of steaming joe. No cream. No sugar. Just hot black coffee.
Occasionally, when I was in elementary, we would visit a local coffee shop in the morning before school. Mom would order the mandatory java; I would savor a homemade oatmeal cream pie.
Although a soft, sweet oatmeal cookie isn’t the most balanced breakfast, my grades never suffered from the sugar overload. Now that I am older and (supposedly) smarter, I desire to eat (slightly) more nutritious morning meals.
So, to start off the National Oatmeal Month celebrations, we are making Oatmeal Cream Pie Pancakes (using Blind Spot Nutbutter of course). Stay tuned all month for more amazing oatmeal recipes!
Pink has been my go-to color since childhood, and it always pairs nicely with contrasting blacks and whites. This Aeropostale shirt has been in my wardrobe since middle school, and I received the skirt as a hand-me-down over Christmas break.
To continue the polka-dot motif from my belt, I made Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes (this one isn’t completely original; I adapted it from theoatmealartist.com). I topped the fluffy circles with yogurt and cranberries to continue the pink theme. Here’s my take on the single-serve recipe:
Lemon Poppy Seed Oatcakes