Treat Yourself: Baked Chocolate Donuts & PB Frosting.

Dancing for Donuts

Happy Monday, y’all!

Let’s do ourselves a favor as we inch our way towards Memorial Day weekend (aka the start of summer) and make ourselves a treat. And then eat it for breakfast…

Dancing for Donuts | Cake for BreakfastThese donuts are crazy delicious and surprisingly packed with protein and healthy things. Who knew?! They’re almost fudgy, sort of a cake-like brownie but without being too dry. I topped them with a smear of natural, unsalted peanut butter to give them an extra punch of flavor. But more importantly, what is better than chocolate and peanut butter together? Absolutely nothing. So I highly suggest making them today and having them each morning (and/or evening) to help get you through this week 🙂

Dancing for Donuts | Baked Chocolate Donuts

Baked Double Chocolate Donuts & PB Frosting

(Adapted from Love from the Oven)

1 cup white whole wheat flour

1/2 cup sugar (I did slightly less)

1/4 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 egg

1/2 cup greek yogurt (I used vanilla)

1/4 cup milk (any will do!)

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup chocolate chips

1/4 cup shredded coconut (optional)

3-4 tbsp natural peanut butter (Trader Joe’s is my favorite!)

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray donut pan with coconut oil or Pam.

2. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients: flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and cinnamon.

3. In a separate bowl, mix vanilla, egg, yogurt, milk and vanilla.

4. Combine dry ingredients with wet and add chocolate chips/coconut if using. Mix until just combined.

5. Spoon batter into donut pan making sure to push any batter away from the center. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes.

6. When completely cooled, top with peanut butter. Store leftovers in an airtight container or ziploc bags (although you won’t have very many 😉

Dancing for Donuts | Baked Chocolate Donuts

Friday Musings.

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The past 6 months have called for some major changes in my life, and I’m a much better (and happier!) person for it. As May arrives and my favorite season continues to be in full bloom, I thought I would share some of the things I’ve come to realize and am working on incorporating into my daily life.

Stop giving a crap about what other people think. But seriously.
I know this one is much easier said than done, but the truth is that once you stop comparing yourself to others and caring about how people view every little single thing you do or post or say or wear, you will feel so free. Do what makes you happy. If someone has something bad to say about it, it doesn’t concern you anyway.

Let people go.
If a person you once cared about decides to walk out of your life, they probably don’t belong their anyway. The most you can do is be kind and compassionate, but someone who doesn’t realize your worth is more than welcome to leave. Negativity is toxic, surrounding yourself with people who make you better will change your life.

Do nice things for other people.
Not only will it make them happy, but it will make you happy. There’s nothing better than making someone’s day with a compliment, a sweet gesture, or a fresh batch of cookies. Karma, people.

Stop and smell the flowers.
Life is hectic. As an entertainer, freelancer and business student, my days are always different and unpredictable. If I don’t take a moment to look around me and realize just how beautiful this city and this life are, I’m going to look back one day and wonder where the time went. I highly advise that you do the same. Buying yourself a bouquet of flowers for the kitchen table never hurts either 🙂

Have a great weekend, y’all!

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Well, Hello There.

Here’s the thing. I started a food blog several years ago when I first moved to Los Angeles from New York to become a professional dancer. After settling in, life here become more than overwhelming, so I stopped…

Dancing for Donuts

But now I’m back!

Truth be told, food is something I think about pretty much 24/7. I love to cook and bake, especially for and with friends. I’m constantly struggling to quell my raging sweet tooth, even though I actually enjoy eating healthy foods…

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This blog is an outlet for me to do what I love and share it with you, in hopes that you’ll love it too. Thank you for taking the time to read about my adventures in Los Angeles, finding joy in the little things, and eating what makes your head and heart happy.

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