I have to admit, it was a quiet week on the western front, one where I was simply trying to keep my head low and get through the week. Motivation has been hard to come by, often feeling stuck and scattered instead of secure and inspired. I guess this is where I need to take a step back and tell myself it’s okay to stand still, to stay rooted where I am and strive for growth. An overwhelming feeling of impulsiveness and anxiousness does not help that though. In times like these, it is no surprise that I turn to my baking to ease my troubles, unless of course I am baking with the one ingredient that causes me to throw all forms of common sense out of the window: peanut butter.
This week, my attempt to bake treats for others did not go according to plan. Normally, I am pretty good at abstaining from tasting my baked treats; however, all bets are off when peanut butter is involved. As much as I enjoy experimenting with different recipes, and attempting to make “healthy” treats, that is when I begin to bargain with myself and convince myself that it is okay to try them: Oh, it’s peanut butter, there’s no added sugar or flour, this recipe is healthy! And more often than not, once I try one that is when I eat half of the tray (as I have absolutely zero self-control when it comes to all things peanut butter).
Although these make look odd, and similar to last week’s PB banana treats, these came out so much butter than I could have imagined! In addition to peanut butter and bananas, these squares also contained mini chocolate chips, chopped walnuts, oats and shredded coconut. (Almost healthy!)
Waking up this morning, I could definitely feel the after effects of my peanut butter tray binge, but sometimes, I guess you need to fall off of the wagon in order to jump back on with a new vigor.
This weekend, I have quite a bit of baking to do to; luckily, all of my upcoming treats will be peanut butter free (and temptation free)!