I don’t know about you, but I am a Pinterest addict. I seriously could spend hours at a time scrolling through the pages, re-pinning anything and everything that catches my eye. It is very useful when planning an event, like the giant Halloween party I am having this fall (at least hoping to!), but it is also really handy when trying to find a recipe.
There are sooo many recipes on Pinterest, and a lot of times I wonder if the person I am re-pinning from has actually tried it or if they just pinned it for future reference. I myself have pinned tons of recipes and never made them. This is why I decided to start a new series on my blog called “Pinterest Wins”. This series will feature recipes I’ve re-pinned, actually made, and actually enjoyed. I hope this will give you some guidance and clarity when it comes to choosing a new recipe to try from the web. The first installment of this series is going to be about breakfast….
Every autumn season, a magical thing happens: Pumpkin Everything. Yes, I am a pumpkin addict, and nothing makes me happier than a pumpkin spice latte, cable knit sweater, and 60 degree weather. However, pumpkin lattes from coffee chains are usually loaded with sugar and unhealthy ingredients, plus they can be pricey. Don’t get me wrong, I have my fair share of Dunkin’ lattes and Starbuck’s PSLs when the time comes, but I also like to make my own at home. I have found two recipes on Pinterest that provide healthy homemade alternatives to the ever popular beverages.
This first latte is my go to recipe when I want to make this at home. As I usually drink my coffee unsweetened, I find the need to reduce the amount of sweetener when I re-create this. The latte below is also a great option, and I actually like the texture better of this one than the first one. Since this recipe doesn’t use coconut sugar, I find it to be smoother and more enjoyable to sip. Both have been made multiple times by me, and are considered Pinterest Wins!
Up next is the perfect sidekick to your latte: donuts! These cinnamon glazed donuts definitely are not like the conventional sweet treat, but they are a great healthy version of a pumpkin cake donut. My favorite part of these was the cinnamon glaze. It really transformed the flavor into something extra delicious! I actually posted about these after I made them last September in a Meal Inspiration post.
Now, I had been hearing about chia pudding for a while, but only made it for the first time recently. I was afraid I wouldn’t like the texture, therefore I didn’t want to waste a lot of ingredients by making it and then having to toss it. Well, I found the simplest recipe possible on Pinterest, and it ended up being a really good one! This 3-ingredient pudding is the perfect make ahead snack that can be beefed up with fruit, nuts, or nut butters to be transformed into a meal. I made mine with local raw honey and raspberries, but would use a lot less honey next time because it ended up being super sweet. If you have been curious about chia pudding, I would definitely recommend this.
This last recipe can be either breakfast or dessert, but it is delicious either way. Cookie Dough Greek Yogurt?!?!? How can anyone say “no” to that? Well, I certainly couldn’t. Now this recipe isn’t Paleo, but to make it primal, I modified the ingredients to full fat greek yogurt and almond or sunflower butter instead of peanut butter. This really does taste just like cookie dough, but it is so much healthier. I highly recommend this one!
I hope you all enjoyed the first of my “Pinterest Wins” series. Similar posts will follow with different categories, and I might even do more in depth reviews of some recipes, including pictures. Let me know if you have any special requests. Don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest, so you can stay up to date on what I am loving. Thanks for reading and until next time 🙂