Each week I get one day to eat whatever I want. Anything and everything. I typically do this on Saturday or Sunday, depending on what we've got going on. Every Thursday my sweet tooth starts aching and I get on Pinterest and start pinning sweet treats like a crazed woman. It's awesome.
I've found that most of the fun of cheat day is the planning and preparation. Since I've been on this diet, packaged fake food tastes horrible. It's not even worth nibbling ... even on cheat day. So, most every Friday, the boys and I head off to the grocery store and pick up the things we need to bake some fresh, homemade sweet treats for cheat day. Levi LOVES baking in the kitchen with me, so this is favorite day of the week.
Sometimes I make one thing. Sometimes I make three things. It's just fun planning out through the week what I want to eat and then preparing it in sweet (literally) anticipation. And typically, once cheat day rolls around, I can only eat one slice of whatever I made before feeling like I'm going to pass out from a sugar coma. (Not having sugar/few carbs all week makes you feel terrible once you do!)
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite Pinterest desserts I've made in the past couple of months. Because, let's face it, who doesn't love a good recipe?
Two of these recipes contain oats. I crave oats almost every cheat day. They're just so delicious!
Soft Chewy Oatmeal Cookies.
This was one treat that I devoured, completely disregarding the sugar coma that I was slowly slipping into. I ate probably 7 cookies that day. And they were delicious!
You can find the recipe HERE. They were perfect! I like my cookies super soft, so I only cooked them for about 7 minutes. When I took them out they were super gooey, but once they set up (or "dried off" as I call it), they were p.e.r.f.e.c.t. You'll notice in the picture on the website that theirs look harder than mine. I don't like hard cookies. If you don't either, cook them 7 minutes - no longer. Don't worry if they're gooey. I had to take them off the cookie sheet with a spatula and a knife to keep them together. Yum.
Better Than Anything Cake.
If you like chocolate, toffee and gooey caramel ... you'll love this cake. It was really good. Fast and simple to make. The only thing I'm not super crazy about is that it's cold. You have to keep it in the 'fridge because of the cool whip, and I like my cake room temperature (or warm!), so though it wasn't my favorite, it was still very good.
HERE is the recipe!
Recipe Three! I saved THE BEST for last!
Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting.
Heaven help us all - this cake is TA-DIE-FOR. Seriously. No....SERIOUSLY.
This is by far the best Pinterest recipe I have run across and made. Oh man. It was outrageously delicious. It reminded me of an oatmeal cake with a german chocolate cake icing. But no chocolate, of course. It was so moist and flavorful and fabulous. Make it. Make it TODAY.
I didn't take a very good picture of it and now I wish I had. Because this doesn't do it justice in the least. My folks dropped by the day I made it and both had a fit over it. I think I'll make it again for my next cheat day because all this talk of it is making my mouth water!
The recipe (with a prettier picture) is HERE.
TIP FOR THIS RECIPE.
You will find that this recipe does not make enough icing. I made the icing and it covered half of the cake. So, I whipped up another batch. So, let me encourage you to double the icing recipe. Or, you could always triple it and hide in a closet with a bowl and spoon. Er ... ummm ... not that I did that or anything ... um ... yeah ...
There you go. There three tried and true delicious Pinterest recipes! I'm sure I will have more to share in the coming weeks if it's something y'all are interested in! Let me know.
Any "MUST MAKE" Pinterest recipes that you have found?
Share it so I can make it!