I’ll eat my words. I have no problem doing it. However, the words I am about to eat, I’m not completely at fault.

Or at least I will tell myself that.

A few days ago I made this post regarding my refusal to eat pumpkin until our temperatures cooled down.

I can guarantee you, our temperatures have not gone down.

But I can also tell you…

I had pumpkin oats for breakfast.

pumpkin oats in all their glory. coconut butter glob? yes please, sprinkle of brown sugar and cinnamon. check! and yes i think a spoonful of chocolate coconut butter also made a later appearance, because i dont think i can go a meal without adding it to something.

I really can’t be to blame here.

First Ashley at The Edible Perspective sent out this post.

Not fair Ashley. Not fair. I mean just look at how tasty those things look.

Then the fact that I had company who loves pumpkin.

And we all remember my case of pumpkin that stares me down from the corner?

i mean look at how menacing this thing is.

And I didn’t want to be rude when all the requests for a pumpkin breakfast were made. Seriously, I mean, you just can’t deny your guests what they want.  So a big batch of pumpkin oats was made.  And I’m not sad about it at all.  I’ll eat my words and my oats thank you. -chomp chomp-

the coconut butter is a must on this pumpkin gooey lovelyness of pumpkin magic. i found a new lover and his name is coco-nut.

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So I figured well. If I’m breaking my pumpkin strike, might as well finish the can right? I had been wanting to make muffins for a few days and Nicky had suggested her maple pumpkin muffins, so why not right? I have the day off,  the friends had left for their trek home, the house was already a mess. Muffin making it is!

 These turned out ah-mazing. The only change I made was I left out the oil and used unsweetened applesauce instead. But oh my gosh.  These things were delicious.  As soon as I tasted the batter I knew I was in trouble.  In trouble meaning it was going to be very hard not to eat them all in one sitting.

as soon as these came out of the oven, the smell was amazing.

I really am starting to love baking. It really is a totally different experience than cooking. I’m not too educated on the different flours and how everything works together, but I am very eager and excited to learn.  I feel the more baking recipes I try and the more successes I have the more my passion for it comes out.

I am so excited to experiment with new recipes and may even buy some new flours! I know it may seem like I am a bit too excited over this, but for someone who really didn’t have a lot of passions in her life, finding something that you really enjoy and feel great doing is very freeing.  Even if it’s just cooking and baking.  But I really am happy to find something I love doing so much. Culinary school anyone? Maybe. It’s something I may start looking into.

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What are your passions?

Do you enjoy baking?

Do you have any recipe suggestions for me?