This past week I have been reflecting a lot on how things became what they are today. We all having a starting point, whether it be in blogging, running, cooking, etc. We then invest time, efforts, and passion into it and that starting point becomes a path. Maybe that path is still full of excitement, adventure, hope, and encouragement. Maybe that path is kinda at a lull, just stagnant, feeling unmotivated. Or maybe that path just needs to look back at that starting point to see how far they’ve come.
Deep thoughts, I know. I am looking back. I have come so far yet detoured a little on the way. I am looking back and finding those roots, getting back to basics. Because really, that’s where it all began, with the basics. One foot in front of the other, one word of encouragement, one simple recipe made with love.
Today I am looking back at the basics with these words.
Today I am looking back and remembering the reasons why I started blogging in the first place.
It’s pretty basic….to share and connect!
Today I will look back and share a GF recipe with simple ingredients.
All you need is Bob’s basics (bobredmills.com), I just changed a few things.
- 1-⅔ cups Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour (Bobredmills.com)
- ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
- 1 teaspoon Xanthan Gum
- ¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
- ¼ cup Butter (Unsalted at room temp)
- ¾ cup packed Brown Sugar
- ⅓ cup agave nectar or honey
- 2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla
- 1 large Egg
- 1 cup Mini or regular Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 325°F. Layout muffin tins or cups on top of baking sheet. Set aside.
Mix GF baking flour, baking soda, xanthan gum and salt. In a another large bowl, beat butter with brown sugar, vanilla and egg; slowly add in your honey/agave nectar. Then combine your flour mixture and beat on low speed. Finally, stir in chocolate chips.
Roll dough into balls and place in muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes (depending on oven) or until lightly browned. Cool 2-3 minutes before removing from muffin tins. Makes 18-24 muffin cookies. I also used mini muffin tins so those baked in 16 minutes.
What are you looking back on today?