Erin D.
www.texanerin.com
Hometown:
Dallas, Texas
Location:
Germany

About Me: I was born and raised in a Dallas, Texas suburb and moved to Germany with my German husband in 2009. My blog, Texanerin Baking, is all about making healthier baked goods that taste just as delicious as their less healthy counterparts! I originally started blogging about whole grain recipes but it turns out that I really enjoy gluten-free baking, and more specifically, grain-free baking. Whether I post a whole grain or grain-free recipe, they've all been made in a healthier way! When I'm not busy baking, I enjoy traveling around the neighboring countries and scoping out the best gelato places while there. I'm also a bit of a movie buff and slightly obsessed with cute baby animals.

Recipes Posted by Erin D.:

Peanut butter and coconut is one of my favorite combinations and I find myself creating peanut butter coconut recipes time after time. What makes this recipe extra special is that you can get your sweet fix without turning on the oven! These balls are naturally sweetened with maple syrup, don’t contain any added fat and in my opinion, are completely guilt free. And the best part? They only take 5 minutes!

Since this is completely no bake and amazingly simple, this is a great recipe for kids to make! Instead of Smooth Operator you can also use Mighty Maple or Old Fashioned Crunchy peanut butter in this recipe.

For an exceptionally special breakfast around the holidays, I love bread pudding. The combination of Mighty Maple peanut butter and maple syrup turns this bread pudding into something warm and comforting that I haven’t found with other bread puddings. With skim milk, this was already incredibly rich and filling, but if you prefer, you can use whole milk or half and half. It also halves wonderfully if you only need 2 servings!

You can also use Smooth Operator peanut butter in this recipe but Mighty Maple is highly recommended!

Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are my favorite form of protein (other than peanut butter, of course!) But the problem is that things can often get boring with chicken breast. The Heat is On peanut butter instantly jazzes things up in this quick and easy chicken dish. I’ve made this chicken countless times and my favorite way to serve it is with steamed broccoli and rice.

The marinade will be very thick and when cooking, it creates a delicious crispy crust. If you’re serving this to young children, you might want to do half The Heat is On and half Smooth Operator peanut butter to cut the intensity.

When I eat a sandwich, I want it to be both filling and delicious. This hearty sandwich is packed with sauteed and very lightly sweetened cinnamon apples and peanut butter. Warm, gooey, and a little messy, this will please both kids and adults! I used Smooth Operator here it can also be made with Mighty Maple, The Bee’s Knees, or Old Fashioned Crunchy.

When I was in school, my mother never bought me those cheese crackers with the peanut butter in the middle, despite how desperately I wanted them. So what did I do? I binged on them in college. The only problem with that is that they’re incredibly processed and honestly… not that good.

Homemade cheese crackers are fun to make and so much better than the store bought kind! This version is gluten-free and has an amazing texture that you don’t usually find with gluten-free baked goods.

Peanut Butter Cheese Cracker Sandwiches (gluten-free)