2017 Cook My Books Challenge: September

Apparently this month I was in a breakfasty mood because that’s all I made from my cookbooks!

I started off with Maple-Cinnamon Apple Pear Baked Oatmeal from The Oh She Glows Cookbook. Both John and I loved this oatmeal. I’ve had some bad baked oatmeal experiences, but this wasn’t one of them. It was perfectly sweet, perfectly spiced, and had the perfect texture. I’ll definitely be making this one again this fall. Just a note: She doesn’t specify which type of apple to use, but I’d recommend gala or golden delicious for their natural sweetness.


While cherries were still in season, I also made Dark Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats from My New Roots by Sarah Britton. This one also had fantastic flavour, and even better, makes for an easy weekday breakfast. I’ll definitely be adding this one into the regular rotation, probably using bananas instead of cherries now that they’re not in season anymore.


I finished off the month with Ellie Krieger’s Banana-Walnut Multigrain Pancakes from Comfort Food Fix (minus the walnuts of course).  Despite loving many of her recipes, I wasn’t a big fan of these pancakes. First of all I found the wet to dry ingredients ratio off, making the batter too thin and hard to work with. This was a batch of very misshapen pancakes because they kept falling apart in the skillet! Also, I wasn’t a big fan of the chunks of mushy, warm banana in the pancakes. I realized after eating these that I much prefer banana pancakes where the banana is mashed and thoroughly mixed in.


Now that the fall heat wave is over, I see a lot of cold weather comfort foods coming up for next month!

Your turn! What cookbook recipes have you made lately?

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2 Responses to 2017 Cook My Books Challenge: September

  1. I’m with you on the cold weather comfort foods. I’ve made a couple of batches of soup already and I’m going back to oatmeal in the mornings.

    • Chelsea

      I’ve been doing soups lately too! Just made a parsnip, apple, and Brie soup last week. Sadly the taste of the Brie was lost in the soup, although it was still delicious.

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