Hip Easy Chocolate Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Frosting

Any chocolate paired with peanut butter fans here?

If you start to see a pattern here, well, there is….I am a lover of all things chocolate (& protein!) I use my Vegan Chocolate Shakeology in a ton of my sweet tooth recipes!

Today is no exception! I made up a batch of cupcakes for the kids for St. Patrick’s Day, and realized I needed something to keep myself on track as well! The recipe for the frosting originally uses vanilla shakeo, but I went with the chocolate option. 😀

This week we finished up our Gather Round Homeschooling :Indigenous Peoples Unit, we did a mini St. Patrick’s Day study, and finished off with these cupcakes! <3 We are spending most of our days outside and enjoying fresh air! The kids are excited to do our next units at the park and spring field trips!

The longer days and more vitamin D in our system is making this mama feel healthy and strong. My Thyroid meds have been upped, I’m back on my regular vitamins. I am grateful for a little bit of a normal routine again. Between all of these things, paying off debt to get ourselves a mortgage when the time is right, staying focused on God’s promise for us, and working out to stay sane (okay and build up my muscle tone I lost after my thyroidectomy), I am so blessed and working on lowering my stress.

I pray blessings over you today, and the weekend ahead!

xo, Coach D

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are dairy free, gluten free, and sugar free.

Welcome Friday!!!! & hello Sara’s Kitchen Chaos! I usually do a video with a wacky chaotic pieced together cooking tidbit…but just not feeling it lately!

Food blogging and blogging in general feels so unimportant to the whole as a world. Wars, weather, death, viruses….is there any room for joy through writing?

I’m going to keep writing. It feels like a purpose right now. I have a yummy GF/DF/SF recipe for you today. Realizing that I am a chaotic, messy baker, I do not have the “proper” technique of sharing how I bake! I literally just throw things together most days!

Without further adieu….here’s the recipe: Enjoy or don’t! It won’t hurt my feelings. I just needed something I can munch on without guilt that still follows my Thyroid Journey with food! <3

PC cookie scoop = Pampered Chef – I am not a rep, just love their products!

I pray your weekend is full of whatever it is that you need to get through these times. Forgive where it’s needed, fuel your body with good things, forget the past….

Keep moving forward…

When the mood for pumpkin strikes…

Inspiration strikes EVERYWHERE!

I am still loving my pumpkin haul from October’s pumpkin patch! I was able to freeze about 8-2 cup bags! I also have 4 cups still sitting in my fridge. So when my friend, Megan over on Instagram posted her pumpkin chocolate pudding, I knew I needed to make a version I could eat!

Enter in my Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding…GF<DF<SF<LC

Don’t ya just love all the acronyms?

*gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, low carb*

I am loving this special treat I can enjoy as an afternoon snack or an after supper dessert! You could also pretty it up with some whipped cream of your choice! Maybe throw a cherry on top, make it your own! Without further a do….

I hope you give this a try! If you do, let me know what you think! Use the hashtag #saraskitchenchaos when you do!

Peace, love, & pancakes (or maybe some pumpkin?),

Coach D ✌️