Monday, May 18th, 2020...2:05 pm

Bake with Alex!

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Written by Alex Torrie, Former Gradlife Ambassador


Hello Fellow Grad Students, and welcome back to the Gradlife blog.

While I have been at home, I have been able to engage more in some of my favourite hobbies. One of those hobbies, is baking! In case you also enjoy baking, or are looking to try something new, I wanted to share a couple of my favourite recipes with you. I’ve tried to choose ones that require ingredients that are hopefully some that you may already have at home.

Oatmeal Banana Bread

Have a couple of ripe bananas laying around? This is a great and straightforward recipe that I love as a snack, and because of the oatmeal, it also makes a great breakfast!

Tip: You can easily make this recipe without oatmeal and it is still just as delicious. I sometimes add chocolate chips as well!

S’more Mug CakeĀ 

When I am feeling like a quick treat, mug cakes are my favourite! The ups sides are that you tend to need fewer ingredients and and smaller amounts overall, and all you need is a microwave! The great thing about mug cakes is that there are so many recipes out there so its easy to find one that fits the ingredients you have at home.

Tip: This recipe calls for small Hershey bars, but I always just use chocolate chips, or more recently, chopped up chocolate Easter eggs!

Flourless Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Members of my family are Celiac, so we often try and bake with gluten free flour or with no flour. These are a great as a treat and also as a little breakfast bar (can you tell I like sweets for breakfast?).

I hope that even if you’re unable to do some baking right now, that you can try some of these recipes in the future. Or, if you’re not in to baking, that you’re able to do your favourite hobbies and enjoy some “me” time. Either way, happy hobby-ing!

Talk soon,


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