You know what the worst part about taking a trip is? Coming home to a sad, empty fridge and pantry. Especially right before Christmas, when my grocery store is PACKED. Luckily, before I left Udi’s sent me a HUGE package of goodies that I immediately stuck in my freezer. [Sadly, not many of the GF Snickerdoodles actually made it into the freezer. Those went right into my mouth.]
After a fantastic night of sleeping in my bed for the first in a long while, I was craving something simple. Also, feeling a little cranky without my free Starbucks in the morning (our drink package on our cruise included specialty coffees! What, what!). I threw a Cinnamon Raisin bagel in the toaster for Josh and a Mighty bagel for the lady so I could get to work on my coffee. BTW, those bagels are tasty. I love the pepitas in the Mighty bagel! Udi’s, you can send me breakfast any day.
But really, I just wanted caffeinated hot chocolate. Isn’t that what everyone needs this time of year? It’s cold and we’re all busy, so let’s warm up and pump ourselves full of energy. This is a pretty easy recipe and very readily customizable. Swap honey for agave if you’re vegan, use more cocoa if you’re a chocoholic — just make it your own and totally own it. What’s your favorite holiday dish or drink? Tell Udi’s and enter their contest to win a gluten free prize pack or free product coupons of your very own.
I received a sampler pack of Udi’s products and coupons for the purpose of facilitating this post. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are, as always, my own.
I also want to point out that Josh had a migraine during this photo shoot, so I had to take all the pictures. Let’s all be dears and not talk about how painfully bad I am at it! Constructive criticism always appreciated though 🙂