My friend Aimee and I get together weekly (sometimes several times a week) to enjoy adult conversation and let’s be honest here– blow off a little steam. Life can be rough for stay-at-home moms, so it’s nice to have someone face-to-face who you can share with, encourage; and get the same in return. Both of us are strong advocates of budgeting and saving money. But the issue can be that we both LOVE coffee. Let’s face it– it’s our livelihood to keep things going! We know that spending money several times a week on a $5 on a single cup latte, so when I happened upon Gevalia Mocha Latte K-cups at Walmart, I knew it would be a perfect addition to what I like to call, our “Friend Dates.” Ha ha!
You can see my shop experience at Walmart on Google+.
So this week, I had Aimee over after dropping the kiddos off at school and we enjoyed these cafe-style drinks that come straight out of my Keurig Machine. It’s like magic!
Shall I demonstrate how it’s done?
Then, you’re going to put the Gevalia Espresso Coffee Cup in your Keurig, close the lid, put your mug under the dispenser and push the small mug button. Your machine may looks different than mine, but the smaller cup button is the to the left on my machine.
And this is the end result. Doesn’t it look delicious?? Well, it IS as good as it looks, trust me. And it tastes just like those lattes you get at any fancy coffee shop– for a fraction of the cost. SCORE!
I also decided to whip up some Homemade Baked Apple Cider Donuts. They go PERFECT with the Gevalia Mocha Lattes. AND– they are the perfect dipping size. Yum! The recipe will be at the bottom of this post if you’d like to make some for yourself. I HIGHLY recommend it!
“Coffee and donuts first– talk later” is our motto. Ha ha!
And don’t worry– I got her permission to post this picture of her. She cracks me up with how excited she was!
Gevalia Mocha Lattes are definitely an everyday indulgence for me, even when there aren’t friend dates planned. As I am typing up this post and working on blog stuff, I am enjoying a warm, delicious cup. This mama definitely needs something today, especially since she’s been up since 4:30 this morning. It’s just necessary.
So, go right ahead and have a daily indulgence, a friend date, or both with Gevalia Mocha Latte K-cups. I double dog dare ya!
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 3 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- ¼ tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg
- ½ Cup Apple Cider
- ½ Cup Apple Sauce
- ⅔ Cup Maple Syrup
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 Tbsp Oil
- Pre-heat oven to 350.
- Combine all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl and combine.
- Add all wet ingredients to a separate bowl and wisk together.
- Slowly add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix gently until completely blended and batter is made.
- Fill each donut well about half-way full.
- Cook for 8-11 minutes.
- Optional Donut Topping: After the donuts are baked and cooled a bit, melt a half stick of butter in a bowl. In a separate bowl, combine ¾ cup sugar, 2 Tbsps Cinnamon and ½ tsp nutmeg. Dip top of donut in melted butter then sugar mixture.