April 26, 2013 § Leave a comment
See, that’s the good stuff. Feel free to eat a spoonful, or two. You deserve it! After folding in the walnuts (which are optional) and the chips is also a good place to do some taste testing.
Now we have it spread in a well-greased pan. And we bake. Waiting is hard. After 28 minutes, I took mine out a few minutes too early because I wanted them a little gooey. They’re delicious slightly warm. I also froze half of them and have been eating them that way and MAN are they good. Hope you enjoy!
- 2 sticks butter (1/2 lb), slightly softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 12 oz chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
April 17, 2013 § Leave a comment
Man, I hate the last day of vacation. You’re all relaxed and having fun and then BAM out of nowhere you’re mind starts thinking of things you have to do when you get home. The laundry, the grocery shopping, the work. such a buzz kill.
Then you have to do the whole airport thing. Which, in itself isn’t so terrible, but when you’re headed home from vacation people seem extra grumpy and you end up getting frisked because the TSA thinks you’re hiding explosives in your hair. WHICH YOU’RE NOT.
And then your mild sunburn starts to itch, which makes you feel guilty for not wearing sunscreen, because you know you’re more likely to get skin cancer now. Am I being a total Debbie Downer or what?
But, you know what will make it okay? These muffins. The stirring helps you relax and they’re full of oats, applesauce and whole wheat flour so you don’t feel super guilty for eating sugary stuff. After all, while you were on vacation you drank soda, root beer floats and giant donuts. But like I said, these donuts are healthy, comforting and will make you less sad about being back from vacation. You can eat them while you fold your laundry.
- 1 1/2 cups regular oats
- 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup oats
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- sprinkle of cinnamon
- 1 tbsp melted butter
April 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
In an effort to eat healthier (some good tips from this article) I’ve been trying to add veggies to my breakfast. This smoothie is typically the way I do that. To make it? One banana, cut into pieces. Roughly half a cup of blueberries.
Some kefir, or yogurt. About 3/4 cup depending on how thin you like your smoothie.
Finally a heaping cup of spinach. That’s the good (read: healthy) stuff! BLEND that situation up. Delicious. It’s fantastic.
- 1 ripe banana
- 1/2 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 heaping cup spinach
- ~3/4 cup kefir or plain/vanilla yogurt
1) Put ingredients in a blender. Mix until smooth. Enjoy!
April 5, 2013 § Leave a comment
This almond butter granola is what sold me. Its a fantastic combination of chewy, sweet and delicious. And since you know i’m obsessed with granola (see this, this and this) it should come as no surprise that I love this. You know what other health food thing I’m into? Chia seeds. They’re full of omega 3s and fiber apparently. I’ve been into putting them into smoothies lately. In fact, I made one with my nephew and told him they were bugs and he was really into them.
Go ahead and make a double batch of it to start because one isn’t enough. It’s even a good base and you could add lots of extra delicious things I’m sure. Banana chips if you’re into that (I’m not), cocoa nibs, peanuts, whatever you want! (from Shape)
- 4 tbsp almond butter
- 4 tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 cups oatmeal
April 3, 2013 § Leave a comment