Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts
Showing posts with label muffins. Show all posts

Saturday, September 17, 2011

a concoction: whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip! muffins

it's not often i come up with a recipe all of my own. i'm not the original type, you know. and this recipe isn't completely my own either because i did follow a guide that instructed me how to make my own recipe. but i am calling it a success.

whole wheat pumpkin chocolate chip muffins

1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. b. soda
1/4 t. salt
2 eggs, lightly beaten
3/4 c. canned pumpkin
3/4 c. milk
2 T. melted butter
1/2  bag of chocolate chips

i mixed all my wet stuff + the sugar. in a seperate bowl i mixed all the dry ingredients and combined the two just a little at a time. the batter was a little stiff. mix in the chocolate chips and fill baking cups to the rim with batter. bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes.

next time i am going to add some oats. what is it about oats in the fall? is it just me? it totally might be me.

anyway, they are best served warm with a glass of icy-cold milk

now let's get to the good stuff.


my mother-in-law took this picture of nash on friday while she was babysitting for us. i am in love with this picture and i am in love with that face.

this role i have been gifted with, mothering, wow. well, it's a hard one. some days i don't feel fit enough to be a mother at all. but these boys. sometimes i get these little flashes and can envision them as the young men they will become. it is a sacred thing, i think. little glimpses that the lord provides to help guide us, as parents. or maybe it is to prepare us. either way, i am grateful. and am looking forward to the glimpses of what that little face will become, too.

ps. i am reading the help and i am in love with that book, too.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Good Recipe

let me just go ahead and ask for forgiveness for this post. it is 3:30 in the morning and i am hot. there's a good chance nothing will make sense. our air conditioner decided to go out (what's UP, nicol!) during the height of summer (and in the middle of the night) and my husband just left to write a search warrant. i am up because i stupidly watched previews for a scary movie and i am scared without him. and i am totally 28 - how ridiculous. but was scary.

but i made some banana bread the other day and that is not ridiculous, my friends. it was chocolate chip banana bread, but perhaps even more special than the chocolate part, is the yogurt part. This bread is soft and smooth and melts right in your mouth. it might possibly be the best banana bread ever.

here it is.

2 eggs
1/3 c. vanilla yogurt
1/2 c. oil
3 bananas
1 c. brown sugar
1/4 c. white sugar
1 3/4 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1/2 t. salt
semi-sweet chocolate chips

mash your bananas. mix well with eggs, yogurt, and oil. in another bowl, mix your sugars, flour, soda and salt. gently pour with banana mixture and combine. if you have a stand mixer, once it is all mixed together, just let it go to town for, like, 10 minutes. toss your chips in at the end. pour in loaf pan and bake at 325 for about an hour, maybe a little longer. at least until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

and as you probably guessed, the picture above is not the loaf. we ate it too fast. and that little nash-patty is growing fast, too. he turns 3 months old this week and is already in 6-9 month clothes. he might be our smiliest baby, yet, and he stares at us with such intensity and starts talking up a storm. it's so cute, but unexpected. the other boys were too focused on rolling around and trying to grab toys by now. and i am totally jealous of how much he sleeps. all night and several hours during the day. he is even keeping his dark hair! this child, he's not mine. or rather, he is mine. like, one of them might have gotten more of me! finally.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Apple-Oatmeal Muffins

These are grown-up muffins. Unless you have a kid with a grown-up palette, do not serve. Triston and Jackson used the word hate for this, but I, was in whole-wheat heaven.
2 c. quick-cooking oats
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 c. whole-wheat flour
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 t. baking powder
3/4 t. baking soda
3/4 t. salt
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1 c. buttermilk*
2 T. veg. oil
1 large egg, beaten
1-2 medium baking apples (I used Granny Smith), finely chopped
1/2 c. pecans, chopped
*To substitute buttermilk, use 1 T. lemon juice and milk to make 1 c. Let sit for 5 minutes.
Mix all dry ingredients in large bowl, set aside.
In another bowl, beat buttermilk, egg, and oil until just moistened. Stir in apple and mix well. Combine with dry ingredients and mix well. Batter with be thck. Fold in pecans. Bake at 400 for about 20 minutes.
Slap a little butter and EAT!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Lemon Tea Muffins with a Vanilla Drizzle

I will just say right now that these muffins are not good for you. They have way to much sugar and butter involved, and it's a bad thing. But, they are really good and I find that citrus helps with the wintertime blues.

2 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
4 eggs, seperated
1/2 c. lemon juice
2 T. brown sugar

Mix flour, baking powder, and salt--set aside. Cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add just the yolks of four eggs and beat until batter is light. . Gradually add lemon juice alternately with dry ingredients until all is mixed together. In a smaller bowl, beat the whites of the leftover eggs until stiff and fold 1/3 in at a time to lemon batter. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Bake at 375 for 15-20 minutes.

Vanilla Drizzle
1/2 c. powdered sugar
2-3 T milk
1 t. vanilla
Drizzle over muffins while warm.

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