Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Fruit, veggies, whole grains, and chocolate...gotta love when you can get four major food groups in one muffin.

This girl has been really into helping in the kitchen these days, and by helping I mean taking over. "By self Mama, by self!" Shes an independent girl that one. 

And heaven knows I love nothing more than baking up some breakfast with her while sissy sucks on cheerios and the sun is poring in our kitchen window.

Zucchini Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Recipe from: How Sweet Eats
Yield: 12

2 c. white whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 egg
1/3 c. brown sugar, packed 
1/3 c. milk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c. butter, melted and cooled
1 1/3 c. grated zucchini
1/3 c. mashed banana 
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with liners and set aside. 

In a medium bowl combine flour, soda, salt, and cinnamon. Whisk together. 

Next in a large bowl whisk together the egg and brown sugar until smooth. Add milk, vanilla extract, and butter. Add the zucchini and banana.Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are just incorporated and have made a thick batter. Finally, fold the chocolate chips into the batter. 

Distribute batter evenly and bake for 15-17 minutes. Cool and enjoy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Goodbye Summer

This summer was year FOUR spent out East. But as much as we loved it, it always feels good to get home. Over the years I have come to appreciate the beauty and history of the east coast, but boy do I miss the dry Utah heat and the towering mountains surrounding me. I love this little town we call home.

This was the summer of princesses and was filled with cousins, boating, the farm, great friends and die-hard Sunday game nights.

These Mini Blueberry Galettes created by The Pioneer Woman were the star of new recipes discovered this summer. They are delicious. Like so delicious. We made them with homemade pie crust and I'm telling you... blueberry heaven. YUM!

And of course the annual Lake George camping trip to finish off the Summer; which, this year, will forever be fondly remembered as "The Debacle."


Goodbye Summer. Can't wait to see you next year!