Thank you, thank you for ALL of the TJs suggestions (I have quite a list going :)) and for voting for Frank in the Hallmark contest! I believe you have until December 15 to vote (so please vote!!).
Today was a half day of work & a full afternoon of baking. I continued to work on my counter snacks with Cinnamon Sweet Bread:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins:
Vegan Banana Nut Muffins (I used Maria’s Recipe for her banana bread and made some changes to make it vegan/a little lighter):
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup granulated sugar (you could probably use honey or agave here as well)
½ cup applesauce (unsweetened)
2 tablespoons flax
6 tablespoons of water
3 medium bananas, mashed
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons soy milk (whoops- wrote skim before, meant soy!)
1 cup crushed walnuts
Pre-heat oven to 350
In a bowl, mix together flour, baking soda and powder. Set aside.
Using a mixer (or by hand), mix sugar and apple sauce. Next, add flax and water, beating until combined. Add the mashed bananas and vanilla extract; beat to combine. Alternatively add the flour mixture and milk, beginning and ending with the flour. Beat just until the flour is incorporated and finish mixing with a spatula. Lastly, mix in walnut pieces
Evenly divide mixture between 12 muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Thank you for the amazing recipe Maria (every recipe I have tried of hers has been fantastic!).
I will be submitting my recipe changes to Diana for her Thanksgiving Food Challenge. This recipe could be used for Thanksgiving day breakfast, for breakfast the day after, or even a great snack!
And Big Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Phew! This afternoon, I also took Franky for a walk and then prepped dinner for later. I essentially followed this recipe for my lighter pasta but utilized artichokes & peas instead of cauliflower and spinach. I also plan to add tuna to Josh's.
Now, I am on my way out to run some errands and teach Body Attack.
I wanted to send a quick thank you out to Juliana who gave me the Kreativ Blogger award- you’re the best!
I am officially off of work for the rest of the week (hoooray!). Are you taking time off this week? Just a warning- my blogging may be a little sporadic for the rest of the week (or I may go MIA). But I do have a VERY exciting blogger meet up coming up that I cannot wait to share with you. Hope you have a good night :)