Friday, January 7, 2011

E: Back to Baking (Pancakes, Muffins & Cookies)

As always, HAPPY FRIDAY! This is going to be an especially exciting & busy weekend for us, as Josh’s parents, sister & her boyfriend are visiting!!  I’m not sure about you guys, but ever since the holiday rush….I have not felt like making anything sweet. This week I finally got over that hump and got back into baking.

Wednesday night was a busy one in our house, so breakfast for dinner seemed perfect. I made up a batch of these oatmeal pancakes and topped them with berries.

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Thursday afternoon, I baked in preparation for the arrival of our guests. I tried a new banana chocolate chip muffin recipe. The only change I made was to make the muffins mini! Instead of baking them for 30 minutes, I baked the minis for 15. They turned out fabulous:

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I also made a batch of my big oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.

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And now I’m ready for the weekend! Are you still sick of baking? Or have you baked recently (please share links!!)? Enjoy your weekend. 

34 comments:

VeggieGirl said...

I'm getting ready to bake more on Saturday! :)

Lauren said...

You know I don't bake, but if I could, you're recipes would be top on my list. Looks awesome girl!! Have a great weekend

Heather said...

I haven't baked since Christmas eve! We still have way too many sweets in our house.
But C's birthday is next week so I'll be right back into it soon enough! :)

Gen said...

Haven't baked in a while....
Everything that you made looks amazing!!!!

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

I haven't really baked in a long time. I used to bake banana bread and things like that often. But I don't really eat that sort of thing (well, I want to if I make it of course) so I just don't make it unless I'm taking it to work. Those muffins look great.

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

i literally want to make everything in this post. bookmarked the pancakes and muffins...i had a bit of a banana bread baking disaster and will be trying again soon. and i'm making cookies tonight!!! have a great weekend!

Christina said...

you know why you are awesome? bc you always bake before guests come! they are lucky :)

Renee @ MyKitchenAdventures said...

haha...funny you mention it, because yesterday I baked a cake! A chocolate cake with a "secret" ingredient! you need to come and check it out on my blog!
http://mykitchenadventures1.blogspot.com/2011/01/ww-dark-chocolate-cake.html

and thanks for your sweet comment yesterday. I have always tried to eat real and as unprocessed food as possible :)

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have been trying to avoid baking since I still have a ton of sweets in the house. Definitely need to make some friends with people so I don't have so many goodies laying around. Or just figure out some self control/super healthy recipes.

xo

Anne Marie said...

The last time I baked was around Christmas. I enjoyed it so much!

Lisa said...

Pancakes, muffins, and cookies, Oh My! Love it...yum...

You've inspired me to make something today instead of just cleaning (that can wait!)
:)

Angharad said...

Hey girl hey!! It's been a minute. Nice to catch up on a couple of your posts. Happy new year! xx

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Have fun with the fam this weekend! I miss you! :)

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

I felt the same way!! I got over my hump too, but I've been baking MUCH healthier recipes than I was during the holidays.

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I'm so NOT sick of baking. In fact, I baked some cookies last night! Oh and some muffins, lately!

http://geekturnedathlete.com/2011/01/07/gluten-free-cranberry-orange-muffins/

Evan Thomas said...

I could never get sick of baking; it's my favorite activity! And you can eat more because it takes energy doing the dishes, or that's what I like to think.

Diana said...

Oh yeah, since xmas I have not wanted to bake at all - I have felt so full of sweets! That hasn't exactly stopped me from still eating the leftovers, though... :) Of course just as all the leftovers are coming to the end I get talked into baking for my coworker's birthday today. I modified Martha's recipe for brownie cupcakes (to make them gluten free and mocha flavored) and they turned out awesome! Will post the recipe soon. Happy weekend!

Corey @ the runners cookie said...

Same here!! I have not wanted to bake but this weekend I'm finally feeling some cookies coming on :)
Your pancake recipe looks awesome - I bet whole wheat pastry flour would go great in those.
Have a great weekend with your family!!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

you are a baking machine! I love it!

i havent baked in a couple weeks, but i have made lots of soups and savory foods :)

enjoy your weekend!

Julie said...

girl you are READY for guests! i haven't had even a single little urge to bake since the holidays haha but i'm having a post-holiday party tomorrow night where everyone has to bring their favorite dessert so i better decide on a few things to bake up pronto!

have fun this weekend :) i'm sure you'll have nooo problem being the hostess with the mostest like you always are ;)

salah said...

I miss baking

Tracey said...

I actually baked some peanut butter dough ball cookies last night. They turned out okay. I think I'm going to make some cinnamon chip cookies this weekend for my husband!

Natalie said...

I have a bunch of ripe bananas in my freezer--this post reminded me. Looks like I need to do some baking this weekend :) I'm also planning to try homemade marshmallows!

Holly said...

I am ALWAYS ready to bake....now I just need someone to bake for! :-) I think I might try out some (wheat free) Nutella cookies, for my nephew with food allergies. Your pancakes look perfect....I always have trouble with mine. :-(

Katie said...

Oooh have fun with all of the in-laws this weekend! That's always fun :-)

All of your goodies look so delicious! I'm especially interested in those chocolate chip oatmeal babies.

I'm working most of the weekend, but have the night off so Ari and I are going to cook and watch a movie!

Maria said...

Mmmm! Everything looks fantastic! I took a week off from baking/sweets but I am sure I will bake this weekend. I love it!

BroccoliHut said...

Ever since Seth got me a hand mixer for Christmas, my passion for baking has returned! I just made a batch of Ellie Krieger's Pumpkin Pie Muffins a few days ago: http://thebroccolihut.com/i-used-to-be-fat/

Faith said...

Breakfast for dinner is one of my favorites and I love your yummy baked goods, as always! Hope your weekend is off to a great start!

marla said...

All of your oatie creations look delicious!! Especially those cookies :)

Priyanka said...

I think I'll be baking some cookies for my brother. Those cookies look amazing.

Have a great weekend with the family.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

It's always fun to have the fam in town--I am sure they go nuts over all your yummy baked goodies..I know I would! Have a fabulous weekend..can't wait to see what you all did! :-)

Tracy said...

Since Christmas I have not wanted to bake at ALL - I think I overdid it this season! Your stuff looks fantastic though. Hope you had a nice weekend with your guests!

Campinggirl said...

I prefer making banana muffins over banana bread. The muffins cook better and are a nice little treat.

Holly said...

haha...i have to say i am a bit baked + sweet treated out, but those treats still look DELICIOUS nonetheless :)