Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Pumpkin Carrot Muffins

Here is another tasty muffin with veggies inside.  No pictures of this yet, but imagine yummy in the shape of a muffin, and you should have a pretty good idea what these looks like.

1/2 C oil
1/3 - 1/2 C brown sugar (to taste)
2 large bananas, mashed
1/2 can pumpkin (so about 1 C, but I never measure, I just eyeball half of the can)
2-4 carrots, grated (as many as you think you can hide in there!)
2 eggs
1 1/2 C flour
1/2 C oat flour (grind oats in a blender to make the flour)
1/4 C wheat germ (or substitute with more oat flour)
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
3/4 tsp salt

Cream together oil and brown sugar.  Mix in the bananas, pumpkin, carrots, and eggs.  Stir in all remaining ingredients until just combined.  Scoop into greased muffin cups.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack.  Store in fridge.

And now some pictures of our cute, wild things. 

This little guy LOVES his bike.  He gets better at getting some speed and balancing everytime we take the bike out.

Pretty girl on her blessing day.

A teaser from our newborn photos that we just got from our fabulous photographer/friend Andrea.  She did a beautiful job and was ever so patient with both Brooklyn and crazy little Isaac.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Baked Banana Oatmeal

Today I read a blog post from my delightful sister-in-law and instantly thought of a few favorite "muffin" recipes.  And since I've been taking pictures of food for months with the good intention of one day blogging again, I even had a photo of these muffins.

3 mashed bananas, the riper the better
1 C vanilla almond milk (or use normal milk and a few Tbsp brown sugar to sweeten)
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 or more grated carrots (I do as many as I think I can get away with)
1 Tbsp oil
3 C oats (I use about 2 1/2 C old-fashioned oats and 1/2 C oat flour)
1 Tbsp baking powder
Chocolate chips (a small handful - I probably end up with about 1/3 C)

Combine bananas, milk, eggs,  vanilla, carrots, and oil.  Add oats and baking powder.  Stir in chocolate chips to taste.  Drop into well greased muffin tins.  Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes.  Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes.  Remove from pan and cool on racks.  Enjoy!

Part of my lack of blogging is due to this adorable little girl: 

She was born February 6th, weighing in at a mighty 5 lb 12 oz.  And while Isaac my be indifferent (at best) regarding her, I love her to pieces!