Monday, January 23, 2017

Banana Apple Oatmeal Muffins and a new Recipe Swap Challenge

I'm here today for a couple different reasons. First, I wanted to share an awesome new food blog challenge I discovered. It's through the PinterTest Kitchen and is the February Food Blogger love challenge. Participants will be assigned another blogger that they have to show some love in some way. Whether its making one of their recipes or making their own recipe in the style of that blogger, they just need to do something to show someone else a little love. Sign up or discover more information on their website!

Second, I wanted to share with everyone a great recipe for apple, banana oatmeal muffins. They're super hearty, delicious and not too sweet. They freeze really well and make excellent breakfasts for the entire week. I'm always looking for something that is a different spin on banana bread and these did not disappoint at all. I got the recipe from Rock Recipes

  • 1 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 6 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup mashed banana
  • 1 cup grated apple
  1. Mix together oats, flours, baking powder, salt cinnamon and nutmeg. In a separate bowl, mix together oil, eggs, milk and sugar.
  2. Mix wet ingredients into the dry and fold in banana and apple
  3. Spoon batter into greased or papered muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until done.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Black Bean Brownies

I don't think there's an attractive way to photograph a brownie.This original recipe found a way to photograph them and make them pretty, but that is not something I can do.

I haven't posted anything on this blog in quite some time. Ever since Secret Recipe Club ended, I haven't been very good at posting consistently, but I want to try and get back into it. I wanted to start off 2017 with a delicious easy recipe. These black bean brownies are gluten free (but you'd never know it) and the beans make them super moist. I highly recommend it for the next time you need an immediate chocolate fix.

Black Bean Brownies


  • 1 14 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Blend beans in a food processor or blender until smooth
  2. Add all other ingredients to the beans and mix until uniform. 
  3. Pour into a greased 8x8 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Make sure you do not over-bake the brownies, otherwise they will be dry.
  4. Let cool completely and then slice.
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