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Showing posts with label recipe. fall. Show all posts
Showing posts with label recipe. fall. Show all posts

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome Fall in with these delightful muffins!

an escape.
a place to get messy.
nothing like a home filled with the aroma of pumpkin and bananas.
a space in my day to stop and reflect.


I hosted a small group of ladies this morning and wanted to have something for them to eat! So last night,  after reading some recipes on some websites, I chose to "dump" and this time it worked! I love a good muffin for breakfast, especially if you can sneak in some heathy ingredients to make the guilt go away! Here is the recipe y'all:

Makes 36 muffins.
Preheat oven to 350 (or 370 if you oven is a little weaker than most….ahem)

Mix dry ingredients in a bowl with a wooden spoon first:

3 1/4 c. of Whole Wheat Flour
2/3 c. of steel cut oats
2/3 c. of Coconut flour
1/2 c. of flax seeds (you can use ground/fine ones or whole… i used whole seeds)
3 t. baking soda
3 t. baking powder
1 t. salt

In another bowl ( I used my Kitchen Aide) mix:

4 ripe bananas
1 c. apple sauce
5 t. cinnamon
1 t. nutmeg
15 oz. can of pumpkin
4 eggs (room temp)
1/2 c. of sugar
1/4 c. of coconut sugar ( I get mine at Trader Joes)
3/4 c. brown sugar

After you mix the wet ingredients, slowly add in the dry ingredients.

grease your pan and use muffin liners.
Bake for 20-25 min. (mine took 25 min.)

Enjoy! spread butter or honey on it if you prefer as well ;)

Make a cup of coffee too and sit and take in this goodnesst!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

The best chili recipe ever -- SWEET and SASSY CHILI

Today, I am celebrating FALL with you by sharing my FAVORITE CHILI recipe ever! It is a favorite in my family in the colder months! I have no idea how I came up with this delicious meal, but it is A-mazing! Promise!!!!! This chili has the perfect blend of sweetness and sassiness to it. You can spice it up a bit to your liking as well! 


1 pound of hamburger
garlic cloves
1 - 2 onions (depending on size) diced.

{ground the meat with the onion/garlic}
Season with S/P

Meanwhile, have a large pot on medium heat ready for you to dump! As for the beans, you can vary this recipe or not use all of them if you choose to. I switch it up a lot, but here is my staple.

1 can baked beans
1 can (rinsed) dark kidney beans ( you can use light kidney beans too)
1 can (rinsed) white kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 can (rinsed) butter beans and/or northern beans
1 large can of diced or stewed tomatoes with whatever flavor you prefer
1 can (rinsed) black beans ( if you like)
4 cups of Campbell's tomato juice or bloody mary mix from Trader Joes
1 jar of salsa ( I usually use Pace Medium salsa)
You can add in another salsa if you like too! I use what ever I have on hand.
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 T. Cinnamon
2 T. Chili Powder
1 t. Cumin
Cayenne Pepper ( I use 1/4 t. because I am a wimp)
S/P if it needs it

Stir and simmer. Add the meat as soon as it is brown. I sometimes serve immediately, but prefer to let it simmer for a good 30 + minutes for flavor.

My favorite place to buy beans and tomatoes is Trader Joes- very reasonable Organic selection.

We make Trader Joes cornbread too! I always serve cheese/crackers/sour cream too!

I hope that you enjoy!