Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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What You’ll Need:

1 ¾ Cup Flour

½ Cup White Sugar

1 Tbsp Baking Powder

½ Tsp Salt

½ Cup Chocolate Chips (I like milk)

1 Egg

¼ Cup Vegetable Oil

¼ Cup Milk

1 Cup Mashed Bananas (about 2 or 3 usually does the trick!)

 

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What To Do:

  • Preheat oven 400 Degrees
  • Mash banana, add egg, oil and sugar.
  • In separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder.
  • Add dry ingredients into wet ingredients, mixing well.
  • gradually add in milk.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and transfer to muffin cups.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes and cool!

TIP: These are both freezer friendly and mini muffin-able 😉!

Raspberry Ice Muffins

Today is International Women’s Day so I thought I would whip up something tasty…and pink!🌸


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What you’ll need:

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup room temp (or softened) butter/margarine.

1 cup white sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup milk

2 1/2 cups frozen raspberries

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What to do:

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1. In a medium sized bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

2. In your mixer bowl cream together  butter, sugar vanilla and eggs.

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3. Gradually add in flour mixture. Add milk.

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4. Put in Muffin cups (makes about 18) and sprinkle with sugar.


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 5. Bake at 375• for 25 minutes (or until they pass the tooth pick test!). Enjoy!😍

Lemon Loaf 🍋 

Mat LOVES lemon loaf and I love to experiment so I’m on the hunt for the perfect recipe! This one was great, it produced a light and fluffy, not overly sweet loaf that went perfectly with a light lemon glaze.

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What you’ll need:

3 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup melted butter

2 tbsp lemon juice

1 1/2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

GLAZE: 

1 cup icing sugar

3 tbsp lemon Juice


What to do:

1. Preheat oven to 350• and grease a regular sized loaf pan.

2. Add eggs, sour cream, sugar and butter to mixer. Pour in lemon juice.

3. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

4. Pour into loaf pan and bake 50-52 minutes

5. While it’s baking, whisk together confectioners sugar and lemon juice to make a glaze. 

6. Cool, place on wire rack and spread glaze over top of loaf.

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

I am a huge sucker for Muffins, I love the crispy goodness of a fresh bakery muffin…even if it’s just from Tim Hortons😉 This is my go to recipe for whenever Im craving some delicious baked treats but I’m too lazy to get out (which is far more often than i would like to admit😂). If you’re anything like me, you’ll be glad to know that these freeze really well and stay good for about 3 months so make a double Batch and freeze half if you’re feeling ambitious!


What you’ll need:
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3 cups flour 

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground nutmeg

4 tsp baking powder

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup milk

1/2 cup veggie/canola oil

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (we like milk!)


What you must do:

1. Prep your oven by preheating to 425•, line muffin pan with muffin cups and set aside.

2. Grab a large bowl, combine your flour, salt, nutmeg, cinnamon and baking powder. Set aside.

3. In a different bowl, combine eggs and sugar. Add in vanilla, milk and oil.

4. Combine your dry and wet ingredients, being careful not to over mix.


5. Fold in chocolate chips and divide into muffin cups.


6. Bake at 425• for 5 minutes before reducing temperature to 375• for about 25-30 minutes (this is how we get our crispy tops!). 


7. Upon exit from the oven, sprinkle with coarse sugar and allow to cool for optimal bakery style muffins😉

Old Fashioned Sour Cream Donuts

 

What You Need:
2 1/4 cup sifted flour

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons room temp margarine

2 egg yolks

3/4 cup sour cream
Canola/vegetable oil for frying

What You Do:
1. Sift dry ingredients into a medium sized bowl (flour, nutmeg, baking powder, salt)

2. With your mixer, Cream together butter and sugar. Add in vanilla, egg yolks and sour cream. (Pro tip: you can substitute a little missing sour cream with milk!)

3. Add your dry ingredients gradually to form dough. 

4. Roll dough into a ball and chill for a minimum of 1 hour.

5. Roll out onto a floured surface (they’ll get fluffy so you can go pretty thin. This yielded 9 donuts and 9 holes for me😊). Use a wide glass and a shot glass to cut your shapes! Score a triangle onto your donut as shown above.


6. Heat your oil on medium heat. Place donut scores side down into the oil for about 75 seconds on each side.
GLAZING:

2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla 

1. Place cooling racks over wax paper.

2. Whisk together ingredients and dip each donut into the glaze.

3. Allow to drip until glaze has set.
Enjoy!

Very Berry French Toast Bake!

Ah, early mornings. How I cherish them (or try to anyways). This morning the kids and I got up and put together a French toast bake in the Cast Iron Skillet I received for Christmas (shout out to the Fiancé for a very thoughtful gift). It was easy to make but loooong to bake. So I would say it’s more of a weekend thing than a school day breakfast but when the motivation struck me…I had to act on it! 

Very Berry French Toast Bake!


What you’re going to need: 

5 Eggs

10 pieces of bread, cubed

2.5 cups milk (we like whole)

.5 cup water

3 tbsp maple syrup (or honey!)

2 tsp cinnamon 

2 tsp vanilla

.5 tsp salt

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Step 1

Cut up all of that bread. There is a lot of it so it might not all fit in, if it won’t, hang onto it until we’ve gotten to the soaking!

Step 2

Mix together your eggs, milk, water, maple syrup, spices and vanilla. Whisk until mixed and pour over the bread. 
Let this soak for 20 minutes (10 minutes in is a good time to try to squeeze in some more bread if you didn’t just toss it out like I did). 


Step 3

Make it beautiful. Use frozen berries to decorate your masterpiece and toss it into the oven for 60 minutes at 350•!


Step 4

Drizzle with syrup (or honey) and devour that beast. 🤷🏻‍♀️😍