I can’t believe that there are less than three days until Christmas. This semester seemed to fly by, and the holidays really snuck up on me.
I have a delicious muffin recipe to share with you guys today. It involves powdered peanut butter, chocolate and bananas, so we really can’t go wrong here. I know I shared a recipe just yesterday, but… chocolate.
Mmmm. These froze exceptionally well and made a perfect yogurt/oatmeal topping.
Peanut Butter & Chocolate Swirl Banana Muffins
- 2 medium bananas, ripe
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon oil
- ¼ cup milk (I used almond, but coconut, cows, or soy would work)
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ¾ cup spelt flour
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ cup quick oats
- ¼ cup chocolate chips (I used Enjoy Life)
- 3 tablespoons PB2
- Line nine muffin tins with paper/foil liners, or grease a nonstick muffin tin. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mash bananas with a fork.
- Add oil, egg, milk, and vanilla. Whisk well.
- Add flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda and stir until just combined.
- Add oats and stir.
- Melt chocolate chips in microwave safe measuring cup for 30-45 seconds. Stir until smooth.
- Cool slightly, then add ½ of batter to measuring cup and stir until combined.
- Add PB2 to the remaining batter and mix well.
- Scoop 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of PB2 batter and 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons of chocolate batter in a lined muffin tin.
- Swirl batters together with a toothpick.
- Repeat for remaining batter.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
It’s been frosty recently! The roads have all been iced over.
Super tasty broccoli and quinoa cheddar casserole.
And a hot chocolate at Princess Cafe with my friend Lily! This was taken before our final exams ended.
And a potluck dinner enjoyed with fellow volunteers at school. Highlights include that incredible thyme sweet potato hash and great, creamy mac and cheese.
I even bought a new notebook a couple weeks ago, hoping it would motivate me to study.
SO glad finals are over! Now I don’t need to serve my meals with a side of biochemistry or physiology.
Here’s that quinoa veggie casserole again. I always devour this!
Mmmmm. Perfectly comforting, satisfying, and warm in my belly.
At home in BC, Mom made my brownie recipe! She said that the family devoured it. Wish I was there to have some. Mom’s baking always looks fantastic.
I found some old Nepal pictures on the Volunteering Solutions Instagram page. I lived in Nepal throughout the month of August and it was a spectacular experience. Blows my mind to think that, six months ago, I was one of those little flying paragliding dots.
Since we’re nearing the end of 2016, it’s almost time to buy a new planner! Planners are my love. I could search for ages for the perfect planner, and have plans to go to Staples this morning to check ’em out.
Hope y’all have the loveliest rest of the week!