Archives for the month of: April, 2015

i love putting fruit in my muffins. These are definitely like having dessert in a muffin. They turned out delicious! 

INGREDIENTS 

1/2 cup unsalted butter or vegan margarine 

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

2 cups whole wheat flour 

1/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp cinnamon 

1 cup Greek yogurt

2 cups apples, chopped into small pieces

Muffin Topping

1/2 cup spelt flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

4 tbsp unsalted butter, room temperature

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12 cup muffin tin. In a bowl using a hand blender mix brown sugar and butter. Add eggs and mix well. In a separate bowl mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Stir in half the flour to wet mixture and blend well. Add 1/2 of the Greek yogurt and remaining flour. Add the rest of the Greek yogurt. Mix until combined. Pour the cubed apples into bowl and stil until combined. Scoop into muffin tin. In another bowl combine the toppings, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and room temperature butter. Use your hands to combine ingredients . Place topping on muffins and bake for 25 minutes. Place on cooling rack for 10 minutes. Enjoy! 

  
 

i wanted to share some exciting news. I have become a stylist for Stella and Dot Jewellery. I am so excited to be representing such an accomplished, fashion forward line that inspires women everyday to be who they want to be. My website is stelladot.com/shirleygordon. Please have a look at the brilliant designs of Stella and Dot. Happy Shopping! Just in time for Mother’s Day and Graduation. 

  

I love peanut butter and jelly, so what could be better then a PB and J Muffin. You could use what ever jam you like in the muffins. I used strawberry jam sweetened with natural juice instead of sugar.

INGREDIENTS 

1 large banana mashed

3 tbsp natural peanut butter

1 large egg

1/2 cup milk – soy, skim, almond, rice

2 tbsp vegetable oil

1 tsp vanilla

3/4 cup cane sugar

1 1/4 whole wheat flour

1/2 cup bran flakes or corn flakes

1 1/2 tsp baking power

1/2 tsp baking soda

3 tbsp jam – strawberry, raspberry

DIRECTIONS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 12 cup muffin tray. In a large bowl mix mashed bananas, peanut butter, egg, milk, oil, vanilla and sugar. In a separate bowl stir flour, cereal, baking powder and baking soda. Mix flour mixture into banana mixture. Scoop mixture into muffin tin. Add a 1/2 tsp jam to each muffin cup. Bake for 18 – 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes to cool off and transfer to a cooling rack. Enjoy!

  

Today’s post is all about something sweet but not too sweet. This recipe is so quick and easy to make, you just have to be careful when it’s baking that you don’t burn the bottom. I’ve made it twice already. 

INGREDIENTS 

2 cups ground unsalted almonds

1 cup brown sugar

2 organic eggs, beaten 

1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

DIRECTIONS 

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a mini blender grind the almonds quite fine. Put almonds in a bowl with brown sugar, eggs and chocolate chips. Mix well. Spray a 9×12 baking pan. Spread almond mixture in pan and bake for 20 minutes. Take out and slice into squares. Put back in the oven for another 10 minutes. Make sure to check that they do not burn. Take out and let cool. Transfer to storage container. Enjoy!
  

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