Today is my Think Food Thursday ~
A yummy recipe, a favorite food, a helpful food tip ~ shared from my kitchen to yours! I am definitely an amateur chef =) (hardly a chef but I like the title!!) But hey ~ I have a few yummy recipes and tips up my sleeve! Remember my rule breaking post? Well… remember I rarely follow a recipe ~ I change them ~ attempting to add my own heart healthy flare to it! I will only share my successful attempts ~ promise!! One day when I am more organized ~ I will shout out all the delicious food recipes you shared with me ~ with your permission of course!! I love food! and photographs!! Hope you don’t mind the pictures ~ I am a hands on learner ~ I watched The Pioneer Woman on TV cooking ~ and learned she does this in her cookbook ~ the picture thing ~ honest I am not a copycat ~ I had no idea until yesterday!! Its a good thing to be like her~ right!! Besides ~ she is a WAY better cook than I! I need to go buy her cookbook!! anywho ~ hope the picture cooking doesn’t bug y’all!
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins!
1 3/4 cup All Purpose Whole White Wheat Flour
1 tsp. Pumpkin Pie Spice (trader joes)
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups Zucchini shredded
1/4 cup oil
(I used Lighter Bake – prunes & applesauce)
1 tsp. Pure Vanilla extract
1/3 Cup finely chopped nuts
Directions: Mix dry ingredients, mix wet ingredients, mix them together, bake and eat! LOL!
Muffins baked at 355 for 12-15 minutes.
Mini Loaf baked at 355 for 15-20 minutes?
Last Minute M&M’s are optional! The baby M&M’s make my kids smile when I offer muffins!! =)
some of y’all caught me trying to sneak those in to not take away from the ‘heart healthy’ – ish – ness of them!! ha ha!
Ready for the picture tutorial?
3o seconds later… viola!
If your kids are like mine ~ you “hide” nuts in your baking!!
The baked goods!
Seriously, they still crack me up! That was not planned!! The judges had a hard time taking a bite =)
Happy Baking Everyone! Hope your judges like them!
ONE day I will post before 8 am East Coast time … really … I will!! Right now I am happy to post once a day during the week! Weekends are family fun ~ so those days are hit and miss!