recipe: apple & banana bran muffins

Quick Apple and Banana Bran Muffins

Ingredients:

Makes 1.5 dozen

2 cups flour
1 cup bran
¾ cup brown sugar
½ cup milk
⅓ cup canola oil
¾ cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup banana, mashed
2 eggs
2 tsp cinnamon
1 ½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
⅓ tsp salt

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Stir.

2. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the remaining wet ingredients together.

3. Add the wet mixture to the dry one. Stir until thoroughly mixed.

4. Brush two muffin pans with margarine. Spoon the mixture into 18 cups, and place in the oven. Bake for approximately 18 minutes, or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Let cool before gobbling up!

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vegan blackberry and banana muffins

Ingredients:

Streusel Topping

½ cup rolled oats
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp oil
½ tsp cinnamon

Muffins

2 cups all purpose flour
½ cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy milk
⅓ cup oil
1 cup blackberries, halved
2 bananas, mashed
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
Margarine, for muffin pan

Steps:

1. In a small bowl, combine the ingredients for the streusel. Mix well, and set aside.

2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Brush each cup in a 12-cup muffin pan with margarine.

3. In a large bowl, combine all the dry ingredients for the muffins. Next, combine the remaining ingredients. Thoroughly mix.

4. Fill the pan with the muffin mixture. Top with the streusel mixture. Place in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes, or until golden brown.

5. Remove and enjoy!

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vegan oatmeal raisin cookies

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetNow that I have eliminated so many foods and food groups from my breastfeeding diet, when it comes to indulging in sweet treats, I am limited to but a few options. Certainly nothing that involves dairy or chocolate. So what’s left? Nothing that is store-bought and tastes good!

I was going through my old recipe book one day and as luck would have it, I came across my vegan oatmeal raisin cookie recipe. I used to eat these cookies on a daily basis years ago when I was still a barista at a local coffee shop. The recipe is actually inspired by one of their vegan cookie recipes, but instead of raisins, they used dairy-free chocolate chips. It’s delicious either way.

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetVegan Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetMakes 18 cookies

Ingredients:

3 bananas
2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup raisins/dairy-free chocolate chips
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup brown sugar

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSteps:

1. Stir ingredients together in a large bowl. Let stand 15 minutes.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Spoon a tablespoon full of batter into the palm of your hand. Press together, then place onto a cookie sheet.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset4. Place cookie sheet in oven. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove, let cool, and enjoy!

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetI will add that if the batter is too runny, the cookies won’t hold together. In the event that you use large bananas, be sure to add more oats so that it has a thicker consistency.

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super easy salmon burgers

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetThe idea for these salmon patties actually came from my mother-in-law. Ever since I cut out cow’s milk from my breastfeeding diet, I’ve been eating a lot more seafood in order to fulfill my intake of calcium. She had suggested that we try making these burgers not only because they are delicious, but because they are incredibly quick and easy as well. She was right.

Salmon Burgers

Makes 6 patties

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetIngredients:

2 small cans salmon
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup oil
1 egg
1 lemon
Salt
Pepper
Dill

Processed with VSCO with a4 presetSteps:

1. Drain liquid from salmon.

2. Combine salmon, egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and dill in a medium-sized bowl. Form into patties, and set aside.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset3. Heat oil in a large skillet. Add patties. Sprinkle with lemon, and until brown on either side, approximately 10 minutes.

Processed with VSCO with a4 preset4. Once browned, remove and add to burger. Garnish and devour these simple yet savoury creations.

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make these : rhubarb muffins

Rhubarb Muffins - 3A few days before having Remy, I made two batches of rhubarb muffins. I wanted to have a somewhat healthy yet filling snack on hand since I knew that I would have next to no time to prepare any once she was home. These certainly did the trick, and they were so delicious! I just can’t get enough of rhubarb.

Rhubarb Muffins - 8Rhubarb Muffins

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup milk
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups chopped rhubarb
1 egg
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp melted butter
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line muffin tray.

2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat the brown sugar, oil, egg, vanilla and milk with an electric mixer until smooth. Pour in the dry ingredients and mix by hand just until blended. Stir in the rhubarb.

3. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, filling almost to the top. In a small bowl, stir together the melted butter, white sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle about 1 teaspoon of this mixture on top of each muffin.

4. Bake for approximately 25 minutes. Let cool and serve.

Rhubarb Muffins - 7For more rhubarb recipes, you can find my rhubarb cake recipe here, and rhubarb mush here.

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  • Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I live on the Canadian prairies with my husband, daughter, and animals. Welcome!
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  • In just 3 short days, @omgkersh gets to come home for 3 full (and equally short) days. He has been gone for only 3 weeks. In that amount of time, Remy has learned a few more words, has gone from waking at 5:30 am to now 7:30 am, and goes to sleep at 9 pm instead of 8 pm. She has begun to have tantrums, was babysat 5 times, and she no longer needs me for nap time. The most astonishing thing is that she nearly doubled the amount of teeth in her mouth by getting 3 more! I also had to put Holly to sleep, and to deal with some family issues. On top of all of that, Geoffrey will be gone for an additional 3 weeks until he is home for good. I'm hoping (and praying) that the remaining time that he is away will go much smoother than it did. Lord, give me strength. And coffee. And friends. Some little girl has been throwing tantrums alllllllll morning. In other news, I finally found a chair for this space. Now I just need art for the walls. Any suggestions?
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