Chocolate Banana Muffins

Chocolate for breakfast?  Yes, but don’t panic because these muffins are low in fat and calories!   Finally, a tasty muffin that I can eat and not feel guilty about it. These muffins are the perfect combination of banana bread and chocolate decadence.     🙂 Chocolate Banana Muffins Recipe (Makes 12 standard size muffins) Ingredients: 1 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup low fat buttermilk 1 large egg 1/3 cup honey 2 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 and 1/2 cups mashed …

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Homemade Granola

Granola is awesome.  Yup, that’s a fact.     😉   Let’s see.  It’s tasty and it can be eaten in a variety of ways to suit your mood. I used to eat store-bought granola all the time until I started reading labels.  Many of the ones in the store are full of sugar, fat, and processed ingredients.  What?!  I was shocked.  A food that is typically sold as “healthy” isn’t always so.  That taught me it is important to read food labels.  Most store-bought granola isn’t doing me any favors on my weight loss journey, so I stopped eating …

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Strawberry Muffins With Crumb Topping

I think I’m obsessed with muffins.  Wait, let me re-phrase that…I AM obsessed with muffins!  I have been eating them for breakfast every day lately.  It’s not the worst thing in the world to eat for breakfast, right?     😉 My husband tells me that I’m basically eating a cupcake without frosting.  Oooh, frosting on muffins.  He may be on to something.  Can I consider this a low calorie cupcake then since there is no frosting ?     😉 I don’t have a favorite one yet but these strawberry muffins come pretty close.   Maybe I should re-name these the “Incredible Strawberry Muffins.”  That’s …

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Eggs in Hash Brown Nests

Happy Sunday!  I adore watching Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, on the Food Network because she has so many great recipes, like these Eggs in Hash Brown Nests.    She is an amazing photographer and I love visiting her blog to see her gorgeous pictures.  She inspires me to try new recipes and to try new things for my own blog, like how to style my food blog pictures. Today I’m serving up a breakfast for two using just two traditional breakfast ingredients.   You can’t get more simple than that. Eggs in Hash Brown Nests Recipe (Serves 1) Ingredients: 1 egg 1/4 cup …

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Classic Banana Bread

I had a couple of bananas that were on their way out the door and I didn’t want to throw them away.  So I decided to make my favorite banana bread with them.  I could have slathered it with a tasty icing of some sort or used some sweet chocolate chips in it.  Trust me, with my sweet tooth I was ready to do just that but I decided to keep it simple and classic today.     🙂 Classic and easy are two great words to describe this banana bread recipe.  There are few ingredients in this recipe and …

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