Okay, you guys. I’ve been talking about these muffins since I made Baked Carrot Cake Oatmeal a couple of weeks ago. Once I started adding veggies to breakfast, I’ve wanted to throw them into everything! Which is how these delicious carrot cake muffins (made with sweet potato!) came about. So let’s bake some!
Do you like french fries?
Okay, that was pretty much a rhetorical question. I’ve met very few people who don’t eat them or like them, so I’m assuming you enjoy french fries. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be here. So let’s make some incredible oil-free french fries for a healthier twist on this fast food classic.
Last year, my dog’s birthday rolled around and I wanted to make her something delicious. I celebrate my dogs’ birthdays more than I celebrate my own, so I knew I needed to make her something delicious from scratch. Yeah, I love baking, and it’s mostly because I love to feed everyone. It’s how I show people I care. So I had to make G something yummy. And I’ll be making these again tomorrow for her birthday (her 10th!!) this year. Here’s the result!
I’m back to having too many bananas and making new foods. Haha! But it’s all good because this one is delicious. I made them two different ways and I loved them both. So you’ll have to decide for yourself or try your own way! There are lots of options here. Anything can happen with the base recipe for these banana muffins. So here’s what I tried today (and super loved)!
For the first time in a long time, I made something without bananas!! But there is still fruit in these. Dates to the rescue! They’re amazing at sweetening food without using processed and refined sugars. Basically, they’re nature’s candy. Ooey and gooey, they’re like caramel. And I love them. So much. Especially when they’re baked with other things to make donuts! This is a great base to work with, and they can be customized so easily. I can’t wait to try more stuff with them. But, for now, I shall eat.
Surprise, surprise–this recipe didn’t start with an abundance of ripe bananas! It’s a first. This time, it was a plethora of sweet potatoes. I’ve made chocolate cake and frosting with sweet potatoes before, but I had some left over and wanted to use it up to make something else with cacao. Because I’m obsessed with chocolate stuff right now (baked brownie oats, fudgy cookies, and ice cream bites). So I figured why not make some kind of pudding with sweet potatoes. But it turned out more like mousse when I tried Naturally Nutrious‘s recipe. Um, YUM! I hope you enjoy!
I think you can take a guess as to how this story starts out. Bananas. So many ripe bananas! So I took to my Pinterest page (where I have vegan breakfast, lunch/dinner, dessert, and snack/beverage pins GALORE! Even Instant Pot recipe pins!) to find something that could help use up these bananas. Something that preferably wasn’t muffins or bread. I make enough of those as it is. So I found these on One Green Planet! They’re super easy and really yummy. And they last in the freezer for quite a while! So I don’t have to worry about eating them all right away. Haha.
So it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with fudgy brownie oatmeal. Like, seriously obsessed. Like, eat-it-every-single-day obsessed. Can’t-get-enough obsessed. It’s so freaking good. 🙂 And, just like the fudgy brownie baked oatmeal, it’s super customizable! You can add applesauce or date paste instead of maple syrup for sweetness. You can add nuts or chocolate chips for more crunch. And you can easily freeze these instead to make no-bake cookies. Seriously, so easy. Do whatever you want with these. It’s your life. LIVE IT. Because chocolate is the way to live.
This one is another awesome recipe from Dana at Minimalist Baker. I made it and love it. Ideas of how to further customize are already floating around in my brain. I didn’t add chocolate chips like she did, but I did eat it like a bowl of cereal with almond milk. So good! It’d be great for parfaits too!
You guys. I always have a lot of bananas. I put bananas in smoothies, I freeze them to make ice cream, and I make a lot of banana bread muffins. Like, seriously. Inviting me to a party? Plan on having some banana bread muffins. I buy too many bananas so I don’t run out, but I end up having more than I need, so when they start to turn super brown, I make muffins. And they’re usually this flavor: chocolate chip!