Monday, July 13, 2015

Healthy Treats: Muffin, Muffin and Energy Bites

Two post in one day! WOW! Lucky you! There are so many changes going on and I promise to get to them later this week but first I wanted to share these yummy treats with you. Pictured below are Flourless Banana Peanut Butter Muffins, Oat Flour Fruit Muffins and Energy Bites. All are yummy and good for you! 

Flourless Banana Peanut Butter Muffins
These are an adaptation from 
 2 bananas
2 large eggs
1 cup peanut butter ( I used creamy)
6 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon coconut or rum extract (if you don't like either one, you can just add 1 more tablespoon vanilla extract)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Cinnamon to taste
Chocolate chips (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a blender, combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips.
Your mixture will be thin, pourable. 
Line a medium muffin pan with cupcake liners
From your blender, pour batter about 3/4 of a the way up
If you want chocolate chips, add chips to the top of the muffin
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean
Let cool and put in your belly! 

Oat Flour Fruit Muffin:
2 cups oat flour 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup vanilla almond milk
1/4 cup maple syrup 
Fresh or frozen fruit (I used a frozen berry mix)
1/8 teaspoon (just a dash) of butter extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Mix all the ingredients, including the fruit 
Line a medium muffin pan with cupcake liners
Pour dough (it will have a funky consistency) about 3/4 of the way up. This is will not rise, so you can even fill it up to the top
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean

Energy Bites 
These bites are great for a quick snack. OMP loves them with chocolate chips, I love them with extra coconut and fruit. 
2 cups dried oatmeal (DO NOT COOK IT!)
1/2  cup unsweetened coconut
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup honey
1/2 chopped dried cranberries
1/2 cup small chocolate chips
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients. You may want to use your hands to mix everything up. Once all the ingredients are combined, roll into small balls and place in a tupperware container. Place in freezer until you are ready to eat or take them with you. They will soften up when they are out of the freezer but will not crumble. 

There ya go! Three yummy snacks that you can feel good about when you are feeding your pie hole! 

Craftster Quickies: Unpaper Towels

I have been wanting to make these towels forever! Lola is getting older and older and accidents are bound to happen. We were going through paper towels like well....Lola was going through water. Throw in two boy dogs and the messes were getting out of hand. As a novice seamstress, these towels were so easy to make. Check out the video and make some up today! 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Scrappy Dog Sunday: The Sleepy Edition

YAAAAAWWWWWN! Winter is a time for sleeping! We need to save up our energy for spring and summer squirrel chasing.

Looks like the Pedersen boys had a bit too much fun on Christmas....

Don't bother me...I'm sleeping. It is very exhausting being so cute. 

Other puppies make the best pillows. Lola sleeps where Lola wants. 

In completely unrelated news, it has been very cold here so we got Iggy a sweater. I left for work and he was not happy about his clothing options, but he was warm.
I came home 4 hours later to a nekkid Iggy. Excuse me sir, this house is not a clothing optional beach resort.

Oh well, back to sleep for a few months.