Category Archives: Snacks

Very Apple Streusel Muffins and Why I’m Happy today

apple muffins

apple muffins

apple muffins

Hi everyone! Pardon me for the lack of posting, I’ve just been so busy! I get some evenings off after work, but I’m usually so tired out from work that I don’t want to move at all! So that’s why I haven’t been posting: because I’m too tired to move my fingers. I’m sorry, it’s a terrible excuse, but at least I’m not lying! I would never lie to you guys πŸ™‚

Today though, I told myself to suck it up and write this post. You guys have been nothing but nice to me and I think you deserve another recipe πŸ™‚

Shall we talk about why I’m super happy today? Yea, let’s start with the better news first!

So today…. I REACHED 76 VIEWS!! I know that’s barely anything, but it’s the most views I’ve ever gotten! Thank you so much you guys! It’s all you! I really really wouldn’t be here without you! You have no idea how happy it makes me every time you guys view my homepage and click on my other recipes and leave a comment! I run around the house screaming “I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT I GOT A COMMENT!” or “I GOT 76 VIEWS, 76 76 76 76 76!” depending on the circumstances πŸ™‚ Just ask my siblings, I go CRAZYY when it comes to blogging.

So thank you, again. You guys are awesome, seriously πŸ™‚

Now on to the muffins!

I was craving me some baked goodies, but I didn’t want to eat something unhealthy. So I started with making some applesauce, to see if that could satisfy my cravings without having to whip out a mixer preheat my oven.

The applesauce was awesome! I never made it before because I never realized how easy it is! All you do is boil some apples and water for about 15 mins and there you have it!

While it was good, it can’t compare to CARBS for satisfying my sweet tooth. Since I had so much applesauce leftover I decided to make some apple muffins!

I found various recipes and then kinda tweaked them all to create my very own. I’m usually not one to experiment in the kitchen. I make mistakes even when I am following recipes, so imagine how disastrous it could be if I decided to make my own recipes!! lol!

But I was feeling daring πŸ˜‰ so I went ahead and whipped up the muffins. And contrary to my expectations, they turned out really well! These muffins are good for the soul, yenno what they say: an apple a day keeps the doctor away! I live by that, and so should you πŸ™‚

*note: make these healthier by leaving out the oil/replacing it with more applesauce and leaving out the streusel

an apple a day keeps the doctor away


Very Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients
2 cups AP flour

1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce *this may be more liquid than needed
1/4 cup vegetable oilΒ 
1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed)
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
2 cups chopped apples

For the streusel:
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp AP flour
1/8 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp butter

How To

1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F

2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt

3. Beat the applesauce, oil, Β both sugars, and eggs until smooth

4. Splash in the vanilla, then stir in the apples. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until JUST incorporated

5. Making the streusel: in a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon. Cut in the butter until the butter is scattered in small lumps.Β 

6. Sprinkle the streusel over the muffins and bake for 15-20 mins. Cool 5 mins in pan before removing.

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Chocolate PB Love

I had the most amazing day yesterday.

To sum it up, here are the things that rocked my world yesterday:

1. Sunshine. i love the sun, sun makes me glow with happiness

2. no work. i asked a coworker to take my shift so I could sleep in til 9 30 am. I can’t sleep in past 10am, am I weird?

3. mom bought me lunch!

4. watched tangled with my sister. it was funny, it was beautiful, it was classic disney πŸ™‚

5. I went for a run in the sun and did a little a dance at the track to celebrate the end of rain. I’m hoping no one saw that

6. I refueled with some chocolatey PB goodness.

This is where I come in and talk about how good these chocoPB Β “chews” are, cuz y’all probably dying to know. You ready?

THEY WERE AWESOME! So good, in fact, that I ate the whole batch all by myself in under 30 mins.

Imma make another batch tmr and try to top myself.

Self-improvement ya know?

And an excuse to eat more of these πŸ™‚

Oh and I may or may not have licked the bowl afterwards.


Chocolate PB Chews
adapted from: Oh She Glows

Ingredients

1/4 c natural PB
2 tbsp semi sweet chocolate chips
3 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp cocoa
1 c rice krispie cereal

How To

1. put Β PB, chocolate chips, vanilla, and honey in a microwavable bowl. Microwave for 45 secs and stir til completely melted and combined.

2. add cocoa and stir. now add the rice krispies.

3. damp hands and roll the batter into balls. ahaha balls. sorry, back to being 18, roll them into spheres

4. place spheres onto a plate/tray lined with wax paper and freeze for about 5 mins.

5. take em out of the freezer and dig in!

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