Some mornings you just NEED a muffin! Chocolate Oatmeal Muffins are perfect for those mornings! Chocolate and mini chocolate chips with texture from oatmeal combine for a delicious muffin.
Strawberry Chocolate Chip Muffins are light, tender muffins filled with chocolate and sweet strawberry. Eaten warm the chocolate is melted and the strawberries soft and almost jammy.
Do you know what you are having for breakfast Christmas morning? We are having Christmas Tree Breakfast Rolls like we do every year.
Peanut butter and chocolate are a classic combination and one of my favorites so I am always looking for new ways to combine them. These delicious mini muffins do just that, combine peanut butter and mini chocolate chips into a muffin that perfectly balances the two flavors and has the added hidden boost of zucchini.
I know, I haven’t posted in forever… It’s not that I haven’t been making yummy recipes that I want to share, its just that I always forget to take pictures of the yummy food. Really and truly when I make something we are usually so anxious to eat that by the time I remember that I want to take a picture all the yumminess has been consumed and all that’s left is dirty dishes! But I’ve put my family on notice and we are going to remember to take a picture or 2 before we dig in…at least usually.
So now that that is straightened out I had to figure out what to share first and it was an easy answer …Muffins!! I love Muffins!! Plus muffins seem to be the favorite posts of mine so…. You can never have too many muffin recipes and I am always searching for that perfect muffin. That muffin that is sweet, but not too sweet and moist and tender.
It’s time to start think about holidays and baking and that got me to thinking about this poor neglected blog of mine…..so I decided that I am going to start writing it again!!! Still figuring out what changes I am going to make but for today we are starting with a yummy, easy to make quick loaf.
This loaf is my favorite flavor profile, peanut butter and chocolate, and is perfect for breakfast or an afternoon snack. The crust is almost crunchy but the inside stays moist. The peanut butter doesn’t overwhelm you but you definitely know its peanut butter and you can never go wrong by adding chocolate chips. All in all its delicious and even my husband who is not a big fan of chocolate likes it and asked me to make it again.
My Mom gave me her Desert Rose dishes when I moved and I forgot about them… now that I’ve found them I am excited to use them!!!! They remind me of Sunday dinners when I was a kid and eating in the dining room. I also just love the way they look!!! The pink roses just make me happy!!! Of course I love, love, love dishes and love having variety, different dishes for different meals or type of food. The dishes my food is on can bring back memories or just make me smile. Do you have a favorite set of dishes or dishes you use for a certain meal or food?
Enjoy!!!! Use your favorite dishes and have a sweet morning!!
I’m back!!!! It’s been forever (o.k. about a year and a half) since I blogged here but I am back and ready to start sharing my cooking adventures again. The quick version of where I’ve been – I got a full-time job, put on 15 pounds, and couldn’t figure out how to make it all fit in. I have left the job, relocated to a new state with my family and am ready to start sharing my sweet mornings and cooking adventures.
Since it has been soooooooo long since I posted something I decided that my first post had to be something wonderful!! Something amazing!!! Something chocolate (but of course)!! It had to reflect why I started this blog to begin with, making yummy food that made the mornings sweet. After much searching & tasting & experimenting I came up with this recipe, it is chocolate, it is peanut butter, it is more chocolate and it is yummy as a sweet breakfast treat or an afternoon indulgence! In other words it is exactly what I have been searching for to restart Sweet Mornings. I hope you enjoy it and it makes your morning sweet.
Muffin, muffin who’s got the muffin!! Oh wait that’s button, button but I like muffin’s so much better. My life is going through a bit of a transition (more about that another time) and my blogging has been suffering but I am attempting to get back on track.
So here is a new muffin recipe. I love mini muffins, they are bite size so when you have a few you feel satisfied but not like you are over eating. If you prefer you can make them as 12 large muffins (adjust the baking time to about 18-20 minutes).
The muffins are chocolate with a hint of peanut butter and lots of chocolate chips. The peanut butter just adds a subtle flavor to the chocolate and boosts the yum. They are delicious for an afternoon snack or as the start of a sweet morning.
⅓ cup brown sugar
⅓ cup cocoa
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
⅓ cup butter, melted
⅔ cup peanut butter
1 egg, beaten
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanillaPreheat oven to 400. Grease or line mini muffin tins.
Mix flour, brown sugar, cocoa, and baking powder.
Stir in chocolate chips.
In a separate bowl mix butter, peanut butter, egg, milk and vanilla.
Add wet mixture to dry mixture.
Stir until combined.
Spoon batter into mini muffin tins.
Bake 10-12 minutes.
Makes 36 mini muffins
Scones, for some reason I have an irrational fear of making scones. I really am not sure why because its not like I even have much to judge scones by. The only scone I remember eating is a really dy one in an airport years and years ago. I think it is because when I look at the recipe and see the phrase “cut butter into” I panic. I am not good with a pastry blender. I make a mess….and panic…..and….. but I decided to put on my big girl panties and give scones a try. I searched and searched and finally found a recipe that was sort of kind of what I was looking for… but not exactly….so I changed the ingredients to suit my tastes and they were REALLY YUMMY!!!!!!
½ cup yogurt
¼ cup milk
1 ⅔ cups flour
1 ⅓ cups oatmeal
⅓ cup sugar
1 Tbsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 cup mini chocolate chips
10 Tbsp cold butter, cut into piecesPreheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Stir together egg, yogurt, and buttermilk.
Combine flour, oatmeal, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda.
Using a pastry blender cut the butter into the dry ingredients until mixture is pebbly.
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry along with the mini chocolate chips. Stir until combined.
Knead about 10 times.
Divide in half. Pat each half into a circle and cut each circle into 6 pieces.
Place the pieces on the baking pan.
Bake 20 minutes.
NOTE: Scones may be frozen before baking, wrap individually. When baking frozen scones increase baking time for about 2 minutes.
Donut Day!!!!! I was not going to make donuts, I was tired of donuts (well not really but they were making my pants too tight so I was telling myself I was tired of donuts) and we were NOT going to eat sweets for breakfast. We were going to eat cereal and toast and other things. But then My youngest started begging for donuts, and so did her boyfriend, and another friend, and then she (my youngest) PROMISED donuts to the guidance office SOOOOOOOOOO I had to make donuts 🙂 Thank goodness because I was REALLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYY tired of cereal.
These are my favorite- peanut butter donuts with chocolate chips and a chocolate frosting. They are so moist and peanut buttery and chocolatey!!!!! A perfect donut for a sweet morning!!
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2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
2 tsp baking powder
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup brown sugar
¾ cup mini chocolate chips
2 tbsp butter, melted
¾ cup low fat plain yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm Organic)
⅓ cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup milk
Chocolate glaze frosting
Preheat oven to 375.
Spray a doughnut pan with cooking spray.
Mix together all dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder, granulated sugar, brown sugar., and mini chocolate chips.
Combine wet ingredients: melted butter, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, vanilla, and milk..
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, mix.
Spoon or pipe batter into pan.
Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Remove from pan and let cool a few minutes on wire rack.
Top with chocolate glaze frosting.
Makes 12 doughnuts
Chocolate Glaze Frosting
¾ cup chocolate chips
1 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp water
¼ cup confectioner sugar
Melt chocolate chips and butter in microwave for about 1 minute.
Stir until smooth adding a small amount of water.
Add confectioner sugar and water until it is desired consistency.