Double Chocolate Banana Muffins

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These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are moist and fluffy with perfect crackly tops. Made in only one bowl, these are the best homemade chocolate muffins!

Get ready for the best chocolate muffins recipe! Just so you know, I do not use the word “best” lightly. When I say something is the “best”, I truly believe it. These Double Chocolate Banana Muffins are perfect.

Specifically, texture is out of this world! The exterior of the muffins is crackly while the interior is perfectly moist. These are not dry or gummy. Plus, the chocolate flavor really shines. You won’t find muted chocolate flavor in these muffins! In fact, it has two kinds of chocolate.

Full credit for this recipe goes to Tracy at Baking Mischief. She really knows her stuff! Recently, I have been scouring her site and drooling over all her yummy recipes. Most of her recipes are small-batch recipes for one or two people which I love!

I adapted Tracy’s muffin recipe by doubling the ingredients to make 12 muffins instead of 5. I also modified the ingredients slightly. If you want to make my recipe as is, you can. Or you can still cut it in half to make a smaller batch of muffins.

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Healthy Pumpkin Spice Frappe

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A budget-friendly and healthy Pumpkin Spice Frappe bursting with the fall flavors you love, like real pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, that’s only 75 calories!

In case you’ve never had it, a pumpkin spice frappe is made by blending coffee ice cubes, milk, and sweetener with classic fall flavors like pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice. To make it even more special, top it with whipped cream and extra pumpkin pie spice.

There’s a reason there’a cult following around this combination. It’s absolutely delicious and addicting. Plus, it feels like fall is giving you a warm hug! Thankfully, with this recipe, you won’t have to wait until fall to have this drink. Now, you can make it whenever the craving hits. With a little prep work, it only takes 5 minutes to make.

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings Gooey Interior

Stuff and bake crescent rolls with pumpkin, spices, sugar, butter, and cream cheese for the easiest and most delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings!

When I first heard of making dumplings with prepared crescent dough, it sounded disgusting. Soggy and flavorless dumplings? No, thank you! Thankfully, that’s not how these turn out at all.

Instead, something magical happens in the oven. As the crescent rolls bake, the outsides caramelize to create a crispy exterior. In addition, the delicious filling becomes creamy and gooey. It’s the perfect contrast!

Specifically, these Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dumplings are great for breakfast or dessert! For easy entertaining, try making them in advance. Your friends and family will never guess how quick preparation is. It will be our little secret! You can just rake in all the compliments and watch the dumplings disappear.

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins

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Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins on Baking Rack

Bake light and airy Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins in the air fryer or the oven. Then, roll in melted butter and cinnamon sugar for a healthier sweet treat!

Is it a donut? Is it a muffin? It’s both. It’s a #muffnut, or a #duffin. These Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins such a fun mash up combining some of the best elements of a donut and a muffin.

Your house will smell like a bakery as you make these Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Donut Muffins! The inside of the muffins is light and airy. After brushing them with butter and rolling in cinnamon sugar, they taste like a donut made at a bakery.

When air fried, they are healthier and have fewer calories. No deep fryer needed here! Although, if you don’t have an air fryer, I provide oven cooking instructions too.

They would be perfect for breakfast, brunch, snack, or dessert! I dare you to just eat one!

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One Bowl Banana Bread | Better than Starbucks

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One Bowl Banana Bread Slices with Cream Cheese

Make easy one bowl banana bread with butter, instead of oil, to provide better flavor. Top with walnuts and sugar to mimic the yummy topping from Starbucks.

Ever had overripe bananas sitting on your counter and wondered what to do with them? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Instead of throwing those browned or blacked bananas away, make this One Bowl Banana Bread!

In the process of finding my favorite banana bread, I have made many, and this is my favorite one! Here’s a few reasons why:

  • It is made with a quick bread method meaning you only need one bowl, no mixer, and no yeast! Additionally, the ingredients are simple, and I usually always have them on hand.
  • The flavor of this banana bread is so much better because it uses butter instead of oil. I also love the hint of cinnamon.
  • If you decide to add the sugar and walnut topping, it tastes better than Starbuck’s Banana Bread. Plus, it’s a whole lot less expensive!

When I was in school, I made this one bowl banana bread on the weekends. That way, I would have a quick and easy breakfast during the week.

I still love making this for breakfast meal prep. And, I will often double the recipe, and freeze and save one loaf for later use!

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Instant Pot Yogurt | Easy Cold Start Method

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Instant Pot Yogurt - Cold Start Method | Tangy, creamy, and easy homemade Instant Pot yogurt only requires 2-ingredients and requires no boiling! You'll never buy store-bought yogurt again!

Tangy, creamy, and easy homemade Instant Pot yogurt only requires 2-ingredients and requires no boiling! You’ll never buy store-bought yogurt again!

Have you ever thought about making your own yogurt? Making homemade yogurt can often be less expensive than buying store bought. Plus, homemade yogurt tastes fresh, creamy, and clean tasting.

Using the Instant Pot’s cold start or quick start method takes all the guess work out of making yogurt at home. It’s practically fool proof and only requires two ingredients!

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Low-Carb German Pancakes

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Low Carb German Pancakes

Low-Carb/Keto German Pancakes with 1 g of net carbs that taste even better than the original!

German Pancakes (also known as Dutch Baby Pancakes) are egg-cellent during any time of the year for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dessert!

They leave such an impression right out of the oven with their inflated sides and creamy, custardy middles. Plus, they come together with 6 ingredients in less than 10 minutes with about 15-20 minutes of cooking time.

In my experience, it’s rare for a low-carb version of a dish to be better than the original. Dare I say, this low-carb version German pancakes of is BETTER than original version made with all-purpose flour? The low-carb ingredients used create magic in the pan. The browned butter mixes with the almond flour to give a toasty, slightly nutty flavor. I would eat these any day over the version with all-purpose flour!

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SPAM Musubi Rolls | Meal Prep

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Spam Musubi Rolls With Sauce

SPAM musubi rolls made with low-sodium SPAM, rice, nori, egg and a teriyaki-style marinade. Perfect for an on-the-go snack or breakfast. 

Hawaiian residents have the highest per capita consumption of SPAM in the United States.

Lovegren, Sylvia (2005). Fashionable food: seven decades of food fads.

When my brother lived in Hawaii, I asked him what one of his favorite things to eat was. He said he really liked SPAM musubi rolls. I’d never heard of them before, and I was intrigued. Although, it wasn’t until several years later until I would actually get to try one, and they are delicious! Once I tried one, I knew I had to learn how to create it at home.

The most common kind of SPAM musubi roll is made with three or four ingredients: SPAM, rice, nori (made from seaweed), and sauce or seasoning. Personally, I love the rolls that include egg and a teriyaki-style marinade.

SPAM musubi rolls sound like a weird combination of ingredients that don’t make sense, but it tastes SO good when you eat it. My husband tells me how good his body feels after eating it. At the end of this post, you can find the recipe for my take on SPAM musubi rolls.

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Peachy Oat Cups | Meal Prep

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Meal Prepped Peachy Oat Cups with Low Carb Strawberry Yogurt on a Blue Plate and Side Spoon

Peachy oat cups are one of my favorite breakfasts to meal prep. They come together in less than 10 minutes with only 20 minutes of cook time. Although, you don’t only have to eat these for breakfast. Peachy oat cups make a great snack or dessert too!

My favorite way to eat them is warm right out of the oven or reheated in the microwave for 1 minute.

I love pairing this with different flavors of a low-carb yogurt I find at my local Kroger store (Smith’s in Utah). The image above shows the peachy oat cups paired with CarbMaster strawberry yogurt.

Pairing the yogurt and the peachy oat cups provides such amazing differences in texture. From the soft peaches, crunchy sweet oats, and tangy and creamy yogurt, your taste buds will be dancing.

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Egg, Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bagel

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The key to any mouth-watering bagel sandwich starts with the bagel. My local Kroger store (Smith’s in Utah) freshly bakes several varieties of bagels every morning; these bagels are soft, full of flavor, and very inexpensive (~$0.60 per bagel). The convenience of a nearby delicious bagel that doesn’t cost an arm and a leg–makes these bagels hard to beat!

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