Friday, May 18, 2012

Healthy Morning Muffins + Sunshine

Slow and summery summed up our day.
This morning while I was working on a few lists on the back porch the big two
curled up in the hammock with their magnadoodles.
Do your kids have a magnadoodle?
They sat drawing like this for about an hour until it was time for a morning snack.
Which I might add was the most DELICIOUS muffins I have ever tasted!
My friend Katie shared the recipe with me.
It's a Martha Stewart recipe... so obviously it's going to be good!
The muffins are packed with all sorts of good stuff...
carrots, raisins and bananas.
Katie substituted applesauce for the egg and said it was delish!
Next time I'm going to add walnuts for a little crunch.
And honestly a little canned pumpkin would taste good in them too!

What's up for your weekend?
We spent our evening in the town next to us.
Mexican food for dinner followed by a run to Walmart for a beach umbrella and beach towels.
Last summer we didn't spend alot of time on the lake since Cade was still a newborn.
This summer we plan on soaking up as much of the lake as we can.
I'm so thankful for this season of our life.
Never in a million years would I have thought we would live by a lake.
The Lord has been so good to's such a treat!
Have a great weekend and I'll be back next week with a report on my homemade laundry detergent.
I'm doing laundry as we speak...we'll see if it comes out clean;)
Happy weekend friends!

Healthy Morning Muffins


1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
                                1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large egg
1/3 cup skim milk
4 medium carrots, shredded
1 medium ripe banana, mashed

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a 12-cup muffin pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, nutmeg, and salt until there are no lumps. Stir in oats and raisins. Add oil, egg, milk, carrots, and banana and stir until blended.
  2. Fill each muffin cup with 1/4 cup batter. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a muffin comes out clean, 23 to 25 minutes. Serve muffins warm or at room temperature


  1. I get muffins like this from a local coffee shop. They are called Morning Glory muffins there. They are THE BEST MUFFIN EVER!

  2. Yep -- these look delicious. Gonna hafta try this recipe. :) Love the hammock cuddles too.

  3. The part about making lists on the porch made me smile because I am a list lover to the max. Sounds like an afternoon of bliss to me!
    How cool that you live next to a lake. It's going to be a great summer!
    Those muffins look so tasty!!
    Have such a wonderful weekend my friend!

  4. These muffins look so good; did the kids love them too?

    I have a recipe for homemade laundry detergent too that I plan to try out as soon as I run out of our detergent from the store. Can't wait to hear how yours worked!

  5. Those muffins look so delicious. I'd love to start my morning with one of those. Have a great weekend!

  6. Is this a morning glory muffin? They look like it. Yum!

  7. That hammock was a great find. I can tell your children love it.

  8. Hi! Stopping over from the Blog Hop! I can't wait to try those muffins! Sounds like it was a great day!!