Friday, 5 May 2017

Friday Favorites #1

Friday Favorites: 

1.  Wrapping paper from Winners!  Seriously, running out of wrapping paper and having to go pick out a few more rolls.  It's seriously so fun and exciting.  I also love wrapping presents.  My kids do too but they aren't as good as me and so I sometimes do it at school so I know it's done perfectly.  I know, I know, I am the worst mom ever but i have zero shame when it comes to my wrapping game.  I wrap every single gift unless it is just an impossible shape in which i can't.  Those gifts make me sad.

2.  These Banana Zucchini Chocolate Chip Muffins.  These were a huge hit for everybody but Finley which Penelope proclaimed that her portion was hers.  She ate 10 muffins yesterday after school when I was putting laundry away.  Recipe below the photo!!

Banana Zucchini Muffins 

2 cups shredded zucchini 
½ cup mashed ripe banana
¼ cup melted and cooled coconut oil
¼ cup honey or pure maple syrup (I used pure maple syrup)
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs (room temperature)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp kosher salt 
2 cups whole wheat flour 
⅓ cup semi sweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line muffin tin with muffin cups or spray with a  cooking spray 
  2. Grate zucchini, then squeeze with paper towel to remove as much excess water as possible.  Repeat as needed.
  3. Melt coconut oil and let cool to room temperature. 
  4. In the bowl of a mixer, beat together the banana,  honey, brown sugar, coconut oil and vanilla until smooth
  5. Add eggs and make sure they are room temperature or the coconut oil may resolidify.  Beat again.  
  6. Sprinkle cinnamon, baking powder and soda and salt over top of the batter and then mix to combine. 
  7. Sprinkle in flour then mix on low speed just until flour disappears.  By hand, fold in chocolate chips.  
  8. Scoop batter into muffin tins and let bake for 20 - 25 minutes.  Let cool for 5 minus in the muffin tin and then take out and allow to completely cool.  

3.  This popcorn that I found at Winners on Tuesday when I was waiting in line to pay for my other items.  I am sucker for anything with truffle salt or oil and I was not disappointed by any means.  I would offer you a sample of mine but it is too good to share.  I actually hid it from Greg and the girls because I didn't want to share hahaha.

That is all my favourites for this week, check back next Friday!

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