Monday, August 25, 2014

Fall = Baking

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Sometimes I find a recipe that even this constant recipe tweaker can't improve is just that good! Yesterday I tried 2 recipes that fit the bill (unheard of!) and I have to share them with you. I don't know about you, but here on the Eastern Shore, the summer has been pretty mild. Yesterday it was a lovely 62 degrees when I woke up, so I threw open the windows and started baking.

What? That's not your first reaction to cooler weather?

I had been wanting to try these "Toddler Muffins" for my daughter and yesterday was the perfect time to do it.  The muffins did not disappoint and she LOVES them. They're full of great stuff for her too, whole wheat flour, applesauce, yogurt, pumpkin, carrots, the list goes on and on. I have a 2-year-old who, for some reason, gets a little freaked over big food, so I make a lot of recipes bite-sized for her to save me from constantly cutting things up.

Silicone muffin pans have been my saving grace of late, and the mini ones were perfect for the toddler muffins.  She scarfed 3 down as a snack and probably would have gone for more if I hadn't made her slow down! You can really add anything to these muffins, shredded zucchini would be fantastic or throw in some raisins, craisins or nuts if your kids dig it.

Check out the recipe, courtesy of the Real Life Dinner blog: The Best Toddler Muffins

The second recipe I baked up is not even slightly healthy, but incredibly deilicious. Its an Amish-style cinnamon quick bread that is shockingly addicting. Don't question it, just bake up a couple loaves of this stuff immediately! It's perfect with tea or coffee and works as a dessert to...basically eat it all day long!

Check out the recipe, courtesy of the Red Fly Creations blog: Amazing Amish Cinnamon Bread

All the kids in our county are starting school today so that means a morning at the playground for me and my kiddo who isn't in school yet, I'm psyched for fall for so many reasons and can't wait for this cooler weather to set in and stay!

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