The Yummiest GF Banana Muffins

Happy New Year, folks! I always have big plans to hit the ground running in the new year… and then something always happens to lay me low for a couple of weeks.  Last year it was a rib contusion from a random trapezing accident, and this year it’s just a good old-fashioned cold.

Maybe this is God’s way of telling me to just chill out…  that my new year actually starts on January 15!

So in that case I’m still a couple of days ahead……

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Pumpkin Applesauce Muffins

Hello friends! These pumpkin applesauce muffins remind me of fall… even though autumn is not really an official “season” here in Philippines.  We like to pretend it is, though, and it’s easy to do when a typhoon rolls through and it gets dark and stormy like it did this past week.  If the air-con is turned up high enough, we can cuddle up under a cozy blanket, watch the winds outside, and think to ourselves it must be cold enough to turn on the oven and bake something….

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Chocolate Zucchini Almond Muffins

These chocolate zucchini almond muffins are a BRAND. NEW. RECIPE.  As in, I’ve only made them twice in my life.  And I feel desperate to share them with you immediately, even though my most recent post was also for a breakfast item.  But as our mothers will tell us, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  I take this to heart…

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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins

Hello friends!  It’s almost the last day of the year, and I had thoughts of writing you all a grand and reflective post called “The Best of 2016” linking up your favourite recipes of the past 12 months and waxing poetic on how much the blog has grown.

But to be honest, the blog actually hasn’t grown that much over the past year… and I’m ok with that.  I’ve had zero advertisers and zero sponsored posts… and I’m ok with that, too.  I suppose you would say I’ve redefined my vision of “success” for this little space on the Internet.  Sure, it would be great to have…

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Apple Carrot Flax Muffins

Apple Carrot Flax Muffins

Maybe I’m imagining things, but I think it’s been a wee bit cooler here these past couple of days… as in, I had to put on a sweater whilst working in my air-conditioned kitchen! But hey, I’ll take what I can get, and go ahead and call it “fall.”.

Fall is my favourite season, you know.  It must have something to do with the apples, which, if you really pressed me on it, would have to be my choice in the “if-you-could-only-eat-one-fruit-for-the-rest-of-your-life” game.  Not that I would ever want to play this game… it’s just representative of how much I like apples.  They’re perfect to me: beautiful, crunchy, sweet, noisy, juicy, portable, and they go in everything….

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Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins

Vegan Blueberry Banana Muffins

It’s July, friends, and US grocery stores are just bursting with summer blueberries.  I wonder if this in honour of US Independence Day on July 4?  I’m not really sure, and I’m not sure I care either… as long as I can get my fill of blueberries for the duration of my stay here… and for these yum-o blueberry banana muffins….

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One-Bowl Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

Not that I’m ever giving up on my beloved banana oat cookies… but sometimes I just want to sink my teeth into a soft muffin for breakfast. And if those muffins can be made in one bowl with fewer than 10 ingredients, that’s gonna make my day, even more so if they involve the combination of peanut butter and banana.

Peanut Butter Banana Muffins

These guys came about when I was pondering what to do with my umpteenth batch of almond pulp from making my homemade almond milk.  I’ve done just about everything with it… …

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Chocolate Orange Almond Muffins

Chocolate Orange Almond Muffins

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve loved the flavour combination of chocolate and orange.  Baskin-Robbins used to make a flavour called Dark Chocolate Orange, and it was so dark it was almost black, really great I’m sure for my mother to try to clean off my face when I was finished.  But from the moment I put my tongue to that cute little pink taster spoon, I was hooked.  Rich dark chocolate colliding with the tangy sweet orange on my taste buds… well, it was like a flavour burst from heaven to my 5-year-old imagination.  But alas, Baskin-Robbins stopped making this flavour… …

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Coconut Berry Muffins

These gorgeous muffins are vegan!

These gorgeous muffins are vegan!

I’m back in the land of berries!!!  Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries… I can’t get enough.  As much as I love mangoes, nothing can compare to all this sweet-tart berry goodness.  Just look at these beauties, doesn’t it make you drool??

So perfectly juicy and delicious!

So perfectly juicy and delicious!

So today we’re gonna have an East-meets-West, “tropics + cool climate = awesome” type of recipe.  It’s the coconut blueberry muffins I presented in one of my cooking classes this past spring, but now with …

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