Breakfast

Butternut Squash Muffins and Narwhals

I love butternut squash and I love muffins. So I combined them. I don’t know why I didn’t think to do it sooner!

Butternut Squash Muffins

Ingredients:
1 cup butternut squash, pureed
3/4 cup milk
2/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup oil
1 Tbs lemon juice
3 Tbs maple syrup
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400* and coat a muffin tin with cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, mix together the wet ingredients (butternut puree through maple syrup).
3. In a small bowl, mix together the dry ingredients (flour through nutmeg).
4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into muffin tin.
5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until done. Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

Ready for something really random? 

I saw this on a friend’s Instagram the other day and it made me laugh. It made me laugh because up until last year, I thought narwhals were fake, just like unicorns…

I was in a book store, looking at National Geographic animal picture books with Jimmy (yeah… we’re that cool), and I saw a picture of narwhals. I was like “Wow, they made those narwhals look so real! Technology amazes me!” Jimmy looked at me really weirdly and explained that narwhals are real. Then he laughed at me for a few minutes because I was so excited to find out that little fact.

It’s the little things in life 😉

Fall Recipes

It’s official. Fall is here. Time to share some of my favorite fall recipes!

Breakfast:
Pumpkin Smoothie
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Peanut Butter Granola

Lunch/Dinner:
6-Ingredient Turkey Soup
Butternut Squash Soup Rosemary Chicken Sweet Potato-Lentil Stew

Dessert:
Chocolate Reese’s Pieces Cookies
Fluffy Peanut Butter Cookies Peanut Butter Corn Flake Bars
Vegan Oatmeal Cookies*

What are some of your favorite fall recipes? [If I had to pick one from each of my categories above, I would pick: pumpkin pancakes, butternut squash soup, and the fluffy peanut butter cookies.]

Bible verse of the day: Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7