Saturday Bake Fest

I love baking; seriously adore baking. I really shouldn’t – but I do. So whenever I get the chance to bake for someone else I do. I got up bright and early to bake muffins. I had some bananas that were very brown; so banana chocolate chip muffins it was! I used the Banana Bread recipe (Sweet Home Alabanana) from the Eat, Shrink and Be Merry cookbook. I manged to get 18 muffins. Some for a friend, my dad and some for me. Perfect!

I did leave the nuts out and my bananas were small. But they were perfect and not too sweet. I really enjoyed the more healthier taste. They were the perfect breakfast before a walk in the park.

banana chocolate chip muffins

One problem. My dad never came by to get his muffins. So now I have too many left for me. That wouldn’t be such a big deal except here is problem number two. While the muffins were baking I thought I put the ingredients for rice pudding in my slower cooker – again; making lots for my dad. So now I have two much rice pudding as well. The rice pudding was low in calories – using very little sugar and skim milk; but still. A girl can only eat so much rice pudding – even when she adores it.

low calorie rice pudding

I think I might have to pack the little dog in the car tonight and deliver the left overs. And onto the third thing on baking list. Peanut butter ginger cookies (Girl-Guy Cookies) – also from the Eat, Shrink and Be Merry cookbook. These cookies are to die for; really – they are simply amazing. I baked up a double batch of these for Mother’s Day. I did have to save a few of these for me, but most went to my mom and grandma.

peanut butter ginger cookies

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