Two posts in one day? What is this madness?
Well, you guys know that Thursdays are usually devoted to Thinking Out Loud around these parts (check out this morning’s post if you didn’t have a chance to yet), but I didn’t want to miss out on joining up with The Lean Green Bean’s Pin It Party, which means getting my butt in gear and throwing up another post… And I have to admit to some alterior motives as well – I’ve been playing around with the idea of throwing up more than one post a day, so I figured this was a good chance to try it out. Still not sure if it’ll become a regular thing, but we’ll see how it goes.
Anywho, what’s a Pin It Party? Well, it’s a link up where you round up 5 posts that you’d like to have show up on Pinterest, lump them all together in one blog post, and then go ahead and pin 3 other bloggers’ pins. Sharing is caring, after all 🙂
So because I’m writing this in the afternoon, which just so happens to be the time where my craving for something deliciously doughy and sweet seem to hit an all time high, most of my pins are going to be recipes for… well… something deliciously doughy and sweet. Hope you guys don’t mind 🙂
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This is, without a doubt, my favorite and most made recipe at the moment. It’s ridiculously simple and tastes just like apple pie filling. You can bet that at any given time there’s a huge container of this stuff in my fridge, just waiting to be eaten.
One of the main searches that brings people to Spoons is “stop calorie counting.” It seems like it’s a bad habit that a lot of people are trying to break, and in this post I share some tips on how to get started on the journey towards a freedom from numbers.
Blueberry Banana Breakfast Muffins
Who doesn’t love a fluffy and hearty blueberry muffin? Especially when it’s healthy enough to eat for breakfast. One of my favorite muffin recipes that’s bursting with blueberry and banana flavor in every bite.
I don’t think I’ve ever come across anyone who didn’t like banana bread. Personally, it’s my favorite of the quick breads, made even better when it’s combined with chocolate.
And if banana isn’t your jam, then how about pumpkin? I have to admit that I’ve never been the biggest fan of pumpkin bread, but I was definitely eating my words after experiencing the deliciousness that is chocolate and pumpkin.
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Anyone else get hit with afternoon sugar cravings? It’s especially bad when I’m sitting with my cappuccino and wanting something to munch on the side!
Chocolate chip and banana is a divine combination. Add a little peanut butter? Oh my goodness I can’t even.
All of those breads look amazing. I’m craving carbs lately, so potatoes, banana bread, and bagels have all been on the menu 😉 Hope you had a great weekend!
i’m really impressed by your photography skills! i’m embarrassed to say how long i stared at that photo of the muffin..
Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl
I’m so glad you have a pin it button now!!! Off I go to pin a bunch of your recipes!
I had some ripe bananas to use up yesterday and ended up putting them in cookies, but now that I see this I sorta wish I had made banana bread! OH well, next time 🙂
Liv @ Life As Liv
I have a few verrrryyyy ripe bananas laying around. I think some chocolate chip banana bread might be in order to celebrate my finishing of finals! 🙂
I was ridiculously excited to get two posts from you in one day, cuz 🙂
Sara @ fitcupcaker
My sugar cravings always come after dinner! I want a cookie or ice cream or something! That is like the worst time too, ugh…Sometimes I have them at work in the afternoon too! This morning at work the girls were eating brownies for breakfast! I did resist that temptation.
Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin
I love your chocolate chip pumpkin bread!
My sugar cravings always hit in the evenings – my bed time snacks are sweet 99% of the time.
Kate @ Quarter Century Southern Living
Chocolate chip banana bread and chocolate chip pumpin bread all in one post!? I am definitely ready for breakfast 🙂
ooooh the chocolate chip pumpkin bread!!! That recipe was the first recipe that got me into making my own snacks rather than just buying something. I made it for myself and my housemates all winter!!!! I almost forgot about it!!!! <3
Oh I soo know what you’re talking about when it comes to craving something doughy and sweet. LIke that blueberry banana breakfast muffin ya got up there. Sounds oh so perfect with a nice hot cuppa coffee. Yum.
I get sugar cravings in the afternoons sometimes, but mostly after dinner. It’s like I automatically switch to dessert-mode after dinner.
Aimée @ The Aimee Diaries
I went to make applesauce last night. All went well, I chopped the apples, added some orange peel, vanilla extract and coconut sugar. Put on a low heat. 30 minutes later I RAN to the stove as I had forgotten about the apples. The pan was ruined, but more devastatingly, the apples too were ruined. This is the second time this has happened so my parents are saying no more to apple sauce! ):
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
🙁 Did you remember to add enough water to cover the bottom of the pot? Because that’s basically what keeps it all from burning.
Oh hey again Amanda:).
And YES! I just made avocado chocolate chip cookies…sounds like an abomination against cookies, but tasted like a lil’ party is goin’ awwn for my taste buds. Ill be making these again!
I really loved those blueberry banana muffins when I made them, the greek yogurt is an awesome addition to the recipe I think.
But I have to say, your chocolate chip cookie muffins from waaaay back have the edge. I mean almond butter&chocolate? Duh.
Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny
I have to say that I don’t like banana bread..now you have met (well sort of) someone! I’ve never liked bananas, so banana bread is off the table for me. Pumpkin bread…that’s another story =)
Sara @ Nourish and Flourish
I love the concept behind Lindsay’s Pin It Party! However, as a Pinterest addict who spends far more time perusing boards than I should, I can see the allure is about to intensify x’s 1000. Gah!
Every one of these photos is making my mouth water–especially the Chocolate Chip Banana Bread. I’m not sure it gets much better than that. And yes, I’m hit with sugar cravings every afternoon. Thank goodness for portable Lindt chocolate bars. 😉
Semolina, olive oil apple cake is my current favourite (travels well as I’m always running around) or just some gelato from the cafe I work at- they make it fresh daily 🙂 so good. Your Chocolate chip pumpkin bread is so going to be my brothers favourite- he loves pumkin- and chocolate of course! Xo Sophia
Jill @ Fitness, Health and Happiness
The blueberry muffins look so yummy!
Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli
I swear I NEVER know when a sweets craving will hit…it seems to be different everyday! As is my definition of sweet…sometime I want chocolate and fruit is all I need! And speaking of fruit, I STILL can’t believe I’ve not tried your applesauce recipe OR your blueberry muffins! Even after reminding myself (and the world) in last week’s blueberry-loving blog post! Lol Guess I’ll be pinning them won’t I? That IS the name of the game and all! 😉
Hope you’re having a great week girlie! I owe you an email for sure!! So many things have been happening lately!
Meghan @ After the Ivy League
Love that you popped in for an extra post today 🙂 The chocolate chip banana bread looks super delicious. A definite pin!
Sam @ Better With Sprinkles
My sugar cravings usually kick in right after dinner. So speaking of which… 😉
De @ Cooking for the Other Half
Afternoon sugar cravings are also my downfall!!! I always want a piece of coffee cake or banana bread or cookie with a 4pm cup of java.