Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lazy sunday with a side of not so lazy

Ah! Another lazy Sunday!  This weekend has been a whirlwind.  Or as Liz Lemon would say "a whirl of wind."  Due to the fact that I worked Friday ( I don't usually), got up for early morning service, baked some cupcakes and ran around like a crazy person all day yesterday, I informed Aaron that today, Sunday would be my sleep in day and he better let me do it (or else!)  He gladly obliged and got up early to go hike/bike in a local park.  I got up and checked in on the computer, made some coffee and again perused some cookbooks.  After cupcakes yesterday I really didn't want to eat something super sweet but I wasn't feeling savory either.  So I looked to my newest cookbook (thank you Gillian!) ' Favorite Food at Home' by an Irish chef, Rachel Allen.  Alas, I found the lazy Sunday breakfast food:

                                                   Banana and Peanut Butter Muffins
Makes 12
  • 2 and 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 c light brown sugar
  • 2 bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 crunchy peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 c milk
1.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Line a muffin pan with 12 paper cups.
2.  Place the flour, oats and baking powder in a bowl, mix together and set aside.  In another bowl, whisk the eggs, add the light brown sugar, mashed bananas, peanut butter and thee melted butter.  Stir to mix, then add the milk and stir to combined.  Add the dry ingredients and fold in gently, do not over mix.
3.  Spoon the mixture into the muffin cups and bake for 18-24 minutes or until the tops spring back when gently touched.  Allow to stand in the muffin pan for a minute before turning out to cool on a wire rack.

These muffins were filling enough to eat with a little butter on the side and a cuppa joe.  They were pretty tasty!

We then went to meeting and decided afterwards to go for a hike while the weather is so nice!  We had ulterior motives in doing the hike: 1) we want to get in shape and 2) we recently bought a new camera and have decided to try it and all of its' settings out.  It was windy and a bit cold but overall a nice hike. Here are a few pics from our hike.

Hope you all have a great remaining Sunday!

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