Monday, August 27, 2012

Snicker doodle Muffins

I found this recipe at the sweet pea's kitchen. And since I love snicker doodle muffins I had to try them. They were a big hit.

2 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt\
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1/4 cup buttermilk

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tins wit muffin papers. (Do not us cooking spray).
  3. In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, cream of tarter, nutmeg, and salt; set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar in another bowl until light and fluffy. 
  5. Beat in eggs one at a time. 
  6. Beat in vanilla extract. 
  7. Beat in half the dry ingredients. 
  8. Beat in the sour cream and buttermilk.
  9. Beat in the rest of the dry ingredients just unit moist. 
  10. To make the topping, in a small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon. 
  11. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon and sugar on the bottom of each of the muffin papers.
  12. Scoop balls of batter into each paper.
  13. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon and sugar of the muffins. 
  14. Bake until muffin tops are golden brown, about 18-20 minutes.
  15. Set on wire rack to cool. Enjoy. 
  16. Makes 22-24 muffins. 

Monday, August 13, 2012

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

I found this recipe on Pinterest. I love Banana Bread and Chocolate, so it seemed a no brainer to put the two together.
Recipe adapted from The Sister"s Cafe

1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 1/4 mashed bananas
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray the bottoms of a 8x4 inch loaf pan.Dust it with flour after it has been greased.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, salt, baking soda, in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat the sugar, oil, and eggs in a large bowl at medium speed until combined. 
  4. Beat in the banana, and vanilla at low speed. 
  5. Beat flour mixture into the banana mixture at low speed, just until combined. 
  6. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  7. Spoon batter into prepared pan. 
  8. Bake for 60-70 minutes, or when toothpick comes out clean. 
  9. Cool ten minutes. Remove from the pan onto a cooling rack to cool completely.  Cut and enjoy.