{the best} Chocolate Chip Muffins

Hey all! It’s been wayyyy too long since I’ve shared a new recipe with you! These chocolate chip muffins are a tried & true family favorite of all my boys! They’re so yummy, easy to make…I promise you can’t mess them up. Plus, you can’t go wrong with chocolate chips!

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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups of flour (I usually do half white, half wheat)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips (we LOVE using mini chips- especially Enjoy Life brand)
1 egg
1 cup almond milk

Directions:

Preheat oven at 350. Mix dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients. Stir until just mixed, then add chocolate chips. Stir well to combine. Bake for 20 minutes.

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What’s your family’s favorite muffins? You can find all of our other favorites HERE.

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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{An intro to} Trim Healthy Mondays!

Happy Monday! Today I am starting a new series called Trim Healthy Mondays! If you follow along on Facebook or Instagram, you know I am a big Trim Healthy Mama fan. I’ve been doing THM exclusively for over a year now, and my husband and I feel great! There have been a few cheats here and there, but it’s a plan not a diet, so I just give myself some grace, and start back 3 hours later. 🙂

Trim Healthy Mondays
I’ll do different things each Monday….I might share tips, a look at my day, recipes, my journey, ect. Of course if there’s something you want to know or see, just let me know!
I do want to just give some tips for starting out, and some good resources to get you started!
* If you haven’t already, read (buy, borrow from a friend, rent from the library) one of the plan books (either the original or the new one). The cookbook can come later. Everyone always thinks you have to have the cookbook to succeed. It’s not true! I started with the original book with picture-less recipes. It CAN be done without the cookbook. But, you HAVE to read the plan!
* Check out Gwen’s Nest starter guide. Print it out and memorize it. SUCH good info here!
*Start slow! I think that’s so many people’s main problem. They jump in head first without reading the book, get confused, frustrated and stop. Read the book and take it slow!
*Focus on real foods first! Don’t try making all the new recipes if you feel overwhelmed. Just make normal, regular meals with protein and either a carb or a fat. Starting off, this makes it a lot easier!
*Plug into the main Facebook group, and any off-shoots. Join the Trim Healthy Mama Facebook group, and the Beginner Group! They also have a Pregnancy & Nursing Group, and an Allergy-Friendly Group.
*Also, check back here next week to get some meal ideas! 😉
What would you add? What helped you stick with Trim Healthy Mama?

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Happy Thursday, y’all! Did you check out my post on Caleb’s “must-haves” for teething? There are some winners in there for sure! I wanted to let you in on a little secret…Sara and I have teamed up on Instagram to give away a Teething Toy & Teething Lovey and a 5mL Lavender oil! So head over there now to enter!

Today I want to share with you a muffin recipe I whip up if I want to make Luke really happy. It combines two of his favorite things….lemon and blueberries! Plus, it’s perfect for Spring (or to have for an Easter Brunch!) and they are so pretty!

Lemon Blueberry Muffins

Plus, I add a little secret ingredient to it….Lemon oil! But what’s so cool is that Young Living came out with the Vitality line, which means it’s FDA approved to use internally! Yayyyy!!

Lemon Vitality

So, without further ado, here’s the recipe….


Ingredients:
1.5 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 tbsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/3 cup oil
1/2 cup frozen blueberries (or fresh, I use frozen)
1 egg
1 cup milk (I used 1/2 goats milk and 1/2 almond milk)
10 drops of Lemon Vitality

Directions:
Mix by hand all together. Do not beat. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Enjoy the lemon-y goodness!


What’s a favorite snack during the Spring for y’all? Who else is super excited about the weekend? We have a wedding to go to, so that’ll be fun!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Banana “Nut Medley” Muffins

Happy Monday! Yes, yes, another muffin recipe! What can I say? They’re quick and easy! Today I am sharing with you yet another Banana Muffin….this one has lots of different nuts in it. It was a huge success with Luke!

Banana Nut Medley Muffins


Ingredients:
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 egg
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup oil
1 cup banana
up to 1 1/2 cups of nuts- I used cashews, almonds, pecans and walnuts

Directions:
Stir the first four ingredients together thoroughly. Add the wet ingredients at once to the dry mixture. Stir until just combined. Add nuts, stir gently. Bake at 400 for 25-30 mins. Makes approx. 12 muffins. Enjoy!


Banana Nut Muffins

See? Super easy and oh-so yummy!
What’s your favorite banana recipes? Here are some more of our favorites- Spiced Banana Muffins, Blueberry Banana Muffins and Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins

Hey y’all! Happy Wednesday and happy New Year’s Eve! Today I want to share with you one of Luke’s all-time favorite recipes. We’re big muffin fans because they are quick & easy to make, yummy and super filling. It’s a plus that they’re easy to travel with, too…great for on the go snacking!

We’re not big banana eaters- but I love baking with them! I usually get my bananas at Aldi when they offer a huge sale on organic bananas for about $.40 a pound. Who could pass that up?!? Thanks to the sales we have these muffins  about every couple weeks.

Banana Chocolate Chip MuffinsThese muffins are to die for! Check out my recipe over at Domestically Speaking! These muffins rise quite a bit so they are nice and fluffy. I think this recipe is the perfect combo of chocolate and banana in muffin form. 🙂 Some of our other favorite banana recipes are Blueberry Banana Muffins, Chocolate Banana Bread, and Spiced Banana Muffins.

Chocolate Chip Banana MuffinsDo you have any big plans for New Year’s Eve or Day?!?

Wishing you a happy New Year!
Sincerely,
Hannah Diane

Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Happy November 3’rd! Who else had a good weekend? I had a really busy, but good Friday, and a rather chilled out Saturday. Today I want to share with you a recipe I made up last week and is now Luke’s favorite. These Pumpkin Spice Muffins are fluffy and sweet. So yummy, and perfect for fall!

Pumpkin Spice Muffins


Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
3/4 cup oil
1/2 can pumpkin
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
12 drops of Young Living Thieves Vitality oil
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Directions:
Beat first 4 ingredients, then blend in the remaining ingredients. Fill 3/4 of the way full, then sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon. Bake at 400 for 13-15 minutes.


See? Super easy and the whole family will love them! Also using the Thieves Vitality oil will help support your immune system this winter! Perfect!

Sincerely,
Hannah Diane
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Strawberry Shortcake Muffins

Happy Monday, everyone! I’ve had a bit of a lazy weekend….just chilling at the house with my husband. I would say it makes for a really good weekend. 🙂

Today I want to share with you a recipe both Luke and I love! Super easy, slightly sweet strawberry shortcake muffins!

Strawberry Shortcake MuffinsYum, yum, yum!


Ingredients-

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup of white flour

1/4-1/2 cup honey

1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 eggs

1 cup yogurt

1/4 cup butter, soft or melted

1 tsp. vanilla

1 cup chopped strawberries

Combine all ingredients. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes. Makes about 12 muffins. Enjoy!


Do you have any big plans this week? Are you enjoying any fall activities?

Sincerely,

Hannah Diane

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