Happy Hump Day! Yes, it’s Wednesday! We have made it through half of the week and I am looking forward to the weekend.
Have you made it out to the Iowa State Fair yet? If you have not, you have only 5 days left to check it out! You do not want to miss the “one and only”.
This week has been gorgeous out. The weather is hinting towards Fall and it is getting me more and more excited. Yesterday, I opened up our whole house and it felt so nice to get some fresh air. Monte is also enjoying the nice weather. He has been playing outside a lot!
If you look verrrry closely … Monte is down underneath the willow tree playing. He loves it under there!
Yesterday I worked on some Pinterest projects around the house. One project I have been working on since Memorial Day! I HAVE to get it done soon! I will definitely share them, when they are finished.
I also did some baking and cooking. I made Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins and Greek Marinated Chicken. They both turned out great!
I started with the muffins. I have been craving some baked goods in the morning, so I found this recipe to see if it would curb that craving. It is also healthier! So far, it has worked! They are delish!
The original recipe for the Banana Oatmeal Breakfast Muffins can be found here. But, below are the small changes I made!
2.5 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup plain low fat greek yogurt
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 TBSP ground flax seed
1 tsp vanilla
2 ripe bananas
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray tin with non-stick cooking spray or line 12 muffin tins with silicone or foil liners.
2. Place the oats in the food processor and pulse for about 10 seconds. Add remaining ingredients to the food processor.
3. Process until everything is mixed together and oats are smooth.
4. Divide batter among cupcake liners, and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean.
I started by taking the oats and flax seed and placed the ingredients in my Vitamix (which I LOVE).
I pulsed it until it was a flour mixture.
Then I added all the ingredients INCLUDING dried cranberries! This made 18 large muffins!
I also made the Greek Marinated Chicken. I made a few changes to the recipe, which you can find below but the original recipe can be found here.
Boy was I right! I am glad I only used 1 1/2 lbs of chicken because the flavor was wonderful! Our house smelled amazing too! We even had a little leftover, so I can put in a Flat Out with baby spinach and a laughing cow wedge! I definitely recommend this recipe!
What new recipes have you tried this week?