Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins – gluten free, healthy, muffins that will get your day started right!  Super quick and easy and the freezer well too!

Chocolate Banana Oatmeal Blender Muffins - gluten free, healthy, muffins that will get your day started right! Super quick and easy and the freezer well too!

Who is ready for another weekend?!  It seems like I am seeing people starting their spring breaks all over the place now.  I guess it is the season.  Are you going on a trip or so anything for spring break this year?  Our weather has been in the 60’s for the last few weeks, so it feels like spring.  Going somewhere almost seems silly right now.  I always thinking of spring break as getting away from the cold and going some place warm.  So you know, if you have snow – think of Colorado as a destination this year!

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Tangerine Raspberry Muffins

Tangerine Raspberry Muffins – Light and fluffy muffins with lots of fresh juicy raspberries and bursts of tangerine. The perfect way to start the day.

Tangerine Raspberry Muffins Recipe - Light and fluffy muffins with lots of fresh juicy raspberries and bursts of tangerine. The perfect way to start the day.

What a week it has been!  I don’t know how it got so busy, but it did.  My husband and son both have off on Monday for Presidents Day, so that means that I won’t get much work done.  Trying to work ahead, so hopefully we can have a fun day together as a family.  My son wants to go skiing again, but they are notoriously crazy busy on long weekends, so I think that will have to wait.  Maybe a trip up to the mountains to go snow shoeing instead.  The weather here has been in the upper 40’s and 50’s all week, so it should be a gorgeous weekend.

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Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins #JifPeanutPowder #WalMart

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins – Jif Peanut Butter Powder bumps up the protein but keeps these peanut butter banana muffins good for you!

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Muffins - Jif Protein Powder bumps up the protein but keeps these peanut butter banana muffins good for you!

There has been a whole lot of eating going on around here over the last couple of weeks.  Vacation in Florida meant a lot of eating out.  Way too many French fries were consumed over 10 days.  Then a weekend of eating with friends.  I am not sure I have ever eaten so much in 3 days.  So yeah….things need to change around here!  And these Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Chips Muffins are a good start.

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Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins – a lightened up (but you would never know it) banana muffin with chocolate chips. They freeze well, so you can always have them on hand for quick breakfasts.

Skinny Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins - a lightened up (but you would never know it) banana muffin with chocolate chips. They freeze well, so you can always have them on hand for quick breakfasts.

Spring is officially here!  Is the weather spring like where you are?  We had a really mild winter, aside from a few weeks, that I really can’t complain.  Most of January was in the 50’s.  When the weather did decide to return to close to normal, it was hard to deal with!  Snow, in February, how dare you!  Amazing how we get so used to, and spoiled by a good thing, we only complain and see the negative when things return to normal.  Well, now that April is only 2 days awhile, hopefully things will stay nice from now on!

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Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Spiced Glaze

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Spiced Glaze are a great treat to have around for breakfast, lunch box treats, or after school snacks.

Chocolate Pumpkin Muffins with Pumpkin Spiced Glaze

My son has a 4 day weekend this weekend.  They have Thursday and Friday off for conferences.  My in-laws are coming to visit, so he is going to have lots of time with them. Often times when family comes to visit he has to go to school, and misses out on seeing them more than just the weekend.  Not this time!  And he is beyond excited.  Saturday my husband and I are headed to Denver for time to ourselves.  Not sure what we are going to do yet, but we haven’t had a night away in forever, so it will be a nice break.

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Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Coconut Chocolate Chip Muffins {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

We may be on summer break around here, but somehow our mornings are no less busy than during the school year.  My 9 year old is doing a science type camp this week, that starts at 8am!  That is an hour earlier than his school started.  Next week he is doing an outdoor survival type came with a bunch of his friends.  This one also starts at 8am.  So yeah, sleeping in is not happening around here anytime soon!  But he is having fun, learning new things, and getting to enjoy time outside, so it is all worth it in the end.

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Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Muffins

My son has started football practice.  They have a fall and spring flag football season in our town, and he loves that he gets to play it twice a year.  He has almost all the same kids on his team, and the same coaches, which is really nice.  But now we have to worry about having practices during the the week, and games on the weekends.  Sometimes just one game, sometimes two.  I get used to the winter and having our weekends free.  Not anymore, we go from football right into baseball, so we can have free weekends again at the end of July.

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Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins #LittleChanges

Bakery Style Blueberry Muffins #LittleChanges

This post is written on behalf of the US Highbush Blueberry Council and Mom It Forward

We spent this past weekend up in the mountains with my family.  My parents were in town, so we rented a house to celebrate Christmas.  My brother and SIL met us up there as well.  It was so much fun, and so relaxing.  We brought tons of food, so we could cook and just relax.  Traditionally we have French Toast for our Christmas breakfast, so that was on the menu for sure.  My brother wanted to add his favorite blueberry smoothie to breakfast as well.  Blueberries are known to help with memory, so there was joking all weekend about making sure we got enough blueberries in our diet.

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Triple Chocolate Muffins (12 Days of Giveaways)

Triple Chocolate Muffins

Have you done with all of your Christmas shopping yet?  Are you one of those that waits until the last minute?  I am usually pretty good about getting it done a little early.  I spent a bunch of time wrapping presents the other day, only to find that I am way short on gifts for both of our Dads.  Everyone else is covered, but those two need more!  So if you have any great Dad ideas, for Dads that don’t need anything, let me know.

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Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins (gluten-free)

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins – gluten free muffins made in the blender! So easy, healthy, and yummy! No butter, oil, or flour! 

Banana Oat Chocolate Chip Muffins

Are any of you as sick of homework as I am?  As a kid, I never thought of homework being hard on my mom.  But wow, it is just as much work for me as it is for my 8 year old.  Getting him to sit down and actually do it.  Making sure that he writes his best, and it isn’t a mess.   Helping him come up with ideas for a book report project.  Practicing spelling words, filling out the planner with how many minutes he read and did math facts.  If I am hating homework in 3rd grade, I don’t even want to know what it is going to be like when he is older.

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