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  • These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option.

    Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal Muffins

    These cinnamon apple oatmeal muffins made with whole wheat flour are a perfect hearty grab-n-go breakfast or snack option. Make sure to scroll to the end for this recipe, as well as some of my other favorite muffin recipes! This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MakeItMazola #SimpleSwap #CollectiveBias Fall is in the air and school is back in session. It’s my favorite time of the year, even if it’s also one of the busiest. My daughter and I tend to be grab-n-go breakfast eaters, preferring instead to eat a bigger lunch and dinner. A hearty, better-for-you muffin can be…

  • This oatmeal almond blueberry bread made with hearty steel cut oats and juicy, tart blueberries will be your go-to yummy breakfast treat or after school snack!

    Oatmeal Almond Blueberry Bread

    This oatmeal almond blueberry bread will become your go-to yummy breakfast treat or after-school snack! It’s made with hearty steel cut oats, crunchy almonds and juicy, tart blueberries. I’ll tell you what’s important to me during the school year food-wise: homemade meals (whenever possible), practicality of obtaining said homemade meals, make-ahead ability, and (of course) yummyness. Even when school’s out, my priorities don’t vary much from above. I just have a little more leeway with meal timing. It’s like weekends everyday for my kids, sleeping in, staying up late, and eating meals at odd times … though managing to squeeze them all in by bedtime, of course. (I can’t wait to get…

  • Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread

    Raspberry Oatmeal Banana Bread

    Disclosure: Driscoll’s asked me to celebrate National Oatmeal Day with them by creating a recipe using their berries that takes oatmeal beyond just a boring bowl. I received coupons and a gift card for participating, but (as always) all thoughts are my own. During the summer months I’m lucky. Here on the homestead, we have raspberry, blackberry and gooseberry bushes just a couple hundred feet from our house, which means I can get my berry fill and I know they’re grown organically. And talk about local…that’s about as local as you get. HA! But other times of the year I like to use berries too, and Maryland is definitely not a year-round…

  • You will love this honey lemon zucchini bread recipe—it's so fresh and bright!vv

    Honey Lemon Zucchini Bread

    You will love this honey lemon zucchini bread recipe—it’s so fresh and bright! I’ve been staring at two giant zucchini in my fridge for a couple weeks now. One came from our garden here on the homestead, and the other came from my co-worker who had no use for it. Obviously when fraught with what to do with this giant zucchini she thought, “Liza will take it.” Because, obviously. I’m like Mikey with the Life cereal when it comes to garden bounty. I spent fifteen minutes shredding those two suckers, and ended up with a little over six cups of zucchini bits. Two cups got frozen in zip top bags and the rest…

  • Zucchini Banana Muffins

    Zucchini Banana Muffins

    These zucchini banana muffins are perfect for breakfast or as a grab-and-go snack! Note: if you don’t like to read a story unrelated to making the actual recipe, give a swipe up (or scroll down with a mouse) and you’ll find the recipe card not too far away. My day started out like any other Sunday: warm cup of coffee, perusing Facebook, checking email and making a few blog updates here. Specifically, I was changing the homepage to show post excerpts rather than two full posts, followed by post excerpts. Doing this involved going into the Editor and placing code within the Theme Functions (functions.php). I wouldn’t consider myself an…

  • Cranberry almond mini muffins in the muffin pan

    Cranberry Almond Zucchini Mini Muffins

    These delightful cranberry almond zucchini mini muffins are full of dried cranberries and sliced almonds and can be a great way to use up all your end-of-summer zucchini! I’ve been on a bit of a muffin kick lately. Specifically, a *zucchini* muffin kick. It’s not difficult, given the fact that I still have several bags of frozen shredded zucchini stacked in two-cup portions in my freezer. This past weekend I made another batch of zucchini mini muffins, but this time I skipped the cinnamon and nutmeg, and instead used dried cranberries and sliced almonds. (And eggs this time.) If you’ve ever made a baked good with “stuff” in it (e.g.,…

  • You'd never know from the taste and texture that these egg-free zucchini mini muffins are made without eggs!

    Egg-Free Zucchini Bread Mini Muffins

    Egg-free zucchini bread mini muffins that taste like the regular? Yes, it’s possible! Over the summer I usually have an abundance of zucchini, both from my parents’ homestead, as well as leftovers now and again from my neighbors’ CSA share pickup. I’m not sure if the weather was prime for zucchini growing this summer or what, but everyone I talked to, from farmers to gardeners, said the zucchini plants were high-producing. I ended up with more zucchinis than I could manage, and so the question became: use them now, or freeze them for later? Using them got rid of some of my stash, working zucchini into meatloaf, marinara, bread, and…

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    Chocolate Lime Zucchini Bread

    This chocolate lime zucchini bread turns a breakfast snack into a yummy dessert! It’s STILL zucchini season here. I mean, will the zucchini plants ever stop producing? Seems like the answer should be “no,” but we all know that in a few short weeks we’ll be reminiscing about the fresh veggies from mid to late summer—and, it seems, early fall. After I scored the last bagful of zucchini from my parents’ homestead, I decided to save the zucchini by freezing it, rather than bake it all into loaves and muffins. It was really simple, too—no blanching involved! I simply peeled and shredded the zucchini, and then froze it in two…