• 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…

  • These homemade blueberry muffins are a perfect grab-n-go breakfast or snack!

    Homemade Blueberry Muffins

    These homemade blueberry muffins are a perfect grab-n-go breakfast or snack! Let’s face it. Whether you’re working from home, working outside the home, or busy managing the household as a stay-at-home parent, breakfast is one of the toughest things to pull off Monday through Friday — though morning routines can make a big difference. What I like for breakfast during the week is something cold, portable, and that still tastes okay if it takes me a while to eat it — because meetings and conference calls and deadlines. Right? I’m a big fan of zucchini bread. I make it in big batches and then freeze the loaves. Sliced thin with…

  • Whip up these tasty strawberry banana oatmeal muffins in no time!

    Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Muffins

    These strawberry banana oatmeal muffins are the perfect grab-n-go breakfast or snack. Be sure to try one warmed up and slathered with butter! May, June and July proved to be three of the busiest months of my life. OF MY LIFE. Okay, perhaps I’m being a little melodramatic. The reality is, we did have a lot going on—mostly good stuff—and I’m glad that it’s all over. We sold our house and moved to a new house. My daughter had her dance recital, final competition in southern Maryland and Nationals in Virginia Beach. I traveled to Boca Raton, Fla., as a blogger for ADMERICA! My husband coached a travel lacrosse team. My…

  • 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…

  • Velvety Banana Bread Muffins — perfect grab 'n go breakfast!

    Velvety Banana Bread Muffins

    These moist, light and airy banana bread muffins are a perfect grab ‘n go breakfast! I was plagued with found myself with with another set of over-ripe bananas this weekend, so I felt compelled to make something delicious rather than freeze them for later or let them go to waste. Always looking for a quick-yet-comforting breakfast, my banana bread recipe immediately came to mind — except, I wanted something lighter, fluffier and easier to grab ‘n go. Like, muffins! The recipe for these muffins is very similar to the one I use for the bread, which is funny because that recipe makes a pretty rich and dense banana bread, and like I said above, I…