The Best Ever Nutella Banana Muffins

nutella banana muffins

So this one time I made some Nutella Banana Bread and HOLY CATS it was amazing. So I figured if I twisted that recipe into a muffin recipe it would be equally awesome. I was right. These are totally good and should be baked and shared and eaten often. I’m working on that sharing bit.

spotted bananas

Ingredients

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 medium over-ripe bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar {make your own brown sugar}
1 large egg
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup Nutella, melted

banana nutella muffins

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 F. Line muffin tin with liners and set aside.

Whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in a medium mixing bowl until combined. Set aside.

In a stand mixer, combine banana, sugar, and brown sugar until incorporated. Beat in the egg, oil and vanilla and mix until combined. Slowly add in flour mix, stirring just until incorporated.

Divide batter equally among 12 liners {about 3/4 full}. Drizzle each muffin with about 1 teaspoon of Nutella and use a toothpick to swirl it into the batter.

Bake muffins until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean {beware of the ooey, gooey Nutella that might trip you up here}, or about 18 minutes. Enjoy.

nutella banana muffins

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Cooking From Your Pantry | Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 9 of 52

 

Cooking From Your Pantry  Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 9 of 52

I’m taking the week off from cooking this week but that doesn’t mean you have too. ūüėČ Check out the recipes below for some of my all time favorite easy weeknight meals. HUSBAND… are you reading this? You can do it!

Sugar-Crusted-Popovers-recipe1

3 Breakfast Ideas

Popovers -I almost guarantee you have everything you need to make a batch of these in your pantry/fridge.  We like to slather them with jam or jelly for a quick breakfast.  {Pin it for Later}

Leftover Ham Scramble – Since we have been eating a lot of eggs around here lately, I thought it was time to spice things up a bit and start tossing extras into our eggs. ¬†Even if you don’t have leftover ham, consider dicing up sliced turkey or roast beef–they both would be tasty too. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Oatmeal Waffles – Once you make these, you’ll wonder why you ever bought waffle mix again. ¬†They are soooo simple and healthy to boot. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Lentil Soup with Spinach

4 Lunch Ideas and Dinner Ideas

Mongolian Beef Stir Fry – I love stir fries because the sides and the meal all get tossed into one easy dish. ¬†The fact that they are delish doesn’t hurt either. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Black Bean Salsa with Corn and Avocados – Okay, I know what your thinking: ¬†“this is not a meal.” ¬†But it really can be. ¬†Put this stuff into tortillas or make yourself a taco salad out of it. ¬†We’ve been known to have chips and salsa for dinner around here too. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Shepard’s Pie – I pretty much think anything topped with mashed potatoes is divine. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Lentil Soup with Spinach – This soup is ridiculously filling–and packed with nutrients. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Basketball Rice Krispie Treats

3 Sweet Treats 

Popcorn in a Bag– Okay, so not exactly a sweet treat–but sometimes salty is better. ¬†This is literally the easiest after school snack ever, and you don’t have to worry about any nasty chemicals. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Basketball Rice Krispie Treats – Basketball season is in full swing {I know, because every time I go somewhere with a waiting room and cable, it’s on. ¬†So, if you have a sports fan in your life, you can wow them by tossing one of these into his/her lunch. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Old Fashioned Apple Crisp – I love fruit crisps. ¬†In my mind, I could make a case for them being a breakfast food, but in the interest of non-judgement, I’ve decided to just make it a dessert suggestion. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Egg-and-Cheese-English-Muffins

Featured Freezer Meal Recipe

Egg and Cheese English Muffins – I love to whip these up after a quick trip to a bread outlet store. ¬†They are like egg Mc’muffins, without the mc’nasty stuffins in them. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

blueberry jam with mint

Featured Canning Recipe 

Blueberry Jam with Mint РIf you are trying to decide what to can this year and want something that is just a little bit different than your standard fare, put this jam into the rotation.  The blueberries and mint combo is unbelievable.  {Pin it for Later}

What are YOU planning on making this week?

~Mavis

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Freezer Meal Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherds Pie recipeMy friend The Church Lady has been using this Emeril Lagasse shepherd’s pie recipe for a few years now. When we decided to go wild and make 100 Freezer Meals in 5 Hours, I knew I wanted to include this recipe. It’s a fairly simple freezer meal recipe and packs a pretty serious flavor punch. It was a great addition to our menu!

We of course didn’t make just one pan like the recipe below will make, we made FIFTEEN pans all at one time! But we did made a few adjustments: We used Zaycon ground beef instead of lamb and tweaked a few ingredients. It made for a heap of deliciousness at dinner!!
chopping onionsIngredients
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1 pound Zaycon lean ground beef
1 cup chopped yellow onions
2 carrots, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
4 ounces button mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 1/4 cups beef stock
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pound potatoes
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup red wine {optional}
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, gratedfreezer meal shepherds pie recipeDirectionsGrease a 9√ó13 disposable pan and set aside.In a large pan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter. Add the beef and cook until browned. Add the onions, carrots, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon of the pepper, smoked paprika, and thyme and cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the mushrooms and bay leaf, and cook for 4 more minutes, or until liquid is almost absorbed. Add the tomato paste and cook an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add in the stock, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine {if using} and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for 25 minutes, or until thickened. Remove bay leaf.While meat mixture is cooking, boil the potatoes in salted water, making sure the water covers the potatoes by an inch, until tender {about 10 minutes}. Drain and return to the pot. Reduce heat to low, mash the potatoes and then add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, 3/4 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of pepper, and nutmeg, and mash to combine. Add the cream and mix well. Remove from the heat.

Spoon meat mixture into the prepared dish and top with the mashed potatoes, smoothing the top. Sprinkle the cheese over the top, cover and freeze.

To cook after freezing, bake at 400F until browned and bubbly on top, about 30 minutes. Enjoy!
Freezer Meal Shepards Pie Recipe

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Savory Corn Cobbler with Bacon

Savory Corn Cobbler with Bacon

If you’re looking for something freakin’ delicious to make for dinner, look no further. I think I just hit it out of the ball park with this recipe. I mean it calls for TWELVE tablespoons of butter. Of course it’s going to be awesome. I’m not going to tell you how much of the pan I ate by myself, or how much additional butter I slathered on it. That’s between me and Lucy!

Savory Corn Cobbler with Bacon

Ingredients

12 tablespoons  butter
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
4 green onions, sliced
2 cans of corn, drained {frozen is fine}
1 cup chicken broth
6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
2 cups milk {I used 2%}
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon thyme
2 tablespoons fresh chives

Savory Corn Cobbler with Bacon

Directions

Heat oven to 375 F. Thoroughly butter a 9×13 baking dish and set aside. In a skillet over medium-high heat, cook the jalapenos and green onions in 2 tablespoons of butter for 3-4 minutes. Add the corn, chicken broth and bacon, and cook for an additional 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup of milk, 1 teaspoon of the salt, and the pepper. Pour into prepared baking dish.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and the remaining salt. Cut the remaining butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture. Mix until crumbly. Stir in the thyme, chives and 1 cup of milk. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the batter onto the top of the corn mixture. Bake for about 50 minutes or until cooked through and golden.

Enjoy!

Savory Corn Cobbler with Bacon

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Cooking From Your Pantry | Menu Plan Ideas, Freezer Meals and Simple Recipes Week 8 of 52

cooking from your pantry

It’s been another unseasonably warm week and there is no way I’m tying myself down to long drawn out meals. ¬†If you are ready to spread your wings and get a little dirt under your fingernails too, here are some quick and easy recipe suggestions…

Pina Colada Smoothie

3 Breakfast Ideas

Pina Colada Smoothie – It’s never to early to start celebrating the weather with a little island inspired breakfast. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Cranberry Coconut Breakfast Cookies – I know I said we didn’t want to be tied to the kitchen, but these are make and bake, then enjoy all week. ¬†It’s an hour of your time up front that frees you from having to make something every morning. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Strawberry Almond Granola РAgain, this is one of those upfront commitments that makes mornings easier.  You can eat it with milk, or like the HH does, and stir it into your morning yogurt.  {Pin it for Later}

easy chicken recipes ritz cracker chicken4 Lunch Ideas and Dinner Ideas

Easy Slow Cooker Soups – Vegetable Soup with Beef – It’s sooooo nice to have a crock pot full of delicious soup after a long day. {Pin it for Later}

Creamy Avocado Pasta РThis is easily one of my favorite pasta dishes.  You can literally whip this up in the time it takes to boil noodles.  {Pin it for Later}

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with Bacon and Chives – I love to mashed potatoes this way, because it’s one less thing I have to prepare in the hour before dinner. ¬†Pair it with a simple grilled chicken and voila, you are done. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Ritz Cracker Chicken – These are like chicken nuggets, only turned up a notch. ¬†Kids love ’em. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches Recipe3 Sweet Treats 

Peach Cobbler with Canned Peaches РIf you canned peaches {you can always buy canned peaches too}, this dessert is about as easy as it gets.   {Pin it for Later}

Chocolate Crinkles – I got this recipe from a Martha Stewart cookbook several years ago, and they’ve become a often requested regular in our cookie rotation. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies РApples give these oatmeal cookies a whole new flavor.  Plus, they freeze soooo well, so you can eat some now, and save some for a rainy day.  {Pin it for Later}

Easy-Freezer-Meal-Meatballs1Featured Freezer Meal Recipe

Meatballs¬†– My favorite thing about freezer meatballs is that you can make them however you want when you are ready–a little marinara for Italian, toss them into spaghetti, or give them a teriyaki glaze before you cook them and serve them with rice. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

Meyer Lemon-Ginger Marmalade Recipe

Featured Canning Recipe 

Meyer Lemon Marmalade – It’s time, my friends. ¬†It’s time. ¬†{Pin it for Later}

What are YOU planning on making this week?

~Mavis

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