You know how it is, those mornings when you debate with your tired self whether to put the spinach in the scrambled eggs, in the muffins, or – if you are really tired – in the yoghurt… This morning the muffin option won. Thankfully! They are excellent also for an afternoon tea or just like that as a snack.
This quick recipe for making pink shredded coconut was posted on Liesel at Homes facebook page some time ago. Now that I’ve closed that site I decided to re-post it over here where you can still find it.
It’s a quick one and a fun one too. Specially if you have kids. Even more so if you have girls . But then, who am I kidding… I love it as well!
Making muesli is a really great oportunity to be creative. It’s really easy – keep a few basics in mind and then just go crazy with the rest. I’ll tell you though why you should make sure the muesli turns out “just decent” and not “totally awesome”!
Though I love baking first thing in the morning to have fresh goodies for breakfast more or less every morning – some recipes are just not convenient to make that early. Take for example the muffins I bake using the recipe for the amazing red beetroot cake (only filling muffin forms instead). I’d have to be up just past midnight to start boiling the beetroots…. So this is, instead, a nice afternoon treat, and since I made a double batch – there will still be a bunch left over for breakfast tomorrow!
You have got to love that rich color!
To compensate for not making any topping I doubled the amount of chopped dark chocolate (which meant 4 times the amount since I already doubled the rest of the recipe – are you following?) These are normal sized muffin forms, and I baked them for 28 minutes in 180 C (350F)
Almost every morning I bake muffins for breakfast. You know how it is – after a while you get into a rutine and tend to make the same stuff over and over again. For me it’s the “either-chocolate-muffins-or-bluberry-vanilla-muffins-rutine” most mornings. So a fun way to still make small variations is to just switch (or add) one ingredient (or two). This morning I made dark chocolate muffins but added cinnamon – and instead of cherries, sprinkled “gound” raspberries over them.
A small note. Since I have now abandoned facebook you will now see more short posts like this one here in the blog instead (mixed with the usual recipes). Kind of where they belong anyway, don’t you think….
Cookies. I could bake them every day and we would still never have any left over in a tin somewhere over night. They are often eaten instantly and the last ones will be feasted on after dinner. Here’s a new recipe I made up last week and again – they were gone just after the pictures were taken Maybe I need to start making bigger batches…?
In my world, treats are very important and should be part of the daily life. A treat can be a nice scrub in the shower that makes your skin soft and leaves a lovely scent. It can be a good book, or a massage. It can also be the food you eat, and I believe we should enjoy everything we put into our mouths – and still treat our bodies with respect. If you don’t want to feel like crap, basically don’t put crap into your mouth! Instead, pick the nourishing stuff that are good for your body, and combine them to nice creations. Like this spontaneous blueberry pie I made the other day. Filled with just good ingredients – a treat for your body and your taste buds!
OK I realize we can’t have a big fancy cake everyday. How would that look! (Pretty great if you ask me…:-)) But who says we can’t cheat – and make fancy muffins? Or even fancier cupcakes? There was a birthday celebration in my daughters class the other day and she asked me if she could bring her own treat to eat when the rest of the kids munch on the sugar bomb – gluten containing – cake that the birthday kid promised to bring…. So yes of curse – I made these for her – and she was delighted!
And might I add – tastier! I’ve recently discovered that homemade coconut milk is better in so many ways, and I cannot see myself ever buying the canned version again. Just follow these few simple steps and you’ll know why!
I just realized that two of my favorite readers have the same birthday – which is today! So – happy birthday Anna and Miia! And what could be a better post on a day like this than a cake? And not just any cake – but the one and only, the most famous German cake… The black forest cake! – aka “Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte”. So girls – this one is for you!