Monday, July 18, 2016

Blueberry Pancakes

Blueberries were on sale.  So of course I had to get some because they are Baby Girl's favorite snack.  So ... of course after I bought them she refused to eat them.  Of course.  Motherhood is awesome.  Kids are awesome. 

So with all my blueberries I decided to make blueberry pancakes. 

I thought about what to make with the blueberries for a long time at work.  Because I was for sure not going to waste them just because Baby Girl is on a blueberry strike.  Also, because I refuse to throw food away unless it has mold on it. 

These blueberry pancakes came out amazing.  We had breakfast for dinner.  Don't worry.  Baby Girl refused to eat the blueberry pancakes and continued her blueberry strike.  Oh well.  El Husbee and I enjoyed these pancakes.  My favorite part might be the maple syrup in these pancakes.  Gives the pancakes good punch.  You can even eat them without syrup with just butter. 

Blueberry Pancakes

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 and 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 and 3/4 cups fresh blueberries
  1. In a large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon together until combined.  Set aside
  2. In another large bowl, whisk the yogurt, milk, maple syrup, eggs and vanilla until combined.  Whisk in the vegetable oil. 
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and whisk to combine.  The batter is thick and lumps are okay.  Fold in blueberries gently. 
  4. Heat pan over medium heat.  Coat with non stick spray.  Once hot, drop 1/4 cup of batter on the griddle.  Cook until edges look dry and center is bubbly.  Flip and cook on the other side. 
  5. Keep pancakes warm in a preheated 200F degree oven until all pancakes are cooked.  Serve pancakes immediately with toppings of choice. 
I think I might try whole wheat flour next time.  But this batter is super yummy and easy to whip up.  And honestly not that much more time than the box version.  But so much more tastier than the box version. 

Keep cooking and baking friends!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Eureka Burger

El Husbee and I had a date night on Saturday.  We went to a movie, dinner, and then yogurt.  Don't feel bad for Baby Girl.  She was with her PoPo.  So essentially she was baby royalty for the night. 

We went and saw The Secret Life of Pets.  I had high expectations for this movie because of all the commercials.  It was okay.  I won't ruin the movie for the people who have not seen it yet. 

I have not been to Eureka Burger since Baby Girl still fit inside of me.  It was a nice night.  We did not have to wait for a table.  Our server was nice and attentive.  I got the Bison Burger and El Husbee got the Jalapeno Egg Burger.  So in other words, I was adventurous and El Husbee was not.  Which is usually not the case.  I hate trying new things. 

With that said, the Bison Burger was good.  The meat was tasty.  The burger came dress with a bacon infused jam, charbroiled peppers, grilled red onions, and smoked mozzarella.  Oh and of course served with a side of fries.  I am one of those people who do not like my meat sweet.  With that said, I liked this burger.  I would totally get it again.  However, I would get the jam on the side next time. 

Clean restaurant, great food, and great service. 

El Husbee ended the night with yogurt a couple of stores down.  I passed as I am currently trying to loose the baby weight (you know cause the kid is like a year and a half now). 

Eureka Burger
7775 N. Palm Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

Keep cooking and eating good food friends!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Mini Muffins

My mom keeps dropping off ripe bananas at my house.  This stuff is just sitting on the table in my kitchen.  The other day Baby Girl grabbed one and  squished it like the Hulk.  How can someone so cute be so annoying?

So I decided I needed to do something about these bananas.  The now over ripe ones ... the ones that my mom keeps bringing over ... the ones just sitting on my table ... the ones that Baby Girl can now reach.   

I am working on not making muffins with the KitchenAid.  I am starting to feel like this is the way to go to not over mix muffin batters.  The muffin making process is not that much slower with hand mixing.  But the muffins are so much more tender. 

Peanut Butter Apple Banana Mini Muffins
  • 1 egg, large room temperature
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed ripe bananas (about 2 large or 3 small bananas)
  • 1 cup grated apples ( about 2 small or 1 large)
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Spray mini muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, add egg, brown sugar, oil, sugar, yogurt, peanut butter, and vanilla.  Wisk until smooth. 
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. 
  4. Slowly add the dry mixture into the wet mixture with a rubber spatula.  Be careful to not over mix.
  5. Add the bananas and apples.  I grated the apples with the peal on.
  6. Fill the mini muffin tin.  Bake for about 10 minutes. 
  7. Cool on a wire rack.  Enjoy!
These muffins were super yummy.  I used chunky peanut butter because that is all I had in my pantry.  I will say that I think creamy peanut butter will be much better for this recipe.  However, Baby Girl has been gobbling them up with no complaints. 

Keep baking my friends!