mini-chips

Double Chocolate Mug Cake


Yields 2 mug cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup self rising flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt
Equipment
  • 2 small mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 microwaveable mugs
Decoration
  • Powdered sugar
  • Small sifter

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, salt, and sugars.
  2. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla and melted butter until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide evenly into mugs and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Allow mug cakes to cool slightly then dust on some powdered sugar on top.

Espresso Mug Cake


Yields 2 mug cakes

The things you’ll need

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons espresso powder
  • 5 tablespoons self rising flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
Equipment
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Spoon
  • Rubber spatula
  • 2 microwaveable mugs
Decoration
  • Whipped cream in decorating bag fitted with #809 tip
  • Espresso beans

Let’s get started!

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, espresso powder, salt, and sugars.
  2. Whisk the egg, milk, vanilla and coconute oil until smooth.
  3. Stir in chocolate chips.
  4. Divide evenly into 2 mugs and microwave on high for about 1 minute. If cake is not set, microwave in intervals of 10 seconds until fully cooked.

Time to decorate!

  1. Once mug cakes are completely cooled, pipe a dollop of whipped cream in the center of each cake and then top with an espresso bean.

Happy Valentines Day! 💕 chocolate oats seemed like the perfect breakfast for today. I topped them with chia seeds, @purely_elizabeth granola, coconut flakes, banana, @enjoylifefoods mini chips, and then drizzled with chocolate coconut peanut butter 😋

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I finally made a new recipe!! Wow it has been forever but this was tried by many people and all said it was delicious! So here are my Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Protein Cookies! PS no oven needed! This recipe made 8 small cookies.

🔺1/3 cup oats
🔺1 scoop protein powder (vanilla is best)
🔺2/3 cup pumpkin
🔺1 tsp cinnamon
🔺1 tsp maple syrup or agave
🔺some mini chocolate chips!

Mix all ingredients together and roll into balls or just drop them onto a paper plate or something microwaveable. Microwave for 45 seconds, open the door, close it again and give it another ~45 seconds! ENJOYYY

Pretty chilly this morning 🌬 so I made some delicious chocolatey oats to warm me up 😍 I just cooked oats plain in almond milk with 1 tsp chia seeds and topped with banana, @purely_elizabeth granola, and melted chocolate peanut butter (spoonful pb + @enjoylifefoods mini chips microwaved for 30 seconds)

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Chocolate banana oat waffle for breakfast this morning 😍🍫 topped with more banana and melted @earthbalance coconut peanut butter + @enjoylifefoods mini chocolate chips ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
WAFFLE 🍌 in a food processor add 1 egg, ½ cup oats, 1 mashed banana, splash of almond milk and 1/8 tsp baking powder. Blend until smooth. Cook in a waffle maker and top with melted peanut butter and banana. Enjoy!

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Vgnwitch’s Pumpkin Spice Bars:

I made these with the intent of emotion healing and attracting positivity. The ingredients used in this have multiple common correspondences and could be made with other intents. A couple examples could be to aid in divination, protection, prosperity and luck, or whatever personal associations you have with these ingredients. It’s all about the intent you put into them while you’re making them.

This recipe will make 9-12 bars depending on how big you’d like them.

Ingredients:
-1 stick softened vegan butter
-1 cup sugar
-¾ cup pumpkin puree
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 cup all purpose flour
-1 tbsp pumpkin spice
-1 tsp cinnamon
-¼ tsp ginger
-½ tsp salt
-1 tbsp cornstarch
-¼ tsp baking soda
-½ tsp baking powder
-½ cup mini chocolate chips
-¼ cup pecans

*Feel free to use less or more of the chocolate chips, pecans, or ginger based on your taste preferences. If you’re allergic to pecans this recipe still tastes really yummy without them.*

How to make:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the softened butter, pumpkin puree, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer (or standing mixer if you’ve got one of those) and mix well. Then excluding the chocolate and pecans, add the rest of the ingredients and mix well again. Add the chocolate chips and mix until combined. You can also mix in the pecans at the same time or you can do it the way I did and just sprinkle them on top. (I prefer that method because it roasts the pecans a bit.) Pour and smooth batter into a lightly greased 8x8 pan. Bake 30 minutes. Use a toothpick to see when it’s cooked through. Once done let cool for 20-30 minutes and then enjoy your magical treats!

Orange Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Muffins

Need a little pick me up for your romance? Maybe you had a fight and need to smooth some ruffled feathers. This recipe helps boost the love. Remember to put the love you feel into it as you mix and bake! 

 You will need:
 4 oz. cream cheese

softened ¼ cup confectioner’s sugar 

¼ cup mini chocolate chips 

2-½ cups flour 

1 Tbsp. baking powder 

½ tsp. salt 

1 egg 

1-¼ cup milk (I used buttermilk) 

½ cup brown sugar 

1/3 cup unsalted butter 

melted 2 tsp. 

grated orange zest 

¼ tsp. vanilla extract 

¼ cup orange marmalade  

Directions: 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. - Beat together cream cheese and confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and set aside. Think of your loved one as you mix it together. Think of how well the two of you blend together to create 1 love. - In a large mixing bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl, beat together egg milk, brown sugar, butter, lemon zest and vanilla extract. Stir egg mixture into dry ingredients, stirring just until moistened. - Spoon batter into muffin cups to ¾ full. Top each portion with 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture and 1 teaspoon marmalade. As you fill up the comes, think of love filling the yours and your loved ones heart! - Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until golden. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove muffins and cool on rack. Store in airtight container.

From the Recipe Book of: Member Gianna

Healthy Banana Oat Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups rolled oats (old fashioned or quick)
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ cup chocolate chips, mini or regular

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400F and prepare a muffin pan by spraying cavities with cooking spray or lining them with paper liners**. Set aside.
  2. Add all ingredients except for chocolate chips to a blender or food processor and process on high until oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy. Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  3. Pour batter into prepared muffin pan, filling each cavity until it is about ¾ full. Optional: sprinkle a few chocolate chips over the top of each muffin.
  4. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops of your muffins are set and a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Allow muffins to cool in pan for ~10 minutes before removing. Store in an air-tight container for up to a week.

Mini cheesecakes with raspberries, mini chocolate chips and a vanilla oreo on the bottom. One of my favorite versions of this recipe.

In other news, I ran 8 miles again this morning. Today was quicker than yesterday, with my last 2.5 miles being the fastest pace. Back to back days felt surprisingly great, the challenge was more mental than physical, as it was humid.

Solid weekend for running.