Light Chocolate Muffins

Organizing is extremely invigorating to me.

My baking supplies, schoolwork, and photography props? Yep. They’re all perfectly put in their places in this too small room.

And I am very much invigorated. #FridayNightFunNight

Now the only challenge that remains is keeping them in those places.


Guys, I go out and have fun. And I love spending time with friends.

And I also love organizing. Oh, and baking.


Baking muffins.

And I hope you do too :)



1 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy, but creamy will certainly work)

2 mashed bananas

2 eggs

1 t vanilla extract

1/2 t baking soda

2 T unsweetened cocoa powder


Preheat oven to 400° F. Mix everything together in a large bowl. The more mixed you can get it, the better. (It’s an arm workout!!) Distribute batter evenly into greased or nonstick muffin tins. Bake for 15 minutes. This recipe makes 9 medium sized muffins.


Have a restful Saturday with these muffins –you deserve it!

((((Maybe even throw in some rejuvenating organizing? So tempting…))))

P.S. Please consider these the replacement of those chocolate PB cookies I posted the other day :)



Let me start off by saying how silly and awkward I feel writing this post.

It feels strange to give you a list of insignificant things about me. HOWEVER. I love reading posts like this on other people’s blogs and I kinda feel like it will be interesting, so here are 25 random facts about me. I truly hope you enjoy…

1. I adore fuzzy socks. I’ll never have enough

2. I really enjoy painting walls

3. The smell of warm almond milk makes me smile

4. I have little control around chocolate chips. Can’t stop, won’t stop

5. I swam competitively for 12 years

6. I could easily live off of oatmeal

7. I find belly buttons extremely odd and a little gross

8. I hate tomatoes

9. I have the stupidest humor (Example) <Funniest video I’ve ever seen

10. Ryan Reynolds is and will always be my celeb crush

11. 27 Dresses and A Walk to Remember are my favorite movies

12. I’ve never seen Star Wars

13. I have a dish-buying obsession

14. I love puzzles

15. Michael W. Smith and Phillip Phillips are my favorite artists

16. I played the saxophone for a month

17. I once wore a ball gown to school

197263_436312153097557_410423723_n You better bet I won best costume award! :)

18. I was Jessie from Toy Story in a parade for band (As in, I marched 3 miles playing flute in a Disney costume)

IMG_0581Sorry for the flipped pic!

19. I love High School Musical (No shame)

20. I don’t much like the movie “The Notebook”

21. I always put chapstick on after brushing my teeth. Always.

22. I once got a fortune cookie with no fortune in it. And another with no cookie. Or fortune. :(

23. I couldn’t live in a world without PB. Surprised?

24. I’ve had approximately 15 fillings (counting baby teeth…)

25. I secretly really wish my nose was pierced (sorry mom)

And now you know 25 random things about me! Tomorrow– Healthy Chocolate PB Breakfast Muffins coming your way. Hooray!

Almond Butter Cookies

You know, if you’re having trouble making friends in new places, make cookies. It’s pure magic. (Read: This.)

I know that you’re screaming and yelling at me because I have broken my promise yet again. Those healthy chocolate PB breakfast cookies? Yeah, I haven’t finished the recipe yet. I’ll have them soon, blah blah, blah… On a more important note:

IMG_0190_1Bam. Almond Butta Cookies!

Let’s talk. As you hopefully know, I currently live in the dorms. And I made these in the communal kitchen. Yeah, I took the first batch out of the oven, they lasted approximately 30 seconds.

No hate! Didn’t I say yesterday that I show my love by cooking/baking for people? Yes, I was really feeling the luh. These were the first cookies I’ve shared with people in the dorm, and I have to say it was a great recipe to start off with! Get ready, there’s more where that came from…

IMG_0188_1These cookies have just the right amount of sweetness from the brown sugar to let the almond butter be the star of the treat.

AND the simplicity of this recipe really allows you to put your own twist on it. As you can see, I decided on Christmas dark chocolate chips, MMMMMMM yeaaah.

Recipe adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction


1 1/4 cups almond butter

1 + a little more of another* eggs

1 cup chocolate chips

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/4 tsp baking soda


Beat the eggs in a medium sized bowl. Add everything but the chips and stir well. Fold in the chips carefully, so they’re distributed equally. Using your hands, mold dough into 1 1/2 T balls. Bake for about 10 minutes and let cool for another 10. Enjoy warm!

*I found that 1 cup chocolate chips was too much for the original recipe, and since I had already made the dough, I simply added a little more of everything (except for the sugar) to make it more dough-y.

As for the healthy chocolate cookies, they will be done by Sunday night. Deal?