We all had a craving for chocolate the other day. So, I baked these delightful, extra-chocolatey, cupcake-like muffins. * Scrumptious * Simple to make, just added some healthy whole-grains, yogurt, and extra chocolate chips, of course. My friend said said “this is the BEST chocolate cupcake that I’ve ever had” I couldn’t agree more. Decadent…
So, for a nice little breakfast treat, snack or divine dessert, try a Chocolatey Chip Cupcake. You’ll be so happy you did. Trust me.
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Chocolatey Chip Cupcakes
- 1 3/4 cups *all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 3 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup sugar (or a substitute)
- 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips, (1/2 cup for sprinkling)
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
* You may substitute (half or more) of oat, whole wheat or gluten-free flour.
Spray or grease a muffin pan or line with paper liners. Makes (12) one doz.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
In a large bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, sugar, and 1 cup of the chocolate chips. In a small bowl, mix all the liquid ingredients. the dry and wet ingredients together, don’t worry if the batter is lumpy. Spoon into the prepared muffin pans. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top and then bake for 20 minutes or so, do the toothpick test. Sprinkle with sugar if you like.
Posted in Breakfast, Chocolate, Cupcakes, Desserts, Featured, Lisa's Favorites, Muffins, Quick and Easy
Tagged Chocolate, chocolate chip, cupcakes, muffins
If you’re looking for a delicious new dessert to make, this is it. A healthier fruit Crisp, and it’s just loaded with lots of fresh peaches & blueberries. Then we sprinkle it with an oat-nut topping, bake until crisp and golden. Ahh… It’s as easy as pie and with-out all of that guilt-inducing pie crust! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.
~ Lisa xo
PS. With fall on the way, here’s a great recipe for everyone’s favorite Healthy Apple Crisp.
Peach Blueberry Crisp
6-8 large peaches, peeled and sliced into 8 wedges,
1 cup of blueberries, fresh or frozen
1/3 cup granulated sugar (*or a substitute)
3/4 cup flour (whole wheat, oat or white)
1 cup light brown sugar (*or a substitute)
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
3/4 cup butter, (or Smart Balance) chilled and cut into small pieces
2 cups rolled oats
1 cup almonds, (or any nuts) roughly chopped
* Agave, stevia and honey are good sugar substitutes. Or just use less cane sugar.
- Heat oven to 350° F. Grease a shallow 3-quart baking dish. In a large bowl, toss the peaches, blueberries, granulated sugar, and 1 tablespoon of the flour. Add to the baking dish.
- In a separate bowl, combine the brown sugar, salt, and the remaining 3/4 cup of flour. Using a fork or fingers, incorporate the butter until coarse crumbs form. Mix in the oats and almonds.
- Sprinkle the oat/nut topping all over the peach/blueberry mixture. Bake until the top is golden/crispy and the fruit is tender, 35 to 45 minutes.
Grilled Romaine is one of my new favorite salads. Absolutely delicious and very simple to make. I love anything grilled, and just couldn’t wait to BBQ some lettuce! Add lots of Parmesan cheese, tomatoes, and olives. We’ve tossed some Romaine lettuce on the BBQ several times this summer… Everyone loves it.
Below, I listed some of my favorite foods to grill. I even like to BBQ fruit. Just love how it gets all sweet, juicy and caramelized. De-lish! What’re your favorite foods to grill??
Perfect Turkey Burgers ~ Juicy!
Grilled Zucchini with a Spicy Sauce
Grilled Chicken With Blueberry BBQ Sauce
Grilled Corn with Lime and Basil
(Not grilled, but I do love lobster)
Grilled Romaine Recipe
- (serves 4)
- 2 heads of Romaine, sliced in half, (keeping the stem ends attached)
- Olive oil, for grilling and dressing
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 lemon, quartered
- Roasted garlic, minced (optional)
- Tomatoes (optional)
- Black olives (optional)
*Or serve with your favorite Caesar dressing.
Brush the sliced Romaine (all-over) lightly with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with a little Parmesan. Toss on a hot BBQ (or oven broil). Cook (turning once) until the leaves char slightly and start to wilt.
Serve cut-side up. Sprinkle on more fresh Parmesan, add garlic, tomatoes, and olives (optional) Squeeze each with a lemon wedge.
Posted in chicken, Featured, Fish, Lisa's Favorites, Main Course, Quick and Easy, Recipes, Salads, Sauces and Dips, Seafood, Side Dishes, Vegetables
Tagged BBQ, BBQ chicken, blueberry BBQ, grilled corn, grilled romaine, grilled zucchini, Maine Lobster, salmon, turkey burgers
Ahhh… Summer is fading fast. I do hope you’re all enjoying the last lovely days of August. We sure had fun didn’t we? Fall is fast approaching, and the local Farmer’s Market’s are filling with fresh seasonal food. Let’s get together and plan some fabulous feasts. What’s your favorite fall food?
* Yes! We have a winner of the “Baked in Maine” T-Shirt Giveaway! Val Vierengel So, Thank you again Val for your Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie suggestion (a fall favorite). I’m going to add it to my online bakery. Just e-mail me here: Lisa@bakedinmaine.com and I’ll mail out your new Baked in Maine T-shirt. Oh, and take your pick. Pink or white.
Thank you so much everyone, for all of your comments and most of all your support on Baked in Maine. It really means a lot to me. I couldn’t do it with you. Please feel free to comment, make suggestions, and ask questions. And don’t forget to join Baked in Maine on Facebook for our foodie discussions. Where you can get Baked in Maine everyday!
~ Lisa xo
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