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Blueberry Bran Muffins

Blueberry Bran Muffins

I've made these muffins before from my Better Homes and Garden cookbook and they turned out great.  I decided to make them again but using jumbo size muffin tins and adding fresh blueberries for color and flavor.  I also reduced the amount of oat bran in them because I remember last time I made them they were slightly on the dry side.  I also used whole wheat flour instead of all-purpose and added a 1tsp of vanilla just for a little more flavor.  I couldn't find the recipe online so I've posted my altered version below (for jumbo size muffins and also regular size muffins) for you to enjoy.

 

 

Healthy Oat Granola Bars

Healthy Oat Granola Bars

I've been on the hunt to find a healthy granola bar that tastes great as well, so I created this recipe from a bunch of other granola bar recipes that I have collected over the past. I was looking for something that had little sugar, tasted great but was also health conscious as well. I think it has a good chewy consistency and a good nutty to chocolaty ratio. I wrapped them up individually and took them on our camping trip and everyone enjoyed them.

 

 

Rise and Shine Muffins

Rise and Shine MuffinsI found this recipe online at one of my favorite sites but decided to tweak it a bit to add more flavor and texture to my liking because I love the combination of cinnamon and fruit.  I decided to call them rise and shine muffins because I think they are perfect snack for breakfast.  Although these muffins had great flavor, I found them to be a bit too moist and chewy but were definatly a good alternative for a healthy muffin recipe.

Vanilla Beer Cake

Vanilla Lager Cake

I remembered making this chocolate Guinness cake a while back and how it was so moist, dense, and delicious that I wanted to try making another type of cake using another type of beer. I discovered this vanilla cake recipe that was simply enough and decided to change it a bit so I could add my beer without it being to overpowering. The first batch I made I used Kokanee Gold, which is an amber lager that has a hint of caramel taste to it. The second batch I made I used Granville Island Honey Lager because I wanted to try it again with a different sweetness.