Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
|Placement in the photo was made by Mummy.|
I feel bad that I do not do a lot of baking with Bilal. When Hasan was younger he would always help me. Since we were not on any schedule we could always find time to do things together. Since Hasan is in school everything has to follow that schedule. Also it's very hard to get both of them to help me when I'm making something. So when Hasan was at school, Bilal and I made these crackers. Bilal loved making the crackers. We used tiny cookie cutters to make some shapes but it started to take too long so we also used a pizza cutter and just cut it into small squares and rectangles. Bilal also loved to eat the crackers as well. He was calling them "Yummy Crackers". While I was praying Zuhr I could hear Bilal was up to something in the kitchen. So when I was done I quietly went to the kitchen to find him with his mouth full of crackers :).
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
In yet another attempt to make some healthy breakfast goods for the boys I tried out these Skinny Chocolate Fudge Banana Muffins that I found over at Sally's Baking Addiction. After the last couple of muffin recipes I've made I know that I can't sneak bananas into Hasan's muffins. He knows...and he doesn't like it. But I have to say these muffins were very good. Hasan had one and really enjoyed it. Then he noticed there were some white flecks in it and once he knew it was banana he was done.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
I'm always searching for healthy breakfast ideas that I can make ahead. Lately I've been tired of eating cereal. I found a recipe for Baked Honey Oatmeal with Raspberries and Pistachios on Munchin with Munchkin awhile ago. I loved the idea of making small servings. These turned out very good. They are pretty healthy except for the 2 tbsp of maple syrup. They are sweet so if you want something that isn't high in sugar you can reduce the amount. I also tossed in some chia seeds but if you don't have any it's fine to leave out. This recipe is quite versatile. You can change up the nuts, add some blueberries or chocolate chips and even use honey instead of maple syrup. They would even be great topped with some Greek yogurt. Bilal loved these and they were also great as a snack.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
What I love about this recipe is that it is super quick to whip up and makes a small batch of cupcakes. Which means I won't be eating a dozen cupcakes in a matter of a couple of days. When it comes to desserts I find that I have lost all self control. So small batches are good although this recipe can be easily doubled. I frosted them with the recipe from my Quick Chocolate Cake.