Sep 27, 2012

Chocolate PB Banana Microwave Muffin

Oops, guess it's been awhile since the last post (if anyone even reads my ramblings)

Life has been pretty busy lately!  I'll catch you up with some pictures.

 Got my hairs cut!

 Another Suburban Organics delivery...I signed up to get deliveries bi-weekly now, YUM!

 Yank felt left out.

 It's that time again!  Looks like Pumking went mainstream!

 Walking with the snooches.

 Had to make some pumpkin choc chip cookies.  First batch of the (almost) season.

 Attended our annual Oktoberfest up the street last weekend.

 Kettlebells, finally!  (and they were free*)

Is this really necessary?

Pumpkin coffee from Dunkin.  Tasted fake though, yuck.

Mmmm Chocolate.  FYI, the $2.50 for 1oz of "bacon" bar was not worth it.

*We got the free kettlebells from the "Visa Rewards Program"  Yeah.  3 years, and $40k later, we finally had some rewards worth redeeming--$100 Amazon GC!  Shipping was free with Prime. Whoop!


How about a recipe?

This microwave protein muffin/cake was delicious, and a perfect snack that's super filling, is actually good for you, AND is totally clean. (Oh, and it's easy as hell to make). 

Chocolate PB Banana Microwave Muffin
1 small ripe banana, mashed  (SUB 1/3 cup pumpkin for a delicious fall alternative)
1 1/2 tbsp almond butter (or peanut butter!)
1 egg
2 tbsp cocoa powder (Hershey's special dark, what what!)
2 tsp sweetener (you don't really need this--the banana makes it sweet enough!)
Choc chips, nuts, fruit, whatever other mix ins you can think of

Mash all ingredients together until smooth.  Place in bowl/mug/ramekin (use the same one you used to mix!) and microwave for 2 1/2- 3 minutes until it's set.  Don't overcook!  I had to stick mine back in for 30 seconds after first 2 1/2.

Top with strawberries, more nut butter, coconut, honey, whatever your little heart desires.  Don't burn your face off, it's going to be hot!

Damn, this was delicious.