Spiced Banana Bread Muffins

September 13, 2018

Everyone knows that Fall is kind of my #1 bae. I enjoy being basic, wearing sweaters & boots, sipping & nomming on all things pumpkin & spicy, and so much more. Luckily for me, We always have at least one super ripe banana at the end of the week, which means banana bread.

I whipped up this recipe, kind of from my imagination, if i'm being honest. We only had one 'nana this time around, so if you have more, feel free to double it up. I made it extra Fall-Like, not by adding pumpkin (see here for my rustic banana-pumpkin bread) but by adding a super-special secret ingredient to the mix. --- It's actually not a secret as it is in the recipe below. Fine, okay, it's Pumpkin Pie Spice. There! I said it.

If you make these, send me a photo on instagram! I'd love to see it! They are super tasty too, so I really recommend doubling or tripling this recipe.

Spiced Banana Bread Muffins
yields 6 regular-sized muffins

1 ripe, mashed banana
1/8 cup nut butter of your choice
1 egg
1/8 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
6 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
Big pinch of salt
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional).

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Mash banana in a large bowl.
3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl.
4. Combine all ingredients with a large spoon. Stir well.
5. Grease your muffin tin with spray of your choice (I always use coconut oil spray when baking).
6. Pour batter into the muffin tin.
7. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of a muffin clean.
8. Let muffins cool, serve, and enjoy!

My Latest Skincare Favorites

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With my wedding coming up, and also being a year-round beauty and skincare lover all of the time, I have been really focusing on my skin lately. I feel like I have finally found a routine with products that I genuinely love and see results from, and it has been a long time since I have felt that way! I didn't want to give you the entire skincare rundown today (we would be here all day), but speak about newer add-ins I have been using and loving. For reference, my skin is crazy. I have dry-to-combo skin that is pretty sensitive, but these products have brought some balance to my face.

Our Engagement Photos

July 10, 2018

A few months ago we were so excited to have our engagement photos taken by the extremely talented Mark Nagel of Nagel Portraits. We took photos at locations that really meant a lot to us - Broadway Cafe (a spot we constantly are at for coffee), Mill Street Records, and Max's grandma's farm in the pastures and with our horses. We couldn't be more thrilled with the photos and really do love them so much! Here are a wash of our favorites below: