December 18, 2013

Guest Post - Ashlyn's Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Happy Wednesday! 
I feel like these days are going by a little TOO fast. Maybe it's because my hubby is home and I'm trying to take advantage and complete as many projects as we can do before he goes back to work. So we have been busy busy around here. I can't wait to share everything with you all!

Also I'm SO EXCITED about the cash giveaway I posted yesterday. We have been getting lots of entries which is awesome! I wish I could give $100 cash to all of you! That would be awesome but then we'd be broke lol.

One of the lovely ladies who is part of the giveaway is Ashlyn. She's one of my sponsors this month. I am SO GLAD Ashlyn and I found each other on blogland. She hasn't been blogging for very long but you wouldn't tell by her content and her beautiful photographs. She's sweet, genuine and the kind of person you would love to have next door! I am so excited to have her on my blog today sharing one of her yummy recipes.

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Hello new friends! I am so happy to be guest posting here on Cinsarah. Did y'all hear she has her husband working on a farmhouse table? I am so excited to see the reveal! Not like I keep checking her Instagram feed at all... 

I'm Ashlyn and I blog over at Here is Motherhood. My hope is that my writing gives some encouragement and inspiration to women who are in the thick of motherhood. With that being said, you don't have to be a mom to read my blog! Although I really enjoy writing deep and thoughtful posts, I like to keep it fun with beauty reviews and yummy recipes (especially chocolate ones). So, moving right along with that chocolate theme- I have my good 'ol standby muffin recipe for you today! I've tried other muffin recipes, but they just don't compare. It must be the chocolate, I don't know. I originally made up this recipe when I was in university and since then have adapted it, giving it a few tweaks along the way. I think at one point I had sour cream in the mix- which made the muffins wonderfully tender- but come on now, I don't have room for those extra calories anymore! I really hope you give this one a try, I am pretty sure you will love it.
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Ashlyn's Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chips Muffins (wow, that's a mouthful...)

Ingredients: 
3/4 cup butter 
3/4 cup granulated sugar 
2 eggs 
1 tsp. vanilla 
3 ripe bananas 
1 cup oatmeal 
2 cups flour 
1 tsp. salt 
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda 
1/2 cup chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Mash bananas, then add to mixture and mix well. Stir in dry ingredients. Add chocolate chips. Spoon into greased or lined muffins tins, filling about 3/4 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes. 

Sidenote: For a healthier recipe, you may add 1/4 cup of ground flaxseed to the mixture and/or reduce butter to 1/2 cup. Enjoy!
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If you would like to see more of Ashlyn's recipes check out her blog...
Here is Motherhood
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