Monday, July 14, 2014

Lawson at 5 Months and Double Chocolate Chip Zucchini Muffins!

These muffins are super yummy and healthy!  I have gotten to the point of busyness (not sure if that is a word) that if I don't have something easy to grab in the mornings, I won't end up eating breakfast until 1:00pm.  So, if I have these little nutritious jewels in my lovely cake stand (thanks again Grandpoppy and Grandkay, I truly love that cake stand, you have no idea) then I can at least grab something and eat it while I'm feeding Lawson his breakfast.  

It seems like time just keeps flying lately and every time I look at the clock I wonder how it already got to be that hour.  I tell you, being a mom and owning a bakery is like having two full time jobs at once, well not like, it is!  I am not complaining though, I love being both and wouldn't trade in either position for anything.  I'm just saying that it is a lot of all-consuming work, and if I have been out of contact or a little scatter brained lately, that would be why.  Please bear with me, I promise I still love you all.  

Now onto Lawson, 5 months?!?! How did that happen already?  He has grown so much.  Every day I see him learning new things and becoming smarter by the minute.  Today he discovered his feet, they haven't reached his mouth yet, but I give it until tomorrow... he learns how to put everything he can get his hands on in his mouth here lately, toys, burp cloths, his hands, other peoples hands, everything!  

He also now understands and LOVES to play peek a boo, it is his new favorite thing and he laughs so hard that I literally melt inside every time I hear it.  Daddy and I have really enjoyed getting to spend quality time with our little guy and have made a point, despite our "busyness" to really soak in this time we have with Lawson because we know it goes by fast and these moments truly are precious.

Hope y'all have a wonderful rest of your week, as I know mine is going to be crazy busy at the bakery and at home that I won't be able to blog until next week! And if you have time, make a batch of these double chocolate chip zucchini muffins, it will make your week that much sweeter and healthier ;)

Mix the following in stand up mixer with paddle attachment:
1 large egg + 1 large egg white
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add the following, with mixer on low speed until combined:
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 2/3 cups whole wheat flour
Stir in 1 cup dark chocolate chips, and 2 cups shredded, unpeeled zucchini (roughly 1 medium sized zucchini)
Use a regular sized icecream scoop to scoop into sprayed muffin pan.  Sprinkle the tops generously with mini chocolate chips or regular size if you don't have mini but the mini ones are really cute.
Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes out clean, do not over bake ;)

Love this hat that Lawson's girlfriend got for him (that's right he already has a baby girlfriend)

Breakfast time, yummy

Hands into mouth and look at that hair!

He actually plays with his toys now, its so cute

Lawson fell asleep while I was doing payroll at the bakery, hahaha!

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