Sometimes a chocolate craving hits you so hard you drop everything to go make the most chocolately (not a word, I know) muffins you can think of while still trying to keep them healthy. So that was honestly the inspiration behind this recipe.. a really severe chocolate craving. These are basically banana chocolate chip muffins but with cocoa powder for extra chocolately goodness. I’m just going to keep pretending like that’s a real word.
I am loving this warmer weather! Spring has officially sprung and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve been craving lots of fruit lately since it started warming up. This dessert is perfect for the transition from winter to spring. It’s kind of like a cobbler which is perfect for when it’s chilly outside but the tartness from the strawberries screams summer.
I am kinda into these warmer temperatures we’ve had lately. While part of me is super excited to have mid-70s weather in the middle of February but the other part of me is like wait… this is not normal. Yea, you know cause of the whole global warming crisis.. we’re still worried about that right? It feels like nobody is really talking about it that much these days when it used to be a huge concern a while back. Who knows. I’m not here to start a heated discussion (pun?) so I’ll get to talking about these muffins.
No, this is not a healthy recipe and it’s not my recipe either.. I’m willing to admit that even though I wish I would have come up with it! This is actually a recipe I found on another blog so I’m going to give her the credit. The blog is Six Sisters Stuff and you can click here to see the actual recipe for the Mini Eggnog Cupcakes on their blog. Since it’s the holidays and I thought these cupcakes were the best thing ever, I just had to share it. So I’m calling this a “Christmas Cheat Day Recipe”. Because even though our diets might be super clean and healthy most of the time, you just have to eat a few sweets around the holidays (or at least I do). Posting this recipe actually prompted me to think about the idea of posting ‘cheat day’ recipes every now and then. 90% of the time I am whipping up healthy recipes but there are those handful of times where I’m making something for a special occasion that I’d really like to share. And I think we all could appreciate a little indulgence every now and then. So if you think that’s a good idea, drop a comment letting me know whether you’d like for me to do that or if you really don’t think it’s a good idea then feel free to say that too. I love feedback, good or bad! I made these for a Christmas party last weekend and I was extremely pleased with how they turned out. If you’re looking for a very unique, delicious and EASY dessert to make for Christmas this year, this is it!
First of all, I feel like I should confess that while I’m typing this post, I’m also watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s just one of those Christmas movies that I have to watch every year along with A Christmas Story, Elf and The Grinch. I’m typically not a huge movie person but when it comes to Christmas movies, I could watch them all day.
I realize this blog post is long overdue.. and I apologize. My goal is to post a new recipe once a week but sometimes life gets the best of me and I can’t seem to find the time! Actually, I tried to finish this post a few days ago but the squarespace site was having issues so I’m just going to blame it on that.. With that being said, I’m making it a solid goal of mine to make sure I post at least once a week if not more. I’m still getting the hang of this whole blogging thing so cut me some slack will ya! Just kidding I think I give myself a harder time than anyone else does.