Last night I revisited the “Tone It Up” nutrition guide in search of a healthy meal. I stumbled across their Blondie Muffins and I’m so glad I did. I was a bit hesitant to make these muffins knowing that the main ingredient is garbanzo beans but I went for it anyway. Let me tell you, they’re the perfect alternative to a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie or any dessert. I modified the recipe by adding chocolate chunks and ended up creating these Chickpea Blondie Chocolate Chunk Muffins….
Thanks to my dad and his persistence, I made this delicious homegrown zucchini bread.
My Dad loves to garden in the summer, so much that he built a second and third garden behind his property. He also loves to show people his garden. He grows anything from tomatoes to watermelon though he has the best luck growing zucchini. Each time I’m visiting, he tries to send me home with a “home grown” souvenir. I was a bit wary traveling with a zucchini, though he insisted. I packed the zucchini into my carry on and headed to Atlanta. Just as I predicted, airport security had to check my bag due to the weird shape they saw….
Just one bite of these chewy monster cookies and you’ll steal the title as the Cookie Monster.
Erik’s grandma is always making monster cookies when she visits from Iowa and they’re delicious. I always get a kick out of watching my father-in law take down 20 cookies in one sitting. Once I saw how much he loved these, I knew I needed the recipe for myself. They’re extra soft and have just the right amount of peanut butter. The M&Ms make the cookies kid friendly and the oatmeal adds dietary fiber. So next time you have a sweet tooth try these cookies, I promise you’ll love them!