Long week…


Clearly you deserve a better post…but that won’t be today. :P It’s been a long week around here. People who are close to me know that when someone passes in my life I usually bake bread. Not sure why I just always have. Sadly one of our local hockey family, a guy I have played both with and against, passed away on Wednesday morning. He played a game of hockey and said he wasn’t feeling well but still went to his second game of hockey where he played a few shifts. Told everyone he didn’t feel great and was going home. And at 7am the next morning he had a heart attack and died. Life is short people, spend it with the ones you want to, don’t waste your time on anything that isn’t bringing you joy.

I did manage to make something…these are kind of healthy muffins…well healthy for me. I was going to make a pretzel topping but never got around to it. Like I said, weird week.

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Muffins

½ cup vegetable oil
1 cup peanut butter (your choice…I went with Jif)
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
½ cup brown sugar
4 eggs
1 TBSP vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat (see the healthy part)
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
Pinch of salt
¾ cup whole milk
1 ½ cups white chocolate chips (I went white so that the dog could have a bite :P )

Preheat oven to 350F.

Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat together the oil, peanut butter, and sugars until on medium-high speed for 3 minutes, it should get lighter in color.

Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl.

Add ½ the dry ingredients and with the mixer on low add until just combined. Then add the milk, and mix on low. And then add the remaining dry ingredients until just incorporated.

Fold in the white chocolate chips.

Scoop into muffin tins (with liners), doing the standard 2/3 of the way up. You will get 24 of these bad boys…or at least I did.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack. Remove muffins when completely cool.

Here’s a picture of me with my new do for the late spring into summer. Thank goodness I have friends who are in the industry to keep me looking lovely for cheap. :)

And since it is Fur Baby Friday here is CCS enjoying some white wine…I kid, she is a dark beer drinker. :P

Comments

  1. lucyinaz says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss Peabody!!!

    Love the do!

  2. So sorry to hear about your friend. Yes, life is short. Live every moment like it’s your last. That’s why I don’t believe in diets. ;) I love food, most recently BUTTER, and I’ll eat whatever I want (in reasonable amounts) until the day I die! I’m gonna have to try this recipe this weekend, I have everything on hand, except the white chocolate chips. But I’m sure I can find another substitute or go without.

  3. @Nou- yes you can easily sub out the white chocolate chips.

  4. I’m sorry for your loss. :-(

    That’s a nice pic of you! :-)

  5. Always sad to lose a friend. You have my sympathy. Life is short. Keep doing what makes you feel alive and don’t forget to play. I recently ran in a Warrior Dash and it felt so good (not the running so much) to climb on stuff and get dirty. I felt young

  6. Really sorry to hear about your friend passing, Peabody. At least he spent his last days with some of the best people he could: you and your hockey mates. Glad you could do some theraputic baking. Peanut butter might not cure sadness, but it sure can’t hurt.

    Your new hairstyle is really flattering, too! Never listen to those idiots who think you shouldn’t be happy with yourself. You’re gorgeous.

  7. My condolences on the loss of your friend.

    That bread looks very tasty. Would you pass along the recipe?

  8. I’m so sorry Pea.

  9. Peabody – Sorry about the loss of your friend. You are so right in saying we need to spend our time wisely! I say hug often, and never miss an opportunity to say you care. (I also find bread baking excellent therapy!)

  10. Very sorry to hear about your friend.

    I’m sure there are a million ways to take this, but I mean it in the nicest most non-creep way possible. You look very young.

    I want to try subbing in coconut oil for these muffins.

  11. @rodzilla – haha…I’ll take the non-creep way. One of the benefits of being plump is that it keeps the skin plump therefore keeping you a little younger looking…that and you caught me on a good sleep day. :)

  12. Carole R. says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  13. Very sorry for your loss. I too bake bread when faced with painful, life experiences. Something about it is renewing.

  14. I’m sorry to hear about your friend…

  15. casey wood says:

    I feel so selfish! I was waiting all week for a funny post and inspiring recipe and to find out that your were having such a rough go made me want to reach out. Thank you for sharing with us and allowing us to comfort you for a change. Many blessings

  16. Peabody, so sorry to hear of your friend’s passing. So many deaths attributed to heart attacks these days, and so many are very young.

    BTW, love your do, and as someone stated previously, you look so young…it must be good genes!

  17. I am so sorry to hear about your friend. But that’s a good point that you should be spending time with people who matter. Love the muffins and the new hair do.

  18. I am so sorry about your friend. Look for dragonflies when you least expect them!

    love the new ‘do!

    -karin

  19. I just wanted to say that I am sorry for your loss. My thoughts will be with your friend’s family.

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