Welcome back from your holiday weekend! If you missed it, I’m still here… baby-less 😉
And today is my official due date, but somehow Baby D missed the memo.
I keep thinking that there must be something s/he is waiting on before appearing. I’ve cleaned the floors and done the laundry, so that can’t be it.
We finally got batteries for the swing, so that can’t be it.
I even decided that, duh, Baby D is a fall baby and would like to come home to such decor, so I pulled some fall items out of storage.
Then it hit me. Baby D is polite, like mom! And I hadn’t yet baked anything to bring the nurses that will be caring for us in the hospital!
Thanks for reminding me, sweet baby.
So I didn’t waste anytime correcting this minor overlook.
Pumpkin Nut & Dark Chocolate Muffins
adapted from this Whole Foods recipe
- 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup wheat germ
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- 1/3 cup canola
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 1/4 cups Libby’s canned pumpkin puree
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup toasted pecans, chopped
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray muffin pan, or use little liner cups.
This recipe makes 17 deeeeelicious muffins.
In a large bowl, mix up the flour, wheat germ, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In a separate large bowl, mix together the sugar, oil, honey, milk, pumpkin puree, egg and vanilla.
Then, you guessed it, mix ‘em together!
Then fold in the pecans and chips.
Pop into the oven for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
They are full of fall flavors and are the perfect mix of ‘treat’ and breakfast.
Nutrition Facts (per 1 muffin):
Ok, Baby D, once these cool, I’ll wrap them up for the nurses, then feel free to make your great escape!
Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray says
Hope these do the trick! 🙂 Lucky nurses!
Erin @ The Grass Skirt says
Haha. Maybe you should watch a movie like Look Who’s Talking, so Baby D will learn what he or she is supposed to do! 🙂
Good luck girl. One way or another you’ll have your baby home within a week… right?!?!? I hope so!!!
Thinking of you.
Holly @ The Runny Egg says
How sweet of Baby D — I’m sure the nurses will love those muffins 🙂
Too funny! Though I thought at the end of the post you were going to tell us you were in labor. Boo 🙁 I really hope today is the day!
Elizabeth @TheBareMidriff says
Wow, these look amazing, and so Fall-ish! I love this time of year (last night the temperature dropped so much that I woke up freezing cold – time for another blanket!). Best wishes to you and Baby D!
I too was hoping for a labor announcement, although I would be MAJORLY impressed if you were able to compose an entire blog post once in labor : o)
Fingers crossed it works!!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
those muffins look tasty!
Becky @ Fit Chick on the Fly says
Lucky Nurses ~ I’m jealous :-0
I love baking what pumpkin! It makes everything so moist and fluffy. *Still* keeping my fingers crossed for you today!
That should do the trick! Now Baby D, Mommy is ready…come say Hi!
I’m so impressed Brittany! How nice that you have everything taken care of prior to his/her arrival. I love this post… and you will love looking back on it one day. Don’t worry – that precious baby will be in your arms soon!
Jane Preston says
I hope the muffins work! I just “Googled” and have you tried Maternity Accupressure? Maybe try that and eat some of the Vineyard Chewables (they help with circulation). Hope you have Baby D today!! xoxox
Brooke @ Veggie Table says
Yay for fall – love the decor! Those pumpkin muffins look scrumptious! Sorry about your bulldogs – I was cheering for them to beat Boise! C’mon Baby D!!!!! 🙂
I want to be one of your nurses.
Maybe Saturday will be a monumental day for the both of us? 🙂
I’d be honored to share Saturday with you, but you deserve your OWN special day, so I’ll aim for earlier… maybe tomorrow?!
Madeline@Food, Fitness, and Family says
Maybe Baby D wants to be special and be in that 5%!
Muffins is a great idea – I have been trying to think of something for us to bring the nurses as well!
Hoping Baby D breaks out of jail soon! 😉
Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans says
Those look so good! I think I might make a version of these myself once I get back into the kitchen more often!
Cait @ Beyond Bananas says
Goodness girl.. these look amazing. Baby D is going to be on her way in no time so she can smell them in real life!
Those nurses are in for a treat!
What a polite baby you have. Maybe you also need to eat one to let him know the muffins are ready?:-)
Kristin @ eat healthy. be happy. live well says
What a cute post! I sure hope the treats do the trick 🙂
happy due date! hope baby d makes his/her appearance very soon. can’t wait! 🙂
and yum to those muffins!
As always, you make me laugh. I hope the muffins do the trick. They look delicious! Baby D is lucky to have a sweet mommy like you!! Good luck.
Hmmm, maybe I need to bake to get my baby out of here! I’m 2 days overdue now… I want to make these muffins!
ahhh are you going bonkers, too?!
Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers says
Those look sooooo good! Pumpkin & chocolate chip are my fav muffins, which really means something since I’m nutty for muffins. I love the pumpkin & choc chip ones at Earth Fare. I try not to buy one EVERY time I go in, but it’s hard.
I’ll act like a baby if you send me some of these muffins!! silly… Hope this is what it takes to lure the little one out!! Hang in there!!!
Baking Serendipity says
Such a sweet gesture! Been thinking of you and checking in here to see if it’s time yet 🙂
How cool are you for baking muffins for the nurses! Wow.
Muffins look delicious.
So sweet of you to do that for the nurses!! 🙂
I love how thoughtful you are, Britt.