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Healthy Banana Muffins

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Kicking off the new year with an extremely delicious snack! If you’re a student like me, you know how hard it can be not to spend all your money in the cafeteria. You’ll always think: Oh, two bucks, that’s not very much. Spending this money every day sums up to be a lot in a few weeks. You’d rather spend it on holidays or new books.

Everyone has had bananas which turned brown at least once. That’s when you don’t really want to pick up the banana and eat it. Good for you, because I have the perfect solution: Banana and oats muffins!

It’s a secret recipe of me, every time I make them they’re gone so fast! So they are studying approved 😉

What you will need for 12 muffins:

  • 100g butter
  • 200g brown sugar
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 50g oats
  • 220g flour
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp linseeds
  1. Stir the butter until it’s pale yellow and creamy, then add your brown sugar.
  2. Mush your bananas in a separate bowl and add it with your eggs, honey and oats to your butter and sugar mixture.
  3. Gently add the flour (be careful or you’ll turn to a snowman) and your chia and linseeds. Stir everything carefully. I personally like to add some more seeds for all the amazing nutrients they have. Nuts would be a great option as well!
  4. Spoon your mixture into muffin cases. Now you can sprinkle some oats and seeds over it. A secret tip: Sprinkle some dark chocolate for ultimate deliciousness!
  5. Bake them in the oven at 180°C for 35-40 minutes.

Perfect for study breaks because the oats and chia seeds fill you up and you can go back concentrated to work!

Which are you secret studying break recipes? Let me know in the comments!

My Birthday Wishlist

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If I had to choose my favourite day of the year it would probably be my birthday. I love seeing my entire family this day and preparing cakes and other sweets to eat. Having birthday about two weeks after Christmas isn’t that bad – the people are already settling into the new year and there are a lot of sales which means I can get my birthday wishes for less money. I haven’t had a Christmas wishlist last year so now I’m showing you little bits and pieces I’ve discovered in the last months which I’d love to own.

  1. I love to paint and I’d like to learn calligraphy with a brush. I’ve always used the watercolour in my painting pots but you should see how much paint I’ve only used for calligraphy! Recently I’ve discoverd liquid watercolour from Ecoline. I already own a black one so more colours would be amazing to work with!
  2. In December I had a Kiehl’s Advent Calendar and there I discovered Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I’ve heard a lot of people rave about this. I have to admit, it’s pretty good.
  3. For my birthday last year I got a susbscription to one of my favourite authors. This year I’d love to continue reading the Donna Hay Magazine. Awesome photography and awesome recipes!
  4. I own a small Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 and I have a few original Polaroids in my camera collection. I’ve thought a long time about this upgrade because I already had my Mini 8. This summer while travelling through China I wish I had a Fujifilm Instax 210 to caputure the stunning scenery.
  5. Something you can never get enough are notebooks. I always was the person who wouldn’t start a notebook because I was afraid of ruining it. Within the last two years I’ve learned to note all my ideas. I stumbled over these pretty notebooks from Rifle Paper.
  6. Since discovering calligraphy I wanted an easier method than paint and brush. While reading and watching tutorials with pens, I noticed that the Copic Sketch and Tombow Dual Brush Pen are really popular. I got a black Tombow pen and instantly fell in love with it. I’m about to collect more colourful pens to do awesome artwork.
  7. I’ve followed Estée Lalonde for a few years now and she’s such an inspiration! Recently she mentioned the Chanel lipstick in BOY – a stunning daytime colour in my opinion. It’s such a classic colour and it will complement each skin tone!
  8. While in Stuttgart I visited the Fluxus Temporary Concept Mall. So many inspiring stores gathered in one place, you coudn’t ask for more! In one of the tiny stores I saw the Recipe Box from Rifle Paper. As you know, I want to discover and create some new healthy recipes this year and this would be an awesome helper for me!

 

Banana And Blackberry Porridge

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Hi my lovely readers! My #Glücksreporter week is finished and so I have some more time for this blog 🙂 If you are new here – welcome 😀 Oh, and one more thing, I made myself a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/itslauraloublog), follow for updates! 🙂

Since I’ve decided to eat healthier, especially breakfast because it’s the most important meal of the day, I’m on the look for new recipes. I’ve tried to make porridge again the other day and I was going for more an autumnal taste. I decided to combine banana with cinnamon and added a bit of jam. I really love self-made jam. A big plus about it is, that you know what’s in your jam. Sometimes I get a bit scared, when I hear about all the preservatives in our food. This recipe makes two portions of porridge.  (more…)

Scones feat. Aix et Terra

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One thing I’ll always eat when I’m in the U.K. are scones. And since I discovered them I really wanted to try them out myself but somehow I never found the opportunity. When I was in the south of France this summer I was in Aix-en-Provence one day and I really wanted to get some hand-made presents like soaps or Calissons. I found this tiny shop in the centre of the city and firstly I fell in love to the packaging. I entered the shop and I was astonished by all the lovely creations the had. I was able to test their lemon curd and some more flavours and just in that moment I remembered my plan of making scones. The lemon curd and the crème da caramel landed in my shopping bag and back at home they were served with freshly made scones.  (more…)

Chocolate Brownies With Nuts

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One thing you can never go wrong with are brownies – everyone loves them, everyone eats them. Last weekend my mum made a little party for her dancing group and asked me to make some. You can’t believe how fast they were gone! My mum secretly stole two and took them home, so I decided to make some more to share with my friends!  (more…)

Lovely Shop In Venice – I Tre Mercanti

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I was strolling through the streets of Venice when suddenly someone said hello to me. I turned my head around and realised there was a man who held me the door open to his shop. He was really friendly and showed Sebastian and me the shop and one thing I really liked about it was their shop window where they prepared delicious tiramisu. I walked around the shop and fell in love with all those lovely packaging and all the traditional Italian food. They have a huge wine collection as well, so I’m sure if you’re a wine lover you’ll find a treasure there. We wanted to buy something typical Italian and so we ended up with lasagna ingredients and a pack of risotto in our basket. Keep your eyes open for a risotto recipe soon on this blog. And if you’re in Venice don’t forget to head over to “I Tre Mercanti”!

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Fig Porridge

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After a couple of afternoons where the sun disappeared and there was only rain, rain and guess what: rain. That’s when I realised that it’s autumn, but don’t be afraid, the rest of my Venice posts are still coming up. As breakfast is the most important meal of the day I decided to give healthy porridge a try. And to spice it up I used fresh fruits (healthy again 😉 ). It’s super simple to make it for yourself and takes only ten minutes. This recipe is made for two portions – Invite someone to join you on your healthy journey!  (more…)

Ice Cream And Sweets In Venice

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Holidays without sweets wouldn’t be holidays, isn’t it? 😉 If you’re travelling to a new place I like to treat myself and as Italy is famous for their ice cream. I went on the look for cool stores… And I found them! After I ate this yummy ice cream I really wanted to make some myself, especially the Fior di Latte flavour because I don’t often get to eat them in Switzerland. Enough talking – here are the sweetest stores of Venice! (more…)

Sweet Berry Pizza

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Although it’s autumn soon it doesn’t feel like a fault if I’m posting a summer recipe. I just love different cultures and travelling. When I was in Italy this summer I really wanted to eat pizza and I did it! But why don’t try something new? Why don’t mix the things I love? And since summer is soon over you maybe don’t want to serve ice cream anymore. This pizza will be a super surprise for sure!

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