by Chelsea Johansen

banana chocolate chip cupcakes March 26, 2013

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i had to share this recipe with ya’ll

because i absolutely love banana chocolate chip cupcakes!

now, i’m not a fan of banana flavors in general,

but this is the perfect amount of banana.

if you like banana bread you’ll most likely enjoy these.

yes, i do use betty crocker mix….

but it is really easy, quick, and tasty!

i made some the other day,

but didn’t think to take photos.

not to mention i can’t decorate cupcakes worth crap ­čśŤ



1 box betty crocker supermoist yellow cake mix

(plus the ingredients on the back of the box: eggs, vegetable oil, water)

1 cup very ripe banana (2 medium bananas)

3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips


follow all directions on the back of the cake mix box.

mash the 1 cup banana and add to the rest of the ingredients before mixing.

mix ingredients on low for 30 seconds, then on medium for 2 minutes.

gradually add the chocolate chips.

keep following box directions from there.


usually makes about 27 cupcakes.

frost with chocolate frosting or even leave plain and enjoy!


chunky monkey {chocolate peanut butter shake} November 19, 2012

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i realize that this blog has become about more than art.

and i’m ok with that!

i enjoy sharing my experiences and little projects,

and now, i’ll share a recipe for a drink i absolutely love!

it’s called a chunky monkey shake.

over the last month and a half,

this drink has become my breakfast every day,

and i am somehow not sick of it yet!

i believe this too, is responsible for helping me lose a little weight;

it is a solid breakfast with lots of protein and some calories to get me energized in the morning.

it is also great for early mornings to take on the go!


1 cup chocolate milk

1 medium banana

1 tbs peanut butter

5 ice cubes for a thicker shake or 6 ice cubes for a thinner one

*makes 20 oz.

throw all of the ingredients in a blender

and tah-dah!

a yummy shake!

i usually need solid foods to fill me up for breakfast,

but this tides me over for a few hours.

and it’s like having a chocolate (healthy) shake every morning!