Cool Weather = Warm Muffins!

Yes, I have to admit it…warm weather has slowed to a crawl, and cooler weather has me ready to hibernate until Spring. On these cool mornings, I sure don’t want to get out of bed and put my toes on the cold floor!! What I want to do is eat: warm fresh-from-the-oven food.

Stacked Muffins

This morning’s hit: Nutty Banana Muffins, from Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Newsletter. Yes, I know you’ve seen these here before…they are just. that. good.

Fresh from the oven

Since there was extra buttermilk in the ‘fridge, these just screamed “make me!!!”

So, I did.

On the rack to cool

Did someone ask if I modified the recipe a wee bit? Well, yes, indeedy! But in a good way. Used 1 c. buttermilk, 1/2 the oil, twice the applesauce, added mini chocolate chips (hey – they are good for you!), a handful of frozen blueberries, some Craisins, 1/2 the amount of nuts, and just 1 banana. Plus, added ground flaxseed to the mix. BTW – no grape juice concentrate in the house – which is why the extra buttermilk was sub’d.

Close up

Let’s get a good look at the inner workings of this particular specimen (before it gets devoured in the name of research…) Yep, that’s melted chocolate and blueberries…yumm!

Close up of interior

This is for each of you – yes, I’ll take one for the team and eat this now… are welcome!!

Take a bite!


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Inspired by travels to Italy, cooking with fresh ingredients, sharing our Kitchen Inventions dinners with friends, and enjoying good wine. Photography and cooking are the main focus for our site. Please stop by Wade's website to enjoy more of his works of photography.
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2 Responses to Cool Weather = Warm Muffins!

  1. Ah, those look sooo good! I finally gave in to the reality that it’s fall with winter coming fast & dropped the storm windows down. We even had a fire going the other night which was pretty cozy.


    • It’s been raining and raining and raining here, so I’ve not been cooking much, since the ark is under construction…LOL! Not cool enough yet for our fireplace, but that is coming soon! Be sure to try these muffins, as there are no sharp objects involved, so you should be safe….!!
      Take care!!

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