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.
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.
Since there was extra buttermilk in the ‘fridge, these just screamed “make me!!!”
So, I did.
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.
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!
This is for each of you – yes, I’ll take one for the team and eat this now…..you are welcome!!