Blueberry Banana Muffins
I have a dirty little secret to share with you. So soon you ask? Admittedly, it is innocent enough: I go to bed fantasizing about what I’ll eat for breakfast. I’m one of those women who finishes a meal, then starts plotting the next acceptable time for a snack. My eating habits are comparable to that of a shameless grazing cow. Taking my slavish food habits into consideration, I have idiot proofed my meals. They are tasty and filling, but if the scale tips in the wrong direction, I am only a day or two away from snapping my body back into shape. Wondering how many miles I run or what latest booty-shaking dvd I use? Nonsense people. If I can get to a yoga class once or twice a week, I’m lucky. I eat to my heart’s content, but I eat consciously. Bo-ring, you say? Try my Blueberry Banana Muffins. They are great for breakfast or a snack without any guilt attached. These babies are to die for: Light, moist, and fruity without being overly sweet. I take them to the playground for my son Jake’s snack, and when I give kids a piece, they come back and snatch the rest of the muffin out of my hand. Go on, give ‘em a try.
Blueberry Banana Muffins
2 1/1 cups whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking soda (a brand with no aluminum)
1/8 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup agave syrup
1 cup canola oil
3 ripe mashed bananas
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract (with no alcohol)
1 cup fresh blueberries (frozen work just fine)
1. 1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, blend together the bananas, agave, oil, and vanilla.
2. Fold the wet ingredients into the dry, taking care not to over mix. You should have a lumpy batter. Gently fold in the berries.
3. 3. Set your oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour your muffin tins. Fill the tins to 3/4 full (I like a tall and fat muffin), then bake for 20 minutes to a golden color. I usually check after 15 then test with a toothpick or knife to make sure they are ready.
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