Strawberries were supercheap at Aldi a week ago, and I ended up with a glut. I chopped and froze a lot of them for later use, but today as I was looking through my refrigerator, I found some fresh ones that threatened to go south if I didn’t do something with them soon. I also had a few brown bananas. The combination reminded me of my favorite yogurt flavor when I was a little kid: strawberry-banana. If it works in yogurt, why not in muffins?
I should start a new blog and call it 500 Ways to Make Banana Bread. Or heck, maybe that’ll be the title of my first cookbook. Because here I give you yet another banana bread/muffin recipe. I still have protein powder languishing in my pantry, so I used that, then continued with the protein theme by adding bean flour, eggs … Read more
Not having baked anything in a while, I figured our first 80ºF+ day of the year was the perfect day to whip up a batch of muffins. I assure you, there is some logic in that sentence. Hot, humid weather gives me migraines. The kind of migraines that make me useless for desk work or going for a walk, even … Read more
I love sweet-and-salty granola bars, so I thought I’d try making my own using the dregs of my pretzel bag. Unlike my previous granola bar recipes, in which I used unsweetened dried coconut, I used sweetened coconut here to see if the bars would hold together better. They did! And though the bars were sweeter than I normally go for, … Read more
I recently went to visit Mindy Celeste for the Christmas holidays. Before leaving, I threw my unused half-and-half into the freezer, since it would have spoiled in the week I was gone. Alas, thawed half-and-half isn’t great in coffee. It tends to separate in the freezing process, so when you put it in your coffee you get a smattering of … Read more
These were really good. I ate the whole dozen of them in four days. Supplies measuring cups and spoons 1 mixing bowl blender muffin tin with 12 2½-inch cups cooling rack Ingredients 1½ cup white whole wheat flour or whole wheat pastry flour ½ cup natural unsweetened peanut butter, chilled ¼ cup vanilla whey protein powder (or use flour) ½ … Read more
It’s that pumpkin muffin time of year again! Since I’ve been experimenting with using protein powder in baking, I thought I’d try that with my pumpkin muffins. I loved how they turned out. One might expect the protein powder to give them a medicinal taste, but it doesn’t. They just taste like, well, lightly sweetened pumpkin muffins. Below I have … Read more
Even if you’re not pulling 300-pound weights on a regular basis, you might be looking for easy ways to get more protein in your diet. Since I’m always looking up ways to use up the protein powder in my pantry, I’m here to help. This recipe uses protein powder, eggs, and whole grains to boost the protein content. I was pleased … Read more