Recipe: Strawberry-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Strawberry-Banana Muffins

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?

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Protein-Packed Chocolate-Banana 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

Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, version #6

Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Chip Muffins, version #6

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

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

Recipe: Peanut Butter-Banana Muffins

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

Recipe: Guiltless, delicious vegan carrot-banana muffins

Recipe: Guiltless, delicious vegan carrot-banana muffins

Sometimes I get a little distracted while baking and forget to put an ingredient in. Baking soda, sugar, oil, salt — if you bake for long enough, you’ll forget one or all of these ingredients at one time or another. Usually, it spells disaster for the final product. But every once in a while you make a fortuitous omission, discovering … Read more

Recipe: Gluten-free, Grain-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Recipe: Gluten-free, Grain-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

The weather hasn’t cooled, so I’m still finding myself unable to eat all the bananas in the fruit bowl before they start turning too ripe to eat. (It doesn’t help that I consider any banana with no green on the skin “too ripe.”) Well, it’s time for more banana muffins! Just to keep some sort of variety in my life, I decided to make this … Read more

Recipe: Vegan banana chocolate chunk muffins

Recipe: Vegan banana chocolate chunk muffins

Now that it’s getting warmer, bananas and avocados ripen a lot faster on the counter than they did in the winter. They over-ripen a lot faster, too. Over the weekend, I found myself with a glut of avocados and bananas that were too ripe for my taste, but still edible. How could I use them up fast? I decided to make … Read more

Recipe: Phyto-licious Chocolate Muffins (whole grain, vegan option, low fat)

Recipe: Phyto-licious Chocolate Muffins (whole grain, vegan option, low fat)

I had a bunch of odds and ends in my fridge: an overripe avocado, half a banana, a spot of applesauce, some leftover millet and a bit of whey from making Greek yogurt. What could I make that used all of them? Muffins, of course! Avocados are a great source of beneficial fats, including anti-inflammatory phytosterols and oleic acid, similar to the … Read more

Recipe: Banana chocolate chunk muffins

Recipe: Banana chocolate chunk muffins

Banana bread is probably the quick bread I bake most often. It’s the perfect use for overripe bananas – the riper the better. If I don’t have time to make banana bread when the bananas turn brown, or don’t have enough for a full batch, I peel them and throw them in  a container in the freezer until later. (The … Read more