Some people think that being a housewife is boring.
I happened to disagree, but even so sometimes I like to create little challenges to keep myself fresh.
Remember when I mentioned that we were eating through the freezer? Well, we're not just eating through the freezer, in fact I am trying to spend the week eating only what food is already in the house. I did make an exception for milk and fresh fruit, but other than that we are eating the food we have.
Yesterday we ran out of cheerios and Mighty Bites (or as Lily calls them "ones who swim in the milk"). Today the children grudgingly ate "reject" cereal but I know that they will not go along with that for long.
Today I decided to pretend that it wasn't 94 degrees out with 90% humidity and baked muffins so that my sweet cherubs will have something delicious and nutritious with which to fill their poor starving bellies.
One of my favorite cereal substitutes is this recipe. It's a bit of a mash-up of several different recipes and it has enough healthy ingredients that I can ignore the sugar...and butter. The best part about muffins for breakfast? You can eat them on the go or throw one in your purse so you don't grow faint and cranky from hunger. This is especially important while out junking.
Shiny Red Banana, Honey, Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip Muffins
1/2 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
2 ripe mashed bananas (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of milk
1 3/4 cup of whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup of oatmeal
chocolate chips- As many as your heart desires. I probably use about 2 cups because I believe that chocolate chips are an important part of a balanced diet.
Whole wheat flour!
Heaven! I mean chocolate chips!
* Heat oven to 375
* Cream together brown sugar and softened butter (I use a Kitchen-Aid Mixer, but a hand mixer should be fine
* Pause to notice how beautiful those ingredients are together
* Add eggs, bananas, honey and milk
* Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
* Stir until blended
* Add chocolate chips (Sample some to make sure that the quality is up to snuff)
* Spoon into cute muffin wrappers and cook for 20 minutes
Let cool and delight your friends and family!