Last night, I spent the majority of the evening watching Buddy try to burrow his way under Ryne.
(I promise I will slow down on the puppy posts… eventually.) Before heading to bed, I realized I still haven’t been to the grocery store since we got home from vacation. The fridge situation was a bit ridiculous. The exact contents of my fridge (besides things like mustard and ketchup): 1 black banana, 2 overly ripe kiwis, 2 Greek yogurts (one plain, one blueberry), half a bottle of chardonnay, and an onion. Really? What was I supposed to eat?! The pantry was just as pathetic. We had no bread, no almond milk, and no oats. It was an emergency. I knew I might have just enough random stuff to pull off some muffins thanks to a huge stash of whole wheat flour that never seems to go down. I knew making these muffins was going to be a crap shoot; they could turn out nicely or it could all go very, very wrong. I got to work mixing things together, baking them up, and left them on a cooling rack over night…
This morning, I went to check on my muffins. Verdict? They’re good if you’re in a bind like I was. They have a good amount of sweetness from the banana and are able to keep you full thanks to a nice little dose of fiber. Not a huge failure, but nothing to write home about. I made a yogurt bowl with blueberry Greek yogurt, one sliced up kiwi, and one of my blueberry banana bread muffins.
I wasn’t going to post the recipe at all until I realize it is sorta useful if you ever find yourself in a situation where you need something quick and easy. I know, you could just go out and get groceries. But what if you’re lazy like me? You’ll make these muffins. See, I can be helpful! Plus, they’re good for you. So it’s cool.
Blueberry Banana Bread Muffins
Ingredients (makes 9-10 regular muffins):
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 tablespoons ground flax
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 mashed almost unrecognizably-ripened banana
- 3/4 to 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix together flour, baking powder, flax, and cinnamon.
- Mix in yogurt, vanilla, and water.
- Mash banana and fold into mix along with blueberries.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
Why does this recipe yield a random number of muffins? I don’t know, I’m obviously not a mathlete. Or very good at baking. I need a lot of practice. Bare with me, please! 🙂 Now, I’m off to the grocery store. FINALLY!