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Healthy Banana Muffins

Healthy Banana Muffins

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The Handsome Husband went to the grocery for me last night because we needed an avocado for our BLT’s. Yum! Before he left our house, I asked him to look in the produce section for marked-down bananas. I have been finding them and freezing them for our smoothies. Well, the DH found them and bought 24 pounds of them! He bought a 12 pound bag packed in a grocery bag for .99……WOW!! The other bag he bought was ORGANIC bananas and they were over 12 pounds and they were also .99!

We now have bananas running out of our ears, but that is a good thing! We use three bananas per day when we make breakfast smoothies so we will used these up quickly. I also want to freeze some for banana bread.

Here is a healthy banana bread recipe that you might want to try!

Blessings….Lucy!

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
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Ingredients
  1. 3 bananas, mashed
  2. 1/4 cup sugar
  3. 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  4. 1/4 cup canola oil
  5. 2 eggs
  6. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  7. 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  8. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  9. 1/4 cup buttermilk (I use 2% milk and put in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar)
  10. 1/2 cup chocolate chips, optional
  11. 1/2 cups chopped walnuts, optional
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350.
  2. Spray muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Using a mixer, mash bananas.
  4. Add sugar, brown sugar, oil, eggs, and vanilla until creamy.
  5. In a small bowl, combine flour and baking soda.
  6. Stir in the flour mixture and alternate buttermilk.
  7. Bake muffins for 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Notes
  1. These muffins will freeze for 4-6 months.
  2. Without chocolate chips and walnuts, muffins have approximately 136 calories per serving.
Adapted from Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific
Adapted from Holly Clegg's Trim and Terrific
Lucy's Nashville Nest http://www.lucysnest.com/

Hotwater Hoecakes

Hotwater Hoecakes

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Oh my goodness, just the mention of hoecakes takes me straight back to my childhood. Hoecakes were a staple at our house, probably because they were quick to make and cheap! In the north, these were often referred to as johnnycakes. According to my research, a hoe was a type of pan used to cook up this crisp, tasty bread. I know, I know….times have changed and that word means something else entirely now. : / Read the rest of this entry