I had intended on getting up early and getting my run done before the boys got up, but my late night creating videos and cards on JibJab (like this one of Kitty and I) took a toll this morning. I’m actually still in my pajamas. Oops. Some days you just have to do that though, right? Hopefully no one stops by the house (since we get visitors so often- not). ha!
Our morning has been anything but relaxing though. There is NEVER a dull moment over here.
Our breakfast Bible reading was pretty fitting:
“A Time for Everything”
(Also quoted in the movie Footloose- which is awesome!)
It made me smile and it was perfect because we’ve done so many different things already today.
First off, it was time for the Huggies Jean diapers again since we were just hanging out at the house. I decided they’d look that much better with some cool tank tops.
Here we go.
A time to rock some cool outfits (and to play with Tupperware apparently).
A time to discover a new drawer.
A time to make “music”.
A time to “refrain from embracing”.
A time to heal.
A time to wear sunglasses inside.
A time to bake ginormous banana muffins (and a Biggie Banana Bread Bake for the boys).
(That are sugar free, low fat, and whole wheat. Mmm. Recipe to follow.)
A time to eat.
A time to freeze (all the leftover muffins).
A time for making espresso cubes.
A time to tear. (I think he might be in trouble for this one- that’s my Bible.)
Look what page he happen to tear out though.
A time to drink smoothies. (In the mix today- spinach, frozen strawberries, cottage cheese, Naked Berry juice and soy milk.)
And……. a time to DANCE.
Here’s the recipe for the muffins. These are different from the Regular Low Fat Banana Muffins because I use Splenda in them. One HUGE muffin is about 250 calories. They’re quick to prep and put in the oven. These are my standard muffins I make whenever I have a bunch of ripe bananas. They can also be made using regular sugar instead of Splenda, but the calories will be different.
I always indulge with the biggest muffin of the bunch and then freeze the rest of them. When I want one in the morning I just take it out of the freezer, pop in the microwave for a minute or so and then put in the toaster oven at 350 for about 5 minutes to make it a little crunchy and have that freshly baked taste. LOVE!
“Mama Size” Whole Wheat Sugar Free Banana Muffins
- 1 1/4 cup Splenda Granulated
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce ( I use a single serving cup)
- 1/4 cup light margarine (I use Smart Balance Light)
- 1/2 cup egg substitute
- 4 mashed bananas (about 2 cups)
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
Mix Splenda, applesauce and margarine in large bowl.
Stir in egg product until well blended.
Add bananas, yogurt and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Stir in flour, baking soda and salt just until moistened.
Pour into muffin tin sprayed with nonstick spray. I use the large muffin tin for 6 HUGE muffins. If you make 12 regular size muffins you might have to lessen the baking time.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350.
These are MARVELOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also like to sometimes add a few chocolate chips (for special occasions).
Or some peanut butter to the batter.
Oops. I guess I added a little dollop of peanut butter too (because it’s Sunday- a time to add peanut butter)!
I savored every bite!!!!!
I always indulge with the biggest muffin of the bunch when I bake these and then freeze the rest of them. When I want one on a different day I just take it out of the freezer, pop in the microwave for a minute or so and then put in the toaster oven at 350 for about 5 minutes to make it a little crunchy and have that freshly baked taste. LOVE!
Hope you’re having a wonderful day!!!!!! My little angels just woke up. I wonder what that afternoon will bring.