Saturday, February 4, 2012

I need some self control....

I have not been able to eat anything fried for over a year. This is not a huge problem as I do not normally even want it. But sometimes a girl wants chinese food or fish and chips. That being said I am pretty sure I had fish and chips yesterday and my body may never forgive me. They were tasty at the time:)

Uhhhhhhh when will I learn.

So tonight we are having rice and beans..homemade of course. The blander flavor palette will hopefully help my problem.

From now on I expect others to hold me accountable. If you see me trying to fudge on the above mentioned statement please slap my hand:) I will thank you later!

You know what rice and beans reminds me of? COSTA RICA! 53 days people. Bikini shopping is now in full force....and sun dresses and skirts and shorts and tank tops are being pulled to the front of the closet. Everything is just dying to be worn! If you sit close enough to the window today you can almost imagine what morning sun in Costa Rica may feel like. One can daydream right?

And to make up for this totally random post and to reward you for even reading this far how about a new recipe that I think is the bomb:)

First off I accidentally pushed delete on the end product photo so this is kind of mid process. You can tell I am really focused today....

Almond Meal Banana Muffins with a touch of Chocolate

DISCLAIMER So these are pretty healthy but still sweet and delectable. Elliot hated them Grace loved them and she doesn't even do bananas.
Bananas also don't follow my food purchasing rules seeing as they aren't even grown anywhere near here but they are packed full of healthy nuggets so they are a major exception to the rule. Some of you are better with the rules....not mentioning any names....cough cough farmer friend cough:)

2 1/4 cups of almonds
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 Tablespoons of honey or whatever sweetener you prefer.
2 eggs
1/4 to 1 tsp of cinnamon or leave it out if you hate it.
2-3 bananas whatever you have on hand. They are ok if they were frozen or if they are fresh.
dash of salt
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

preheat 325 degrees.

-Give you almonds and baking powder a spin in your food processor (a blender works to or if you have a nut grinder) until finely ground. A little secret I leave mine a little on the chunky side because I like the texture. Its totally up to you though.
Dump into a bowl.
-Now give the eggs, honey, bananas and cinnamon a turn in the food processor...leave them in there with the machine running for 5 or 6 minutes until the mixtures is nice a airy.
-Fold the wet and the dry together.
-The cocoa powder is totally optional, if you want to use it feel free to separate 1/3 of the above mixture and add the cocoa powder to it.
-Now divy out 1/2 of the original mixture among your muffin liners. Next add a spoonful of the chocolatey goodness and then end with the remaining original mixture. The picture above is before I added the top layer of plain mix.

You can top with a banana slice if you want to get real fancy or just leave them be.

Cook for 30 minutes or so.
Yum Yum.

I am thinking you could maybe sub the bananas with applesauce...but I haven't tried it so if you do and its all kinds of bisgusting don't blame me.

Happy baking:)

1 comment:

The Mom said...

Not rules. Just convictions.