Hello friends! So sorry that we have been away for a few days. I spent last Wednesday – Saturday at the Everything Food Conference in Salt Lake City Utah. It was amazing; we met so many fantastic vendors and awesome food bloggers with wonderful tips on how I can improve my sight. The world around us is changing so quickly and some days it seems like I am on one of those merry-go-rounds that are at the park, and that someone is pushing it faster and faster and I am just trying to hang on. The world of social media is so different for a person that is older like me. I might be more seasoned in cooking, but when it comes to computers and all that they offer, it is just like learning a foreign language. Anyway with that said, it is time to take a break and eat some banana blueberry muffins. I got a little side-tracked today and so I made two batches of these banana blueberry muffins because I thought I left the oil out of the first one. However when I put them side by side, I really couldn’t tell the difference. So I might have put the oil in the first one and just forgot. I must say it is rough getting older!
These muffins are loaded with bananas and blueberries and a zip of lemon. Your family will really enjoy them. I wish that some of you lived by me so that I could share them with you (since I have enough to share today since I ended up making two batches). But with that being said, I will put some in the freezer for when it seems like there isn’t anything to eat.
One disadvantage to being a food blogger is that my children are SPOILED. I don’t think that they dirtied one dish while I was gone to the conference. Saturday when I came home, I loaded the cups in the dishwasher with the dishes that were there from Tuesday and started the dishwasher. Now I don’t know about you, but we run the dishwasher every other day at our house and when I had all five kids at home we usually ran it every day. I think there was a lot of fast food going on while I was gone to the conference!! I keep telling them to save themselves and stop eating out. You know; mom knows best. However it did make it nice Saturday to pull out leftovers, so I didn’t have to cook. As for me, all we did at the conference was eat. I had to come home before I gained 20 pounds. It was awesome. Go enjoy some banana blueberry muffins.
- 2 cups all purpose flour (I use Gold Meadow)
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 3/4 cup mashed banana
- 1/2 cup oil, vegetable or coconut
- 1/2 cup applesauce or vanilla yogurt
- 2 eggs slightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp lemon extract
- 1 1/4 cup fresh washed or frozen blueberries
- Heat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, place flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon.
- In another bowl, mash the bananas.
- Then in the flour mixture, add the bananas, oil, applesauce or yogurt, eggs, vanilla and lemon extract..
- Stir until mixture is well blended.
- Stir blueberries in gently. Do not overmix.
- Spoon into muffin cups that have been lined with papers or greased with cooking spray.
- Bake for 15-18 minutes.