First Blush Raspberry Muffins

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
The enchantress
who locked Rapunzel
in her tower
is me.
When friends called last week
asking my children to play
I told them no.
Wart-nosed, “NO!”
Not because
we were happening
we had a lot happening
we were going to have a lot happening
But because
Twilight had begun
Painting it’s grey blanket
Across the sun
And I wanted my babes home.
With me.
So I locked doors,
Shooed princes and paupers,
Banished my children
to the dark recesses
Of our leather sectional
And read
With them
until evening floated
Through our open windows
And beckoned us sleep.
End Royal Declaration.
First Blush Raspberry Muffins
If you’re watching what you eat, then this recipe offers itself for your love-hate pleasure. Fiber-full, antioxidant bearing fruits combine with whole wheat, applesauce and just a touch of olive oil to make a hearty, moist muffin. What’s not to love? The number of muffins you’ll desire to devour whence you pull these little pretties from the oven. And, yes, I (and my muffin-top) may be speaking from experience.
2 bananas
1 egg
1/4 c. olive oil
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
1 T. lemon
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 t. vanilla
1/2 c. raspberries
1/2 c. white chocolate chips
Mix all ingredients together, except raspberries and white chocolate chips. Once batter is beaten, fold in chocolate chips, then raspberries. Spoon into 24 muffin tins prepares with cupcake liners. Bake 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, or until muffin tops spring back when touched with finger.

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13 Responses to “First Blush Raspberry Muffins”

  1. jksfam says:

    Those look SOOO good! I’m going to try them with semi-sweet chocolate chips, too! YUM!

  2. Lisa says:

    They look delicious. I have muffins on my blog too. Great minds think alike :)

  3. Rebecca says:

    They look great. When do you find the time and do keep coming up with these great recipes..

  4. Lori says:

    YUM!! :)

  5. Sophie says:

    Love how healthy these muffins are. Healthy and cute, can’t be beat :).

  6. Liz says:

    They look Yummy I will have to try to make them

  7. Cristine says:

    I am so making these tomorrow! Looks fantastic!

    And what a wonderful evening! I love cuddling up with my kids and reading stories. :)

  8. KDLOST says:

    mmmm! those look scrumptious!

  9. Live.Love.Eat says:

    Yum, I heard olive oil is awesome for muffins. They look awesome and cute story to boot!!!!!

  10. Noodle says:

    I absolutely adore your description of a night at home with your own loved ones! And I can soooo identify with that desire. So often, I just want to gather them in, and live stay safe and cozy, till the end of time. :)

  11. WillowLakeScents says:

    Stoppin’ in from SITS to say hello (and the muffins look delicious !)

  12. ParentingPink says:

    These look super yummy! Thanks for stopping by my SITS featured blog today! I love meeting new bloggers….especially with lots of girls! I love your blog too & will be back to chat. Let's keep in touch!

  13. kitchenscraps says:

    What an adorable story about tucking into a pile of books. Isn’t that the best way to spend an evening?
    Are your kids old enough to read The Princess Bride? That is such a brilliantly wry and funny book! I can’t wait until ours are old enough to get the dry humour.

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