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Muffins for the Man Cuz He’s A Spicy Banana Fruit Nut! A Father’s Day Recipe

June 22, 2009

DadsDay09breakmuffinsSMThe small boy woke me as he climbed into our bed this morning too early. We snuggled, letting the Big Monkey sleep in, and then the boy and I decided to get up and make breakfast. He flipped through the Better Homes and Garden Junior Cookbook finding lots of recipes for breakfast treats that looked good to him then he dialed in that he was looking for good stuff for DAD!

Together we decided on and began to make “Masterpiece Muffins” with some variations–and they came out great! We served them on the deck outside under the umbrellas with sauteed mushrooms, scrambled eggs, creamy goat’s milk cheese, OJ, and Peet’s coffee. Mmmnnn good!

Here’s the recipe, more or less!

Streusel Topping: combine the following with a pastry blender or fork until crumbly

3 T flour (I used 1 each of wheat, almond and flax)
3 T brown sugar
2 T butter/margerine
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp cloves (bonus!)

Muffins: Makes 1 dozen
preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine wet with wet and dry with dry then add wet to dry with a few quick strokes

2 C flour (I use 1/2 wheat, 1/2 almond and flax meal)
1/3 C sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
3/4 milk
1/4 oil or melted butter
1 ripe banana (BONUS!)
1/4 tsp nutmeg (BONUS!)
1-2 cups nutmeats & dried fruits (BONUS! I like walnuts & cranberries)

Divide batter in 12 buttered or papered muffin tins. Sprinkle each with 1 tsp streusel topping. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and tins to cool on racks. Approximately 200 calories each. Serve as is or split while warm and serve with butter and honey.

Oh, and you want to know what’s in the presents? The one from me includes a bottle of Lavender Ridge Rhone blend to go with a Rhone cookbook, some ylang, ylang soap, a foot scrub, a foot massage oil, shampoo and conditioner (yes, there’s a theme there!) The boy gave him a hand decorated mug: Bruce Springsteen and band on one side, our family on the other, a book about Bruce Springsteen and a book by Elizabeth Gilbert about the last man on earth.

Now it’s bedtime, and the Big Monkey is putting the small boy to bed in his new baseball jammies. His first tooth is loose. It seems only yesterday we celebrated our first Father’s day, while the boy was in my womb. And now he sings along with Bruce, can write the words on the cards he chooses, and can hit a t-ball with the best. I love being part of  our family.

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Sunshine permalink
    June 20, 2010 5:28 am

    that is truly awesome and yummy….I really love muffins and this one is another sumptuous banquet of meal :)

  2. Shiny permalink
    June 20, 2010 11:11 am

    Yummy yummmmm!!! :D

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