Here in southern California, getting into the fall spirit isn’t when you see leaves falling. That’s not a thing here (and it’s one of the things I miss most about living on the east coast). When it goes from over 100 degrees everyday to the mid 90s, that’s when fall is approaching. And what’s better than pumpkin in the fall? Nothing. There is nothing better than pumpkin. …
Growing up, I remember any time we had bananas that were too brown, I would beg my dad to make banana bread. We would get out that red and white checkered Betty Crocker cookbook, gather all the ingredients and make banana bread together. It had that special sugary sweet taste with a little bit of “we didn’t use a box to bake this” pride added in. It was the only thing I enjoyed cooking with my dad (who cooked everything, all the time).
The first time I made these muffins, I was instantly brought back to that Betty Crocker Banana Bread. All the feels came with it. While I haven’t had that bread in years, these taste just like I remember it. Actually, The Dad in this house said “these taste just like banana bread” when he first had one….
Without fail every time it’s burger or hot dog night around here, I want a bun. When you grow up with gluten, it’s hard to give up. In rare, weak moments, I will give in to my gluten craving and eat something like a hot dog bun. That’s what happened last night. I had a hot dog bun and was in so much pain later in the night, I had to do something….
When I was in high school, my favorite breakfast was blueberry muffins. My parents used to buy a giant tray of muffins from Costco every couple of months. The tray had blueberry, banana nut and chocolate chip muffins. Blueberry was always my breakfast of choice. This tray of muffins was delicious because it was as close to fresh-baked muffins as we got in our house.
It always felt like a special morning treat to have a fresh blueberry muffin for breakfast….
If paleo blender muffins aren’t your favorite, you haven’t tried them.
Have I mentioned how much I dislike recipes that require you to use every dish and utensil on hand so you can spend 30 minutes cleaning?
That’s where High Speed Blender comes in (I currently use a Vitamix and we are in love). If you haven’t met High Speed Blender yet, let me tell you why you need an introduction (I have more information about high speed blenders in this post)….
Every toddler I have encountered loves muffins. Not every toddler loves vegetables, including, my oldest son, Ryder. When Ryder was a baby, first starting with finger foods, he loved muffins. I could give him anything in muffin form and he would gobble it up. Before he turned one, he couldn’t tolerate eggs. Insisting that my baby eat a paleo diet, I wanted to create a muffin that was sweet, tasty and full of vegetables. Ryder went to a nut free daycare at the time and I just couldn’t find many recipes that were paleo, egg free and nut free that I felt comfortable giving my baby/almost toddler. I especially had a hard time finding any paleo hidden veggie muffins….