1 Year and A Recipe for a Happy Baby

IMG_2017My son is one year old today.  I cannot believe its been a year! I know everyone says it goes fast but seriously they were not kidding, just a year and a couple of days ago he was just a bump:

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And then he was this sleepy little guy:

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Now he’s a rambunctious toddler biting his cousin where has the time gone?

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The title of this post isn’t exactly accurate, I do not in fact have a recipe for a happy baby.  I’m just lucky enough to have one that came that way!  I do however have a recipe for some tasty banana muffins that Adam helped me decorate to look like his little curly-haired face in honor of his birthday! A dollop of lightly sweetened cream cheese, some raisin eyes and organic cheerio (schmeerio?) hair did the trick.  His very determined little fingers managed to get a surprising number of them in the right place! No toddler at your house? No worries, still a great banana muffin or bread. No face decorations required.

Adam’s Banana Muffins (Cupcakes)
16 muffins

  •  1 ½ c mashed ripe banana (3 medium bananas)
  • 1 c organic cane sugar
  • 3 Tb coconut oil
  • ½ c plain greek yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ c whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ c ground flaxseed
  • ¾ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350°.  Combine banana, sugar, and coconut oil in a large bowl and cream together with mixer for 5 full minutes until fluffy. Add yogurt, vanilla, and eggs. Beat with a mixer again at medium speed until combined.

Weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour and the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Add flour mixture to banana mixture; beat just until blended. Pour batter into muffin tins lined with cupcake liners coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes in pan on a wire rack. Enjoy!

 

 

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