North Carolina, Banana Walnut Muffins, & More


Time is flying, am I right or am I right?! Recently, Michael and I went to North Carolina to both Winston-Salem & Asheville, NC for a combo Christmas/Birthday gift. We stayed in a log cabin with a wood-burning fireplace and he was in fire-heaven (oxymoron?) building that fire. I enjoyed gazing at those muscles building that fire! OW OW! Hehe!




We explored The Biltmore on a snowy day, visited a few breweries, and hit the slopes for a little skiing. We took advantage of our on-deck grill for steaks, grilled pizza, and salad (of course), cozying up for the Super Bowl, basketball games, and a movie!


My new favorite ripen banana recipe makes 24 delicious Banana Walnut muffins, good throughout the week and perfect for individual freezing:

Mix Dry Ingredients:

  • 4 cups 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
  • 8 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Mix Wet Ingredients:

  • 7 very ripe medium bananas
  • 2 large brown eggs
  • ½ cup organic cane sugar
  • ½ cup zero calorie baking stevia
  • ½ cup organic agave syrup
  • ½ cup organic melted coconut oil
  • 10oz 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Stir together, fold in 1 cup of chopped walnuts, pour in greased muffin pan, and bake at 350 for about 22-25 minutes!


Funnies and Warm Fuzzies:





7a2045ba7770c26c82afa8cc7232d7f7And finally, watch & listen to this video. SO good.

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