Sorta Blueberry Banana Muffins

These sweet snacks are muffin-ISH. Sort of muffins. You know how some recipes claim you’ll never know the difference between their end product and that of a famous bakery or coffee chain? I’m not claiming that here. Let’s face it: these are basically gluten-free, non-fat, no sugar treats. Personally, I think these muffins are pretty tasty but they do not have a cake-like crumb to them as most flour, egg, and oil containing ones do. Nevertheless, their moist texture goes nicely with the blueberries, sweet bananas, and especially the lemon zest. Don’t skip the lemon zest!

Hope you enjoy these Sorta Muffins as a healthy alternative to the Real Thing as much as I do. 

3 ripe bananas
1/4c apple sauce
1/2c egg whites
1t lemon zest
1/2t vanilla
1/4c sweetener of choice (sugar, stevia, truvia, etc. – but not liquid sweetener)
1c oats
1/2c oat flour
1.5t baking powder
1/4t baking soda
1/8t salt
1c frozen or fresh blueberries


Heat oven to 350 and put cupcake papers in 1 muffin tin (or grease muffin tin).
Mash bananas in a bowl. Add apple sauce, egg whites, lemon zest, vanilla, and sweetener. Stir to combine.
In a separate bowl combine oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix. Then add to the banana mixture and stir till just combined. Add blueberries and fold in.
Fill 12 muffins cups almost to the top and bake for approximately 17 minutes or until the top springs back when touched. Let cool. Enjoy!



It’s Fig Season!

If you own or live near a fig tree then you know that it is fig season

and likely have an abundance of these sweet gems.

Today I am dedicated to making a few different treats using the dozens & dozens of figs on my kitchen table.

Simmering on my stove top is some Fig & Honey Compote.


And also some Balsamic Fig Jam with Black Peppercorns


And soon-to-be-baking some homemade Fig Newtons

And by the time we get to these Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped,Blue Cheese & Candied Pecan Stuffed Figs, we’ll have had our fill.   {Maybe.}



What do you do with fresh figs?