While I know many of you have been in the new school year for weeks now (crazy!), my three oldest charges started today.
It’s a big day. Not only is it the 1st day of school, but it’s the 1st day of school in a new school and in a new town. They were so nervous, bless their hearts, which made me nervous, which made their dad give me the stink eye silently saying: “if you start crying, it’s only going to make it worse for the boys so for all that is functional and therapeutic, paste a happy smile on your face and keep it together, for goodness’ sake!”
I kept it together. But just barely. And let me tell you, these new kids at this new school better be nice to my little precious boys. If there is any, and I mean any, lunch-stealing going on (or is that like, so, Anne of Green Gable-esque, perhaps kids don’t steal lunches anymore), you better believe the wrath of this mother bear knows no bounds (although I do have to admit, the kids have a pretty killer cold lunch packed for the first day today and I can’t blame someone for wanting to swipe it).
If we weren’t living out of a hotel right now, I’d have these healthy and delicious muffins waiting for them as an after-school snack (we’ll have to settle for string cheese and crackers this go-round!).
There are some recipes I seem to go back to and make over and over no matter that I have a zillion recipes waiting in the wings to try. These banana blueberry muffins are one of them. After snagging them from cute Janssen’s blog, I have made them no less than a dozen times.
They are healthy and so simple and even though they use 100% whole wheat, they are as moist as can be. They really are some of the most perfectly delicious muffins around.
Definitely a staple around our house (they keep great in the freezer!) and although I hate to make such blatant statements, I think if you pinned me down on it, these would be one of my all-time favorite muffins.
Wheat Germ: you can sub the equivalent amount of wheat germ for the oats, if you like. Flour: also, I prefer white whole wheat to red whole wheat due to its lightness, but either kind of whole wheat flour can be used here.
Wheat Germ: you can sub the equivalent amount of wheat germ for the oats, if you like.
Flour: also, I prefer white whole wheat to red whole wheat due to its lightness, but either kind of whole wheat flour can be used here.