Banana Flax Seed Choco-Chip Muffins and Sickyface McGee
While there aren’t too many things that I miss about San Francisco, one of them definitely is how much my immune system kicked ass out there. I think I got maybe a cold or two in the year and a half I was there, and those went away super quickly. This was even working in really close quarters where it seemed as if someone was ALWAYS sick at my office. A lot of this can be chalked up to not taking public transportation, but I think the climate had something to do with it, too.
In the few months I’ve been back on the east coast I’ve already gotten a few colds, and was struck down by another one this weekend. Not sleeping well last week and getting in at 3AM Friday night (totally sober might I add) from The Dear Hunter concert might have had something to do with it. Thank goodness we didn’t really have any plans to speak of, so I got lots of rest…but I still somehow managed to wake up early Saturday and use up some mushy bananas I had lying around!
The last time I made them, they tasted pretty dece, but definitely suffered from the lack of a third banana. They were a tad on the dry side, but still pretty delicious. This time, I was on a mission to make them perfect!
I present to you….
Naner Flax Seed Choco-Chip Muffins
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup ground flax seed
- 2 eggs
- 1/3 cup grapeseed oil
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 mashed ripe bananas
- 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, flax seed, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, combine the eggs, oil, yogurt and vanilla. Stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in bananas and chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 degrees F for 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
These have been the only things that have sounded good in my sick state. That and spinach pasta, with butter, salt, and pepper. And soup! Because soup is always yummy. Kman has been awesome about making me drink tea, OJ, and lots of water to get better.
Another key to feeling better when you’re fighting the bubonic plague? Work from home and curl up in bed wearing your lululemon Mudra Wrap, which is precisely what I did yesterday.
Just what the doctor ordered! Seriously, even though I don’t work there anymore and get their insane discounts, I still splurge on a great wrap every so often. No one does it like lulu, that’s for sure!
Oh, and in more exciting news, JetBlue is having a CRAZY sale on flights if you book today. I can’t wait to take a look tonight and maybe book a trip somewhere warm for October.
Uno mas! Gosh, I keep trying to wrap this up, but keep forgetting things! Kman and I decided to get a kitten so that Penny has a friend to play with while we’re at work during the day. So that will be happening in the next few weeks
1. What’s your go-to thing that makes you feel better when you’re sick?
2. Any suggestions for fun, tropical getaways?!