One of my FAVORITE recipes that my mom would make when I lived at home was chocolate banana nut muffins. Whenever I’d notice the bananas starting to go bad, I would be like “oooh mom can you make the muffins?!” and she always would.
With this recipe, I originally wanted to make banana bread, but I realized that our bread loaf pans are at home (it’s baseball season so we’re traveling right now). I figured I’d just use muffin pans and call it a day. But the muffin pans and brown bananas reminded me of my mom’s recipe so I decided to stray from my original idea and let my mom inspire this recipe!
As my husband and I were finishing up a hike in Arizona during spring training, one of my sorority sisters texted me and asked if I had any blueberry or raspberry muffin recipes. She said she loves raspberries in the morning before work and she was at the store looking at raspberry muffins when she thought “wait, my best friend makes healthy recipes, why don’t I ask her?!” and immediately I started brainstorming this recipe, eager to get the ingredients and try it out. So the result is a moist, fluffy raspberry muffin with zero added sugar and heart-healthy fats.
Who doesn’t love French Toast? Especially Stuffed French Toast! But the fat & calories relegate it to a decadent breakfast treat we only allow ourselves on special occasions. My grilled version swaps butter for a scant bit of healthy olive oil. Substituting agave for white sugar & Greek yogurt for cream cheese also decrease fat & calories & increase health benefits. The vitamins in fresh fruit & a homemade strawberry balsamic drizzle seal the deal. No you can have French Toast whenever you want!