Monday, July 28, 2008

Mix-it up Mondays: Muffins

Last weekend we went to a new bread shop in town, Great Harvest Bread. I think it is a franchise, but they make their own breads, muffins, cookies, etc. We ended up with a loaf of Spinach Parmesan, yummy, but I also sampled their banana walnut muffins. They were delish and as big as my head. I have been thinking about how good they were and thought I would go get some but decided I could just make them myself. So I did. I used this recipe. I made my typical changes, 50/50 whole wheat/white flour and added flax seed. I had one this morning for breakfast and thought they turned out pretty good. Not heavy like banana bread can sometimes be. John had one too and did not give such favorable reviews. He thought they were dry and to "floury". Hmm, I didn't taste that. Oh, well to each his own. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think.

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1 comment:

Mandee - I Think You Should said...

I'm pretty sure the bakery around the corner from my house in Alexandria was a Great Harvest. It was conveniently located next to a wine store. I finally imposed a rule that I HAD TO WALK THERE in order to minimize the damage a little.

Way to go with the working out. One of the reasons I started Weight Watchers was because I thought it would encourage me to work out. Then I found out that they dole out a measley number of points for exercise. Not worth it. But good for you!