My little muffin & his muffins…

Well, two days have passed since the night we shall not speak of, and my little man is slowly returning to his old self. He’s even tried to launch himself off the back of the couch and slide down the stairs on his belly. It’s quite unbelievable, to be honest. I really don’t think he learned a darn thing, lol, but hey… he’s two.

My husband and I, however, have been SO paranoid with him, which I know is mildly ridiculous but surely understandable. Every time he bolts past or flies around a corner we gasp and hold our breath. We can’t keep him in a bubble, we know that, but we sure wish we could right now. Even just for a little while.

My heart feels worn out and I’ve been having some trouble sleeping. Every time I close my eyes I see him struggling on that table and I have to roll over or check my phone or wake up and watch the cars go by for a little while to shake it off before I can try to sleep again. My oldest daughter came home from her dad’s this morning and was just so horrified to see Cal’s mouth and hear the (slightly edited) story of what happened.

But, life goes on (so lucky are we!!), and most of my last few days has been trying to come up with ideas of what Callum can EAT right now – not an easy task! He’s a monstrous chocolate milk fan, so that’s been a staple, but he obviously needs more than that. He’s a skinny little monkey and not much of an eater on a good day, so this has been a challenge. So far we’re finding success with PB & honey sandwiches, yogurt drinks, and as of tonight – muffins! He can’t really have anything that’s crunchy or hard, but there’s no WAY he would ever let me feed him baby food or anything like that. So, tonight when I realized I had three bananas that were SERIOUSLY hanging on for dear life, I figured why not see what I could come up with?

Here are the results, and they are OH. SO. GOOD. Cal devoured one, as did everyone else. They are phenomenal and I highly recommend giving this recipe a try!!


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The ingredients:

– 1.5 cups of flour (plus an additional 2 tablespoons for the topping)
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1 teaspoon of baking powder
– pinch of salt
– 3 ripe bananas
– 3/4 cup of white sugar
– 1/3 cup of brown sugar
– 1 egg (room temperature is always better)
– 1/3 cup of melted butter (plus an additional tablespoon of melted butter for the topping)
– 1/8 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1 ) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease your muffin tin.

2) In one bowl, mix together the 1.5 cups of flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mash the bananas with a fork and then beat together with the white sugar, egg and melted butter.

3) Combine the two bowls together slowly and mix until just blended.

4) Spoon batter into muffin tins until each cup is 3/4 full.

5) In a small bowl, mix together the 1/3 cup of brown sugar, cinnamon and two remaining tablespoons of flour. Add tablespoon of melted butter and stir until it becomes coarse. Sprinkle over muffins in pan.

6) Bake for 18 – 20 minutes, or until a toothpick or fork inserted comes out clean.

If they can please my picky little eater and his wounded little mouth, they are sure to hit the spot in your home too!!

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  1. Dana says

    Have you tried making smoothies for him? One half a ripe banana (or a whole one if he really loves them), an individual sized yogurt, any flavor, 1/2cup frozen berries (any variety, strawberries are best), one teaspoon honey and 1/2 cup milk. Out everything in a blender and blend until smooth. Lots of nutrient nd yummy. Liam loves them :)

    • says

      Thanks Dana.. it’s on the list! lol.. Alex is out right now picking up our usual smoothie ingredients. Although your recipe sounds almost identical to the one I use! lol.. too funny. I usually use a DanActiv yogurt drink, Cal loves them.

  2. Karla says

    My husband refers to Callum as, “the little bitty guy with the Roy Orbison glasses.” Gives me the perfect mental image of your entirely too cute little man! So glad he’s feeling better! smooches!

  3. Amy says

    Totally going to try these! I have some bananas that need some loving, too. :)
    Glad to hear poor little Cal is doing better. I understand your paranoia!!

    • says

      Oh Amy they are sooooooooooo good. I may or may not have had 4 since last night.
      May have.
      Or not.
      Let me know how they turn out!

    • says

      OH! Thanks for pointing that out… So sorry, I will edit now.
      It goes in with the brown sugar for the crumble topping.
      Sorry about that..

  4. Amy says

    Hi! I totally forgot to get back to you on this! I made the muffins and they were so good! I added chocolate chips too. :) Yum. I did, however, use half a/p flour and half spelt flour — my new fave ingredient for making things a bit healthier! I think it makes things even more moist, and it doesn’t change the taste at all! Thanks for the recipe!

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