Again with the bananas…
Good fuel that comes wrapped in it’s own packaging, how can you go wrong?! When Kristin and I go on our morning walks she like to kick my ass with these hills, one in particular. She eats breakfast as soon as her eyes pop open. I have to work my way to breakfast, it takes me a few hours some days. So, on the mornings we walk, I put a banana in my pocket.
A few nutrition facts about our beloved banana courtesy of the Chiquita Banana folks:
Bananas contain 20% of the Daily Value of Vitamin B6. Vitamin B6 contributes to red blood cell formation, the reduction of fatigue and transporting iron through the body.
Bananas contain 15% of the Daily Value of Vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to the reduction of fatigue; helps develop and maintain skin, bones, cartilage, blood vessels, gums and teeth, while reducing free radicals and protecting cells from oxidative damage.
Bananas contain 13% of the Daily Value of Potassium. Potassium helps maintain a normal blood pressure (already within normal limits) and muscle function.
A single serving (one medium-sized Chiquita banana) also contains 12% of the daily-recommended dietary fiber intake for a normal adult. Fiber has been shown to improve digestive function.
ok, enough boring stuff. Now the juicy stuff…
When I had a sleepover last weekend with the boys (Get your minds out of the gutter! remember- I’m Auntie Gayle) I made a gluten free peanut butter banana muffin. YUM!
I started with Pamela’s Gluten Free Baking Mix, much cheaper and easier than sourcing a dozen different gluten free flours. As my norm, I started with the recipe on the bag and just winged it from there.
1 1/2 cups Pamela’s Baking mix
1/4+ cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar in the raw
1 banana (I’d use more next time)
1/4(ish) cup peanut butter (M said it needed more- I agree)
the recipe calls for nuts, but there was one in the group that didn’t like nuts, so I left them out. But if this were just for me I’d add the 1/4 cup it suggested, if not more.
I, of course, got a shrug and they’re ok. But word trickled back to me that they actually got rave reviews. Good thing, cause I liked ’em and will be making them again, though next time I’ll probably add chocolate chips!
I’m going to leave you with a little ditty to remind you about the greatness of the banana.
6 thoughts on “old school goes new school”
I wake up ready for breakfast too! Love the old chiquita commercial! I miss the old time commercials like “Where’s the beef?” and Coca Cola’s “I’d Like to Teach the Word to Sing”…oh well. Margie
Aren’t the old commercials so much more fun?!
seems to be healthy!
I was aiming for a fine balance of slightly healthy, somewhat decadent. Thanks for stopping by.
This sounds soo yoummy! Definately will try it soon 🙂
and they were super easy! always a bonus! enjoy and thanks for stopping by