Friday, August 30, 2013

Muffins in the cookie jar

"Oh, oh...

the wheels are turning."

Actuallly, she's just watching me bake. I'm so fascinating. I obviously bore Sierra to tears.

I discovered a delicious tea this week that I found at my local health food store.
Pomegranate Echinacea Tea
It is so delicious.

 I buy both bagged and loose tea from this shop as they have a wonderful variety to choose from.
So, I made a pot and will enjoy a cup while I solve the problems of the world with my dining-room company, Annie.

And to have with  tea, I baked some whole wheat, blueberry banana muffins and they fill my cookie jar today.

1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup wheat germ
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flours, wheat germ, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl beat butter and sugars with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs.
In another bowl, mash bananas with a fork (3/4 cup) stir in milk and vanilla.
With a mixer, alternately add flour mixture and banana mixture to butter mixture. Fold in blueberries.

Divide mixture among muffin cups. Bake for 25 minutes.

 These are made with large, fresh blueberries, bananas, organic free-range eggs, wheat germ, brown sugar and butter. Now it doesn't get much better than that. I doubled the recipe to freeze some for my daughter who is expecting her first baby very soon. VERY soon. She'll enjoy these when she can take a little break. A break? *wink*

Labour Day weekend is upon us and I will be busy once again with cat-sitting for three days. We are to have a wet weekend, but from all the fireworks I heard tonight as people were testing them out,  I doubt that will stop any celebrations.

I'm with the dog...spare me.

"Happy Weekend, everyone".

Hugs, Deb


  1. Lovely photos ! Oh I will check out the tea site sounds great ! Muffins sound and look so YUMMY ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

  2. Yes *wink* on the break for your daughter! Wishing her and the baby a healthy birth!
    Those muffins look awesome, Deb!
    Lily, WA, USA

  3. Muffins are a great teatime treat!

  4. I love that Four O'CLock tea brand!

    New grandbaby so sooooon! :)

  5. Oh that tea sounds sooooo Good! Pretty soon I'll be back to tea time :) Your muffins sound Delicious!

    and can we say Audrey is Stunning az Alwayz ^.,^ x6 ♥xoxo♥

  6. Hi Deb, Thanks for stopping by and congrats on being a 1st time Grandma! Enjoy the tea :)

  7. Audrey is such a ham...yesterday's BITE ME made me spit my water!

  8. Great photo of your girls. Hope they were good assistants.

  9. Blueberry muffins are always more than welcome. And such good company to bake around too!

  10. You sure never have to worry about being lonely! Those muffins are so chocked full of goodness, they are perfect for the mom to be. Yay on using the free range eggs!

  11. I just love the first picture. They are so cute. Have a nice weekend.


  12. Hi Deb,

    The banana muffins look yummy in the glass jar! Sweet photo's of your cats :-)

    Happy Sunday!

    Madelief x

  13. All the best to your daughter and the grandbaby. How exciting!
    Your muffins and the tea look delicious. Best of all, the "kitchen helpers" are cute as can be!

  14. I adore your blueberry banana muffins recipe, they are exquisite!
    Enjoy your healthy Pomegrate echinacea tea in such a sweet company♥ and please send your dear Jess the best wishes and tell her that breaks are better with a mama´s home made muffin!