Muffins, Gifts, & Nut Butters Galore

by HEAB on December 26, 2008

Christmas morning I awoke with an urge to bake.  There was so much food  leftover from the Christmas Eve festivities, but I had some extra ripe bananas begging to be used.  I combined several recipes from the Internet to make these…

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Banana Peanut Butter Muffins

Y’all, these were seriously the best muffins I have ever made – the perfect blend of flavors.


3 bananas

¼ cup Naturally Nutty Butter Toffee Peanut Butter

½ Turbinado sugar

1 egg white

1 tsp vanilla

1 ½ cups oat flour (I pulsed 2 cups old fashioned oats in my food processor)

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ cup chocolate chips

½ cup chopped pecans

Cream first 5 ingredients until creamy.  Stir together oat flour, baking powder, & baking soda.  Slowly add dry ingredients to banana mixture stirring to combine.  Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.  Bake at 350 degrees 18 – 20 minutes.  Yield: 15 muffins.  So good!

Before going over to spend the day with my family, Chris and I exchanged presents.  I scored with some fun kitchen accessories.

Food Scale & Cutco Knife

Food Scale & Cutco Knife

We also got each other shoes…mine were a bit more pricey :)

Chris's Chicago Bears Happy Feet Slippers & My Patagonia Boot

Chris's Chicago Bears Happy Feet Slippers & My Patagonia Boot

But then, the big surprise was an early birthday gift from my family since I won’t be here on my actual b-day…are you prepared for the blinding array of deliciousness pictured below?


Nut Butter Heaven

Note to self: When your family asks what you want for your birthday, maybe you shouldn’t tell all of them to get you the same thing.  Ha – I think they purchased  Naturally Nutty ‘s entire stock, and I could not be more grateful.  Love my fam!  I had never tried the Chocolate Butter Toffee Peanut Butter, and let me tell you it is heaven on a spoon…OK, OK, truth be told, heaven on my finger :)  You guys know I love my crunchy Barney Butter, but I think Naturally Nutty makes some the best flavored nut butters out there!

Questions of the day

How long do you think it will take me to finish all these jars…plus the 5 other nut butters already in my cabinet?  I think I’m up for the challenge :)

What was your favorite Christmas gift?