MLK Said it Best
I am definitely making my way through my fruit basket. Look what I found beside all my apples…
So again, I
procrastinated listened to my sweet tooth and decided to find a healthy cure for my hungry stomach. Who needs to pack when there is a black, over-ripened banana in your fruit basket?
Thankfully, I had frozen another over-ripened banana the other week, so I had 2 bananas to experiment with. Into the bowl went a few scoops and guesses,
and out came banana muffin perfection :)
Healthy Honey Banana Muffins
- 2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1/4 cup sugar (I used Sucanat)
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 egg
- 3/4 cup milk of choice
- 1/3 cup applesauce
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 mashed bananas (about 1 cup)
Preheat oven to 400* F. Combine dry ingredients (flour to cinnamon) in a large bowl. Beat egg in a separate bowl, then add milk, applesauce and vanilla to the egg. Whisk wet mixture into the dry mixture. Fold in the mashed banana. Spoon mixture into muffin tins and bake for 18 minutes. Makes 15-20 muffins.
These babies are moist and fluffy and perfectly banana-y. The honey makes them sweet and sticky and oh-so-good :)
Yesterday had a sweet start, but ended affecting large groups of people across NC. Amendment One passed yesterday, defining marriage between one man and one woman as the only legal union in the state. This amendment not only bans gay marriage, it outlaws any other form of civil union or domestic partnership.
Now I am Christian girl through and through, and I’ve heard so many say that passing Amendment One is “God’s Way.” But let me just say this: passing a law that infringes on the rights of others is passing a law in the name of inequality. And that is not God’s way. Above all the Bible says to love others, and yesterday was a step backwards for NC. We have written into the NC Constitution an Amendment that inherently makes a whole group of North Carolinians second-class citizens.
Yesterday lays heavy on my heart and the hearts of so many others across NC. Now we can only look to the future. To learn to love our fellow human beings. To respect human rights. To correct this momentary glitch in our history.
“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.” Martin Luther King Jr.
With love and hope,