It’s that time of season again where the air is crisp, the leaves are turning and all you can smell in the air are the warm scents of pumpkin and cinnamon apples. Fall is my favorite season for many reasons. One main reason is that my son and I love to get together and bake. I love the way his little hands reach for mine as we combine ingredients and make a mess. My son loves bananas and I wanted to create a pumpkin inspired dessert that would channel the warm fuzzy moments you experience during this season. What better way than to start with a dessert that’s great for home or on the go.
It can be so hard when out and about and your little one wants a treat. You stop and wonder “What can we buy?” and at least for me I stop, wonder and start to read ingredients. As I flip a processed cake to it’s backside, my blood boils as I read the immense amount of ingredients-
“enriched bleached flour (wheat flour, barley malt, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate (vitamin b1), riboflavin (vitamin b2), folic acid), water, sugar, palm oil, soy flour, partially hydrogenated soybean and cottonseed oil with tbhq to preserve flavor, dextrose, yeast, contains 2% or less of each of the following: nonfat dry milk, dried honey, eggs, cinnamon, cocoa, wheat starch, partially hydrogenated soybean and/or cottonseed oil, leavening (baking soda, sodium acid pyrophosphate), corn starch, soybean oil, salt, calcium stearoyl lactylate, calcium carbonate, agar, emulsifiers (datem, mono-and diglycerides, soy lecithin), calcium sulfate, calcium propionate, and potassium sorbate (to retain freshness), ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide, calcium peroxide, amylase enzymes, natural and artificial flavors (contains lemon), colors (annatto extract, titanium oxide, turmeric).” (www.fooducate.com- Little Debbie Honey Bun)
YIKES! All of that to make one simple cake? Even though this may be sweet and delicious to some, it’s filled with many harmful ingredients that trigger eczema and asthma! I put the Honey Bun down and try to explain to my 3 year old that this cake isn’t good for him. His tears break my heart but little does he know that all I am trying to do is help him grow into a healthy young man, free from what will leave him sick in the future.
That’s when I started messaging Raquel, and explaining to her my frustrations. She concluded with me that this is our struggle with our little children. Hey, the bright side is, I decided to take matters into my own hands and create a simple yet delicious muffin that will fulfill my babies sweet tooth. The only sugar my super moist muffins have are from bananas, vanilla extract and honey and there is no doubt I’m sure, that you have these ingredients in your pantry!
If you are tired of giving your hard earned money to what is poison, invest your dollar in wholesome ingredients and try my recipe. It’s perfect for breakfast or as a dessert, with a slither of butter or jelly and side of milk! They are husband and baby approved!
Lots of love, from my kitchen to yours