Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Banana Crumb Muffins, Booboos, Teeth and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Uncle Tim!

Is it Wednesday?! I've been walking around all day thinking it was Thursday.  I finally realized what day it was when I looked at the calendar (around 2pm) and not only did I realize it was Wednesday (not Thursday)... but also June 9th... which is my little brother's 15th birthday!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!  He's working at a camp right now as a camp counselor. I am so proud of him!  He is such an awesome young man and a wonderful uncle to my babes.  We love you Uncle Tim :)


This morning for breakfast Emma and I made Banana Crumb Muffins.  This is the BEST banana muffin recipe I have ever tried!  I got it from my good friend Amanda.  She said she had found the recipe here.  The muffins are very moist and the crumb topping gives them a different twist. 
And of course they tasted even better this morning because I had a happy little helper in pjs helping me :)



1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
 3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
 1/3 cup butter, melted
 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.

In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Colt is beginning to look more and more like a little boy and not a baby.
Babies don't have bumps and bruises... little boys do :)

He fell out of the wagon this morning while I was hanging clothes on the clothes line.  He landed face first in a pile of dirt.  At bathtime this evening I was STILL cleaning dirt out of his ears, eyes and nose holes. :)

Speaking of bathtime a favorite evening ritual around here is to brush our teeth.  Not a joke.  Emma gets extremely upset if we forget.  Is it bad if sometimes I try to "forget" because I'm to tired to brush their teeth?  And is it bad that some days I wish she hated brushing her teeth instead of luuuuuving it? :) And just to clarify... she not only brushes her teeth in the evenings.  But in the mornings after breakfast and also after lunch.  All her idea.  Perhaps she'll be a dentist.

Colt just started using his toothbrush not to long ago. 
And please ignore the tattered towel in the background... it has been well used :)


Side Note: Blogger is doing something crazy with the layout of my words and pics.  Some of the words are lined up along the pics.. not sure what the deal is?! Sorry if it's hard to read :)
Off to bed! Happy Thursday everyone!

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33


  1. I love me a good Vanilla Tulip post in the morning! <3 you guys!

  2. Thanks for linking your recipe up, girl. I am so making this. I am sick and tired of banana bread. Anything with the word "crumb" is a winner in my book. I have thought it was one day ahead all week too. This week is DRAGGING. So. SLOW. Hurry up, already! Again, thanks for joining the link party today. You rock!

  3. That recipe looks SO good! Oh, I'm gonna have to try that. I confess...I don't like having to brush my brother's teeth either. Eep. Sorry boys.

  4. hehe! I loved this post! Makena loves brushing her teeth too. She asks me EVERY TIME we go into the bathroom. And, YUM, i love a new recipe! :) Your kids eyes are AMAZING!

  5. I think I MUST try that recipe! It's going on the list!

  6. I made the muffins......DELISH!!!!!!