happy monday and muffins to you!

it’s been a wild week of rain, sunshine, humidity, and fun. bed prep, planting, cultivating to boot at earthworks. meanwhile, the villages soccer team won our first victory (at our first game) a week ago: tonight we play again! at least today the sky is bright and dry. no rainy muck this week. (although, i did love how muddy i got at last game. i’ve always been a sucker for physically wearing whatever i’m doing. when i played soccer as a kid, i remember rubbing grass on my knees to be authentically dirty after practice. when baking, i poof-ed flour on my face, in my hair, etc to be a real baker.)

my parents came this weekend, their first extended stay unrelated to the detroit marathon. the meyer family adventures included trips to pewabic pottery, calder’s dairy farm (more on that to come!), and more. quite a riot, for sure.

today, happy for a day of sunshine, family, friends, and futbol. no morose monday for me. peanut butter banana muffins really sum up these feelings so perfectly. moist, nutty, and sweet. a perfect start to another week in lovely detroit.

peanut butter banana muffins

1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
3/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1/4 cup flax meal
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 egg
1/3 cup yogurt
1/3 cup honey
3/4 cup natural peanut butter
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup bananas, mashed

1. preheat oven to 350. grease a muffin tin with butter.
2. whisk together dry ingredients together (flour through nutmeg) in a bowl.
3. mix wet ingredients through vanilla extract. mash in bananas and combine well. add dry flour mixture, and mix until just combined.
4. using a 1/3 cup as your measuring guide, scoop batter into the 12 muffin cups. bake for 15 minutes, rotate pan to ensure even baking, and continue for another 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. cool for 5 minutes in pan, then transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling process.

i think these would be great with chocolate chips. enjoy! and a happy monday to you!