I like Saturdays to be both easy and productive. Unless I have better plans. Today, however, thanks to a case of pinkeye, I wasn’t really feeling up to boozy brunch where I could gossip about last night’s escapades (which for me, included passing out at 10:30 while watching 30 Rock reruns on my iPad—hot) or any romantic morning walks in the mist along the river. Glasses in the rain = no bueno.

This morning, since I was up early, I caught a pilates class uptown with one of my favorite instructors and then spent the rest of the morning running errands. In the afternoon, I finished most of my oncology homework (good times), cleaned, and took a walk when it got nice out.

I wasn’t planning on doing much of anything tonight, but ended up making plans to do not much of anything with someone else who wasn’t planning on doing much. It’s good to have people in your life who still like you when you’re sporting your specs.

I made these banana muffins in a moment of “what the f*** should I do with myself now that my homework is done and the apartment is clean and I have an hour and change to spare?” I had a black banana on the counter and a lone egg in the fridge and some unsweetened applesauce on hand, so my brain went from banana bread to banana muffins. And then this recipe happened. 


  • 2/3 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 large very ripe banana, mashed
  • 1/4 c honey
  • 1/4 c unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a bowl, set aside
  3. Mix wet ingredients in another bowl.
  4. Add wet to dry until mixed. Pour batter into 6 muffin cups.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 20 minutes

How do you like to spend your Saturdays? Any favorite baked goods you’ve had recently? 

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