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Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

While I originally adapted this recipe from Joy of Cooking, I am constantly tinkering with it (recipe 1, recipe 2, recipe 3, recipe 4, recipe 5, recipe 6, recipe 7, recipe 8, recipe 9,and recipe 10). Every time I have several overripe bananas it is time to start baking.

Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

Karl’s Cinnamon Banana Nut Mini-Muffins

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Karl’s Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins

I bought some Trader Joes almond butter and it was—to say the least—disappointing, hardly any almond flavor at all. Jan really loves banana bread and when our bananas get to that state of over ripeness where no one will eat them it is time to mix up a batch. Mixing the almond butter with the banana bread seemed a good way to use it up.

Karl’s Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins

Karl’s Banana Almond Butter Mini Muffins

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Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

Adapted from a Fiber One recipe

Miriam and Chris have gone off carbohydrates so, of course, they gave us what they did not plan to eat anymore. One thing they gave use is something we would never think to buy for ourselves—Fiber One cereal. I do not generally eat a bowl full of bran rods for breakfast, so Jan looked up a recipe for muffins. Their recipe was too sweet, but I adapted it to our tastes.

Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

Karl’s Cranberry Banana Bran Mini-Muffins

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Karl’s Almond Banana Oat Mini-muffins

Jan took some bananas with her when she went to hang out with her friends this weekend. In the end they did not eat them, but the travel left them in pretty sorry shape. Banana bread for breakfast!

Karl’s Almond Banana Oat Mini-muffins

Karl’s Almond Banana Oat Mini-muffins

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Jan’s Piña Kalelada

Jan’s is still on her blended food diet, her mouth surgery should heal soon, and she has lost her holiday weight. Every day she has created a new smoothie. Today, she is using coconut water with pulp (El Mexicano brand). This one was good enough that she was tempted to add rum and make it a real Piña colada.

Jan’s Piña Kalelada

Jan’s Piña Kalelada

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Jan’s Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Jan is still on a blended food diet, so she has been making a lot of smoothies. The blueberries help a lot in disguising the dark green of the kale, so today’s smoothie looked quite presentable and tasty.  Jan thought it was delicious.

Jan’s Blueberry Kale Smoothie

Jan’s Blueberry Kale Smoothie

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Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

Adapted from Joy of Cooking

When Jan had her gall bladder removed while we were in China (a long and scary story), one of the results was that she was not able to digest fat normally. Too much fat in a meal would leave her feeling sick for the rest of the day or give her a very bad night.  It has gotten better over the last 25 years, but I still cook with much less fat or oil than the normal American diet.

Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

Karl’s Fat Free Banana Bread (and a higher fat option)

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Karl’s Banana Beer Bread

After last Sunday’s meal, the question remained about what to do with the Voodoo beer. This was an undrinkable concoction that tasted of peanuts, chocolate and an unfortunate and overpowering taste of banana. Jan suggested that it would make good banana beer bread. I have adapted my Guinness Beer Bread to include these new ingredients.

Karl's Banana Beer Bread

Karl’s Banana Beer Bread

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