Bake Your Mother Something Special For Mother’s Day

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Get Mom’s day going in the right direction by baking her some A & B Muffins for breakfast. These are muffins without any sugar – your Mom has probably reminded you many times not to eat so much sugar. These still taste good even though they contain no sugar. Other good points: they are low in calories and you will get some nutrients from the fruits and nuts. Now you can tell her that you listen when she talks about good nutrition and the importance of the food you eat.

Can you guess what food the A and B stands for?

A & B Muffins

2 bananas mashed to equal 3/4 cup
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened apple juice concentrate, canned or frozen
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/3 cup chopped nuts
2 teaspoons baking soda

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Place paper liners in 18-20 muffin cups.

If using frozen apple juice concentrate, take out of freezer and open can.

Mash 2 bananas with a fork on a plate or in a pie pan. This should equal about 3/4 cup.

In a small bowl, beat eggs with hand egg beater, add mashed bananas, oil, water, and mix.

In a larger bowl, add flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and nuts. Stir. Make a little dip or well in the middle.

Pour banana, egg mixture into well and mix lightly.

If using frozen apple juice, scrap juice out of can to equal 1/2 cup. Slowly add a little of this frozen juice to big bowl mixture, stirring well before adding more. In this way you will avoid having frozen eggs and bananas.

Stir in baking soda quickly and then mix about 30 beats.

Spoon batter immediately into prepared cups to prevent the baking soda from losing its rising power. Bake about 18 minutes, until nicely browned and toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.

Close lid on the frozen juice, place in a resealable bag, and return to freezer to be used another time.

When muffins are done, cool them on a wire rack. Serve them warm – muffins are always best served warm. However, if you have some left over, cool them completely and store in an airtight bag on your counter or in the freezer.

Set the table nicely. Cut up some fruit for a mixed-fruit cup and serve in a pretty dish. Offer a hot beverage of your Mother’s choice. Now you have the perfect start to her special day.

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