Cleaning the muffin tin is one of the worst kitchen chores in my opinion. No matter how much you grease that puppy up, stuff sticks to it and no cleaning apparatus lends itself to fitting in there easily.
Sometimes the internal debate about how badly I want a muffin vs. the clean up goes on in my head for hours. That happened Friday afternoon until I decided to make 1 instead of 12.
Um, duh. That’s all I have to say. Why I didn’t think of that before beats the hell out of me.
Orange blossom muffins immediately remind me of childhood. It’s not like my mom bought them all the time or bought any baked goods from the store with regularity really, but for some reason I conjure up memories of elementary school and after school treats when I think of them.
Thankfully, this outfit and haircut seem to be a repressed memory from that same time frame.
Thank you, mom and 1987. You were both so kind to me in the fashion department.
After carrying about 20 pounds of swag from the blend retreat home, getting searched by TSA because of the Fitmixer powder and having to repack my suitcase 3 times to get it all to fit, I was determined to use some of the stuff that the awesome sponsors gave us. The orange stevia from NuNaturals seemed like the perfect thing to recreate an orange blossom muffin minus all the sugar from the grocery store bakery.
It came out perfect. Hearty from the almond meal, full of orange flavor, packed with protein and topped with an orange “icing”. Slightly more grown up than the childhood memory, no lacey ankle socks, buckle shoes or bowl shaped haircuts but enjoyed just the same.