I Scream.

The ice cream truck has passed by my house every day since last week…at the same time…around 5 o’clock p.m….just to torment me.

It has taken every little inch of my body for me not to run out into the middle of the street like I did when I was 5, no shoes on, the concrete burning the soles of my feet, all for that Blue Bell Bombstick, or wait…that rainbow looking one that’s really embarrassing to eat, but oh so fruity and delicious, or that nutty buddy bar, or that Ninja Turtle bar!

Oh so many to choose from!

I’ve decided that the next time he comes round’ the bend, I will wait until he gets to the stop sign, and then proceed to chase him down like my little girl self.

I’ve actually been meaning to find some amazing popsicle molds so that I can re-create my child hood faves.

Only, it seems as though every dang popsicle mold is super, super, ridiculously expensive.

Why, oh why popsicle God’s?!

I have a pet peeve as of late.

You know those things called phones w/ an “I”. Yea, well I have one of those.

Have I ever mentioned that I am super obsessed with knowing the forecast?

Oh, and I just relish in telling others the forecast for the day.

I totally should have been a weather girl.

However, when my phone tells me that it is going to rain and pour all day, and I tell people, and then it’s sunny, I have no trust in my phone.

Oh, and I get super irritated.

I just want rain sooooo bad.

It’s been way to long since I had a good rain day.

One where I close the blinds and have a Godfather movie marathon.

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Nothing better than Al Pacino and Marlon Brando on a rainy day.

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Nothing better than something warm and comforting on a rainy day, either.

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Like a warm banana muffin

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with a hint of espresso powder (because duh, I love caffeine).

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Then, I add some walnuts on top because…honestly, that’s what my grandmother does w/ her banana bread

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and that is how I have always loved my banana bread.

Plus, I love my grandma.

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Obviously, I gotta do her proud 🙂

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Duh.

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Plus, these things are super delicious, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, and refined sugar-free.

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But you’d never know.

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They are just that good. 🙂

Banana Walnut Espresso Muffins for Two
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Recipe type: Muffins, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2
 
Melt in your mouth banana muffins spiced w/ espresso powder and cinnamon and topped w/ chopped walnuts for a bit of crunch. Gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and refined sugar-free.
Ingredients
  • ½ T. flaxseed meal + 1 T. water (makes a flax egg: combine and let sit for 3 minutes)
  • 1 ripe banana, mashed
  • ½ t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. unsweetened, vanilla almond milk
  • 3 T. granulated stevia
  • ½ t. instant espresso powder
  • ½ t. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ½ t. baking soda
  • ¼ c. chopped walnuts, divided
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease 2 small ramekins with cooking spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flax egg, banana, vanilla extract, almond milk, and stevia.
  3. Stir in the espresso powder, cinnamon, coconut flour, and baking soda.
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the two ramekins.
  5. Gently press two tablespoons of chopped walnuts into the top of each muffin.
  6. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the tops are lightly golden.

Nutrition Facts (per muffin): Total Calories: 180, Total Fat: 10g, Total Carb: 21g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 3g, Sodium: 51mg

MANGIA!!!

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