Gluten Free • Paleo • Sugar Free • Dairy Free
I challenge the promoters of todays ‘fun run’ to show me why it shouldn’t be changed to an ‘un-fun run’. Sure, crossing the finishing line was rewarding; being passed on the final stretch by a 12 year old girl was less so. Making it to the top of the hill was an achievement; getting there caused some gluteal tightness that I’m sure to feel tomorrow (this is also known as ‘can’t get myself off the couch butt pain’). Going down the hill was super fast; only I looked like a demented horse as I tried to not fall flat on my face. Actually, it was a little fun but mostly challenging. A ‘Challenge Run’ probably won’t get you as many entries as a ‘Fun Run’ will though.
Today’s hill run was my 3rd Fun Run for the year. I tend to judge an event not on the course (although I guess that is important) but on the quality of their T-shirts (today’s was ok; best so far, whilst not a fun run, is Spartan), the medals (or lack of for the past 2 runs), the post run hydration and food options (please; just give me water. Who in their right mind wants a beer after running their guts out?) and the fanfare as you cross the finish line. I mean, after running that long you want at least a flag and someone to give you a cheer as you collapse across the finish line. Strangers, family; it doesn’t matter!
What would make my Fun Run Day would be one of these Banana Honey Muffins as I crossed the finish line. Bananas for muscle recovery honey for refueling the depleted energy stores and nutty protein to rebuild.
These Banana Honey Muffins are probably the simplest thing on my blog to make. No appliances needed, no fancy ingredients and no nasties! Simple, tasty Banana Honey Muffins. 4 year old H and I decided to make them for his friend Henry, whose favorite lunch is a honey sandwich. They are a muffin version of the honey cakes that are used as currency on the ‘Bananas and Pajamas’… but that opens up a philosophical question for all the preschoolers out there. Would B1 and B2 eat Banana Honey Muffins, or is that cannibalistic? Banana Honey Muffins are a great snack treat, breakfast on the run or warm them up and serve with whipped cream for a winter dessert.
- 1/3 Cup Honey
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk(of choice)
- 1/3 Cup mashed Banana (approximately 1 medium Banana but measure to be sure)
- 1 Cup Almond Meal
- 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour
- 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
- Preheat the oven to 175C/350F
- Line a muffin tray with 8 muffin cases and lightly grease each one.
- Put all the wet ingredients into a small bowl and whisk together lightly by hand.
- In another bowl, put all the dry ingredients and whisk together lightly by hand.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients bowl and stir until combined.
- Do not over mix as the muffins will turn out tough.
- Divide the mixture evenly into the muffin cases.
- Bake for 27-30 minutes or until cooked through.
- The tops will go light brown and a little crunchy when done.
- Allow the muffins to cool in the tin before removing.
- Store in an airtight container.