Bananas and Chicken Eggs

I buy bananas every time I go to the grocery store. Even on the little "oops, I forgot (fill in the blank)" trips. It seems like I'm ALWAYS buying bananas. I don't know why...maybe cause they're cheap, or cause they look so yummy next to the boxes of Nilla Wafers, OR cause my chics are begging for yet more bananas. Anyway, the point of this is that we NEVER seem to finish them all before they've gotten too ripe so we ALWAYS have overripe bananas in the house. I usually just throw them out but this weekend, the hubs asked me to make banana nut bread. I subbed whole wheat and flaxseeds for most of the flour and I think they turned out really well!

Multigrain Wasa Crispbread with Apples and Peanut Butter, Cheese and Celery Flowers, Strawberries, Baby Carrots with Blue Cheese Dip, Whole Wheat Banana Flax Muffin, Quail Chicken Eggs

- While perusing food art for my new header, I came across a picture of these little chicken eggs. And although I didn't love it for my header, I did love it for the chic's lunchbox. I couldn't resist trying them out on my smaller quail eggs. So, technically, they're quail chicken eggs. Now, that's a hybrid!

Here's the recipe for my version of banana nut muffins:

Whole Wheat Banana Flax Muffins
(An adapted banana nut muffin recipe from
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup ground flax seeds
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 overripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1 cup chopped walnuts

1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line mini muffin tin with muffin papers or spray with non-stick spray. Mix together both flours, flaxseed, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and nuts. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugars, egg and melted butter. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry and mix just until combined. banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon into muffin cups until 3/4 full. Mix together topping ingredients and sprinkle over muffins. Bake 10 - 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.


Kristen said...

Oh, I wish I could find quail eggs around here. I've tried 3 different places so far and no luck. Very cute chicks!

Astrid said...

I love the chickens! Do you use fresh quail eggs, or do you get the canned boiled ones? I'm going to have to give them a try. :D

Michelle said...

I bought the quail eggs fresh at a local Asian market. I've never tried the canned ones. Not sure how those would taste???

Amy said...

As for the over-ripe bananas, I love to make banana pops.
Peel a banana and cut it in half to make two shorter pieces, then skewer each piece with a popsicle stick. Coat the banana with one of these: melted chocolate, candy melts, warm peanut butter. Then you can roll it in sprinkles or mini chocolate chips or chopped nuts. Chill in the fridge or freezer for a delicious treat!

amanda said...

LOVE the penguins!!
I really like your header. BUT if you decide to change, then i would totally recommend her - it was cheap, fast and she did a great job!

amanda said...

great if i paid attention to which post I had open! I loooooove the chicks too!

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