One of the things we are very strict about in our home is no sugar. In fact, my girls have never knowingly eaten sugar. At birthday parties, we conveniently walk away when they are serving cake. When checking out at the grocery store, they are not tempted by the well-placed candy display. So for their birthdays, we make one of our everyday treats and add candles. Voila, natural birthday "cake". My six year old wants either pancakes or muffins for her birthday but my three year old is insistent. Banana muffins for her birthday and nothing else will do. When she has a hankering for me to make them for her, she just tells me it's her birthday and I automatically know what she wants. I found this recipe in an old recipe book from the thrift store.
Anyone remember the Whole Earth restaurant?
Seven of them were gone before I could even take the picture. And here's the recipe...
I add walnuts, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, and for muffins, I bake for 23-25 min. Yummm!
As much as we enjoy our raw nuts, now and then we will snuggle up with a bowl of fresh, hot, roasted pumpkin seeds/pepitas.
Spread on a cookie sheet, spray on olive oil spray and sprinkle with sea salt.
Roast in a preheated oven at 350 for 3-5 minutes. When they puff up like little balloons they are ready.