Just before Easter, I met a close friend for sandwiches at her local Panera. We laughed, talked, and munched our way through the evening, catching up on the past year of our lives. Partway through dinner, Miss W revealed her big plans for a two-week tour of Europe (lucky lady!) and her resolution to lose weight before boarding the airplane.
Although completely motivated to stick to her diet, she eventually confessed that she struggled with breakfast. Because of her long morning commute, she typically ate after arriving at work, but her usual packets of Quaker instant oatmeal just weren’t cutting it anymore. She needed new ideas!
I immediately volunteered to create a recipe for Miss W that was both healthy and portable, so I started making mental notes as we continued chatting.
She wanted to start eating bananas.
She cut out chocolate treats. (What? No! Chocolate is practically an unalienable human right!)
She enjoyed baking and didn’t mind freezing leftovers.
Upon combining these three things, I tinkered around in my kitchen and ended up with these beauties… Banana chocolate chip muffins!