Lyra and I had a playdate this week with a mum and her little dude who I met through my antenatal classes waaaaaay back in May. We've been meeting up pretty much every week for the past few months. This week Lyra and I went over to their flat for a couple hours of rolling and crawling.
I was really glad to go over to their flat. While I love meeting at cafes and chatting over coffee the little monkeys are getting bigger and more active and more vocal and they really need space to explore...not to be stuck sitting in a high chair. And also...my mat leave money has run out so I'm trying to stop frivolously throwing my money away on decaf lattes and scones. So a playdate was the perfect way to hang out and save a little money.
I offered to bring something healthy(ish) to snack on and ended up whipping up a batch of muffins Tuesday afternoon while Lyra watched on. Muffins are my go-to bake these days. They are easy and fast...perfect for baking with an unpredictable 6 month old looking on. A big plus is that they freeze really well too...not that this batch was for freezing.
I adapted this banana muffin recipe substituting some oats for flour, adding some cinnamon and a good handful of frozen blueberries. The banana muffin recipe alone is great, I've used it loads and am going to hold back half of the sugar next time and make some minis for Lyra. The addition of the oats and blueberries in this batch made us adults feel less guilty about shovelling them in our faces while trying to stop the babes from head butting/scratching/crawling over/squashing each other. Now that they are on the move I don't feel guilty about eating 2 muffins in 1 sitting.
|my little (carrot) muffin|