Sunday, 24 May 2015

Yummy recipe for chocolate banana mini muffins or loaf

Hi all,

My running buddy Jen told me about a new twist on one of my go-to recipes.  I make banana bread, or banana mini muffins a few times a week, and the recipe is good, but Jen's addition made it extra yummy.  I made a batch of chocolate banana mini muffins for the kids lunches tomorrow, but I'm not sure if they will last that long.

Here's the recipe:

Heat oven to 350 degrees

2 over-ripe, sad looking bananas
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil (I use canola)
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup sugar (I've used less when kids weren't eating them)
1 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
2-3 tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

In large-ish bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.  In another bowl, with a potato masher smush the bananas, eggs, and oil together - it's ok if it's still a bit lumpy.  Dump the wet mix into the dry and stir until combined.

Spoon out batter into a lightly greased (I use spray canola oil) mini muffin tray, and bake for 20 min. Makes about 20 mini muffins.

If you are doing a loaf, dump batter into a lightly greased loaf pan, and bake for 1 hour.

Enjoy - my whole house smells awesome right now!

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Pelee island half marathon 2014 photo bomb

On my long run this morning, there was a lot of talk about our upcoming Pelee island half marathon.  I was going through the photos from last year, and I thought I would post a few dozen :)  Enjoy.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Finding my happy place while on the treadmill

Lately, I have been seeing a little too much of this ... I'm trying to make the best of my treadmill runs with my morning coffee right there.  It helps a little.  But I am usually picturing much nicer places to run, as I'm running hamster-style.

I'm picturing a beautiful little island in the middle of the Atlantic. In the summer, I will be seeing this as I run:
Photo credit - Holly Main 2013

Photo credit - Holly Main 2013

Photo credit - Holly Main 2013

Photo credit - Holly Main 2013

Photo credit - Holly Main 2013
I am running up that hill!   And all of the other trails on the island.  We're looking forward to our trip to the island of Santa Maria in the Azores.  I'm going to run-the-crap outta that island!  So excited.