Ever have those nights when your baby–in my case, TODDLER–wakes up at four in the morning, and once you get them back to sleep YOU can’t go back to sleep? That was me yesterday. I typically just watch TV until I fall back asleep, but when that didn’t work I decided to bake. Why not make some yummy breakfast for the hubby and kiddo to wake up to? Wife and mom of the year right here! Kidding. It’s actually something I rarely do.
Owen wakes up asking for a donut for breakfast every.single.morning. The ladies at the grocery store know me as the mom with the kid who is crazy about donuts. He hoots and hollers, and squeals any time I let him get one. And they love it.
But most days, I walk out of there with him kicking and screaming, and crying because he didn’t get one.
We-well, mostly me- played this mean little trick on Owen once and told him toast with cinnamon and sugar was a donut. It worked. He ate three pieces. Ever since then he kind of thinks most breakfast foods are donuts….or we tell him they are. A bagel? A donut! Pancake? A donut! A warm, muffin straight from the oven? A doonuuutt!!
So when he woke up asking for a donut yesterday he got a big, warm Strawberry-Banana Muffin. Two actually. As long as he’s eating breakfast I’ll let him think it’s whatever he wants it to be. After all, it’s the one meal he doesn’t fight me on.
These muffins are just begging you to make them. They are big and flavorful, and the strawberry-banana combo is amazing! I’m wondering why I never thought of it before.
I’ll even let you think they’re a dozen donuts if you want…only these are much better for you.
adapted from AllRecipes
Enjoy these babies. They are good. Real good.