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Mini Vegan Banana Muffins

3/21/13


Do you believe in the universe trying to tell you something?  Listen to my story...

Once Upon A Time, I agreed to bake 100 mini muffins for Jack's preschool snack.  There are roughly 80 kids, and some like seconds.  In true Siri fashion, I left this project to the very last minute (like every term paper in college), and had planned to bake after my kids fell asleep last night.  Promptly, at bedtime, the power went out.  Carson was at work, Jack was freaking out, and I looked like this...

  
What, you don't keep a headband flashlight on your nightstand like Carson does?  p.s. What are those four freaky dots coming out of my neck???  I look like I'm waiting for my spaceship.  Anyway, I wake up at 2am to a screaming baby I'm attempting to sleep train, and it's still black outside.  I start to panic.  I begin to imagine 80 kids coming at me like walking zombies, begging for their snack.  I cannot let this happen.  And then, at 3am, the power comes back on!  I dance in bed!  I set my alarm for 5am.  Oh, and the baby wakes up two more times.  


So it's early, and I'm drinking a pot of coffee.  I start to make Mini Vegan Banana Muffins using this bread recipe (which I doubled, cooking the muffins for 13 minutes) because a few of the kids are allergic to dairy and nuts.  I decide to look at the allergy list one more time and I see one little girl who is allergic to cinnamon.  I have already put cinnamon in the batter.  I THROW THE BATTER AWAY and thoroughly scrub everything to remove any cinnamon residue.  I curse cinnamon allergies.  I drink more coffee.  I begin again.  I'm about to pour the soy milk in only I look, and I see that I didn't buy soy milk - I bought almond milk.  Almond milk, for kids with severe nut allergies.  CURSE EVERYTHING!!!!!!  I google "alternatives to almond milk" and google tells me "soy milk" thanks for NOTHING GOOGLE.  So I use water in place of milk.  I think these muffins are going to taste like rat poison and all the kids will make up mean songs about Jack D's Mommy.  I plug along anyway...


Guess what?  They were freaking delicious.  Like, really, really good.  Oh and I added dairy free chocolate chips because I want all the kids to make up nice songs about Jack D's Mommy.  


I think the lesson here, that the Universe is trying to teach me, is to quit trying to be Super Mom.  It's okay that I shower rarely and brush my hair even less and drop off my son at school wearing the same outfit everyday and eat chocolate chips every night by the handful.  It's okay!  It's okay.  It's okay? 

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This made me laugh when I needed to.
Like, it was hilarious from the title to the last sentence. All of it. EFF YOU CINNAMON AND SOY MILK!

ok bye

Silvia G

PS. Those ribs turned out great! I should comment on that blog post though so other readers can be all like "WOW! Silvia G said it was good, so I'll try it too"

ok bye for realsies.

Gretchen said...
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Gretchen said...

Wow, that's some story...and love the photo :) Funny!! Good choice adding choc chips!

tara said...

Hahahah oh my goodness Siri! The universe was totes trying to tell you something!

Also, who the EFF is allergic to cinnamon?!?!

agalandherdog said...

You are better than me because I totally would have just bought something if that happened. Sorry your girl is keeping you up so much!

Sarah said...

It's totally okay. I always think the supermoms must be exhausted trying to keep up appearances. I think they must go home after drop-off, put their pajamas back on, and eat cookie dough while watching Real Housewives. Just like us mortals.

Amanda St. John said...

I love eating chocolate chips by the handful!

LuRuSo said...

And...that cracked me up. Hooray for the surprise success!

Susan Sullivan said...

Love all of the work you put into these-I think they should be called banana love muffins! Your pictures look amazing-so impressive with your sleep deprivation & all!

Helen Zwak said...

Okay, I am drinking my coffee and I am on the floor laughing. . . . Siri, you make my world so much happier. . . . Love You!

Linda said...

I laughed so hard... Your amazing, I never would have added the water, I would have sped to the market! I'm still cracking up about your emergency head light. I just sleep with a flashlight under my pillow! I'm with Tara, who ever heard of a cinnamon allergy? WTFT...
P.S. I'm sending you a goodie today, and thanks for making my morning !!!
P. S. S. you are a super mom !!!

Leanne said...

Wowzers! That is impressive (the having a headlamp in the nightstand is impressive too). You rock Jack D's mama!

Georgia Pinter said...

you're my hero

Megan Weisbarth said...

I hear you sister... its Friday and I realized I haven't washed my hair all week. Oh and I found a cornflake in my hair and I'm not sure how old it is... yikes. PS - Love your vegan recipes!

Ericka Larson said...

I was listening to Carson's show on the radio and heard you tell this story over the air...you were so animated I had to look up your blog! Thank you for sharing your story! I'll be checking in often to check out your recipes!!

Amber Hickerson said...

Those look amazing! You had me laughing out loud at work with the head lamp and of all the times for the power to be out?! Goodness!

Tash said...

These are SOOOO yum. Just made them tonight, some mini and some regular. How do they freeze? I'm thinking of throwing half the batch in the freezer and pulling them out to take on my long haul flight this Thursday....

Siri said...

Tash, I've never frozen them but I'm sure they would freeze just fine! Glad you liked : )

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