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Recipe: Pooh's most delicious honey banana muffins

Posted January 26, 2012

Cuddly, lovable, quiet Pooh. Everybody loves Pooh Bear. And why not, what’s not to like? Pooh Bear is peace loving, friendly, calm, and never causes a fuss. He is not subject to quick emotional highs and lows like Tigger, or the longer burning, deep depression of Eeyore. He takes life as it comes, shrugs his shoulders at problems, then finds a place to go and relax.

Pooh is the heart of the Hundred Acre Woods, and for good reason. He loves everyone and they love him. He accepts others for who they are, rarely complains and just radiates good humor and gentle kindness. No matter what is going on: games or work, disaster or party, Pooh is ready to join in and help out.

So it’s only fitting that we should make something healthy and Pooh-like, as we all try to be like Pooh in 2012 – always kind and gentle and willing to lend a helping hand when needed.

Here’s a honey banana muffin recipe for you to enjoy – no sugar, only honey … 100 percent goodness!

Pooh’s Most Delicious Honey Banana Muffins

1 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1 cup mashed ripe bananas

1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce

6 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup golden raisins

In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the eggs, banana, applesauce and honey; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened. Fold in the raisins. Coat muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; fill two-thirds full with batter. Bake at 375 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

Susan Caldwell is the mom of two and owner of Lil' Chef, a cooking studio for preschoolers to teens in North Raleigh. Go Ask Mom features recipes every Friday, including several from Susan each month.

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  • Squirreling Dervish Jan 28, 2012

    turkeydance:

    Your posting did not make any sense. Pooh is a bear. It has nothing to do with fecal matter. Put on YOUR thinking cap before you make a fool out of YOUR bad self.

  • turkeydance Jan 27, 2012

    my children enjoyed POOH and DELICIOUS
    in the same sentence. please use your
    thinking cap before posting.

  • computer trainer Jan 27, 2012

    How many Big Pooh Muffins, then, cause I think that MINI is not in Pooh's vocabulary!

  • susan28 Jan 26, 2012

    Hi- it makes 24 mini muffins.

  • mwilliams2 Jan 26, 2012

    And how many muffins is this supposed to make?