Trader Joe’s Banana Strawberry Muffins

Caroline's Banana Strawberry Muffin


These muffins are not only delicious and filling, but another great part about making this recipe is that the muffins are very flexible. Since this muffin showcases so many different flavors and textures, it is easy to add a personal tweak to the muffins, but they are still guaranteed to be healthy and flavorful. They are easy to make, since you use a muffin mix, but they are also personalized, since you can pick and choose the extras. You can add chocolate or not, strawberries or not, walnuts or not. Any way you choose, the muffins are guaranteed to taste superb. Overall, this is a quick and tasty muffin that we definitely recommend.

Recipe adapted by Tess M and Caroline W, 6th grade students at The Girls’ Middle School.

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Easy Banana Strawberry Muffins

Sparkling Banana Strawberry Muffin

These delicious, fluffy muffins will have you in awe once you take your first bite. The best part of this recipe is that it is flexible, and you can remove any ingredients (other than the banana mix) to suit your purposes. This is useful for mornings when you want to have something delicious, but don’t have the time to make it from scratch. If you want a really moist muffin, use two bananas but if you want a more “cakey” muffin, use one.

Banana Muffins with StrawberriesThese muffins were created by Emma P, Katelyn E, Ariana C and Ashley J, 7th graders at The Girls’ Middle School.



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Apple Crisp

What better way to cap off a week of crisp, cool fall days than a dessert that features the season’s favorite fruit?  There’s nothing more delicious and simple to prepare than an old-fashioned apple crisp.  This dessert is essentially a pie without the hassle and skill involved in making the crust, but with all the benefits.  Spiked with warming cinnamon and topped with an irresistibly crunchy topping, no one will say no to this dish. No one.

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Zucchini Chocolate Muffins

We’re heading out of town this weekend on a road trip and looking for a killer line-up of treats to sustain us for close to seven hours along the highways of the Central Valley. The unsuspecting squash averse will be none the wiser as they tuck into these double-chocolate gems (mum’s the word).  The zucchini and buttermilk create a moist, tender crumb, and who would argue with chocolate chips? They’re also eggless—if there are any allergies you need to work around.

If you enjoy these muffins, you might also be interested in their distant cousin, our favorite Chocolate Beet Cake.  Yeah, you read that right.  It’s another well-kept secret.

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