This last week has been a bit of a scramble and I have to admit I was shocked at the decision for the WA kids to go back to school. I’ve got my head around it now but it required a bit of shuffling with one at boarding school but no boarding house open and two at home ready and raring to get back to school today! Like everyone we are making adjustments in our home and work life to manage the situation. The checkpoint on the way to Perth is another whole story - like something out of a movie with police and army vehicles everywhere!! It’s good to know it is being well managed.

Baking for back to school (and 2 enthusiastic bakers) has meant the kitchen is under a constant cloud of flour dust. I made these reeeeeeeaally good muffins and I wish I could credit the person who posted the recipe on Instagram but I quickly screenshot it and have no record of who from. So, apologies if it is your recipe but thank you - it was a winner with our family.

SPICED BANANA CHOC MUFFINS

4 bananas mashed
1/2 cup of olive oil
3 eggs room temp (or straight from the nesting box in our case - poor chook was removed from her perch!)
1 cup of coconut sugar (I used a bit more than 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups SR flour
1 teaspoons cinnamon
3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
Maple syrup
Cinnamon sugar
Mixed Spice

METHOD
Pre heat over to 180
Combine bananas, oil, eggs, sugar and vanilla in electric mixer for 2 minutes
Add flour and cinnamon and mix until just combined
Fold through the choc chips
Dollop into muffin tray or paper cups and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar
Bake for 20 -25 minutes and then prick holes in the top of each muffin and drizzle over the maple syrup.  Put back in the oven for a few minutes.

Enjoy!

I just read War Horse by Michael Morpurgo for the first time (on the recommendation of one of the kids who is on a Michael Morpurgo binge) and it was soooooo amazing, I loved it. I’m very sad that the play has been cancelled as it received such rave reviews. Maybe later in the year….?

For a long time I’ve followed @amberinteriors on Instagram and loved her work. She has recently built and moved into her own house and I love it.  

I hope you’re all faring well and remember to let me know your “Spots of Sunshine” tips too.

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