Banana Coconut Mini Muffins
I love making mini-mufﬁns because so often I ﬁnd myself needing just a small treat to satisfy a sweet craving. And because I pride myself on ﬁnishing everything I start . . . I joke about that, but I deﬁnitely get more pleasure from eating a whole mini-mufﬁn than I do eating half or a third of a standard-sized one.
Same thing with bags of snacks. When I buy cereals or baked chips, I portion them and store them in resealable bags. Then, I put the individual bags back into the bag they came in. By putting the little bags into the bigger bag, I visit the appealing wrapper that, in part, lured me in to begin with. But, even more important, often the bags that chips or cereals come in are designed to keep foods fresh more effectively than resealables. Thus I don’t set myself up for potentially stale snacks. When it’s time for snacking, I can grab a bag (or sometimes even two) and ﬁnish the whole thing(s), just like I can ﬁnish these mufﬁns, since they’re so small. At only about 50 calories each, one or two of them make the perfect ending to a high-protein, low-fat breakfast. And I can ﬁnish every last bite, guilt-free!