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Saturday morning is my favorite time to be in the kitchen. Usually Mr. V can man the children (or he sleeps and the older ones watch TV or play), so I can spend a little time actually cooking breakfast rather than doling out granola bars. OK, sometimes I hand out the granola bars anyway while we wait for “real’ breakfast. Mostly because David has a meltdown if he can’t have a “nola bar and cheese stick” every morning. (Pregnancy lazyness … going to work on eating habits this summer.)
I bought some macadamia nuts from the bulk bins at EarthFare last week, remembering I had pinned some delicious-looking muffin with macadamias on top. But it turns out those had bananas in them, which I didn’t have Saturday. And there’s no way I’m leaving my PJs to run to Wal-Mart on a Saturday morning just for bananas.
So I turned to another tropical flavor – pineapple. I love how these turned out! The pineapple is so sweet and delicious, the macadamia nuts add crunch and some real interest. In the future, I might use brown sugar instead of white (well, tan, since it isn’t bleached). I think brown sugar and pineapple are a match made in heaven, don’t you? Think pineapple upside-down cake!
What other flavors say Hawaii or tropical to you? Have you ever been to Hawaii? I haven’t … but my cousin, her husband and baby, and my aunt and uncle are there right now. I keep seeing pictures on Facebook. I’m very jealous!