Memory loss & muffins

IMG_6853 I have never been someone who has a particularly good memory. So much so that photographs, diaries and blogging have really been my saviours when it comes to keeping track of what I did yesterday, last week, last year… You get the drift. Then I fell pregnant. And  ‘baby brain’ kicked in. Then my daughter was born. And sleep deprivation kicked in. And it seems that my memory is now completely gone as a result, with me  forgetting even the most obvious of things. Take this week’s forgetfulness by way of example:

  • I forgot to call my Dad on his birthday. He didn’t seem too fussed when I called the next day almost in tears, but I still get sad just thinking about it.
  • I put a load of washing on, and completely forgot to add laundry detergent. Twice. In a row.
  • I mailed a letter to my Mum, and forgot to write the postcode on the front. Here’s hoping it still reaches its destination.
  • I stared at my computer for a good 10 minutes trying to remember my password to log in.
  • I dressed Charlotte after her bath in a singlet and jumpsuit. Then realised it is probably a good idea to go back and  put a nappy on her too…
  • I have put my sunglasses down somewhere. And I have no idea where.
  • I forgot to eat up the bananas in our fruit bowl, that were rapidly nearing the end of their life.

So although I couldn’t take back many of the things I forgot this week, I could fix the final one in the list. For overripe bananas mean only one thing…. IMG_6845 Baking time! IMG_6846 In this case… IMG_6847 Banana raspberry spelt muffins. IMG_6848 Fluffy on the inside, and with a hint of tartness from the raspberries. IMG_6849 Perfect comfort food when one is starting to lose their mind. IMG_6852 Banana raspberry spelt muffins (makes 12)

  • 2 cups spelt flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 2 overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 tbs vegetable oil
  • 2 tbs apple sauce
  • Frozen raspberries- for topping
  1. Preheat oven to 180C, and line a 12 muffin tray with paper cases.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a medium bowl, then make a well in the centre.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the wet ingredients. Pour into the dry ingredients, and stir until just combined.
  4. Divide among the muffin cases (about 3/4 full), and push 4 or 5raspberries into the top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the muffin comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool on a baking rack.

What about you? Do you have a good memory?

14 thoughts on “Memory loss & muffins

  1. Don't worry, parents forgive. My brother not only forgot my mum's birthday two years in a row, but one of those time he actually called her on her birthday and spent an hour talking about his life things. She still loves him 😉

    I used to have a good memory but it's terrible now. Names! I always forget names!

    Gorgeous muffins 🙂

  2. Oh dear! I can only imagine the challenges that sleep deprivation would bring. At least you got good muffins out of it all?!

  3. I think as we get older our memories get so full they start to leak – i used to have a good memory but it has got worse – I lost my watch for a week recently after taking it to put on in the morning and forgetting what I put it down. Glad the bananas worked out – love the fruity combo in your muffins. Now I just hope you don't leave the baby on the bus (do you know the cartoon to which I am refering?)

  4. Happy belated birthday! Lots of changes in the last year!

    I was thinking about you and "mummy guilt" while listen to a Jillian Michaels podcast, she mentioned she'd just read a book about how the French go about parenting. The general gist was they worry about getting their relationship right with their partner and this has a flow on effect to their children. Happy parents = happy children. So spending quality time with Mr BBB is just as good for Charlotte as it is for the two of you.

    Have a great weekend.

  5. My best friend once joked that she didn't need a diary/calendar because I remember everything (!) but a good memory can be a mixed blessing, I've found 😉

    It must be the week for bananas – I used up some old ones in banana bread, which hubby is still raving about! I'm keeping it in the fridge because it's so warm here, and a chilled fudgy slice of banana bread is a lovely treat! x

  6. These look lovely, and I have some spelt flour I have been wanting to use, as well as bananas 🙂 your baby looks healthy and beautiful! Nice riding out in canberra – we have been down recently too for some races and ive really enjoyed it.

  7. At least you remembered to bake 😉 These look divine, so pretty. I do have a good memory, it's amazing, actually. Makes it tough when Ben's memory is awful! Although I guess that may change with baby brian in the future if/when I get pregnant!
    Heidi xo

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