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Yogurt and Banana Spice Muffins and a New Look!

Hey Everyone, the new look made it safe and sound. Now, I know you all wear your heels to go grocery shopping don’t you, I mean who doesn’t? No, seriously I know I’ll miss that great Viking kitchen, but it was time for a fun change to celebrate another year and I love what Shannon at 8 Crazydesigns did for me.

I was so excited to get an opportunity from 3-A-Day of Dairy to do some writing for them. Check out my latest article for some surprisingly healthy Halloween Treats!

I posted a great year in review last night and blogger erased half of my pictures, so this is a test to see if this post will work! Wish me luck! Looks like I need to work out a few kinks! These muffins are really good and great for anytime of the day. I used low fat yogurt and bananas in place of the oil, so they are almost guilt free! Enjoy.

Yogurt and Banana Spice Muffins

Spice Cake Mix, 18.25 oz size

6 oz container low fat vanilla yogurt

2 eggs

2 medium overly ripe bananas, mashed with fork

ΒΎ Cup water

2 Tablespoons powdered sugar for garnish if desired

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, yogurt, eggs, bananas and water until well combined. Spoon batter into 24 traditional size muffin cups that have been lightly sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 20-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean from center of muffin.

2. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Garnish with powdered sugar if desired.

24 muffins

Thanks for your patience while I figure things out around here! I’ll re-post my year in review soon! Have a good week!

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  1. 1
    Deborah says:

    Love the new look! Wish I looked that good at the grocery store!! πŸ™‚

  2. 2
    Stephanie says:

    Those muffins are so pretty, with the powdered sugar and ribbons.

  3. 3
    Barbara Bakes says:

    The new look is great! The muffins are too cute!

  4. 4
    Allie says:

    I love the new look it fits your personality. Great recipe and congrats on the 3-A-Day write up!

  5. 5
    Sarah says:

    Looks great and super easy…my kind of recipe!

  6. 6
    *Priscilla* says:

    great new look – the background is really cute – these muffins look delicious!

  7. 7
    carol says:

    I too love the new look Jenny! All I’d manage to do if I wore heels to the grocery store is twist my ankle!!! πŸ™‚
    Amazingly, I do believe I have all the ingredients for these luscious muffins in the house-all I have to do is slap my husband’s hand when he goes to touch the bananas I’ve now earmarked to get good and ripe to make these!

  8. 8
    Sara says:

    I love the new look! It’s so cute. As always, these muffins look great.

  9. 9
    Steph says:

    Love the funky new look Jenny! Great recipe as well! I love everything about it!!!

  10. 10
    Jenny says:

    Hi Deborah,
    If anyone looks good at the grocery store they are nuts! I love going in my pjs!

    Thanks Stephanie!

    Thanks Barbara!

    Thanks Allie, it was fun, but now I’m exhausted!

    Hi Sarah,
    Yes, really easy low maintenance!

    Thanks Priscilla!

    LOL Carol, me too! I can only manage to wear then for a couple hours at church then they are kicked off! Thanks for the comment!

    Thanks Sara!

  11. 11
    Jenny says:

    Just missed you Steph, thanks! It was fun. Can’t wait to see yours!

  12. 12
    Amy says:

    LOVE the new look!! These muffins look and sound great!! I’m off to get some spice cake mixes:)

  13. 13
    Beth says:

    I love the new look. Shame about the year in review post!!

  14. 14
    Live.Love.Eat says:

    Oh Yay!!! Love the new header. If that was a picture of my feet there would be flip flops & chipped toe nail polish. These muffins look awesome and oh so cute with the ribbon. Congrats on your new look girl!

  15. 15
    Bob says:

    Good luck! I recently changed layouts myself, it can be… trying. πŸ˜€

    The muffins look good, I love spice stuff.

  16. 16
    Mary Ann says:

    I totally love your new blog design. It looks great! These banana spice muffins look great and I love that they are so easy!

  17. 17
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I love the ne look Jenny! The high heels header is great! very very nice! I’m glad it’s working fine, this morning I tried to read it but I couldn’t, I tought it was something wrong with my computer! Nice cute muffins!

  18. 18
    susan says:

    i love the new blog look! only you know how to properly dress up a muffin! πŸ™‚

  19. 19
    Veronica says:

    Sexy new look, Jenny! Happy Blogiversary!!

  20. 20
    Patsyk says:

    Love the new look! And those muffins are adorable!

  21. 21
    Ashley says:

    I love the new look. Wish my feet would be able to put up with wearing heels to the grocery store. πŸ™‚

  22. 22
    Lisa says:

    LOVE your new high heeled look πŸ™‚
    These muffins are great. I think I have all the ingredients in my pantry.

  23. 23
    Sharon says:

    It’s refreshing to see banana muffins that aren’t yellow(ish)! I love the color on these and can just imagine how yummy they must be!

  24. 24
    Rolyndia says:

    These look like they would be delish. Thanks for sharing a recipe that is healthy and easy to make.

    Also, I LOVE the new look.

  25. 25
    Pam says:

    I am so excited to make these. I love finding healthy versions of tasty treats! Really love the new look.

  26. 26
    HoneyB says:

    Love the look Jenny! Love the muffins too!

  27. 27
    Katrina says:

    I’m a little late, but Happy Blog-a-versary! Love your blog!
    The pumpkin kiss spice cookies look great. I bought a bag of those at Target and am waiting to find just the right recipe. I may have just found it!
    The banana muffins look great, too. I’ve never met a banana muffin I didn’t like!
    To another great year! Cheers.

  28. 28
    Katrina says:

    OH, Duh! Absolutely LOVE the new look!

  29. 29
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    Your new look os terrific. I always look that good at the grocery – not – lol. The muffins look great.

  30. 30
    RecipeGirl says:

    Great new look! It must feel better to have things more organized for you.

    Those muffins look yummy. Muffins always feel like eating cake anyways!

  31. 31
    Maria says:

    Girl you out did yourself! I LOVE the new look! It is fabulous!! I might just get out my heels to go to the store..ha! The muffins look tasty too!

  32. 32
    Gena says:

    What a great site! I’m relatively new to blogger and love to see the success of others! These muffins look great! I just did some pumpkin ones and will have to add them to my blog so check it out and let me know what you think!

  33. 33
    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    I love the new look of your site and I can really go for some healthy cooking right now so these muffins will be a go! Thanks!

  34. 34
    Annie O. says:

    I am so going to wear my heels next time I go grocery shopping. Most of my heels are “2 Hour Heels” So if I hurry I think I will survive:) These muffins look too cute to eat!

  35. 35
    Prudy says:

    Congratulations on your lovely new look and on one year of blogging! The muffins look so pretty too.

  36. 36
    CookiePie says:

    The site looks great! And so do the muffins!

  37. 37
    Jake and Heidi says:

    can i just say…THANK YOU! I came to your blog looking for dinner ideas and WOW! I wanted to take away some dessert ones as well but I think I’ll leave those for another day!

    Your amazing

  38. 38
    Pamela says:

    Love the new look! It’s fabulous, as are you. :o)

  39. 39
    Dawn says:

    I love how you’ve redecorated the place. It looks great around here. And yes, why not wear high heels grocery shopping?
    And congrats to you for getting a feature with the dairy folks. Someday soon I know we’ll be reading about your first cookbook or cooking show.

  40. 40
    Emiline says:

    The new design looks great! I love it! Very sleek and professional.

    The muffins sound yummy too.

  41. 41
    Kimberly says:

    Jenny, Blogger had to do some routine maintenence last night, so that’s probably why you lost your pics…I tried to leave a comment on a friend’s blog last night, but couldn’t and it had to wait until this AM.

    And yes, I wear heels to the store all the time, while I’m chasing down my 4 kids (NOT!). But I can dream about it…

  42. 42
    Candy says:

    Nice new look! Muffins are delicious!

  43. 43
    Marisa says:

    Those look delicious! I love the new look!!!

  44. 44
    Bunny says:

    The new look is great! I’d kill myself in heels! Your muffin pictures are so good…I’m jealous!

  45. 45
    Tahmina says:

    Jenny, I love the new look! I can’t wait to try these muffins. Thank you for such a great blog!

  46. 46
    Bridgett says:

    Oh those sounds super yummy and you presented them so attractively. Do your picky eaters like these? I know my daughter would.

  47. 47
    1215656559s20768 says:

    Hi Jenny-Love your new look! These muffins are to die for. I love spice cake and mixing it with bananas is an excellent idea.

    The blondies below look fantastic, too!

  48. 48
    Brooke says:

    Yea…you just keep getting better every day. Love the new look.

  49. 49
    Jaime says:

    those muffins look delicious – and i love your blog’s makeover πŸ™‚

  50. 50
    The Blonde Duck says:

    I love the new look! And those muffins look so good!

  51. 51
    aztami says:

    oh man……LOVE your blog, don’t like the new look at all. sorry πŸ™‚

  52. 52
    Jenny says:

    Hi Tami,
    I knew there would be people who wouldn’t like my new look in fact my husband hates it too. I get so bored looking at the same thing, I’m positive it won’t be the last new look around here!

  53. 53
    Proud Italian Cook says:

    Beautiful new look Jenny! It’s so you, with the heels and all! You’re so glam!!

  54. 54
    aztami says:

    I hope I didn’t offend you Jenny, I am still a big fan!! Keep up the good work!

  55. 55
    Potato Chef says:

    Congrats on the new look. I think that it looks great.

    The muffins sound pretty good too!!

  56. 56
    Andrea and Casey says:

    These are so yummy! I just made them and love them. Easy, Fast, and Tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

  57. 57
    Theresa says:

    Love your new look. Muffins look great too. Congrats on your 1 year. I’m glad I stumbled upon your site.

  58. 58
    Jenny says:

    Thanks Everyone!

    No offense taken whatsoever.

  59. 59
    Helene says:

    Beautiful look & of course I do wear high heels anywhere. Can't believe that actually people do.

  60. 60
    Lori Lynn says:

    Your new look is adorable!
    Muffins with ribbons, too sweet!

  61. 61
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    I am loving the new look! It is simply fabulous!

  62. 62
    skinnybovineskitchen says:

    i love the new look with the shopping in heels! its so 1950s housewife – perfectly “heeled” everywhere she goes! πŸ™‚ but i’m like you – it’s pjs to the grocery store for me!

    and you are so creative with your food photography. love the bows around the muffins. cute idea!

  63. 63
    ~Holly says:

    Love the new look!! Alot of times I go shopping right after work and so I end up going in heels. By the time I get home I fall on the couch and my wonderful husband brings the groceries in! πŸ™‚ I can’t believe it has allready been a year for you! How exciting! Your blog is definitely on the top of my list! πŸ™‚

  64. 64
    hot garlic says:

    These look great! Congrats on the write-up!!

  65. 65
    Heidi says:

    I tried these when you first posted this recipe and they’ve become a staple item in this house ever since!
    I went to make them today (because I have over ripe bananas and we’re SO tired of banana bread!) and realized I had no spice cake mix. πŸ™ So, I tried them with chocolate- YUM! Kinda like a brownie, but not as rich. It was the only other cake mix I had on hand and I’m glad I tried! πŸ™‚

  66. 66
    Anne says:

    I just made the yogurt banana spice muffins this morning(great easy recipe!), however, the consistency turned out more like a cupcake than a muffin. The photo looks more dense like a muffin, just curious as to whether they should be like a cupcake or a muffin? How can I make them more dense like a muffin?
    Thank you in advance and thank you for all the great recipes and mouth watering photos!


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