Saturday, September 3, 2011
RANDOM BAKES OF KINDNESS
It's back to school time here in Ireland - and it made me think "who dreads going back more - the kids or the teachers??" At least the kids have all their friends to sweeten the pill, but the poor teachers, back to the grindstone after 2/3 months of freedom!!!!
Vanessa has introduced a wonderful new challenge called Random Bakes Of Kindness (what a genius idea!) whereby you gift a batch of your baked beauties (!) to someone who goes the extra mile in your life. I decided the the teachers at my niece and nephew's school would be the ideal recipients for a "first day back at school cheer me up" - they have been so good to the kids over the past few months, keeping their school lives as even and calm as possible. Who better to receive an injection of sugar (and thanks) with their morning coffee.
I was up with the birds on the day they were going back, and so decided to whip up Coby's Banana and Yogurt Muffins - Coby has a fantastic blog (which she shares with a great group of bloggers) you'll be delighted when you visit - it's a font of ideas and mouth watering recipes and photos, but most of all it's a beautifully written blog - you share in all their lives. I whipped up the muffins when I got up, and they were still warm when I popped them into a tin for the kids to bring to school. Brownieville Princess and Boy #4 weren't too anxious to bring in the gift, so I dropped it into the office on my way out - and seemingly they went down a storm - some warm, fairly low fat goodies on the first day back to school - I hope they brought a few smiles to the staff room!!
The recipe is over on The Clayton's Blog - the only change I made was to use peach instead of passionfruit yoghurt, and sunflower instead of olive oil, they were light, fluffy and brim full of flavour.
Thanks a million to Vanessa for this excellent idea - it is really good to spend time thinking of all the people in your life that you need to be grateful to - there are so many.
Posted by Brownieville Girl at 11:57 AM
Labels: banana, muffins, Random Bakes of Kindness
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Look delicious Brownieville girl, xxgloria
What a great idea...they look delicious. I'm too intimidated by my dtr's teacher to try anything like that..ha!
I really like this idea. I wish I lived closer I would turn around the kindness and bake something for you. Susan
What a great idea!
They looks so good BVG!
I think the RBOK is GREAT and thanks for the plug, I have joined up and your muffins look BEYOND delicious!
Great post---I think all of our kids would get a better education, or at least have happier teachers, if people did this kind of thing more often. I'll bet the teachers especially appreciated that your treats were healthy.
wow I really like the random idea...and I bet they loved them!
They look lovely, and I'm sure they were very well received indeed if the teachers are anything like any of my colleagues :-)
This teacher thanks you for thinking of us, how thoughtful you are!
I love the Random Bakes of Kindness concept... and those muffins love absolutely delicious! I'll have to give the recipe a shot - thanks for linking up to it!
Oh I LOVE this post .. what a great RBOK .. I LOVE it .. .. I shall be doing a round up on the 8th of September . ( My kids will be back at school then !) .. thank you so much this is one of the best I've read !!
Random Bakes of Kindness - what a lovely idea! I can think of several people who deserve a RBoK. I'll be getting the mixing bowl out this week so!
random bakes of kindness is such a cool idea! I love to bake, but with 2 of us in the house we cant afford to eat all these delicious cakes and biscuits! Those muffins look great too, and I have to say as a teacher, I wish that more parents sent in muffins lol!!
I've made my Bake of Kindness today ;0)
Bet the teachers loved these little guys, your kids are sure to have a smooth year lol
Great concept, I love doing things like that. Seeing people getting excited over something you've baked is a great feeling. Banana and yoghurt muffins sound delicious!
(no problem - thanks for letting me know)
Such a nice idea! I may just pass it on! There are plenty of folks in my life that make life sooo much easier and sweeter!
These muffins looks so terrific!Love using yogurt to moisten batter! Brilliant!
What a great recipe and really enjoyed reading your post;nso interesting; love it.I joined your followers.
That's so nice of you! I think the teachers will really appreciate that...your picture looks so yummy so I sort of know that they will!
what a lovely idea
that's so wonderful. love it <3
they look lovely, i adore bananary yoghurt so i think i would love these too!
Lovely post and great looking muffins!
oh this is such a lovely idea will check out their blogs thanks for the kind words on the baby and your experience
It is a great idea to think of others and bake them treats. These look terrific.
Oh what a wonderful thing to do, I imagine they were very much appreciated. They look fab.
I love this! The muffins look lovely. I'm really looking forward to the next RBOK :-)
A muffin for the teachers - I'm sure they were appreciated much more than apples. Can't wait to join in next time.
So funny - I can just imagine the kids' reluctance to take the muffins to school - but so lovely of you to make the special trip in! No doubt the teachers were so appreciative. Teachers have such a difficult job and play a crucial role in our lives. Well done for brightening their day with such beautiful, flavourful muffins!
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