her birthday breakfast

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IMG_0787 6:00 am: bake french coconut flour muffins as quietly as possible 

6:45 am: gather supplies and wrap the big girls' one gift they're opening

7:15 am: Johanna, grinning ear to ear, helps me dredge each muffin in butter + cinnamon/turbinado sugar (yes, real sugar to coat these)

7:20am: I can tell the birthday girl has come downstairs and smells her muffins

7:30 am: Johanna sets the table, adds flowers, a random porcelain lamb, birthday cards, etc.

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{Something homemade for the birthday girl (and her sister's birthday in two days) to take for their special birthday outing this Saturday.  Clue: think American Girl.}

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{Johanna's beautiful setting, before the porcelain lamb.  Caroline is her best friend, remember??}

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8:25 am: Bobby cooks up sausage, muffins are plated, and a wonderful, special birthday breakfast is had by every single one of us.  Smiles and singing and eating and loving.  What a lovely morning.  Lovely oldest daughter turning nine that is so mature and inspiring.  And lovely and passionate spirit she brings (and fills) in our home.

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P.S.  These French Coconut Flour Muffins have changed my attitude about baked goods made solely from coconut flour.  These spiced muffins are non-crumbly, moist and amazing!  Can't wait to share the recipe.  To quote Caroline: "Of all of the years you've been baking these muffins for my birthday, these muffins are the best!"  Thank you, Caroline--you had no idea they were grain free.  Thank you for making my week.

 

the sleepy time gal