Monday, February 2, 2015

Let's Bake Some Memories...

     It's a snow day here in our neck of the woods. Schools are closed and that rarely ever happens in Canada. It's a big deal. My kids are thrilled and, I have to admit, so am I.  Now that all three of mine are teenagers now, I find that the special moments are becoming few and far between.  No longer can I plan their play dates and pick their friends. I have to seize the moment and commandeer the snuggles. Today's the day! We are going to bake some memories...

Banana Cinnamon Swirl Muffins

You Will Need:

  • 3-4 overripe bananas, smashed up
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • For the Swirl:
    • 1/3 cup sugar
    • 1 tbsp cinnamon

    • Preheat oven to 350°F
    • Line your muffin pan with 12 paper liners or spray a 9×5″ loaf pan with cooking spray
    • Mix bananas, butter, sugar, egg, and vanilla together
    • Sprinkle baking soda and salt around on top of the banana mixture; then gently stir in flour
      • Be careful not to over-mix!
    • In a small dish, mix together the 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tbsp cinnamon
    • Fill the paper liners halfway with batter then evenly distribute 1/2 the cinnamon-sugar mixture over the batter (or add 1/2 of the batter to the loaf pan and then sprinkle half, or a little more than half of the cinnamon-sugar mixture all over the batter in the pan)
    • Add the rest of the batter to the paper liners and then sprinkle the leftover cinnamon-sugar on top (or sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon-sugar all over the loaf)
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes (50-60 minutes for a 9×5″ loaf)

    *Recipe adapted from DeliciouslyDeclassified

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