It’s really cold out there. A couple of days ago we actually had snow. There’s nothing more fun than having a snow day once in a while. This is the first snow that we’ve had in a few years and it’s been about 5 years since it actually stuck to the ground. The snow only lasted a day, so we made the most of it and had a snowball fight and made a snowman. The important things.
When it’s cold outside, I like to bake. The warmth of the oven heats the whole house and gives me a nice warm fuzzy feeling. It’s still really cold outside so I decided to make muffins this morning. I usually make blueberry muffins, but this time I decided to be more adventurous. Banana Walnut muffins are a bit more hearty than the blueberry ones, but what really made me make the decision was the fact that I had a couple of bananas that needed to be used immediately. Usually I’d make banana bread, but I figured that muffins are a fun thing to make and take on the go.
- Yield: 12
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 20 minutes
Banana Nut Muffins
These are great to have as a mid-day snack.
- flour - 2 cups
- bananas - 2 ripe, mashed
- soy milk - 1/3 cup
- vinegar - 1 teaspoon
- oil - 1/2 cup
- sugar - 3/4 cup
- baking soda - 1 teaspoon
- baking powder - 1 1/2 teaspoons
- salt - 1/4 teaspoon
- cinnamon - 1 teaspoon
- walnuts - 1/2 cup, chopped
- cinnamon and sugar - as topping
- Add vinegar to soy milk and let sit until it curdles.
- Mix together all the ingredients except the sugar and cinnamon for topping.
- Pour into greased muffin tins. (I use cupcake papers.)
- Lightly sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Not only do these taste really good – they make the house smell fabulous. With the kinds running in and out all the time, it’s nice to be able to give them something to take with them. I like to heat them up a bit and have them with a hot cup of tea. For me, that’s perfect on a cold and frosty day.