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Banana Oat Muffins

October 20, 2009

banana muffins

banana muffins

When fruit or veggies are on the outs at my house, my tendency is to cook them up somehow to salvage them. Last night I made a huge veggie roast of heirloom tomatoes, zucchini, bell pepper and mushrooms (mostly from the farmers market we visited last week), threw them all in a ziplock and straight into the freezer. They’ll come back as soup this weekend, can’t wait.

I also had a very ripe bunch of bananas that were dying to be turned into muffins so I indulged them…and myself :) With super ripe bananas, I’ll often peel and freeze them for later use as well, but last night I just had this urge to bake. As I did with my pumpkin muffins, I used the muffin “formula” developed by Diana of Diana’s Desserts to make these banana muffins. I have to admit, not quite as successful as the pumpkin ones. One cup of banana wasn’t enough and while I wasn’t looking for an extreme sweet, the two tablespoons of sugar that were sufficient in the pumpkin muffins, just didn’t cut it with the banana muffins. On the bright side, they had a subtle flavor and were light and fluffy. I added an oats and brown sugar crumble topping that both looked good and tasted great. Next time, more banana, more sugar, maybe chopped walnuts and I think these will be awesome. Up next, I have four persimmon awaiting a destination (thanks, Ash) and three zucchinis I saved for making bread.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Erin permalink
    October 27, 2009 7:56 am

    I had some banana nut muffins this weekend that were sweetened with honey — yummy!

    • October 27, 2009 9:57 am

      Honey sounds amazing! I’ll definitely try sweeting my next batch of muffins with honey next!

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