Remember the post where I asked for good banana recipes? The response was overwhelming. I'm going to have to ask you to stop sending me recipes. It's locking up my email and Blogger is complaining about too much traffic.
That's sarcasm, in case anyone missed it. It's funny because I didn't get ANY responses. So I make a joke about it. It's my best coping mechanism.
I'm going to be honest. This bread? The muffins? Old news here at the house. I'm working on getting the thesis written and I've got zero time for my dear blog. I'm sort of on Chapter Three, though. So the end is near. I hope. Dear God, I hope. When I'm done I will over-share stories of my professor. Well, actually I probably won't. I shared my thoughts with Jeremiah and his eyes got huge and I think he judged me a little. I think this because he said, "I judge you just a little for saying that, Emily."
That is a direct quote.
Moving swiftly on...
I take old mushy bananas that we've frozen. I typically don't make them with bananas right from the counter fresh. We freeze them when they get brown, I thaw them for a couple of hours and presto - ready to use.
Anyway, the banana bread is with Nutella. I don't remember where I got the recipe but I've tried the bread several times and I can tell you this: I use about half the recommended amount of Nutella because the bread is already so sweet. In addition, I mix it (the Nutella) right into a small portion of batter. So it's diluted, sort of. And the reason for this? Then it doesn't sink right to the bottom. The first recipe I tried didn't mix some batter with the Nutella and I ended up with some (a lot) of the chocolate on the bottom.
Here's what it looks like before Jeremiah devours it.
But up next, we have banana oatmeal peanut butter muffins. That use unsweetened applesauce and a lot less sugar. I found the recipe and pinned it on pinterest.
|Don't look too closely at the picture or else things (namely, the banana) start to look inappropriate. Or like poop. Some might consider poop to be inappropriate anyway.|
So again, I ask - Anyone try a good recipe lately?