Saturday, April 25, 2009

Will trade muffins for dinner

I noticed this morning that we have four ripe bananas in the fruit bowl at home. Excellent! I'm going to bake Banana Crunch Muffins.  

I have a classic banana bread recipe from my mom's old cookbook whenever I want to make banana bread.  But for muffins, nothing beats the Banana Crunch Muffin from the Barefoot Contessa. It's different from my banana bread recipe or regular banana muffins because they have extra stuff in them - granola, nuts and banana chips. 

Our friend, Greg Mitchell, used to ask me to bake him some in exchange for having us over for dinner. Worked for me!  I love to bake. And we really loved eating Rawan and Greg's food.  So it was a win-win. 

Unfortunately, they have moved out of the Bay Area.  And we can't eat 2 dozen muffins before they go bad.  So I wrap them individually in saran wrap and freeze them so we can have a fresh muffin anytime we want.  They will last in the freezer for at least a month.

I can already smell them. Anyone interested in having us over for dinner? 

For the recipe, click here.

Update.....I just finished baking the muffins.  I substituted Macadamia nuts for the walnuts.  And wow, they are delish.  I think I'll do that from now on.  I also don't use whole milk.  I use 1% milk.  Happy Saturday everyone!

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