Consumable creations...(I am hopeful in this)
Making banana bread for me...well, it never looks right. I have a problem getting it to either not be burned and raw at the same time; or having it come out of the pan without leaving the whole bottom half in the pan. This dilemma has led me to try muffins or different pan options. I think I probably would be able to do it if I followed the recipie to the T but what fun is that?
So with that being said....here goes....all measurements are eye-balled.
3 or 4 over-ripe bananas
2 cups sugar
1-3 tsp vanilla(poured straight from the bottle)
3/4 to 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 or 1/8 tsp salt
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups choc chips
Grease and flour 13x9 in pan. Heat oven to 350. Mix ingredients together, pour into prepared pan. Bake until golden brown on top and contents aren't wiggly. A great way to use up stockpile of bananas...my family loves this unhealthy recipie!
So... I was craving chocolate, and making another batch of cookies was not going to get rid of the bananas I had in the freezer. Bananas around my house have been turning black way to fast lately, and I needed to do something with them. For some crazy reason, I have a ton of instant plain oatmeal in my cupboard, and a lot of homemade applesauce. So...create a muffin...why not, right?
9 freezer bananas
1 cup or more homemade no sugar added applesauce
At least 3 teaspoons vanilla
At least a tsp and ½ salt
1 ½ tsp baking soda(I measured this)
6 tsp baking powder(I measured this too)
3 tsp cinnamon(And this)
At least 1 ½ cups brown sugar plus a little more like 2 ish
At least 3 cups instant oats
At least 3 cups flour(would be great to not use white maybe do 1/3 whole wheat flour or all…)
Almost whole bag or whole bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips
Measurements are approximate, because I usually just pour it in, and whatever order works the best. Remember that it is good to do your salt, flour and baking soda and baking powder together...so it doesnt clump.
My oven is funky, so to not burn my muffins, I grease the pan, and put the rack on the second to lowest rack and bake at 300. When the mix doesn’t stick to your fingers and it springs back they are done…you can always stick a cake tester in to double check. Enjoy !
This batch made 2 dozen regular size muffins and 1 dozen jumbo muffins.
I love to cook for my family, but I am not a recipie follower. I like food, and I like to make things my family will enjoy. Warning...if you like specific measurements most likely you will not find them here.