|Coffee Banana Nut Muffins|
When I first saw Paula Deen's cooking show, I was flabbergasted at the richness of the dishes she would demonstrate. So, when I trawled through the Food Network website in search of an easy muffin recipe, I was amazed to find that hers was one of the simplest ones.... and hence - ta da! - my first freshly baked-from-scratch muffins!
Mixing the batter was certainly not easy; the process has certainly strengthened my right arm muscles. As it baked, my heart soared at the lovely banana and vanilla aroma wafting throughout the kitchen. And when I peeped in to see perfectly risen and moist muffins, I was moved to dance and whoop...it was the very first baked from scratch product and I was so glad to not have to throw it away at the first attempt.
|A muffin and a cup of Jasmine Tea to accompany my book - Perfect!|
When attempting this one, use four very ripe bananas and if you like your muffins sweet, use more sugar...coz this one was mildly sweet. Some of the reviews for the recipe suggest using chocolate chips...if I had any I would have bunged them in.
Get the recipe for Michael's Banana Coffee Muffins here. I substituted chopped walnuts for pecans and they worked just fine but I would have used a lesser quantity.
Thanks to this recipe, I feel more sure of trying to make cakes, icings and frostings, cookies and other bakes. I wonder what will be my first cake recipe - Apple? Lemon? Or a strawberry gateaux? :)