The dog days of summer are upon us and we are deep in the pit of the canicular season of sweltering heat, the sound of ice cream trucks and the laughter of jovial children. This is the time where I have reached the boiling point [pardon the pun] of sweating while literally doing nothing and it has exhausted both my mental state and my electric bill. I needed a break and the only alternative to flying to Alaska I had was to make banana nut muffins. And the bananas were creating fruit flies, so two birds one worm, right? (By the way, the saying "two birds one stone" is friggin' morbid and after I heard the Youtuber Corrine say the alternative phrase, I am sticking with that.)
Anyway, I didn't have a boxed mix but I also didn't want to fidget with a million different ingredients and I also wasn't going to brave the heat or put a bra on so I settled for one of the first few recipes I found on Google. All hail the almighty Google. Recipe here.
I couldn't take a gazillion Instagram worthy pics (mostly because I forgot and was too excited to eat them; see proof below) but lemme tell you. Gurrrrl. MMM. I added whatever nuts I had in my cupboard to the mix because I have to have nuts in my banana bread/muffins, but the recipe didn't call for it. I didn't do anything extra to compensate for the nuts, I just followed the directions but with the addition of the nuts. The recipe was for banana bread, but I couldn't find my loaf pan and had my muffin tins handy so I used that instead. The directions also said to leave the pan in for like an hour or something astronomical, but um hello, ain't nobody got time for that. And plus in the muffin tin, it cooked way faster and only had to leave them in for approximately 25-30 mins, maybe. I took them out and they had a slight crust on the outside but were scrumptious and moist on the inside. Perfection.
But really, though, these came out so good and were super easy to make. That's a smear of fake butter on there, because you know, the butter baked into the muffins just wasn't enough. The plate was purchased at a local fair here in NJ and is made by an awesome and talented lady up in Mass (!). How cool is that?! I love Massachusetts and I love leaves and art and artists, so this plate is literally everything <3. If I can find her business card I will edit this post and give her credit because her work is awesome. Chat with me in the comments below if you make these muffins...or if you just want to chat. :)