What to do on a lazy weekend afternoon, after you’ve cleaned the house and gone for a run, but before you go to an unlimited tasting beer festival?
I made banana zucchini muffins.
I had two overripe bananas, you see. What else was I to do?
Though apparently, two bananas did not equal enough banana mush for the recipe so I grated up a zucchini and tossed that in too.
Result: Squishy, sweet, nutty muffins. I hate the word “muffin.”
Here’s the recipe! Adapted from Allrecipes.com.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 2 mashed overripe bananas, 1 (little) zucchini, grated
Preheat oven to 350
Cream butter and sugar. Add mashed banana and zucchini. Add eggs. Mix.
Realize you don’t have enough flour and go next door to your boyfriend’s brother’s house to get some. Also pick up some dish sponges while you’re over there. Forget to return his 80 tupperware containers that have somehow wound up at your house. Become embroiled in a plot to get your boyfriend out of the house so his brother and friend can sneak in a surprise gift of a receiver and speakers.
Return home with your flour and carry on with the recipe.
In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt and spices.
Add flour mixture to banana mixture and mix with a spoon. Don’t overmix. Mix in nuts. I had pecans, but walnuts would be good.
Line a cupcake tin with cute pink and yellow cupcake liners, and glop your banana batter. I filled mine nice and full and this recipe made 12.
Bake for 30 minutes. During baking, convince your boyfriend it is a really nice day and you should go for a walk (even though it isn’t). Then go hide your keys in the front yard.
Let your delicious muffins cool while you take the unsuspecting fella on a stroll, all the while sending surreptitious text messages to his brother.
All ended successfully. Receiver and speakers set up, G surprised, muffins delicious