The blog I got assigned to was doughseedough. There are tons of great recipes to pick from, but since I could only pick one I decided on Sea Salt Caramels. I was excited to make these and wrap them up. They look so cute in her picture in the little parchment paper wrappers. I thought they would be a nice treat to give to people as well.
Well....it was sort of a bust. I don't know what I did wrong, but I messed up somewhere and had to toss the whole bunch, and frantically find something else to make that I already had the ingredients for (which wouldn't have been a problem if I hadn't procrastinated!).
It worked out that for a couple days I've been watching a bunch of bananas go from just right to past ripe and spotty, thinking- "I should really make some banana bread with those, or something."
This was my opportunity! I searched through her blog and came across a recipe for Banana Crumb Muffins. Peeerfect:). So I cleaned my kitchen from the first mess I had made today, and got ready to make a second mess.
Banana Crumb Muffins
You will need:
- 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 bananas, mashed
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3/4 cup white sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped (I didn't have walnuts, so I substituted pecans)
- 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (I had these on hand and figured I'd throw them in, not in original recipe)
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/8 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp cold butter
Given the kind of day I had today, I was compelled to indulge in a second muffin after I had eaten one. I don't regret it.
As bummed out as I was about the caramels not coming out right, I am really happy it lead to me making these muffins. They are delicious!
Source: doughseedough, who adapted from allrecipes
I'm also going to take this opportunity to show off this really cute cake tester my mom got me awhile back from Crate and Barrel. I had put in my utensil drawer and kind of forgot about it (sorry mom!). I need to use this more often, instead of boring toothpicks :).