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Buzzed Bananas

This is round two of my banana haul.  I’m slightly obsessed with sweet breads so I sort of stuck to the same theme and went with a muffin recipe.  This recipe is nice because it’s not overly heavy but is incredibly satisfying.  I think it’s right up there with the banana bread that I just made.  Definitely give these a go — they’re perfect for breakfast or as a snack or even dinner if that’s how you roll.  I’m not judging.

Espresso Banana Muffins 

4 medium bananas, mashed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup plain applesauce
1/4 cup milk
1 large egg
1 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place liners in a 12-cup muffin pan.

In a large bowl, stir together the mashed bananas, sugars, applesauce, milk, and egg.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, instant espresso powder, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and chocolate chips.  Add to the banana mixture. Stir until just combined.

Using a spring-loaded ice cream scoop or a spoon, fill each muffin cup about three-quarters full. Bake in the center of the oven for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.

Move the muffin pan to a cooling rack, and let cool for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove the muffins from the pan and let them finish cooling on the cooling rack. Store muffins in an airtight container.  Feel free to freeze these if you won’t be using them within a few days.  Enjoy!

Recipe slightly adapted from Handle the Heat.

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Sweet Review

sweet potato!

I don’t really want to give you a sob story about why I haven’t been able to give you some fine baked goods but I will.  Briefly. 

I’ve been trying to keep up with my gym visits and lately that’s been happening at night.  I planned on going to the gym last night, per usual, and then going home to bake.  One of those two things happened and the other was foiled by public transportation.  Since you haven’t seen an update, I bet you can guess which one.

It took me TWO HOURS to get home and I didn’t even get all the way home before having to call poor Lee to come and get me.  It was a mess and all I wanted to do when I got home was to eat a piece of my lemon protein cake.  So I did.

ANYWAY.  I decided to post about a new product that we found and that I actually really like: Bachman’s Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips!

golden

These chips were crisp and slightly sweet, with a definite hint of the sweet potato.  I think that it was the perfect amount of sweet to salty, and I ended up eating them on their own.  I bet that these would make some KILLER nachos, though.  I’ll have to get back to you on that one…

yum

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