Saturday Baking

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Another snowy Saturday around these parts means more baking in my kitchen. For some reason, the cold always makes me want to cook or bake. So today's project was banana muffins. I probably wouldn't have baked these today, except for the fact that I had three over-ripe bananas sitting in my fruit basket and I can't stand the thought of just throwing food out. 
No one around here will eat bananas once they get that ripe, so that means I bake them.  These are by far my favorite banana muffins I've ever made, which unfortunately makes them pretty hard to stay out of. Usually, I try to only bake things that we will share with house guests or other people, so the snow plow guys, my parents and the mail man will be getting some of these to keep me from eating them all. I do like to keep things like this on hand though for when friends or family drop in. 



Preheat oven to 375

In a large bowl combine:

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt


In a separate bowl:
 Melt 1/3 cup butter
Add in 3/4 cup sugar and stir
Then add 1 egg
3 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
Mix all of the ingredients well in this bowl, then slowly add to your dry ingredients, mixing well.

I use an ice cream scoop (sprayed with baking spray) and fill cupcake tins 3/4 the way full. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffin comes out clean. Let cool and enjoy :)




I'm just starting to learn to use this spiffy camera my sister gave me awhile ago and so far, I kind of suck at it haha. But I've not practiced too awful much, so hopefully I'll get better. 

I wanted to share a few Valentine's baby girl finds that I've spied recently as well. I haven't ordered most of these for Caroline yet, but they're awfully tempting.


I got this for Christmas, but it's perfect for V-Day, too and it's on sale now!





Gap items 35% off today with code offer4u






These are $34, which is kind of stupid to pay for baby leggings, but if your baby is like Caroline, she's just now really filling out her 6-12 month clothes from last spring, so you could potentially get a couple of years use out of them, and they're not necessarily holiday specific. Besides, they're so flippin cute!




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