Banana Bread Muffins

Goooooood morning!

Sorry I'm coming at you a little late today...I spent last night at my parents' house to watch the Oscars with my mom and took the bus into the city way early this morning. Did you watch the Oscars? I had only seen like 1 movie (The Help!) so I wasn't totally into it, but I always love Billy Crystal...I mean, When Harry Met Sally is legit one of my all-time favorite movies! I always love the red carpet though, no matter what the event! Who was your favorite look?

I hate to admit it because I'm so not a fan...but Angelina Jolie looked pretty fabulous. I think she's my pick for best dressed.

Worst dressed? This one was a tie for me.

I love you Melissa McCarthy, but no. Just... no.

And J.Lo? You are too gorgeous for this monstrosity.

Anyhow...I'm certainly no fashionista, so let's get back to what I'm good at...

When we arrived home late on Sunday evening last week from Penn State, I realized that we had like 10 bananas hanging around that needed to be used up, not to mention a giant container of strawberries.

So Monday I spent the day making muffins!

I tested out some strawberry yogurt muffins...but I think they need a bit of work and so they will have to wait for a while...

 they look a whole lot better than they taste

But!

I had an idea to make banana bread. And then I had an idea to make the bread into muffins. I love muffins because they are already prepackaged and ready to eat.

Though I love a nice slice of bread, I really can't be trusted with a loaf of quick bread. That's just the truth. Oh and I love how muffins cook in about a quarter of the time as quick breads do.

 

These are lightened up a bit but still totally delicious. I could eat like 10 of them. Which is why they now reside in my freezer...so that I don't eat 10 in a sitting.

Banana Bread Muffins

Makes 20 muffins; 4 WW Points+

1 3/4 C all purpose flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

6 very ripe bananas

6 Tbsp margarine, melted (I use Land o' Lakes baking sticks)

2 eggs

3/4 C brown sugar

1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.

In a separate bowl, mash up the bananas with a fork. In a mixer or with a hand mixer, combine the melted margarine and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix in the bananas until completely combined.

Add the flour and mix just until combined.

Pour batter into 2 muffin tins lined with baking cups. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

 

Voila!

So there you have it. Some fashion and some food on this Monday morning :) I hope you have a fantastic week!

Questions of the Day:

Did you watch the Oscars? Who were your best and worst dressed?

What do you do with fruit on its last legs?

 

psst...today I'm blogging about my shoe detox over on The Peach & The Pit...how many pairs of shoes do you own? How do you wrangle 'em?