Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Banana Bread Muffins

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I'm back on the net since yesterday and can't believe how disconnected I felt from the rest of the world without it. Whatever did I do before the days of the world wide web?

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I christened my oven by baking Banana Bread Muffins when the bananas in my fruit bowl had gone past their 'pretty enough to eat' stage. As you can see from the pictures I'm still getting used to my new oven and the muffins turned out a little dark, but they were good nevertheless.

I used a recipe from Recipezaar, which you can find here. It was the first banana bread recipe I ever tried and at the time I loved it. Since then this Banana Bread recipe has become my favourite though. I did everything as stated, apart from making muffins rather than a loaf, so I reduced the cooking time to about 20 minutes. Oh, and I topped them with peanut butter chips.

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I know I only just got back online, but I'll be off again for another few weeks as I'm going camping to Ireland on Sunday. Once I'm back I will get back to looking after this blog and reading all yours properly though. Promised!

23 comments:

Sophie said...

Camping sounds like a lot of fun. These muffins look perfect -- they belong in a bakery window :D.

I tagged you for a music meme on my blog :).

Beth said...

They look great - I know what you mean about getting used to new ovens - Im still trying to get used to mine!! Out of interest where did you get the peanut butter chips from, I can't find anything like that in my area (Cornwall)

Sylvie said...

Thanks Sophie, I'll try and remember the meme when I get back from my trip.

Beth, thanks. I bought the peanut butter crisps in the US, but you could order them from www.skyco.uk.com.

Deborah said...

We've actually been having a hard time going through all of our bananas lately - this would be a great way to use them up! I hope you have a great time in Ireland!

Jan said...

Glad to see you back Sylvie - I've missed you!
Love those muffins. Have a great time camping. Jan x

Margaret said...

Have a wonderful time in Ireland. Pity you can't take some of those wonderful banana muffins with you.

Raquel said...

Sylvie! So good to see you back up! We missed you. Have a great time in Ireland, take lots of pictures!

Dhanggit said...

hmmm gorgeous and delicious!! enjoyr your camping!

Kevin said...

Those banana muffins look really good!

Antonia said...

Glad to see you are settling in to your new home. The muffins look like a great way to christen the oven!

Marie said...

Great looking muffins Sylvie! I hope that you have a lovely time in Ireland!

Sue said...

Lovely to see you back Sylvie. Do have a great time camping and take lots of pics.
My DH loves banana nut muffins, his second favorite to blueberry muffins.

aforkfulofspaghetti said...

'dark' is just added flavour... ;-)

A great way to christen your new oven and home!

Gloria said...

Glad to see you Sylvie, always come to see you again!!! Have a nice camping!! we wait for you. Love this muffins recipe,xxxGloria

The City Sage said...

Ooh, dark or not these look so yummy. They look really fluffy and light- so often my muffins collapse in on themselves and have little craters in the centre. And I love the idea of putting peanut butter chips with the banana!

Thanks as always for a great post!

chris said...

HI there Sylvie, the muffins look wonderful. Im glad you oven works so well. Hope you are settling in to your new place well.
Take care

Chris

Maria said...

The muffins look delish and I bet the peanut butter chips were good! I just got back from a weeks camping, I love camping! Have a great time.

Maria
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Rosie said...

Hi Sylvie, congrats on your move and I know just what it feels like to be off line for a while after a month away myself. So pleased to see you back and boy don't those muffins look amazing *any chance of passing one over please?* *giggle*...

Rosie x

Jan said...

Sylvie - I hope you had a great camping trip!
PS: I've given you an Award - pop over to my blog to get it!

Sue said...

Sylvie, you've been tagged. Drop by my blog to see the rules. :-)

Michelle said...

I'm new here, just browsing. Everything looks so good. I am definitely going to try that slaw recipe soon. I don't care for Mayo, so I'm alway son the lookout for a good potato salad and coleslaw recipe without it. Thanks!

Bellini Valli said...

Enjoy your holiday: Were there any muffins to take along?

Rajani said...

just discovered ur blog, its funny cos since this morning I've been planning to look up a recipe for banana muffins and really didnt have to search at all as I landed here through another blog! will post about hoe it turned out.