Food on Fridays: More Muffins

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Here at the Food on Fridays carnival, any post remotely related to food is welcome. Recipes are enjoyed, but you can just list your favorite cold beverages, tell us whether or not you salt your watermelon and cantaloupe, or describe a day of fasting (instead of a Food on Fridays, I guess that would be a No Food on Fridays post).In other words, the Food on Fridays parameters are not at all narrow. I think of it as a virtual pitch-in where everyone brings something to share; even if the content of one item is unrelated to the rest, we sample it all anyway and have a great time.When your Food on Fridays contribution is ready, just grab the broccoli button (the big one above or the new smaller option at the bottom) to paste at the top of your post and join us through Mr. Linky.Here’s a Mr. Linky tutorial:

Write up a post, publish, then return here and click on Mr. Linky below. A screen will pop up where you can type in your blog name and paste in the url to your own Food on Fridays post (give us the exact link to your Food on Fridays page, not just the link to your blog).You can also visit other people’s posts by clicking on Mr. Linky and then clicking participants’ names–you should be taken straight to their posts.

Food on Fridays Participants

  1. Hoosier Homemade (blueberry muffins)
  2. Newlyweds! (Super Easy Cobbler)
  3. $aving Makes Cents (Chicken and Squash Saute with Rice)
  4. Halala Mama (Chai Tea Latte)
  5. Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker (Homemade Maple Bars)
  6. My Practically Perfect Life (Make-Do Meal)
  7. Glimpse of Sonshine (Peach Cobbler Muffins)
  8. Stretch Mark Mama (Fruit Pizza)
  9. Meanwhile, back at the ranch… (Fried Tacos)
  10. Cook with Sara (Summer Pasta)

Food on Fridays with AnnMmmm….more muffins.bananachocchipForget corn muffins.These are banana chocolate-chip muffins (even the mere mention of this muffin makes me drool).I used a banana bread recipe, scooped the batter into muffin tins with an ice cream scoop, and cooked them for typical muffin minutes (around 15-20—pulling them out whenever they looked done on top).Banana Bread (Easy)1/2 C shortening (I used butter this time, but sometimes I use part butter, part oil; other times, I substitute some applesauce or yogurt for some of the oil)1 C sugar2 eggs2 C flour (I use a lot of whole wheat and a little white)dash salt1 t baking powder1/2 t soda3 mashed bananas1 C chocolate chips (optional)Directions:Cream shortening and sugar.Add eggs and beat.Sift and add dry ingredients.Fold in bananas (and chocolate chips, if using).Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes for bread, 15-20 for muffins (use toothpick test for both).

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    1. hoosierhomemade says:

      Wow, cool! I’m first! Those banana muffins look yummy! Great idea to use a bread recipe. Thanks for hosting.

      ~Liz

    2. This sounds soooooo YUMMY!!

      I love how you cook, it is a lot like my style. A little bit of this, some of that, would anyone notice if I toss this in? Got to use this up, stir it in. Ohhhh I want to add this, I think it would be good. Veggies anyone? puree and mix in. I feel like butter today. No I need these to be healthier today, so in goes applesauce. LOL…………

      A lot of the time it is being frugal with what we have, using up the last bit of something. Sometimes it is about making something more healthy. Sometimes it is about experimenting. Sometimes it is about fun. Sometimes it just happens!! Thanks so much for sharing how you change your recipe, I absolutely loved it !!!

      Thanks for writing your recipe with all it’s embellishments! It made me laugh, smile and thank my Heavenly Father for letting me find you and be your friend!!

      Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3. Can’t ever go wrong with banana muffins. They’re always moist.

      Here’s another one you might like.

      Peanut Butter ‘N’ Banana Muffins

      1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened

      1/2 cup chunky peanut butter

      1/2 cup granulated sugar

      1/2 cup packed brown sugar

      1 whole egg, slightly beaten

      1 teaspoon vanilla extract

      1 1/4 cups mashed ripe banana

      1/2 cup milk

      2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

      1 tablespoon baking powder

      1/2 teaspoon salt

      1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

      6 ounces milk chocolate chips

      In mixer bowl, beat together butter, peanut butter, granulated and brown sugars. When creamy, add egg and vanilla; beat. Add mashed banana and milk and mix to blend. In separate container, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. With wooden spoon, stir into creamed mixture. Stir only until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in chocolate pieces. Grease muffin cups for 12 jumbo-sized muffins or 24 regular sized muffins. Fill each cup 2/3 full. Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then remove to cooling racks. Cool thoroughly.

    4. I love anything with banana it in! My favorite snack is a frozen banana thrown in the food processor with cottage cheese or yougurt and whirled to creamy perfection. I really enjoy your blog and your sense of humor. Thanks for sharing.

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