I think we could all use a little comfort this weekend. Β I like to bake when I’m feeling unsettled and it distracts me from checking the news updates every ten minutes. Then, I just need a little will power to not eat all of the baking…….


I’ve been making these banana muffins for years now. When I need a dessert in a hurry, I simply add 1 cup of chocolate chips to the recipe and bake it in a bundt pan. A little scoop of ice cream on the side and it goes down with raves from the crowd. These were made out of some very (very) black bananas that really needed using. I hate food waste, so this is a very common recipe around here.Β I doubled the batch today and added chocolate chips to the pan on the left as per Nicholas’ request. Do use butter, they’re worth it πŸ™‚ I’ve been browsing other muffin recipes on Pinterest lately – so many to try!

Caroline’s Banana Muffins

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 extra ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Cream the butter and sugar together. Add the egg, banana and vanilla and mix well. Mix the dry ingredients together and add to the mix.

Bake at 350 degrees for approx 35 min – start checking after 25 min and when they are golden brown and toothpick comes out cleanly from the centre, they’re done. Check a few though, because sometimes you’ll hit a moist part of banana and the toothpick will lie πŸ™‚ Mine usually take 35 minutes.

Makes 12 large muffins

In other news, I finished the cream Irish Hiking scarf – Christmas present #1 complete. I seamed the edges together and turned it into an infinity scarf.



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8 Responses to comfort

  1. LisaRae says:

    Gotta love ‘lying toothpicks!’ Muffins look divine, as does that Infinity Scarf!

    Thank-you for ‘enabling’ me on your trip to NYC – those are 3 lovely yarns you found for me!


  2. karen says:

    gorgeous shawl!!! I love the cabling πŸ™‚

  3. KATHY B says:

    I love your finished scarf. Beautiful work! Such a wonderful gift

  4. woolythyme says:

    your infinity scarf is marvelous!!!! Lucky holiday recipient!!!!! (thanks for the recipe—I think. I could probably save myself some trouble and just add a couple inches to my hips!!!!!but that wouldn’t be nearly as good or as much fun!)

  5. fawn says:

    I agree… there is something quite comforting about baking. Such a sad time we are in. πŸ™
    I feel the same way about food waste and we can never seem to eat all of the bananas before they go brown (and the boys refuse them as soon as there is one brown spot!). Have your tried freezing them? I chop them up and put them in the freezer to use in my baking later on.

    Love love love your finished scarf!

  6. Adrienne says:

    Ooh … that scarf looks wonderful!! All squishy and warm!

    When do I get invited over for a muffin or two? πŸ˜›

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