I had a couple of very overripe bananas so I set out to find a recipe in which to use them. I adapted this recipe from a Williams-Sonoma recipe for banana buttermilk muffins. I substituted brown sugar for the sugar and pecans for the walnuts, and added cinnamon. The resulting muffins were not too sweet or banana heavy and had a nice crunch due to the pecans. Even Jaime, who normally does not like bananas, enjoyed these banana nut muffins.
These muffins are so good! They take a bit more work than standard muffins as they have a gooey cinnamon brown sugar filling, a crunchy streusel topping, and a sweet orange glaze, but I think the extra work is worth it. These muffins would be a great for a Father’s Day Brunch or other special occasion. I know I’d love to wake up to the sweet, cinnamon aroma of these coffee-cake like muffins.
Today I’ll show you how I transformed an inexpensive clear glass plate into a beautiful, unique piece of art using scraps of paper.
To make this decoupage collage plate, I raided our recycling bin and glued scraps of paper cut from old catalogs to a sheet of paper, which I then affixed to a glass plate using acrylic medium. This plate is for decorative use only. The plate is not washable as it is made with paper!
Bran muffins aren’t usually high on my list of foods to seek out, but after having a particularly disappointing
cardboard bran muffin in an airport I found myself craving a good bran muffin. These muffins fit the bill. They are hearty, have a nice flavor, and the crunchy sweet topping contrasts nicely with the moist muffin.