Saturday, February 2, 2013

The Waiting Game

I had a busy day planned. Skating lessons in the morning, boy scout trip to the museum in the afternoon, followed by the neighbour's daughter's birthday party. That plan went out the window when we woke up to a cold house. With the two weeks of extreme cold we've been having, the furnace just couldn't take it anymore. So now I'm playing the waiting game. I put the fire on, and was looking for a reason to turn the oven on. I decided to make some muffins. I had some over ripe bananas in the freezer  so took them out to thaw. I don't cook a lot with bananas, actually it's an intolerance. I can't really be in the same room as a ripe banana, but in this case, sucked it up for my family. My husband likes banana muffins with chocolate chips, but I didn't have any. I did have some toffee bits. That sounds good. You've heard of banoffee pie? Well, here are banoffee muffins!

Banoffee Muffins

3 mashed over-ripe bananas
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 cup canola oil
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup English toffee bits


In a large bowl, add bananas, sugar, egg and vanilla. Mix well.

Add dry ingredients and mix to combine. Don't over mix.

Fold in toffee bits. Spoon mixture into muffins tins that have been sprayed with non-stick spray or lined with baking liners.

Bake at 325F for 25-30 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on a baking rack.

Now that I have muffins to keep me warm, I can wait a little longer for the furnace guy.

Stay warm my friends

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