Friday, December 31, 2010
Espresso Banana Muffins
I've been sick for the past week. Horribly sick. I haven't cooked ANYTHING all week. We've eaten a lot of random takeout and a few things from the freezer, or simple stuff like pasta. I've been dying to cook something, but still don't have all my energy back. We had a whole bunch of bananas going brown on the counter, so I wanted to bake something with them. It was between these Espresso Banana Muffins from Super Natural Cooking and the Moosewood brownies on the 101 Cookbooks website - both use espresso powder, which I got for Christmas and really wanted to use. The muffins won (obviously).
The flavor profile is genius, but the texture is not for me. That being said, I made some adjustments, so maybe I ruined them. Or maybe they are just like that. I only had sweetened french vanilla yogurt, so I reduced the sugar and vanilla to 1/2 cup and 1/2 tsp. I'd like to try it the right way next time, and maybe add baking soda to see if I can get them to rise more.
See you in 2011! :)