Friday, December 7, 2012

Feeling like Suzy Freakin Homemaker

              So for the past 2 weeks, I've been playing the housewife/mommy role to it's fullest. I've been baking non-stop and cleaning/prepping the house for Christmas and The Biggies 4th Birthday. PLUS trying to get everything needed for a Civil Ceremony on NYE (New Year's Eve). That's right people...I'm getting married after what...14 years of being together and 4 of those years being engaged.

                 OK so for today's rant, I wanted to share with you what I've been baking. one of my treasured recipes =)

First up...Banana Bread Muffins (or bread). It's uber easy and really yummy =)

Banana/banana raisin muffins :) my recipe :)

So for this one, you will need:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease/flour your pan of choice
( I used a 9 x 5 x 3 or muffin tins for this recipe)
1/2 cup shortening ( I use butter or margarine) softened
1 cup sugar (make it more if the bananas aren't sweet enough)
2 eggs
3-4 medium bananas, smashed (add more nanas if you love them)
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla ( I added more cuz I love the stuff)
1/4 cup milk (or less if you like it kinda dry)
Cinnamon to taste =)
*if you like extras like raisins or nuts, add them to your liking*

Mix first 4 ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Sift dry ingredients together and add them to the banana mix, blending very well. Add the remaining ingredients, mix it all together and use your pan of choice. Sprinkle extra cinnamon on top and use a toothpick to swirl slighly for nice presentation. Bake for about 45 minutes to an hour if using a 9x5x3 pan or until baked to your liking. For muffins, I baked them for about 15 minutes before I started to check them =)

Tomorrow's recipe is Uber Chocolatey Chocolate Chip Cookies!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!!! XoXo


  1. Just a quick tip: if mashing fresh bananas is a pain then freeze your bananas for a few days before you plan to make banana bread, and when you pull them out and defrost them, they will be mushy. Just beat with a whisk for a few minutes to break them up and follow baking directions. I love banana bread and usually make it in large quantities. Learned this tip from my mom.

  2. Awesime tip MaryAnn!! Thanks for sharing =)