So when I get really stressed or I am having a really bad day there is basically only two things that can calm me down or put me back into a better mood, these two things are running and baking. I give you one guess as to which of these two activities happens a majority of these stress filled days… baking. Recently it had been a stressful day, the kind where nothing good seems to be able to happen, well I made something good of that day let me tell you… The ‘something good’ that happened are these amazingly tasty Banana Foster Filled Banana Muffins. Is that enough banana for you?
As I stood there stressed in my kitchen needing to bake I looked at my options, they weren’t huge, most of my fruit for the week had been eaten, I didn’t have a ton of chocolate, even the alcohol selection was slim pickings. I did have a lot of one thing though, Bananas. I had already just recently reposted my Great Grandma’s Banana Bread recipe so I didn’t feel like making anymore of that, and I was not in the mood to make a healthier version of banana bread, so I kept thinking. I started paging through a couple of cookbooks, the only thing that seemed to catch my eye was muffins, and I didn’t want to make just plain banana muffins, because lets face it that is basically just mini banana breads. So I started to focus on the bananas, what are some common banana flavors, besides bread there is ‘nice’ cream, banana creame pie, banana pudding…. no, no, and no. Then Banana Fosters popped into my head, the flavor sounded so good, could I make it into a muffin? Could I put it into a muffin? Ding ding ding.
Inspired by jam-filled muffins, I was going to make Banana Foster Filled Banana Muffins. I whipped up a super simple banana foster, made a simple muffin batter (then in a second batch decided that it needed more flavor so I ended up adding a banana), and then decided to whip up some delicious crumble for on top. The banana foster is actually so simple to make that these muffins came together relatively quick and easy. And not only did they come together easily they are delicious!
So whether you are having a stress filled day or you are just looking for a tasty muffin these flavor packed beauties are sure to please! Do you like to bake when you are stressed? I had read this article recently, ‘Psychologists Explain The Benefits Of Baking For Other People‘ from the Huffington Post, they talk about how baking for some can be a sort of meditation, and I couldn’t more whole heartedly agree. So if you are in need of some stress relief give these Banana Foster Filled Banana Muffins a try, relax, and then make yourself feel good by sharing some with your neighbors 😉
TIPS & TRICKS:
- The banana used in the Banana Foster Filling should be ‘ready to eat’ ripe and the banana used in the muffin batter should be ‘over-ripe’ (think black freezer banana), ultimately any banana can work for either situation.
- The crumb topping can be optional, but I think it adds a touch of fun!
- Need a muffin tin?
*The banana used in the Banana Foster Filling should be 'ready to eat' ripe and the banana used in the muffin batter should be 'over-ripe' (think black freezer banana), ultimately any banana can work for either situation. Muffin recipe is adapted from 'Basic Muffins' in The Good Housekeeping Cookbook.
*The banana used in the Banana Foster Filling should be 'ready to eat' ripe and the banana used in the muffin batter should be 'over-ripe' (think black freezer banana), ultimately any banana can work for either situation.
Muffin recipe is adapted from 'Basic Muffins' in The Good Housekeeping Cookbook.
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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