We sometimes find ourselves staring down a banana past its prime. No longer pretty or desirable they get tossed, some put them on the freezer added to the mental note of baking them into something…someday.
This week two bananas have taunted me. Every time I passed the fruit bowl they silently mocked and seem to liquify before my eyes while throwing shade and over ripe banana scent to intimidate me.
I binge watch YouTube. Vlogs,documentaries and crafty videos are my jam. A while back I fell down the YouTube rabbit hole and landed on a channel called Bigger Bolder Baking. Gemma Stafford, the host intrigued me with her videos that showed how easy it is to bake with clever tips, hints and tricks. Some of her recipes have one base batter or dough that allow additives for several different tastes from one batch. That is soooo bueno!
I’ve studied Gemma’s “One Dough, Endless Possibilities” muffin video and this morning I put it to the test.
I started with the ingredients list on her Bigger Bolder Baking website. You can sign up to receive free email updates on her latest recipes.
Here I have the dry and wet ingredients ready to have a fine howdy doo meeting.
I was pleased to find how easy the batter came together and looked like the batter from her video. Yay!
Even though I used the same amount of ingredients per the recipe, I think using 3 ripe (2 of them overly ripe)bananas and 2/3 cup of walnuts & pepitas May have increased the amount of batter.
With the first batch cooling, claiming success, I lined the tin with baking paper to avoid having to wash the tin, before spooning in the remaining batter. I decided to go bolder😀 with the leftover batter adding raisins and peanut butter to some of the cups.
I am happy with the end result and look forward to playing with this recipe in the future. Wilty bananas beware!
Thanks again to Gemma Stafford of www.BiggerBolderBaking.com for making cooking FUN!