Blueberry Banana Bran Muffins

muffins1I really wish I could call these something other than muffins, because that m is really throwing off the fantastic alliteration I have going on.  I suppose if I had a mini muffin pan they could be Blueberry Banana Bran Bites, but I don’t.  *sigh*  I suppose we could go with Blueberry Banana Bran Bombs, but there is really something terrifying about any food that can be described as a Bran Bomb.  And these are delicious, and I don’t want you to be scared to make them. Continue reading

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Mom’s Banana Nut Bread [in Muffin Form], or Solving Your Problem as a Chronic Banana-Waster

One thing we bought with our wedding gift gift-cards was this really cool fruit bowl that has a banana hanger.  Supposedly this is the best way to store bananas and they are supposed to magically last longer.  This is a semi-lie.  They were getting some serious age spots 5 days after green purchase.  Side note – I love bananas, but I can only enjoy them when they are still a little green.  When they are ripe enough that the peel leaves those little strings on the banana and you have to try to pull them off with your fingers and your hands get all banana-y, that makes me almost want to gag.  Sorry.  Tangent ended.

So on Saturday, I decided that these bananas were destined for something better.  Of course I could have made something really healthy, subbing the mashed banana for oil or something, but I decided instead to make my mom’s banana bread.  Mom’s banana bread is borderline-famous because it is delicious and she regularly makes it for sharing with others.  It’s just one of those great comfort food recipes that is worth making every once in a while.  So go get some bananas today and you can whip this up on Saturday.

Ingredients

The ingredients.  Notice the pecans – they are very important.  No, you cannot leave them out.  No, you cannot substitute walnuts; walnuts taste like dirt.  Ok, moving on. Continue reading