There's not much I like about cold and rainy days. I'd much rather be playing outside in sunshine and fresh air. However, rainy days do have some perks. For example, catching up on programs stored on your PVR, staying in your PJ's and catching up on much needed sleep. And of course, my favourite: hanging out in the kitchen to do some baking or cooking.
On this particular rainy day, I found myself staring at three overripe bananas. Man, it doesn't take long for them to brown, does it? Anyway, I decided to make muffins, but couldn't decide on which kind. In the end, I opted for two different kinds: Strawberry-Banana, and Chocolate-Banana.
Click the title of this post or the "read more" link to see them come together.
Plus, I've also discovered, that most muffin recipes are variations on the same basic principles: Take two bowls. Mix your dry ingredients together in one bowl (some flour, baking powder/soda, salt, spices) and your wet ingredients in other bowl (butter/oil, egg, honey or maple syrup - in place of refined sugar of course - and perhaps some vanilla). Then mix them together.
Voila. Your basic muffin recipe, minus the specific measurements, of course. You simply then add in other ingredients depending on what type of muffin you want to make. I feel like you can't go wrong with muffins. Then again, I probably just jinxed myself, so don't be surprised if my next post is "how to screw up muffins."
Anyway, here are the recipes. Scroll down below the recipes for pictures.