muffins ~

What a frigid morning ~ it's -22 and with the windchill added on it's -49 ... that's below zero!!! brrr....  Even I ~ who loves the winter months is admitting that's a wee bit on the chilly.

Its a good morning to turn up the oven and use up those 3 over ripe banana sitting on the cupboard.  I did some tweaking around with a banana muffin recipe and came up with these ...  and ohhhhhhh ... they are ohhhhhhh so good.  I'm calling them:

Banana Nut Nutella Swirl Muffins ~ 1 doz.

To make ... combine:

1 egg
3 over ripe mashed bananas
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract


2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Fill muffin tins 3/4 full.  Top each muffin with 1 tsp. of Nutella .  Swirl with a toothpick.

BAKE 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

Dear Hubby ... who is not a big muffin fan ... even said these were probably the best tasting muffins I ever made him ... smile.

Other than that ... not much else going on today.  This last weekend was very busy with the JPD Warrior Project fisheree. It was cold out and the number of participants were down from previous years ... but it was still a success!  Thank you to everyone who helped again this year.

Now with the fisheree out of the way ...
Health issues seeming to be under control ...
Maybe ...
Just maybe ...
We can kick back and take a breather and try to get back to normal around here.

Stay warm!

Until next time ...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. If you figure out what normal is, please let me know! I seem to have forgotten!

  2. I am saving this recipe to try. It sounds really good! Yeah- I have no idea what normal is either- xo Diana

  3. Something about this cold weather makes us crave muffins! Putting Nutella on my grocery list. Stay warm.

  4. Sounds and looks nice!

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

  5. Ohmygosh! Banana-NUTELLA??? Yummy yummy yummy! Have a good day and stay warm!

  6. Ahhh I wish I had several of those right now to go with my tea ~ can you overnight a few lol

  7. Those sure do look like a winning combination, oh great baker sister of mine. I'll be right over,....after this cold snap.
    ( I know, they'll be gone for sure if Slimmer likes them. )
    I baked a Dark Cho. Cake with Peanut Butter Icing...and made a pork roast just to keep the oven on an extra couple of hours...it's nasty outside. Stay Warm

  8. WOW thou hast been BIZZY! Here is hoping you can kick back and relax for some time now.
    Sherry was showing me the recipe and muffins earlier. She was drooling. the do look and sound good.

    Love from down here in Florida.

  9. Oh, does that muffin recipe sound delicious. Its a smart woman who knows a good recipe to keep her near the warmth of her oven. Stay warm and bake away!!!

  10. The muffins sound scrumptious. Stay warm.

  11. Perfect weather to use the oven. Even we're freezin' here in south Texas. Supposed to warm up again before another cold spell hits us though.

  12. What a pretty site you have here. I found your site by surfing around other sites. ;)
    The muffin recipe looks soo good to me right now. I just may try this one. Have to get a new muffin pan though.
    Love the coloring of your background too.
    Mary S.

  13. Your muffins Looks delicious.
    I agree when the weather is so cold is a good time to bake and bake and bake and make soup/stew too.
    I hope you all are doing okay and are staying warm.

  14. I'll be making these today! Just happen to have 3 over ripe bananas on my counter :)

  15. Ahhh---I'm a Happy Camper. I've heard from both you and Dar this week. YEAH!

    Those muffins look SO good. Of course, I AM a muffin lover!!!!! YUM.

    We've had a very cold winter for US here in TN. The temp has gone below zero several times.. That never happens this far south... Crazy year.

    Stay WARM up there.. Glad to hear that the health issues are under control.