it’s so nice that you’re here. I hope that despite everything going around in this world of ours you are well and feeling peaceful.
When I need to feel peaceful I like to eat something that has cinnamon in it. Most often that would be a cinnamon bun. It could also be a latte with a hint of cinnamon on top. Past few weeks it has mostly been rice porridge or Yule porridge as some people call it.
I had two
almost black very ripe bananas that I almost threw out before realizing I should totally bake them into something. After that realization it did not take long for the internet to tell me that I should make banana muffins.Problem of the two too ripe bananas solved.
What does this have to do with cinnamon? Well. There’s cinnamon in this recipe. And eating these muffins made feel peaceful. I also sprinkled some cinnamon on top of the cream cheese frosting I whipped up.
The BBC food section from where I adapted this recipe says that these muffins make a healthy breakfast treat. Maybe so… But I would emphasize the treat part though I wouldn’t disagree about the breakfast part either. Especially because of the holidays and the hopefully many lazy mornings they bring.
Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Frosting (Adapted from BBC Food)
2 ripe bananas
125 ml milk
75 g melted butter
250 g flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
0,5 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon vanilla sugar
Pinch of salt
3 teaspoon cinnamon
115 g sugar
Cream cheese frosting:
200 g cream cheese
2-3 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
Mash the bananas with a fork. Beware, the result does not look too appetizing. Then melt the butter.
Beat the eggs with a fork, then add milk and melted butter. Beat those together and add the mashed bananas.
Mix the dry ingredients together and after that pour the egg mixture to the same bowl. Mix the dough with a fork but don’t over mix it.
Bake for 20-25 minutes in 190 Celsius/ 370 Fahrenheit. Let them cool.
Make the frosting by mixing cream cheese and butter together until smooth. Then slowly add vanilla sugar and powdered sugar. Add powdered sugar until the frosting seems to be as sweet and thick as you want it to be.
Spred it with a knife or a spoon. Or spoon it into a piping back (or plastic bag you’ve cut a hole into). Decorate with a hint of cinnamon.