I’m still trying to decide which one I like better: Banagrams or Banana Poppy Seed Muffins.
Let’s do a side by side comparison, shall we?
|Banagrams||Banana Poppy Seed Muffins|
|Like Anagrams, but better.||Like banana nut muffins, but better.|
|Good for your mind.||Good for your body.|
|Stimulates excitement and conversation.||Stimulates digestion.|
|Characterized by light brown titles.||Characterized by a golden brown color, when properly cooked.|
|Games range from 15 minutes to several hours.||Cooking times typically range from 30-40 minutes, depending on your oven.|
Naturally, I could go on here, but I’d like to believe I’ve made a good case here for each. So, rather than choose get the game and make the muffins.
That way, everybody’s happy! And, who doesn’t like that?
Banana Poppy Seed Muffins
Recipe courtesy of Once Upon a Tart
1 stick (8 TBS) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 TBS poppy seeds
1/2 cup sugar
4 very ripe bananas, mashed
2 large eggs
1/4 cup cold milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
Position your oven rack so it is in the center of your oven and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Either line a muffin tin with lining paper or butter each muffin cup.
In a medium-size bowl, wish together flours, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and poppy seeds.
In a seperate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until the mixture is pale yellow in color and creamy in texture. Add the mashed bananas and mix well. Once well combined, beat in one egg at a time, followed by the milk and vanilla.
Gradually add the dry ingredients until all has been well combined.
Fill each muffin cup almost to the top, diving the batter evenly among twelve cups. Place the rack in the oven and bake the muffins for 30-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the muffin comes out clean and the tops are golden brown.
Cool muffins slightly before serving.