Muffins away!

Because I learn so well from past mistakes, I thought it would be a smart idea again to begin a kitchen project when I got home from class on Thursday at 10:15 pm. We had a department breakfast planned for Friday morning and, in typical fashion, I didn’t want to buy anything new or create any additional food, especially with the overabundance I’ve been experiencing this week! So, I got up to my old tricks

The freezer collection:


(A batch of mom’s kitchen sink muffins on the left and a mountain of work/event overflow on the right, including corn muffins, berry muffins, zucchini muffins, and danishes)

The batter:


(1 banana, 2 eggs, 1 cup water, baking soda, baking powder … immersion-blended of course)

In went the muffin pieces:


I also added a hefty scoop of this Once Again peanut butter I won from An Apple a Day:


I have to say that I don’t love this peanut butter. I can actually taste the flax oil in it, but it was good for blending into batter.

Once everything was blended together, I gradually added water until the batter was pourable:


And then I poured πŸ™‚

Onto a parchment lined baking sheet:


And into muffin tins:


I baked it all at 400 until a toothpick came out clean, 20-45 minutes. I ended up with halfway healthy pancakes and muffins:


Which made their way to the Friday morning department breakfast at work:


They soon vanished, as did everything else by the end of the day πŸ˜€

My breakfast of Pansy’s homemade white fish fritters, French bread from Belkis, Maria’s spicy eggs, mangu(!!) from Rosalie, and fruit salad with Cool Whip from Mildred:


Erik topped a muffin with maple syrup AND cool whip, and I was impressed with his enthusiastic food combining (he also put a babybel cheese in the bagel and microwaved it — so smart!):


(Deborah was also impressed, as communicated by her disembodied peace sign.)

Again, by the end of the day, nothing was left. Mostly because I sit next to the conference room table where everything was begging to be eaten.


I won’t lie. I dipped plantain chips right into the tub of cool whip.

I started a trend:


Then, I sopped up the remaining cool whip with bread:


Sigh. I don’t even really like Cool Whip, but something happens to my food discretion as the day gets closer to the end (especially when I only get 5.5 hours of sleep the night before due to behaving irrationally and baking all night). I just go craaaaazy …

Anyway, I’m so glad that I moved all of those old muffins out of my freezer because I had a treat waiting for me when I arrived home:


Goodies from Wife!! More on that later …

When you look at a muffin, what do you see? I see future kitchen adventures πŸ™‚

12 thoughts on “Muffins away!

  1. Gina says:

    I love what you did with your “old freezer” muffins! That’s just so clever. I usually see ice cream toppings when I look at muffins (if they are old and I am trying to think of another way to use them!). I love plantain chips too, yum.

    I’ve been looking for a PB with Omega-3 in it, that tastes good. Thanks for giving us your honest opinion about your brand. I need one that doesn’t taste like fish/flax/whatever (like some that I have tried…).

    Have a good weekend!


  2. Erin says:

    I love your baking endeavors. I would never think to do that with old muffins! When I see muffins I see oatmeal/yogurt toppings.


  3. Melissa S. says:

    sorry you didn’t like that nut butter…i really really liked it! the only thing i didn’t like was how hard it gets in the fridge!

    muffins remind me of spaghetti. weird but true. staple in my house when we eat spaghetti…and we wipe up the sauce with it. don’t ask. my family has weird traditions


  4. Madison says:

    Oh my gosh, you are so innovative and awesome for doing that with old freezer muffins. I am bookmarking this post to remember for all the muffins I have in my freezer.

    I am new to commenting on your blog, but I have been reading for a long time. I love it! You have such interesting stories and beautiful food…


  5. Lele says:

    I love overly ambitious late night baking! You did GREAT! I usually end up cursing and throwing things (and then the next day I find chunks of dough in the soap dish– good times!)


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