Feed the Birds?

Haha nope, not a chance.

Yesterday I made a batch of Nutella banana muffins (heavy on the Nutella) and brought one along for a stroll by the pier in my neighborhood.  I still can’t get over the fact that I live in Brooklyn now!  There’s a gang of swans that always frequents the pier area.  I intend to win them over during my time here, but there was no way that I was going to share my Nutella treat, fresh from the oven.  We’ll see if there’s any left over come next week.

Hope you had a lovely Labor Day!  Diving into the week is hard, even when it starts on a Tuesday.  I recommend baking a few of these to see you through… and if the week is extremely rough, feel free to slather on even more Nutella after baking.  Scroll down for the recipe!

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Recipe

Ingredients

2 bananas, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 pinch of salt, 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter at room temperature, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 large egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 jar Nutella

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Cream together the butter and the sugar
  3. Incorporate egg and vanilla extract
  4. Slowly combine flour, salt, and baking soda
  5. Finally, smash the bananas (in a food processor if available) and incorporate
  6. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.  This recipe made about 8 muffins.
  7. Scoop a spoonful of Nutella into each cup.  Use a chopstick or toothpick to swirl into the banana batter
  8. Bake for 30-35 minutes.

Even if your neighbors aren’t a bunch of water birds, I can guarantee that you friends will flock to you for these treats!  Hope you enjoy.