Coffee Banana Bread & Banana Blueberry Muffins
When the weather starts turning cold, the best way to warm things up is by baking! Having the oven on definitely warms up your home and your belly. :)
I grew up spending a lot of time in the kitchen and I was my mom's helper when she cooked and baked. She has this recipe for banana bread that is so good and I have yet to have anything better. I don't usually like banana bread, but this one is amazing because of the coffee! Since I had extra bananas, I turned them into coffee banana bread and banana blueberry flaxseed muffins! Note, these recipes can be easily altered to boost the healthy eating factor! I'll provide recipes below.
Oh the smell of these babies when they're in the oven is divine! The kid in me never has enough patience to "let it cool." Right when they were done I pulled them onto a plate and the hubs and I devoured them while huffing and puffing in between bites to let out the steam. Whenever I hear a garbled "mmm, ish good," it puts a smile on my face. :)
So while I was trying to take pictures of these goodies, Chip mosied on over with his pleading puppy eyed face ready to go. As the manager of the house he has to know everything that's going on so I guess he needed to inspect the goods. How can you resist that face?!
Banana Coffee Bread:
3/4 C butter
3/4 -1C sugar
1 tsp instant coffee
2 C plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2-1C chopped walnuts
2 mashed bananas
2 tsp lemon juice
2 tbsp milk
1. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy. Add in eggs one at a time beating well after each addition
2. Add coffee and mix well. Fold in 1/2 of sifted flour, chopped walnuts and mix well.
3. Fold in 1/2 mashed banana, lemon juice and milk.
4. Fold in remaining 1/2 of sifted flour and mashed banana.
5. Pour into tins and bake at 375F.
Banana Blueberry Flaxseed Muffins
I actually took a recipe I found here and made a few of my own edits. I used coconut oil instead of butter, cut the amount of sugar used in half, and used blueberries instead of chocolate chips.
Do you have your own version of banana bread or blueberry muffins that you love? Share below! If you tried these recipes, let me know how they turned out for you!