Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Banana Nut Muffins

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 cup mashed bananas
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 a stick of butter
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

1. Preheat oven to 375F and butter cupcake pan.
2. In large bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, soda, and salt.
3. In a separate bowl beat eggs, then stir in bananas, sugar, oil, and lemon juice.
4. Add to flour mixture, stirring just until combined.
5. Fold in in walnuts.
6. Fill muffin pan cups 2/3 full.
7. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until tops are lightly browned.
8. Remove muffins from pan, cool on wired rack.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Espresso Double Shot Brownies!! midterms week ♥ good luck!

Need a shot of esspresso but Starbucks is closed? Solution! I've created Espresso Double Shot Brownies!! midterms week ♥ good luck!

1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp of salt
1 tsp of baking powder
2 tsp of espresso powder (2 packets of VIA)
1 1/4 cups of semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cups of AP flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups sugar
1⁄4 cup water
2 tsp of vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Grease an 8x8" baking pan with butter.
3. Bring 1⁄4 cup water to a boil in a 1-quart saucepan. Whisk in espresso; let dissolve. Whisk together espresso, beans, 1 cup sugar, chocolate chips, flour, oil, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and eggs in a bowl.
4. Pour batter into pan; spread evenly. Bake until set, 45–50 minutes. Let cool slightly.