Early in the morning, while the charges were still in dreamland, I mixed up some whole wheat muffins using bananas from the freezer to keep my secret. The batter was delicious and soon the house was filled with a sweet warm aroma. The Quiet Man and I happily ate our banana cakes, and when the charges woke up they stumbled into the kitchen and asked for some too. My little boy happily gobbled his down, never knowing the fruity truth. But my little girl, ever suspicious, plucked off a golden brown corner, examined it, put the daintiest crumb in her mouth, and then looked at me with one eyebrow up. "What kind of muffins are these?" And then she launched into her three questions, I confessed the truth, and she had a bowl of Cheerios. But at least my little boy loved the muffins, and that changes the score from two to two, to three banana lovers and one banana hater. Aha-I'm making progress.
For the real recipe, click here. I made a quarter batch to get six muffins, using half whole wheat, some maple extract, and some chopped pecans as well. When you've got overripe bananas, peel them, cut them into one inch sections and keep them in the freezer for smoothies, baked goods, and other deep dark secrets.
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