Baking muffins on a Monday night

I really felt like baking mini banana muffins on Monday night, so that’s exactly what I did. The recipe I use is Banana Muffins II from Allrecipes. I couldn’t find my old printout of the recipe, so I googled it to get another copy. I’d just weighed out the flour for sifting and was about to add the baking powder, baking soda and salt when I realised that the measurements were all in grams. I’m sure my old printout used teaspoons/tablespoons for the small amounts. I use very old non-electronic scales, which cannot measure tiny amounts like 3 grams of baking powder or 5 grams of baking soda! I tried googling for conversions but got impatient and decided to use approximate spoon measurements – I used around 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/3 teaspoon for the baking powder and salt. Yes, I know you need to be more exact with baking, but I figured 1) muffins would be more forgiving than cake 2) it was close enough to the required amounts and 3) if they were a terrible failure I just wouldn’t mention it to anyone! :)

Mini banana muffins, some topped with walnut

The muffins turned out great! I used Splenda instead of sugar, and I also added a teaspoon of vanilla essence (not mentioned in the recipe) to the muffin batter. The recipe made enough for two mini muffin trays – that’s 24 mini muffins. I kept 10 or so for myself and brought the rest to work for my teammates to enjoy.

Mini banana muffins

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