So remember when I set those goals for myself at the beginning of the summer? I’ve actually completed some of them.

You mean when you said you were going to make ricotta gnocchi and ravioli from scratch?

Okay, so not THAT goal. Try again.

How about the one where you said you were going to read more? And enter those blog events? And make risotto? And crash your computer to expedite the process of getting a new one?

Check. And check. And check. And, unfortunately check.

And whatever happened to that boy at the gym?

Well that boy at the gym and I happened to go on our second date last night. We got dinner and saw Year One, which was a pretty good movie. Not for the faint of heart, though. Definitely not. And then sat outside and talked for a LONG time. And it was good. He’s the first guy I’ve gone out with in a while who didn’t try to convince me that it was common procedure to have sex on the first date (and okay he’s also the first guy I’ve gone out with in a while. period.), which automatically gives him a gold star in my book. I don’t want to jinx anything, but I’m optimistic :D.

I should also probably mention that I’m typing this from my new computer AS WE SPEAK. I am already in love with it. It’s so light and portable and small and cute. And, best of all – IT TURNS ON! And really, that’s all I ask for.

Okay so you’re probably like, Joanne, do you bake ANYTHING besides blueberry muffins. Apparently the answer is no. But I have an excuse. This week Reeni, lovely lovely Reeni with the mouth-watering blog Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice is hosting the Blogger Secret Ingredient Contest. And this week’s secret ingredient is blueberries. And so how could I resist making some new muffins? These are actually blueberry BANANA muffins that I “stole” from Smitten Kitchen. Her recipe was for a quickbread, though. Although she scaled it down to make two mini loaves. And then I one-upped her by turning them into muffins. I love that blog by the way. I can’t open it up anymore, though because I get too tempted to make everything on it.
My mom said she didn’t know if she liked the blueberry and banana combination. But she said this as she reached for her second muffin. So I’m not quite sure that her opinion counts. I personally really liked them. It was like a mixture of really good banana bread (which is what the bananas were originally for but I have this obsession with small things and so muffins it was!) and blueberries. I don’t see how you could go wrong.
As I said before, I am submitting this to this week’s BSI, being hosted by Reeni at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.
Blueberry Banana Muffins
Serves 12, adapted from Smitten Kitchen
4 overripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 pinch salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1 pinch cloves
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup blueberries
Preheat the oven to 350. In a large bowl, mash the bananas. With a wooden spoon, mix the melted butter into the bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla, and spices. Sprinkle in the baking soda and salt and mix in. Add the flour. Mix until just incorporated. Fold in the blueberries. Pour batter into a lined muffin tin. Bake until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, about 25 minutes. I just set the timer for 15 minutes originally and kept checking on them every 2 minutes after that.

You are reading this post on Eats Well With Others at Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to the author and or owner of Eats Well With Others. All rights reserved by Joanne Bruno.
Share →

14 Responses to Bluebs of Summer

  1. Psychgrad says:

    I could totally get into blueberry and banana. Looks great.

  2. That is one good lookin’ muffin! I love banana and blueberry together. Very nice BSI entry!

  3. Donna-FFW says:

    Second date, how fun. No pressure from him, sounds like a great guy. He chose you, he must be smart too. Your muffins look gorgeous! Love the combo of blueberry and banana.

  4. Kristin says:

    Good luck with gym guy- sounds promising. I should make your muffins with all the frozen blueberries I have to use before we go and pick next month!

  5. Reeni? says:

    I’m smiling so wide right now – a second date with a nice guy – yay!! I love these muffins – banana and blueberry is the perfect combo. Thanks for entering these beauties in BSI, Joanne!

  6. finsmom says:

    Some very yummy looking muffins! And congrats on date #2!

    Your doing so well with your goals! Youve inspired me to get going on my own ones!

    Love your blog! I will be following along with you!

  7. Rachel says:

    I can’t tell from your post whether you are more smitten with your new computer or the Boy from the Gym. ;]

    Hope both work out for you!

    Just wanted to let you know that the Cook the Books roundup is now live and full of other great posts like the one you did about Strawberry-Rhubarb Crumble.

  8. Natashya says:

    I think blueberry and banana sound like a great combo.. and hooray for second dates!

  9. burpandslurp says:

    haha, I actually have had this recipe bookmarked from Smitten Kitchen!
    And aww, I am crossing fingers for all things to go well with that guy! You deserve all the happiness and pampering you can get!

  10. Debinhawaii says:

    I love bananas and blueberries together–these muffins look delish. Yay on your second date too! 😉

  11. girlichef says:

    Well, I’m thinking that the blueberry & banana combo sounds awesome! These look so moist…ah….

  12. Kim says:

    I think the blueberry and banana combo sounds great. They look great. Glad to hear about the boy at the gym and the new computer. Hopefully they will both be around for a long time : )

  13. ttfn300 says:

    you really can’t have too many blueb muffins 🙂 and horray for gym boy 😉

  14. I like the idea of blueberries and bananas. So is there a thrid date in the works?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *