I love to bake! It is one of my absolute favorite pass times so I worked it into my goals. Goal #16 in my list of 365 in 365 is to bring one snack a month to work for everyone to share.
Due to budget cuts, our company has stopped providing employee lunches. It was a benefit that they had provided for years. The kitchen made one meal each day for everyone to share. The lunches were a great way to bring everyone together so I figured that I’d do a little bit to help keep that spirit alive. If nothing else, everyone loves baked goods. Last night, I made this month’s snack…..
**Pictures will be added later…um, we’ll call it a technical difficulty…*
Muffins may seem like an odd snack but, today is my day to work breakfast so I thought they would be a great pick-me-up for the morning crew. I made two different kinds: Banana Nut and Blueberry. I tried one of each to make sure they were suitable and they were great! Here’s some pictures I took (or there will be pictures once my laptop and I have a firm discussion about actually working…) and some notes about the recipes:
For the banana nut muffins I used a great recipe from Tyler Florence, one of my favorite Food Network chefs. The only thing I changed was the type of nuts. He uses pecans, I used walnuts – it’s just a matter of preference. It’s best to plan on making these muffins a few days in advance because you need to use the overripe bananas. It’s best that they be mushy and what most would consider gross but they make fabulous muffins.
I made two changes to the blueberry muffin recipe which I found on All Recipes. First, fresh blueberries aren’t easy to come by this time of year to I used canned blueberries. Also, I didn’t sprinkle sugar on the top before I baked them. That, like the nuts, is a personal preference.
I put some cloth napkins in a metal decorative bucket that I had, filled it with muffins and covered them up. Easy and cute.
If you have a favorite snack recipe or recipe site, let me know in the comments. Also, check out Rose’s Recipe Group – you can post your favorite recipes and find recipes that others have tried and loved.