Friday, January 11, 2013
John and I bicker a lot over stupid things; do all couples do this? Of course it’s usually me, I mean, his fault. For example, Nutella. One of the best ingredients ever invented right? Sure, the two of us can agree on that but he always has to push it one step farther. When I told him I was making these muffins his eyes told me he was thinking “yay Nutella”. But what came out of his mouth was oh I love Nutella. Rolling my eyes, I think I know you do…because we’ve been dating three years and I have a general idea of what you like and dislike.
Further, whenever I buy Nutella for myself, YOU eat it. Yes, I have a pretty good idea you like Nutella. Now just this, I could have lived with. I usually just nod, smile, and go back to whatever I was doing anyway. But then he said, you know, I think I was one of the first people in the country to have Nutella. OH REALLY! Why had I never heard about this before? Apparently in the 80s, one of his uncles brought it home from his army base in Germany for his family to try and he loved it.
Please, I think, you cannot be one of the first people in the country, you’ve got to be kidding. So, like the loving (stubborn) girlfriend that I am, I decided to research it. Nutella though was first introduced in the USA in 1983, before I was even born! And since John was only 5 at the time, I doubt he was one of the first people to try it. But then I think, is it even worth fighting about who tried it first (why I didn’t think of that before I spent the time researching, I’m not sure). As long as we agree it’s delicious and can sit down and eat these muffins in peace, I think we’ll be fine. As long as he knows he wasn’t the first person in the USA to eat Nutella then I’m happy with him knowing he was the first person in our house to eat these Banana Nutella Muffins!
Banana Nutella Muffins (adapted from Tastefully Julie)
2 bananas, mashed
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup oil
1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup Nutella
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare the muffin tin by spraying each of the cups with cooking spray. Set aside.
Add bananas, sugar, egg, and oil into a large bowl. Beat well until fully incorporated. Add the flour, baking soda, and baking powder, beating until just combined (be careful not to overmix).
Swirl the Nutella into the batter and pour the batter into the 12 cups. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until the tops are lightly golden brown. Let cool to the touch before removing from the tin. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container up to a week.
Until the next time my oven is on...
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