Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lazy Weekend: Glorious Morning Bread (Or Muffins. Whatevs)

The nice thing about lazy weekends is the fact that sleeping in is the vital part of one. You wake when you want, and automatically feel hungry. This quick bread can be whipped up in a total of about 35 minutes or so (unless you're a slow reader, and have a shaky grasp of basic units of measurement - in which case, you need to be studying, not reading blogs), and is so good you'll forget it's also nutritious. Yes, I do start with a muffin mix from a box. Sure, you can start from complete scratch, but that would be work, and then it's not a lazy weekend. Glorious Morning Bread 1 box bran muffin mix (I prefer Hodgson Mill's version, which can be purchased at Central Market) 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 2 mashed bananas 1/3 cup real maple syrup (don't be a putz and use stupid Karo or Log Cabin. Not. The. Same.) 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/2 cup finely shredded carrot Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease and flour (or be a smart person and use Baker's Joy) a loaf pan. Mix the egg and milk together, then add the mashed bananas, then the maple syrup. When blended, add the muffin mix and cinnamon. When blended, fold in the carrot, and then the raisins. Pour into your loaf pan. Bake for about 20-30 minutes, checking every five or so after 20 minutes by sticking a toothpick in the center. It's done when the toothpick is dryish, but make sure you haven't hit a banana piece or something.