Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Take a Leap!

A leap for joy!
Spring is near....
and we are:
1. Done with inventory
 (yippeee!! ooops, our accountat just fell off of her chair....you ok Jodi?)
2. Opening up the beginning of a lot of boxes
of new merchandise for the store
3. Putting spring pots out

4. We made these delicious
Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Kisses

(so now we're leaping to burn off these delicious concoctions!)

Sprinkled with cinnamon & sugar....
oooooohh baby!

Love this picture....
love the sugar mixture sticking along the sides!

You didn't think we'd not show you the inside did you??

Banana Muffins with Cream Cheese Kisses
Yield: 12 regular size muffins

1/3 c. butter
1-1/2 c. mashed banana (about 3 large bananas)
3/4 c. sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1-1/2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Cream cheese kisses:
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 c. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
2 c. powdered sugar, sifted
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T. sugar

Preheat oven to 375°. Spray muffin tin with cooking spray and set aside.
Melt the butter and let it sit to cool while you measure the rest of the ingredients.
In a large bowl, mash bananas thoroughly. Add sugar and egg. Stir to combine.
In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Add these dry ingredients and the melted butter to the banana mixture and mix lightly. Divide batter evenly between the 12 muffin cups and bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until nicely golden at the edges and just set in the center. Let muffins rest in pan for a minute, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
Using an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and beat just to combine. Add sifted powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Place mixture in a piping bag and pipe cream cheese "kisses" onto the top of each muffin. In a small bowl, stir together the cinnamon and sugar, then sprinkle onto the top of each kiss.

Yep, you'd better start leaping...
you're going to love these!!

Happy Leap Day!


Blondie's Journal said...

Congratulations on getting the store all spiffed up for spring! I bet it looks super. And those muffins look melt in your mouth wonderful! Thanks for the great recipe!


Leah said...

Oh the last day of February makes us all want to leap! Great post. I just so happy to be in a baking mood today and this recipe looks wonderful...love cream cheese frosting and your "kisses" for the top are perfect.
The pictures are great.

Leah said...

"happen" I just so "happen" to be in a baking mood today...I cant type

Sherri said...

Congrats Girls on finishing inventory!! That is a huge fete I'm sure! Those muffins are making my mouth water. Yummy-thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try these on the weekend.

Joan said...

What fun to get the spring merchandise in!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Yum what great looking muffins. And Spring is not far away as we experience the first day of Autumn here in NZ


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