Snow! and Baking

I thought Ryan was pulling my leg when he said it snowed this morning at the Olympia Airport but he wasn’t kidding. They really did get a dusting of snow. It was in the 30’s on our patio this morning but no snow here. It is chilly today, only 45° on the porch right now. Temperature aside it’s been a beautiful day, bright and sunny. Now if it would just warm up, oh about 15 or 20 degrees, it would be perfect.

Today’s chilly temps outside made it a good day to be baking inside. The oven kept the apartment nice and warm, plus we needed more sandwich bread and the bananas were about to spoil. So I tried a new recipe for a loaf of bread and made a batch of muffins.


Banana Oat Muffins
yield 1 dozen muffins

3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg, lightly beaten
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a muffin tin with paper cups or spray with non-stick baking spray. Combine dry ingredients (including chocolate chips) together in a medium bowl. In a large bowl, stir together egg, milk, oil, and vanilla. Add in mashed banana and mix thoroughly. Add dry ingredients to the banana mixture and stir until just combined. Pour batter into prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from pan and cool on wire rack.

P.S. by the time I finished typing up this post, looking up how to type the degree symbol, calling Ryan to help me with the dang card reader, etc… it had changed from bright and sunny outside to hail and then pouring rain. Weird spring weather!

One reply on “Snow! and Baking”

  1. Yum! Those sound great.
    We’ve had some of the weird weather lately too: hail and sun and freezing rain that changes back to snow. At least it’s spring on the calendar!

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