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Banana Muffins

Sunday night, I was putting away fruit and decided the bananas had gone too mushy. Before I went to bed, I mixed up the dry ingredients for Banana Bread Muffins for the next morning. It was smiles all around at breakfast and because I had done the"thinking" the night before, I was able to finish up and get them in the oven while I was still half asleep! Note the addition of oatmeal to add to the fiber content.

Mix these ingredients together the night before

2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup oats

1 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

ADD these ingredients just before baking. PREHEAT overn to 375 degrees

1 stick butter, softened overnight

2 eggs

3 ripened bananas

1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix together. Batter will be lumpy. Fill lined muffin cups approximately 2/3 full. Bake at 375 degrees for 18-20 minutes for standard sized muffins (10-12 minutes for mini-muffins).