These banana muffins take a little bit of work but they are undoubtedly worth it. Topped with cinnamon crisp and toasted pecans, every bite is a sweet and crunchy taste of happiness!
What you’ll need:
For the muffins:
¾ cup butter, softened 8 oz. cream cheese, softened 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3 cups flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt 1 ½ cups mashed bananas (about 4 medium sized ones) 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted ½ tsp. vanilla extract
For the topping:
½ cup brown sugar ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted 1 Tbsp. flour 1 Tbsp. melted butter 1/8 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Beat the softened butter and cream cheese until smooth using an electric mixer set to medium. Gradually add the sugar and continue beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs to the mix, one at a time, beating just until blended after each addition.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture while beating at a slow speed just until blended.
Stir in bananas, pecans, and vanilla.
Spoon batter into lined paper cups or a greased muffin tin.
To prepare the topping, stir together all the topping ingredients in a medium sized bowl until combined.
Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the batter.
Bake muffins for 25 minutes or so. You can test whether they are done by inserting a wooden toothpick into the middle of a muffin. If the toothpick comes out clean (give or take a few crumbs) then the muffins are cooked through and ready to come out.
Let the muffins cool until they’re just nice and warm, then enjoy with a fresh cup of tea or share them with your friendly neighborhood mail pony!
Okay no, but seriously, some of you folks have literally begged me to draw Derpy Hooves and Doctor Whooves. And quite honestly, I was long over due for drawing them, sooooo….. here you go. I drew them, plus a soldier!Twilight Sparkle! :3
All three of the originals of these are going to be available to buy, so I’m going to be coloring them as well.
I very loosely based Doctor Whooves (otherwise known as Time Turner) on the appearance of the Tenth Doctor. I actually haven’t gotten around to watching the show itself (gonna do so soon though; havin’ a marathon with some friends at some point), but I know who David Tennant is, and Time Turner actually sorta-kinda-maybe looks like he was inspired by that particular doctor. So I scruffed him up a bit and made him tall. But, I have a feeling that Time Turner is actually a separate doctor, so while he’s vaguely based off of the Tenth Doctor, he isn’t actually that doctor. *shrugs* WHATEVER. I just love his design, okay? It’s cute. >:C
And then, of course, DERPEHHHHHHH!!!! Really been dying to draw her. I’ve always seen her having some moderately lengthed hair, but a long tail. And some short but elegant wings. I’m really excited to color her, too; I just love her color pallete. C:
Finally there’s Twilight Sparkle. I wanted to redo the previous sketch I did of her like this, so I did. This time I’m gonna be coloring her. This design is actually for a fanfic Liamneighson and I are writing (he’s been a great help, so thanks bro!), where she’s a high-ranking soldier. Her armor harbors the cutie mark of Rarity because Rarebear is the ruling Princess. Twi’s actually Rare’s bodyguard in the story. o3o
I actually I really really like this look, especially her mane cut. I may end up doing the Mane 6 similarly, clad in armor and with different mane styles (cut or otherwise). We’ll see in the future. o3o
But yeah. I actually have some extensive headcanon for Time Turner/Doc and Derpy, but I’ll just write that when I finish their coloring and post them up individually. Until then, feel free to ask any questions you have, and thanks a bunch for taking a looksie! C:
I AM SO PROUD OF THIS PIC GUYS OK PLEASE BE HAPPY WITH ME
I had to doodle Derpy and Kyle I just had to it’s too cute omg and hhhh I so love how this turned out ;U; I don’t care if there are tiny mistakes I missed too bad it looks fabulous to me and I just ajfdbjbfjdbr >v<