Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Brazil Nut Banana Muffins

Well this is week three that I along with many other people in the world have been in social isolation and working from home.
Its the first time I have been fortunate to work for an organisation, that has permitted me to work from home. Its not always been like this, a couple of years ago I worked for an organisation that pressured me to come in from my rural location to the city when we had 'The Beast from the East', even though all public transport from where I lived had been cancelled, afraid of being stranded I ended up taking annual leave that period. I am thankful that I now work for a considerate employer, I know that not everyone has that.  
In fact both D and myself have been working from home.  Its easy to get distracted with all the homely comforts, but we are disciplining ourselves.  D works from one room and I work from the other, the only time we cross paths is for lunch or in the kitchen for a cuppa.  And please don't be impressed with our expresso machine above, we have hardly used it! Its become more ornamental than useful. 

This brings me onto my Brazil Nut Banana Muffins.  I made these in the first week of social isolation.  The recipe is adapted from Heidi Swanson of 101 cookbooks from her Super Natural Cooking.  I didn't have all the ingredients to hand, for a start  I only had one leopard spotted banana. So I halved the recipe quantity and topped off with brazil nuts as I did not have the recommended pecans.  These were surprisingly good, especially the crunchy Brazil nuts which I haven't had in a long, long while - felt like a treat!  


  1. Glad you are able to work from home - it is such a better option than going into work or no job. A friend of mine said everyone is baking banana bread and I wished for some old bananas but I think your muffins look much nicer than banana bread

    1. Thanks Johanna, Today its a bit nippy outside - so not minding the comfort of home, though i must learn to get off my bum and walk around a bit, even if it is up and down the stairs a few times. We haven't had bananas in the house for a long while, D picked up four early March when i was poorly to make flapjacks, hence why there was one left for baking - and yes, agree these muffins made a nice change from the usual banana bread,


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