Rum Soaked Banana Nut Muffin Bites

Can we talk a little about kitchen magic?  The kind of magic that occurs when you take basic ordinary ingredients like flour, sugar, eggs, and spices – but what happens once those ingredients are combined is anything but ordinary; it’s kitchen magic.

I firmly believe that banana bread and banana nut muffins are made of kitchen magic.  I mean really, y’all, you take bananas that are so blackened and smooshy that even the least picky kid in the house won’t touch them with a 10 foot pole, you mix them in a bowl with some flour, sugar, spices, eggs, and other stuff – pop them into the oven and voila! Mouth-watering baked goods that have everyone within smelling distance of your kitchen drooling.  

Every southern family has a banana bread recipe that’s been passed down through the years since Moby Dick was a minnow, and depending upon your family it’s either a closely guarded secret — or you’re like me and you will tell anyone and everyone (hello food blogger) because fabulous foods and recipes are meant to be shared.

rum soaked banana nut muffins

I have created a Harry Potter year 7 Hermione level of kitchen magic with these rum soaked banana nut muffin bites, y’all.

I mashed my crazy ripe bananas up with some dark rum and the result y’all, well – it’s magical.

Dark Rum + Bananas = heaven.

The smell that wafts up from the bowl when the bananas are mashed up with the dark rum is so delicious that I think it would even make grumpy cat smile. 

 

rum soaked banana nut muffins

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