Cold Man & Banana Muffins

My first real post! As I mention in my bio, I started this blog to give me the kick in the pants I need to work on my hobbies. Every week I will be posting one new drawing and one yummy dessert recipe. So without further ado here is this week’s “work of art”:

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I call him Cold ManMostly because he’s snuggly dressed for winter, but also because he was inspired by the cold tiles in the bathroom where I work. I have a tendency for seeing images in all kinds of things like chipping paint, wood grains and of course, bathroom tiles:

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Unfortunately, Cold Man didn’t turn out as I had originally planned. Normally I’m a very slow drawer–the eggs in the background took me about 5 hours–but I made Cold Man in a bit of a hurry during one of my daughter’s naps. In the tile I saw him as more mysterious, almost sinister even, but I ended up drawing him with a very mild expression. I may draw him again in the near future; besides working slowly I also tend to draw the same thing multiple times before I’m satisfied.

What do you see in the tile? Can you see Cold Man? I also see a Wolf Man in there but that’s a drawing for another post!

On to dessert… This week I decided to use one of my tried and true recipes for banana muffins. I love this recipe–it’s quick, easy, and delicious. Did I mention its sugar free?! The recipe comes from a cookbook for baby and toddler friendly finger foods, so it’s something everyone can enjoy.

The ingredients are minimal:
4 large, very ripe bananas
2 eggs
1 cup and 2 tablespoons flour
1.5 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons unsalted butter

Mash the bananas in a large bowl and set aside. Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Beat the eggs and mix them in with the bananas, then slowly mix in the dry ingredients. Melt the butter and add it last. Pour the batter into a buttered/greased muffin tin and bake at 375 F for 15-20 mins. You can also add some blueberries, walnuts or chocolate chips to the batter. In our house I’m usually expected to add chocolate chips, which of course means they are no longer sugar free, but oh well! This time I also added a little extra banana since I had a fifth browning banana hanging around the kitchen, so as you can see in the photo the muffins didn’t rise very well, but they were still delicious!

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Bon appétit!

 

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