Today, I am sharing with all of you my thoughts on the Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract which I used to whip up a quick and easy batch of homemade banana muffins. One of the things that I love about this extract is that it's a PURE vanilla extract and not some cheap imitation one that you usually find in your retail stores. Because it's pure, it has a really nice taste and texture to it and often times I can use less of it when I am making various recipes.
Last week I forgot that it was my hubby's turn to bring a bake good into the office to share with his office staff. Every day they all take turns bringing in a homemade treat which is shared with everyone who works there. So, at the last minute I turned to a trusty old cheater recipe to make some muffins.
1 box of yellow or white cake mix
3/4 teaspoon Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract
3 very ripe bananas (peeled & mashed)
ingredients called for on the cake mix box
paper muffin cup liners
Follow the directions on the back of the cake mix box and mix up your cake batter. Stir in the pure vanilla extract and the mashed bananas. Blend everything together until it's mixed well. Fill the paper muffin cups 3/4 of the way full with the batter.
Bake in a preheated 350 degree F oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove and let cool on a wire rack. Store muffins in an airtight container.
Hubby took the banana muffins into work and everyone raved and raved about them. No one could believe they were made from a cheater recipe using a boxed cake mix. I believe that was because I used the Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract.
You can learn more about this product and the other products that Nielsen-Massey has to offer by visiting their site. I also encourage you to browse through their recipe section to pick up some great baking and cooking ideas.
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