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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Quick and Easy Banana Muffins Recipe #NMVspring

This spring, join Nielsen-Massey Vanillas as they raise a toast to the return of warmer weather with a refreshing, fruity cocktail recipe. Whether at a Mother’s Day brunch, an outdoor dinner party or a graduation celebration, spring cocktails are a delicious way to bring the gathering together. Last week I publish the Nielsen-Massey Lemon Lime Raspberry Twist Cocktail recipe and you can grab that recipe HERE.

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.
Banana Muffins

Quick & Easy Banana Muffins Recipe

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.

Over the past 2 weeks since receiving the Pure Vanilla Extract for review, I've used it four times in various recipes and achieved excellent results! I've used it in my vanilla bean homemade ice cream recipe, the banana muffins recipe, a muddy buddies snack mix recipe and in a ginger pineapple pork recipe. This is my "go-to" 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.

Giveaway: One lucky winner is going to win a 2 fl. oz. bottled of Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract.

Giveaway Details: This giveaway is open to residents of the USA ONLY who are age 18 and over. Please read the Terms of Service and Disclaimer Policy before entering. You must be a PUBLIC FOLLOWER of this Blog to have your entries count in my giveaways. (Follow via Google Friend Connect) All non-blog followers will have their entries disqualified after the giveaway closes. This giveaway will close on May 12th, 2015 at midnight EST time.



Disclaimer: Shelly H. has personally reviewed the product listed above. Shelly has not received any monetary compensation for her review. Shelly did receive a free product to try out so she could evaluate and use it for her review. Her thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ. The Shakin N Bakin Blog is not responsible for delivery/shipping of giveaway items won from this blog nor are we responsible for mis-use or injury caused by items won from this Blog. Content on this blog is copyrighted, all rights reserved. We reserve the right to legally pursue anyone who violates our rights and/or steals our copyrighted material.

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Darla said...

Banana nut chocolate chip muffins are my favorite are my favorite muffins, so I will have to follow your recipe but add Chocolate chips. Cant wait to try the vanilla.

Darla said...

Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins are my favorite, so I will follow you recipe but add chocolate chips, and would love to try the vanilla.

Joanne said...

I would love to make the Asparagus Tomato & Goat Cheese Tart!

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Ken Ohl said...

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I'd love to make the Loaded Baked Potato Salad recipe.

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i wanna make the Apple Pie Martini ..thanks

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