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My trip last week to my parents' house was unexpected, and I had just stocked up with a lot of fruit. Though my family ate fruit during my absence, I was getting worried that it was too ripe and would soon start to spoil.
I'm not very good at sitting still and watching sports on television. Sometimes I fold laundry or do paperwork. It was impossible for me to sit at all during an incredibly close 7th game of the NBA Finals. Baking seemed like a good idea.
I had five bananas that were so ripe they didn't have to be mashed. I scraped them out of the peel with a spoon. I mixed up banana bread batter and baked one load of bread and a batch of muffins.
I also had a lot of plums that were too squishy to put in lunch boxes. No one likes to bite into a plum and have juice drip all over your hands and shirt. Since I couldn't find a recipe for plum bread, I decided to take a chance with one of my favorite Type A muffins. (Here is the link if you want it - http://www.dadamo.com/bloggers/h/archives/00000252.htm )
When I have made Rice Muffins with fruit like blueberries, I used the 1 cup of applesauce called for in the recipe plus a cup of additional fruit. This time I peeled and chopped one cup of plums. They were so soft that I was afraid to use a full cup of applesauce, so I cut it in half. I should have omitted the applesauce altogether. The first batch of muffins was too moist.
After I took them out of the muffin tins I put them back in the oven on a cookie sheet to dry them out a little. I added additional flour to the batter before putting the second batch of muffins in the oven. They came out with a better texture. The plums made them very, very sweet.
I have healthy breakfasts for several days.
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