Note: 2/3 of one banana made 12 hearts. Save the excess from the hearts to add to the bread.
Makes: 18 Muffins
1 2/3 cups
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
4 bananas, very ripe, mashed
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup dry roasted peanuts
Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line or grease muffin tin.
Cut disks out of one of the bananas. Cut the disks into hearts.
Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with the whisk attachment until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, sour cream, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Spoon into muffin pan and bake for about 10 minutes.
While the muffins are baking, dredge the hearts in brown sugar.
After muffins have been baking for 10 minutes, take the muffins out of the oven. Working quickly, gently push a heart into each muffin.
Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached.