A Puffin. Maple Bacon Banana Stuffed Pancake Muffin.
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Today, on this side of the world it’s a one day holiday. Holidays make me feel like a kid again. Breakfast always makes me feel like a kind. Pancake and Muffins were this fat kids child hood.
I woke up to a bright sun, scorching anything on its path. Strung on my running shoes and pressed random on my Ipod. Suddenly, the Candlepark Stars starts playing, probably one of my favourite bands, a tamer version of Explosions in the sky and less enigmatic than Mogwai, without losing any of the inspiration or emphatic emotion. I lost myself in a thoughtless cadence, one foot in front of the other, no particular direction. I felt light, i felt good and i felt unburdened.
Got home, drenched from top to bottom and sat there trying to regulate my heart beat back to reality. That’s when i felt like a kid and the above assosications started happening. I wanted pancakes, muffins and bacon in one convenient pacakge. So i made it happen.
Recipe for 6 puffins.
set the oven to 350 farenheit.
Mix 1 c. Flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 2 tbsp REAL maple syrup, 2 tbsp sugar, 2 tbsp melted salted butter, a pinch of salt, 1 egg, 2/3 cup of milk. Mix well.
Fry off 4 bacon strips until crisp, fry off one ripe banana in the remaining oil. Chop it all together. Mix with the above.
Butter your muffin tins. Fill them 2/3s of the way. Bake your muffins for 10-15 mins. Until fully risen.
Brush them with more salted butter, cover them with more Real maple syrup top with crushed almonds or pecans.