Sometimes you just have to get rid of those old bananas hanging around.
Usually, I buy bananas because I like to have strawberry banana smoothies for breakfast. But a lot of times, making those smoothies just gets away from me somehow, and then I end up with bananas that are practically falling apart in my hands. Not the most fun, nor the best for smoothies anymore, I will admit!
But muffins. That's a different story.
So, I found a recipe from Sally's Baking Addiction that I adapted a little to bring in more of the qualities I wanted: sunny, vibrant, confident power. Given the correspondences of cinnamon, nutmeg, and banana, that power's going to come in handy to do what we want them to do!
Magic in Cinnamon Banana Muffins
Most of my recipes have something to do with love and healing, but today, we're looking at muffins for prosperity, energy, and healing to get our minds right and give us the zest we need to run headfirst at all our goals (especially money and career related ones)! And while the banana isn't native to Europe at all, it does have its own powerful magical associations that, according to Scott Cunningham, come from Hawai'i.
By no means am I well versed in Hawai'ian ways, and I really insist you learn from natives of Hawai'i about their customs, lore, and folk craft before anyone else! But for the purpose of this muffin, and with how common bananas have become in everyday households, it's worthwhile to know a couple things it stands for—like prosperity, fertility, & (especially male) potency.
The elements of water and fire, as well as Venus, the Sun, and Jupiter, come together here to give us that boost of vitality we need to not only understand, manifest, and attract, but also actively pursue, our dreams and goals. And of course, a little golden honey to sweeten the outcomes and bring in pure, radiant gold with your efforts never hurts, either!
Cinnamon Banana Muffins
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20-25 minutes
Makes 6-12 Servings (depending on muffin size)
All Purpose Flour
Overripe Bananas, Mashed
Unsalted Butter, melted
Milk (any kind, but almond boosts prosperity, too!)
Set your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix your dry ingredients together in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mash your bananas and mix with wet ingredients.
Combine wet and dry and separate into 6 big muffins or 12 little ones.
Bake at 425 for 5 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 16-18 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let them cool and enjoy!
Snag one of these before work when you need that extra kick to perform well, or the courage to ask for a raise at your next performance review. Or enjoy them as a tasty snack while you work on your passion projects and other goals! Whatever you decide to do, these muffins are delicious and comforting, and a perfect use of those browning bananas.