Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakedom

Good Morning All!

So first of all, it just occurred to me that all of these pictures are terrible. I think… my camera is still set on Night Shot.

This will soon be corrected. For now, we have some pixilated pictures.

I woke up pretty tired yesterday morning but work was so busy that it kept me awake. I had oats with peanut butter and maybe a 1/4 cup of that cereal. I’m a big fan. FLAX.

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Morning snacks included frozen strawberries and two carrots.

Then lunch was tuna and spinach on a whole wheat Arnold’s thin plus a tomato and basil salad with salt, pepper, and maybe a teaspoon of someone’s balsamic vinegar…
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After eating all of that, I was still kind of hungry so I had maybe 1/2 cup of yogurt with cinnamon. I ended up not having time to eat my afternoon snack so that worked out.

Boss came back from lunch and left sushi on my desk. Who knows why. I left it in the refrigerator at work. Maybe I’ll have it tomorrow. If not, I’ll at least photograph it.
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I got home from work at 5:30, ate some quick dinner and then started baking.

Baking wreaks havoc on my clean counters (and dishes and floor):

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I made banana chocolate chip cupcakes for a coworker’s birthday. 12 regular size + 25 minis.
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I also made a giant batch of buttercream frosting. I tinted it brown with a bit of melted and cooled chocolate.
The pastry bag that could take over the world. And frost it.
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Some cupcakes:

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I melted some chocolate and dipped/drizzled chocolate on banana chips for garnish.

Finished cupcakes:
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And ready to be lugged on the bus:
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That’s about it for now. I think I already posted this recipe because I’ve made these cupcakes about five times now. I’ll check tomorrow and post it if it’s not already up somewhere.

Have a lovely day!

It’s already Wednesday.

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