I mean, look at it--it's got the makings of a fantastic bowl of warmth. And yet, it was waaaayyy too much pepper for this girl's tongue :( Could barely handle it, so sad. Maybe my white pepper was more potent? Oh well, can't win them all!
To try and subdue the burn, I used up some really ripe bananas to make some mini muffins (i like eating 2 or 3!). The secret ingredient, well, not so secret... special, yeah, that's it! Cinnamon chips! They're pretty darn cute and a delicious addition to these buttons of banana-walnut goodness :). Definately ended the night on a good note! Recipe after the picture...
1/8t cinnamon (i eyeball-ed all these spices... adjust to your taste!!)
scant 1/4c brown sugar
1T Smart Balance oil
1 egg white, beaten
3/4c mashed banana
1/4c cinnamon chips
1/4c chopped walnuts
Preheat oven to 350deg.
In medium bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix well. In small bowl, mash banana with brown sugar, oil, and vanilla. Add banana mix to dry ingredients and mix until just combined Fold in oats, cinnamon chips, and walnuts.
Add to mini muffin tin (or other desired size) sprayed with nonstick. Bake for ~12min (different sizes will take longer, so adjust accordingly!). Cool on a wire rack to prevent burning your tongue :) Then enjoy!!