I had some bananas that were getting overripe, so I made a batch of banana muffins yesterday, using Penzeys Pie Spice
instead of the nutmeg called for in the recipe. I love that stuff
It has all the warm spices (including three different kinds of cinnamon) plus vanilla sugar and anise seed. So good. I had a little too much batter for twelve muffins, so I made a little cake with the rest. Dipped them in melted butter and topped with pie-spice sugar
I miscalculated how much softened butter I would need - I was 2 tbsp. short and all the rest was in the fridge. So I remembered a tip I had read about grating it to soften it quickly. Worked like a charm! I also was 1/2 cup short of the amount of plain yogurt I needed, so I substituted whipped cream cheese that I softened on low power in the microwave. They came out delicious!