Banana walnut muffins
I can see every flaw, beat myself down about mistakes and regrets, about things I want to change in myself and I can do it ALL DAY LONG. I am far from being perfect and this is a major area for me to work on myself. Knowing that is already half getting there, right?
But. Here comes the but. But there is something I was blessed with (among lots of other things, of course), something I take for granted so many times, and that's the fact that I suffer from no test anxiety. I feel almost nothing before tests and I am not stressed I am not going to pass or succeed, I just don't have it.
It seems like something small, but as my German exam approaching (only two more days left) I can see how others start and find it a bit difficult and I don't.
Don't get me wrong, I feel for them and I wish them all to not have it anymore. At the same time I don't want to forget to be grateful for the gift that I got, the lack of this anxiety.
I consider myself quite a scared person. For people around me this might sound funny considering the somewhat colorful life I had, but really most of the things I did (like moving around a lot, living my country, leaving school) were because I was driven by fear (ok, ok, with a pinch of adventurousness).
I am scared of a lot of stuff, but exams is one thing I am not, so I'll take what I get. It's one less fear to worry about.
I dedicate those lovely muffins to all the other scared people out there. I am sure we all have fears to some extent, but may we all be grateful for the ones we don't have.
3 bananas, very ripe
70g butter, melted
170g agave syrup
vanilla pod, deseeded
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
75g walnuts, chopped
In a big bowl mash the bananas and mix in the melted butter.
Add the agave syrup, egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour and bicarbonate of soda and mix.
Add the walnuts and mix them into the dough.
Share the mixture in a muffin tray and bake for approx. 25 minutes.
When ready, take out of the oven, leave for 5 minutes and then take out the muffins onto a cooling rack.