On day three I tried to make banana muffins, but when I started preheating the oven a nasty smell filled up the apartment. This is the brand new oven in our new apartment, so we were understandably confused. Turns out, you need to leave new ovens on for 30 minutes at 400 degrees before you use them. After talking to the landlord and finding this out, I was all set to make some muffins.
I used this recipe, but used less sugar because I got confused with another recipe I had been considering where all the comments indicated it was too sweet. I also added dried cranberries, chocolate chips and walnuts. The muffins turned out pretty tasty, although they could probably have used more cranberries, chocolate chips, walnuts and sugar. Still, for my first muffins ever, they turned out pretty well. We’ve been putting apple butter on them to sweeten them up, and it’s been working great.