You guys were really on the ball yesterday recognising that a baker I am not.
Thanks for the comments here and on Facebook. I went back and checked the recipe and lo, it does indeed call for baking soda, which is what we used. I'm still not sure why the muffins weren't as dense as they usually are but warm banana bread goodness that was also light and fluffy? Who am I to argue?
(As an aside, Mr. H really liked them too. Last night I wasn't feeling well and Mr. H wanted a snack before dinner so I said he could have one out of the bag on the kitchen table. When I rallied myself to make his dinner I found him sitting at the kitchen table with a little stack of muffin wrappers in front of him. The little goober had managed to eat six - SIX! - before I got in there to make his dinner. After chastising him to leave room for his dinner he said, "But mummy, they're SO good!". Ahhh, sweetness! And he still managed to eat all his dinner too. I think we might be in the midst of a growth spurt.)
But anyway, want to see the last of the Christmas knitting that I couldn't show you? Here it is:
This is the cowl/neckwarmer/scarf-thingy that I decided to knit for Jordan for Christmas when I realised that he was the only one not on the receiving end of any knitting this year. Couldn't have that! Since we weren't together at Christmas on the day, it gave me some extra time to get it knit up and I finished it on Boxing Day. We finally got to celebrate Christmas together as a family last weekend and I think Jordan must really like it as he hasn't been seen without it since. Always the best compliment!
This morning as I was snapping his picture Jordan asked, "You'd kill me if I ever lost this, right?" Best not to find out!