Monday, February 23, 2009

Banana muffins

Of course on Sunday I was baking again. Lately it seems that at least once a week I'm standing in the kitchen mixing up some kind of dough. Well, this time I had to get rid of some bananas therefore I made banana muffins. I have never made "just" banana muffins. Only banana-chocolate ones. So I was very keen to try. I did find a recipe I had copied down from a book (I have no idea which book) about 10 years ago. I kinda used this as a basis and changed a couple things. So it's kinda made-up ... but it worked very nicely. The muffins look rather boring, but taste really good and have a very nice texture. Very moist and kinda fluffy. So, if you want to try it, here is what I did. I used (for 12 muffins)

280 g flour
1 tea spoon baking soda
1 tea spoon baking powder
3 very ripe bananas (the riper the better!)
110 g butter, melted
2 eggs
180 g sugar
2 table spoons milk
1 table spoon vanilly joghurt
1 packet vanilla sugar - or just some vanilla flavour or pure vanilla

Just add it all together like you always do for muffins - dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, baking soda) in one bowl, wet ones in another one. With the wet ingredients I usually start out mixing together eggs and sugar, and add the rest. I also added the banana to the "wet" bowl and mixed quickly through it. Then you add the dry stuff to the wet stuff, stirr it quickly together being careful not to stir for too long! (Stirring for too long will make the muffins dry.)
You bake this in a preheated oven at 180°C (350°F) until a cake tester comes out clean. Mine took about 20 minutes, but that depends on your oven.

I made some nice cream cheese frosting to go with it. You can just use any recipe you like. And regarding the photo, I know that you're actually supposed to put the frosting on top of the muffin. Well, the advantage of spooning it on while you eat is simply - you get MUCH MORE frosting to fit on your muffin!!! :-)


LiEr said...

Hi Ulli! I left an award for you on my blog. Enjoy!

Katie said...

I love "plain" banana muffins, that's what I grew up with and only recently did I have any with chocolate chips in it. And we only ever had plain butter...yours look yummy!

Miss Muffin said...

Thanks so much Lier! What a nice thing to read when you turn on your computer!!! :-) I will post about it and pass it on hopefully sometime this week.

Lo Christine said...

Looks delicious!!

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