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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Simple Banana Muffins!

This is really simple and definitely a lunchbox keeper!

This picture isn’t very good – i apologise. But Fish and Hui (who doesn’t eat bananas) really liked it.

Banana Muffins

4 medium-large bananas – mashed up well
1 cup sugar (brown/white – depending on what you like)
1/2 cup oil ( i will try using butter next time)
1 tbsp vanilla essence

  • Take all the above ingredients and mix it together in a big bowl (which i really need btw) =)

2 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream

  • Then mix all this in. I didn’t sift my flour – didn’t seem to hurt the muffins in anyway.

Try not to overmix the batter as it will develop into a tough muffin.

Also, i wanted to use cupcake papers on these, but realised i didn’t have the big ones – so i didn’t – and it came out GREAT! It has a brown caramel crust-like thing going on the top and the sides were nicely browned. I didn’t need to oil the muffin tray or anything as well.


Then i just sliced up another banana and placed 2 slices of banana on top of the muffins.

Then into the preheated oven it went at 180 degrees for 25 minutes (that’s the colour you get seen in the first picture) – although it could be nicer if placed in for maybe 35 minutes – keep an eye on it.

I also baked some in the smaller muffin trays and placed just one slice of banana, they fit perfectly.

They are really quite nice – Fish and hui really likes them. They taste great whether they’re eaten cold or warm or hot. Which makes this a great lunchbox addition!

We ate them for dessert today – warm with vanilla ice cream.

Yum Yum.

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