I have been hankering for muffins! No idea why! In fact, I yearn for Banana Muffins to be exact.
When I wanted to make banana muffins yesterday for tea, I realised the bananas were gone. And so I thot, hokay, I'll make them tomorrow after work then and so I bought more bananas yesterday nite.
So when I got back from work today, all geared up to make banana muffins, I realised there were no more eggs .. grrrrrrrrr .. at dat moment, I was pissed .. really furious! My enthusiasm almost turned into rage!!
I requested DH (sorry DH .. ;-() to go down to get me eggs. So at 8.30 pm, I started making those babies and with 3 variations -
Banana Cinnamon Muffin
Banana and Raspberry Chips Muffin
The recipe below yields 12 regular sized muffins.
1 1/2 cup self raising flour
1/2 cup caster sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 large bananas, mashed
Preheat oven to 175C.
Lay paper cases in muffins tins and grease bottom only of paper cases.
A - In a large bowl, put flour in.
B - Combine sugar, egg, oil, milk and mashed bananas.
Incorporate B into A and using a metal fork, fold in the flour till just moistened.
Divide mixture equally into 3 bowls.
- Leave the first bowl plain.
- Add a couple dashes of cinnamon powder to the 2nd bowl and
- Add a generous amount of raspberry chips to the 3rd bowl.
Spoon mixture into the muffin tins and then bake for about 25 - 30 mins or until a pick/skewer inserted comes out clean.
Stand muffins for about 5 mins before turning out to cool on a wire tray.
Note: To produce a light and fine textured muffin, do not overbeat. Fold mixture lightly till just moistened. The mixture should still be lumpy!
I have to mention that the kitchen smelt great while these were baking.
I just couldnt wait to eat them when they were done. DH was having his dinner and I took the oppotunity to share the muffins with him. I took one of each and the both of us shared.
The muffins turned out great. They were light, moist and best of all, they were chockful of mashed bananas.
The cinnamon one was yummeh too .. I could do with a lil more cinnamon .. the marrying of banana and cinnamon .. AWESOME!
The ones with raspberry chips were superb! Choc and banana just complements each other so well that I would say this was the best! By the way, the raspberry chips were from my last Blogging By Mail partner.
Two words to sum these babies up .. OUTRIGHT DELICIOUS!
This would also be my entry for Muffin Monday(MM01)! And the host, Elena of Experiments will post the entries here as and when she receives them.