Monday, February 12, 2007

Banana Muffins - 3 variations

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 Muffin

Banana Cinnamon Muffin

Banana and Raspberry Chips Muffin

The recipe below yields 12 regular sized muffins.

Ingredients

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

Method

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.

14 comments:

FaRaH said...

Banana and cinnamon....sounds great and from your post it sure do look delicious. Hey m3rni3 you're a genius!

Btw you get any shortcut recipes for cheesecake?? I check everywhere but too tedious for my lazy bones...hee hee

MamaFaMi said...

Wow, looks delicious! Must be tasting yummilicious as well....*drooling*

m3rni3 said...

Hi Farah

Cheesecake .. the last time I made was years ago .. i remembered my first Oreo Cheesecake.

Hmm .. I happen to chance this over the internet .. kinda shortcut .. check dis out .. http://recipes.bhg.com/recipes/recipedetail.jsp?recipeId=39237

whaddaya think of it?

m3rni3 said...

Hi Sis Mamafami

Terharu rasanya. Thanks for visiting my blog. Really appreciate it!

Do give this recipe a try sometime yah!

Regards
Murnie

FaRaH said...

Hey thanks I love you so much, it's so easy....

Wah your food blog makin famous eh sampai the food expert mamafami pun visit seh *waves hand at Mamafami*. Anyway you deserve it your foods look great seh...

Ps: This is a true compliment eh very hard to get compliment from me tau!

Elena said...

Hi Murnie!

Your Banana and Cinnamon mix is a great idea! Would love to try this out one day! Thanks heaps for your genius contribution to Muffin Monday!

m3rni3 said...

hi farah

that one is easy right .. dat will be listed in my to do list .. hmm .. actually i dont have a to do list. they are all up in my head .. there're jus too many recipes that i want to try but there's just too little time .. haha .. go figure!

btw, thanks for the compliments. tu yang terharu sangat rasanya .. hehe

m3rni3 said...

hi elena

when i learnt about Muffin Monday, i knew I had to participate in this event!

do give the recipe a try aite!

thanks for hosting this brilliant event!

phalinn said...

gorgeous yummy yummy bakeries here..keep it up...i like the last part of your tagline there.."To basically share about anything but not necessarily everything"....i can relate to that because people think i tell everything about my life when in fact there're more untold stories actually (that will never ever be told)

m3rni3 said...

hi phalinn .. thanks for dropping by ..:-)

i see dat u do some cooking too. so you may try some of the recipes here in my blog .. :-)

yes yep .. i do agree that some things are never meant to be told!

za said...

yummmmiiiiieeeee.so interesting recipies here..wanna try one day:)

btw..u got any recipe for choc moist??a simple one

m3rni3 said...

hi za

thanks for stopping by .. :-)

actually, i have yet to find a choc cake recipe dat i really like.

u may wish to try dis one though .. http://m3rni3.blogspot.com/2006/08/zaiimas-steamed-chocolate-cake.html

kek nie sepatutnya steam over rapid fire .. tapi i actually bake them using a waterbath .. hehehe

ummi said...

Hi Murnie,
am just a regular surfer and ran into Elena's website on muffins and saw your recipe and others.

I like your baked eggs recipe and hope to try it out soon.

I wanted to also ask, since you are a so good at baking:
is there any part of the recipe that we have to change if the recipe is one from America or Europe - you know, different weather, altitudes etc. I would like to try out some of the recipes from USA, but am not sure if I have to make changes to parts of it.

m3rni3 said...

hi ummi ..

thanks for the visit ..

i am no baking guru .. i am still an amateur at this .. really!

as for your questions, i think recipe should be the same as per called for .. :-)

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