Monday, March 28, 2011

Eggless Banana Almond Muffins

What did I do with over ripe bananas before I started this blog ? I threw them away...
What do I do after I started this blog ? I make banana muffins !!

I make butter at home now and almost always make muffins when I have butter on hand, I use the butter milk (from churning out the butter) to make scones.
Starting this blog has helped me discover the use of a whole lot of new ingredients and made me appreciate what I can make with what I have on hand...

eggless muffins

My son loves muffins and every time he sees bananas going black, he asks me if we are making muffins !
I have this icing set that I got a while back, but havent really used it...He calls it the injection for cakes and has been pestering me to use it...thats the next project on hand !

These are fairly simple ones that I have made something similar earlier, with oats. This time, I used only maida / AP flour. Add chopped almonds for the crunch and a little powdered cardamom for flavour...
Used this recipe from Nithya's beautiful blog, with a few changes...

What you need -

4 ripe bananas
1.5 cups maida / AP flour
8-10 almonds chopped
a pinch of powdered cardamom
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup white butter
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

What you do with it -

Mash the bananas
Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl till they combine well
Add the vanilla extract and mashed bananas to the butter
Combine the baking powder, baking soda and powdered cardamom with the flour
Pre-heat the oven to 190 deg C
Gently fold in the wet ingredients with the dry ones
Add chopped almonds and mix once more
Grease the muffins pans or use the paper liners
Fill in the batter upto 3/4th level in the moulds or liners
Bake for about 20-25 mins
Enjoy with some hot tea


Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious the combo

Prathima Rao said...

Looks fantastic!! I tried them too but addded some raisins...Came out yumm.. but only thing was the top did not turn dark brown like urs..I like it if it has a little color..It came out the same all the 3 times i tried it out..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Archana said...

@Prathima, once the muffins are almost done, increase the heat to about 200 deg C and then bake for 3-4 mins, gets a nice brown colour that way

Prathima Rao said...

Thx a ton Arch for the tip...Will try it out soon!!!
Prathima rao
Prats Corner

My Saffron Kitchen said...

The muffins look so delectable..:)

Anonymous said...

my granson loves bananas so gonna try making him some

Unknown said...

Banana and almonds...yumm muffins


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