Monday, March 29, 2010

Banana Muffins at 10:30pm

There is nothing wrong with baking muffins at 10:30pm! I was bored so I baked, time was not of importance! I hate bananas but I love all kinds of banana by-products such as banana pudding, banana muffins or even banana shakes. Most recipes are for 12 muffins so being the lazy person that I am, I decided to make 6 muffins and 3 mini loaves! My recipe was a combination of these two from Cat Can Cook and Joy of Baking. I like mine less sweet and with strong banana flavor.




Oh yes, I am using the Moleskine Recipe Journal now! woohoo!


Recipe
  • 4 large bananas (mashed)
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of butter (about 115 g) - leave at room temp for a bit
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt

Step 1 - mix flour, salt, sugar, baking soda and baking powder together. Set aside.


Step 2 - mash the banana then mix the slightly beaten eggs


Should look something like this then add in the slightly beaten eggs and butter (that's one huge butter)


Step 3 - combine dry and wet mixture together


mix well but don't over mix otherwise will be very tough.


Step 4 - butter the tray / cup [preheat oven to 180C]


Step 5 - fill the tray but don't top it, just lightly level and let it settle down


Step 6 - put in oven for 25 mins at 180C.


If you are using a Convection Oven, with 5 mins left, turn the knob to top grilling only to brown the top.


I did the same with with the mini loaves as well. Enjoy!

9 comments:

Greentea00 said...

try use the really day old ugly looking bananas to bake next time..easier to mash them and a good way to clear out the stock at home..i sometimes bake banana muffins too, and i like to sprinkle some brown sugar on top to give a crunchy mouthfeel..
looking forward for the easter long weekend now..u remind me that i haven't touch my oven in ages! =>

Jason said...

@Greentea00: I think it is time to touch your oven again! Don't neglect your lovely oven and Easter is a perfect time start baking again!

I usually don't keep banana at home so I had to go buy those relatively young bananas instead. Perhaps I should stock some at home just in case I feel like baking at 10:30pm at night again haha ..

Mochachocolata Rita said...

waw! you, muffin-making machine you! i like using those small bananas for baking...it has a bit more banana flavor to it~ try try sometime~

Ashley said...

Those look so good!!

Jason said...

@Rita: good point, those smaller banana has stronger flavors and more moist as well! Not I want to make some at 1030am! lol

@Ashley: Thanks for dropping by and thanks for your kind words! :)

cheeky angel said...

I second Greentea00's suggestion - it's a fab way to use up very soft & brown-speckled bananas.

An even better time to have banana muffins is in the morning. The smell of baking filling the flat is so comforting and exciting. My cheat for muffins-for-breakfast-work days is to sprinkle some water onto them and then reheat them in the oven...the aroma soon fills the kitchen :)

Jason said...

@cheeky angel. I am actually thinking of getting up early to make them later, that would be a very good way to start the day! :)

Anonymous said...

I have been making muffins since....the age of 14. For me, the best way is to buy bananas and store them till they are really speckled and ripe, then freeze them. When you defrost it for your recipe (you can do this quickly in the microwave), it mashes effortlessly and is really sweet + rich in banana flavour.

Jason said...

@Anonymous, thanks for the tips! I rarely stock banana at home on a regular basis so your method would be perfect so I can basically store them for a long time and get them out whenever needed! And for the greater flavors too! thanks!!

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