Monday, November 3, 2014

Banana Muffins

It has been a challenge to go shopping with A lately, not only his curiosity is at its height, he is also starting to have a lot of opinions and really enjoys putting things into my shopping cart, and will waste no time to protest if I take his choices out from the cart.

Result to that, our shopping trip always lasted much longer than anticipated, last week I had to make two big rounds in the supermarket to put back 3 bottles of hand wash soup ( yes, you heard it right, A wanted purple, red and orange colors!), the two rounds is to make sure he had enough distractions and long enough gap in between to let him forget about those items.

Together with those hand soups, some chips and lots of different types of candy, he also chooses a bunch of banana, which, I decided to keep and purchase while others go back to display isles. The only thing is that he realized that he didn't really want the banana once it was brought home.

As the bananas ripe fast and I have sometimes to spare today, I made 2 batches of banana muffins today, one with cocoa powder and one without.

4 - 5 ripe bananas (mashed)
1/2 cup Brown sugar
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/3 cup room temperature butter
1 tbsp wheat germ  Optional
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup All purpose flour ( I used Multigrain atta)

1. Mashed bananas until mushy, blend together all purpose flour, salt, wheat germ, baking soda and baking powder.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C) .

3.Add sugar, egg and butter into mashed banana, whisk well. Slowly add the flour in and use a spatula to fold the mixture until it is incorporated. Do not over stir the mixture.

4. Place baking cups onto muffin pan, scoop batter into muffin cups until around 3/4 cup full.

5. Add a teaspoon of cocoa powder into remaining batter,  just give it a brief stir to form some swirl, the cocoa powder need not be all blended in. Scoop this batter into muffin cups for second batch.

6. Bake the muffins for 18-20 minutes or until the top part is browned. Depending on the size of muffins.

A's breakfast is ready!


  1. Hi,

    I like your recipes. It is easy to follow.

  2. Thanks... I, too love simple and workable recipes! welcome to my blog...

  3. It looked very nice and yummy, I shall try it ^^

  4. oh yes! Love this muffin... So tasty and most important, I know what goes into my stomach!

  5. The banana muffins are excellent! It's easy and quick to make, even my two daughters could do it themselves .. will make again tomorrow .. they love the muffins so much!

  6. Hi, have you try to steam 馬拉糕 ? I have a very good recipe, the method is just like sponge cake. You need 160 gm each flour, sugar, 4 eggs, 2 teasp B.P., 1/3 teasp B.S., 8 Tabsp oil/ butter / lard is the old fashion 馬拉糕 . The recipe asked for 2 Tabsp of custard powder but I did not add it in as it has a yellow colour after I steamed it. Steam in a greased and base lined with a piece of paper on a 8 inches cake tin or bamboo basket. I steamed it in the Thermal Pot only 5 mins and stand 15 mins or if you use steamer, steam it on high heat for 20 mins. Must cover the pot cover with a piece of cloth otherwise you will have a 1001 holes/ volcanoes on top of your 馬拉糕. When you come back to Malaysia or may be your place do sell the Thermal Pot, buy one and it save a lot of gas !! I posted Thermal Pot in Facebook, may be you go there to have a look. This type which has a thick ring at it's bottom so that heat will be store there ~@@!! Have a good day !!