Banana Muffin

31 Jul

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It seems like I picked the perfect time to missed all weddings, engagement parties, pregnancy celebrations and birth when I was away in Sydney. I knew I couldn’t make up my absence, so I baked this muffin instead and sent them to my loved ones.

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I love the simplicity of this muffin and the way it gives my whole house a new sweet, warmth perfume which reminds me of the orange and golden leaves in Autumn.

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All you need are 2 overripe-on-the-edge of stink bananas, brown and handsome. Butter, melted together with honey and vanilla. A little beating is in order, just until they marry together in harmony. Baking soda, baking powder, all purpose flour and a dash of cinnamon, sifted and mixed together.

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The key to success is the mixing. Mixed everything just until they are combined, no more. Over mixing will create a tough muffin and biting into dense cake surely is no pleasure!

Banana Muffin
Adapted from How to Be a Domestic Goddess, Nigella Lawson

2 large, ripe-in-the-verge-of-stink bananas
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 heaping tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 heaping teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
pinch of salt
1/2 cup of chocolate chips (optional)
Muffin pan and paper baking cups
Makes 8
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Preheat the oven to 375F and line your muffin pan with liners.

In a bowl, mashed bananas until resemble a puree of baby food, set aside. In another bowl, sift the dry ingredient and combined slightly.

In a small saucepan, put the butter, honey and vanilla extract over low heat to melt.
Combined the butter mixture to bananas, then make a little circle in the middle of the flour and dump the butter-banana mixture in it.

With a spatula or a wooden spoon, stir the mixture a couple of times, just until it resemble a gooey of banana mixture goodness, soft and lumpy. It wouldn’t look very attractive, but no worries, It would still come out all right.

Fill the muffin cups about two-thirds full of mixture. If you, like me, cannot comprehend the existent of anything banana dessert without chocolate, then drop a few of chocolate chips on top.
You might need to press that little buttons a little to sink into the mixture.

Put in the oven and bake for about 25 minutes. Leave in the pans for 5 minutes, then remove the muffin cups to a wire rack and leave cool for another 5-10 minutes.

I would suggest to eat it warm with a cuppa tea. Enjoy!

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One Response to “Banana Muffin”

  1. Shannon (@ShannonLauraK) August 5, 2012 at 18:57 #

    Mhmm, these muffins look good! Banana muffins are my favorite..especially when they’re topped with chocolate chips. 🙂

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