Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Banana Muffins


~ Banana Muffins  ~

With all the hustle bustle and fast pace  life of  a metro, I sometimes
 deeply crave for  simple country life - deep blue skies, the gentle 
warmth  of morning sun,deep earthy aroma of wet soil and dew 
drenched crisp blades of wild grass.The city life enriches us with
 super luxuries and comforts but slyly keeps us away from the little
 joys of nature ...Amongst this city life my little green area aka
 the balcony of  apartment  is my best little hideaway and a perfect
 place to spend the  Sunday mornings with family and enjoy 
a cup of piping hot tea with some warm buttery muffins. 




Most of the kids in  northern India are enjoying a spring break or a
 change of new academic session break to be more precise, owing to which 
my lil one is at home these days. This weekend she was adamant to bake a
 treat for her dad . With a couple of over ripened bananas  on the fruit tray
  it had to be some banana muffins .....



Bananas are a wonder fruit, they are a rich source of  potassium n magnesium 
that aid in maintaining normal blood pressure , healthy heart and strong
bones. Being rich in soluble fibre they help in healthy digestion and nutrient 
absorption. Bananas are perfect anytime snack for little ones too. 
The overripe ones are great to bake muffins and banana breads !! 



I'm a sucker for pretty colorful stuff , right from cupcake liners to funky 

molds , tableware and baking accessories. Picked up these cute polka ones
 at a throw away price from  the  local market . 



These easy to bake buttery delights are a perfect accompaniment to any hot

 beverage. Add some choco chips or nuts or keep them plain ; eat warm or pack 
them as treats in lunch boxes - they are absolutely indulging. With almost 
equal measurements of flour , butter and  sugar this recipe  based on 
traditional pound cake  is simple enough for lil ones to remember and try 
their hands on. With loads of butter it is better to term these as divine 
indulgence and treats ....I love the smell of vanilla and  banana
 together but you can omit vanilla for a stronger banana aroma. 

Banana Muffins 





Ingredients- 

100 gms flour , 100 gms butter ( I used Amul), 100 gms powdered 
sugar , 2 eggs, 1 tsp vanilla essence, 2 over ripe bananas mashed, 
1tsp baking powder, 50 gms walnuts /choco chips .

Method

Preheat oven to 180C . Sift flour and baking powder twice and keep aside. 
In a large bowl cream( beat) butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Gradually add the eggs and vanilla .Mix well . Gently fold in the sifted flour .
Finally add the mashed bananas and walnuts/choco chips. Add  1-2 
tsp milk if required. Spoon the batter in lined muffin cups and bake in a 
preheated oven for 25-30 mins or till toothpick inserted in the centre
 comes out clean. Cool on wire rack and serve. 



9 comments:

  1. So soft and delicious looking muffins. Pics looks so vibrant and inviting.
    Deepa

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  2. in love with these pictures, and muffins

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  3. The muffins look scrumptious. The photography is just superb.

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  4. I m so jealous of those cute cupcake liners that you have! some collection i must say. Plus there are my eternal favorite kind of muffins sitting and staring at me from the screen. Drooling here!

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