I first try to amend the mandarin orange muffin recipe in Fad About Food into banana muffin by replace the mandarin orange with banana. But, it turn out to be too sweet and the muffin's batter spilled out half way I baked them. Very ugly looking muffin I got. I don't know what's wrong with it. Maybe the oven is too hot and the batter are too watery because I just add in the mashed bananas without deduct the amount of milk and butter used in the recipe. I failed on the first try!
After I taste and look at the muffins, I decided to go for the second try. This time, I reduced the amount of sugar, milk and butter. I bake the muffins at 160c instead of 180c for 20 mins, my oven tend to get too hot when it's 180c. The top of muffins got burnt easily while inside are not yet cooked. It'll starts to spill out later on.
I cross my fingers and hope it will turn out right this time. Guess what? ... it really turn out great, the best banana muffin I've ever tried, it's soft, moist and delicious. The muffin itself are not that sweet and with the added natural sweet of the banana flesh, it taste just heavenly yummy. I finally got the best recipe for the banana muffin. My kids loved it so much!! They finished half of it when the muffins still hot. Next time, I don't have to worry that I can't finish the ripe banana anymore ☻
Banana Muffin Recipe
4-5 ripe bananas, mashed
250 g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon ground
80 g caster sugar
2 eggs, slightly beaten with fork
60 g milk
60 g butter, melted
2 tsp vanilla essense
pinch of salt
1 or 2 banana, sliced into 1/2cm chunks
What to do!
Sieve flour, baking powder and cinnamon ground together. Set aside.
In a big bowl. Stir and mix butter, milk, eggs and vanilla together. Add in sugar and salt. Mix till well combined and add in the mashed bananas. Mix well.
Fold in the sieve flour at one time and mix slowly till well combined. Remember not to over stir the batter.
Scoop the batter into the paper cup, add the sliced banana chunks and cover it with some batter. Fill about 8/10 of the batter, leave some space for the muffin to raise when we bake them.
Bake at preheated oven at 160c for 20mins or till it's cooked, when the toothpick inserted at the center of the cakes came out clean.
This yummy banana muffins are great for breakfast or teatime snacks. It's great for picnic too. My daughters bring them to school as their teabreak snack. Do give it a try if you love bananas. I bet you'll like it! If your kids at home don't take fruits, just bake this for them, I'm sure they'll love it ☻
How do you like the pink paper cup I use for this banana muffins??? I think they are very photogenic. They just look so good in the pics, aren't they?? ☻
Note: The recipe for this banana muffin are just perfect. You don't have to reduce the sugar or anything in the recipe. Just make sure the banana used are the ripe one. If the banana you used are big then 4 is enough, if the banana are small then you might need 5 bananas.
Makes 12-14 muffins - depend to the size of paper cup used.
Happy Baking!! ☻