Archive for March 7, 2008

Banana Muffins

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When I crave muffins it’s usually blueberry but I had just bought a lot of raisins.

In the past I’ve had bad experiences with muffin liners, but I decided to give them another try and it turned out perfect. The wrapper came off with ease, the top was crispy and the center moist. They went faster than usual; I hoped I would have some left for breakfast.

Spiced Banana Raisin Oatmeal Muffins

  • 1 banana
  • 3/4 cup sugar +1 tsp molasses (or 1 cup dark brown sugar)*
  • 1/2 cup organic shortening (or butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup hazelnut flour (or whole wheat flour)
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • dash of cloves
  • dash of cardamom

*I tend to add molasses to sugar in baking instead of buying brown sugar. Packaged brown sugar always turns into an unusable brick in a few weeks.

Preheat oven to 350°. Break up the banana into large chunks, add sugar and molasses, mix briefly. Then add shortening, mix till completely smooth, and then add eggs one at a time till incorporated. Then mix in spices, oats, and raisins; followed by the rest of the dry ingredients. Grease or line your muffin pan and fill to 1/4 inch below the rim. I made only 10 muffins that way; if you distribute less per cup you can make 12 smaller ones. Bake for 25mins, check with a skewer.

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and then there were none…

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March 7, 2008 at 9:52 pm 5 comments


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