Monday, 4 June 2012

Banana Muffins - May challenge on Eggless Baking

Just a while after I started baking I experimented with fruits in baking and I have to admit, I have been smitten by bananas more than any other fruit. I have tried carrots, apples and strawberries too. But I cannot resist trying out a baked good with bananas in it. This is only next to my obsession with chocolate. There is something about the aroma that fills the house when these are baking in the oven, that is simply heavenly!

I was overjoyed at seeing this month's Eggless baking recipe. Gayathri had chosen Banana muffins for the May challenge. I earnestly preserved a couple of large bananas for this month's challenge. The substitution here is very easy too. The only difference from the original recipe is that I used 1/4 cup of creamy yoghurt instead of the 1 egg that the recipe requires.

Recipe Source:

Banana - 3 large (mashed) - about 1 cup

All Purpose Flour - 1 1/2 cups

Butter - 1/3 cup (melted)

Sugar - 3/4 cup

Baking Powder - 1 tsp

Baking Soda - 1/2 tsp

Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp

Creamy Yoghurt - 1/4 cup

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (160 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. I used silicone muffin moulds and did not require any liners. 

2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. Combine bananas, sugar, yoghurt, and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until just combined. Overmixing the batter will result in tough muffins. Scoop into muffin pans.

4. Bake in preheated oven. Bake medium sized muffins for 18 - 22 minutes. Muffins will spring back when lightly tapped.

The very fact that it is a banana muffin is enough to tell you how this recipe turned out. In my opinion the sugar could have been reduced a bit as the bananas were a bit sweet by themselves. A 1/2 cup of sugar would have sufficed. One can also use buttermilk in place of creamy yoghurt, that would result in fluffier muffins as opposed to these dense ones.
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1 comment:

Gayathri Kumar said...

The muffins look so nice and soft. Nice work on the challenge...