Monday, January 31, 2011
Banana and Passionfruit Muffins
It is so hot where I am today, but I felt like baking.
I thank Jesus for air-con.
I was really wanting something that would go with a cup of tea. And I always have bananas on hand and these ones were very ripe, so they were perfect for using in cooking.
I wanted something quick and easy, that is practically fool proof, and decided to action muffins! I haven't eaten a muffin in such a long time. Usually they are too sweet and very cake like, I can't stand that, a muffin is not a cake people!!!
Meanwhile my mum is staying with me for a little while, for a well deserved holiday break. My little dog Chuck loves her to pieces. And he must stay glued to her at most times. Including when it is stinking hot! And completely uncomfortable for the human. He seems relaxed, so thats all that matters.....
Because of the heat today I wanted a bit of a tropical feel to the muffins. So I added coconut essence and passionfruit to the banana batter.
1 1/2 cups self raising flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3-1/2 cup sugar, depending on how ripe bananas are
2 eggs beaten
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 banana's mashed
1/2 tin passionfruit
1/2 teaspoon coconut essence
Preheat the oven to 160C. Sift the dry ingredients, flour, baking powder and sugar into a bowl.
Beat the eggs into a smaller bowl, add the oil, bananas, passionfruit and coconut essence, stir until combined. Add the wett to dry ingredients stir until well mixed.
Spoon batter into prepared patty lined muffin tins. The batter made 12 cupcake sized muffins.
Optional: Sprinkle with coconut, and slivered almonds.