Finally a baked goods recipe that I’m happy with!
There’s SOMETHING about baking that I could NEVER get right. I blame it on… well, non-hereditary non-talent. My mother and sister bake delicious treats; wait a minute, I didn’t inherit that bit!
Cooking is forgiving. Missed out an ingredient? Don’t worry, there’s always something else to make up for it. So easy to fake it like a pro, bro!
But baking! It’s like thermodynamics to someone who doesn’t know what thermodynamics means, yet uses it as an example in a baking-related context! The nerve of these plebeians…!
But yes, baking. There are strict rules and principles to follow, which do not bode well for a person who cannot follow instructions, i.e. me.
Still I tried and tried. Failure played in my mind like a lingering bad dream (and a boy named xxx). Obsessed? Me? Never! 😛
I just want to BE ABLE to bake SOMETHING that I would eat.
… and I finally did.
This Banana Muffin recipe contains 2 eggs, NO oil and NO butter. This results in an old-fashioned dense muffin, NOT light nor fluffy. Almost like a heavy quick bread type. Rich, filling, moist, slightly chewy and not too sweet. This recipe makes 12 large muffins.
4 ripe bananas (Cavendish size)
90g brown sugar (100g for white sugar)
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp milk (can substitute with unsweetened applesauce)
1 spoonful Nutella (optional)
250g flour (whole wheat or plain)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp cocoa powder (optional)
1 handful chopped walnuts
1) Mash ripe bananas in a bowl, then add the rest of “Wet Mix”. Combine well.
2) Sift “Dry Mix” then add to “Wet Mix”. Gently fold to combine, but do not stir vigorously.
3) Add in any optional chopped walnuts, dried fruits or chocolate sprinkles. Chocolate sprinkles should be in EVERYTHING.
4) If oven, pre-heat to 175°C. If airfryer, pre-heat to 120°C.
Pour in batter to muffin cups. Bake in oven for 20-25mins, and in air-fryer for 30mins, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.
5) Get excited because you just made delicious muffins!
Yes I don’t make beautiful muffins, but they sure tasted great! Now that I successfully made this, I can retire my baking ambitions.