Banana & Raisin Muffins

I'm a big muffin fan..and I love them completely..They are so easy to make..and can be made within minutes. I've baked Banana muffins before..but this time I wanted to add something more.. I didn't have walnuts..which is the ideal I thought of trying out with raisins.

As I started off with the preparation, a bunch of friends pleasantly surprised me by turning up for lunch!!! I wasn't prepared for this..and obviously there wasn't much I could offer them. So we decided to cook some rice and rasam at home. Everybody lend a helping hand. We all chatted..giggled..and ofcourse discussed lots of ideas in the kitchen..Kitchen conversations are great bonding agents :-). It was an absolutely ideal time for some hot muffins..and what a coincidence..the muffins were in the oven already!!!

Here's how I made them...

Ingredients: Makes 16 big muffins approx
150 gms flour,
150 gms unsalted butter, softened,
150 gms or 2 ripe bananas, mashed,
100 gms sugar, powdered,
3 eggs,
1 tsp baking powder,
1/2 tsp vanilla essense,
3 tbsp golden raisins,

1.) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees for 10 mins.
2.) Sift the flour and baking powder together and set aside.
3.) In a bowl, cream the sugar and butter together for few mins. Add vanilla essence and mix well.
4.) Add the eggs one at a time, continuously beating the mixture.
5.) Mash the ripe bananas and fold it into the mixture along with the raisins.
6.) Fill 3/4 of the paper cupcake moulds with the batter.
7.) Bake the muffins at 180 degrees for approx 10-15 mins or until a toothpick comes out clean. Serve hot.

Sneek Peek:

They turned out well..but the texture could have been better..I didnt sift the flour and baking powder together..i guess thats mistake :-(. As the saying goes.."there are no shortcuts to success and baking".

The flavor of the banana made quite a strong presence...the raisins along with the banana was a beautiful blend!!!

My friends quite enjoyed it..and we had a blast together!!!


  1. That would have been a great entertaining this muffins for ur friends! Looks good!

  2. Can guess u would have great time with ur friends for making these muffins..lovely n delicious they r..

  3. First time here, nice blog..Like your muffins looks good. Food and friends sounds like fun......

  4. love the second picture..looks delicious..

  5. hmmm muffins were delicious :)

  6. Amazing pics Jayashree! I bet U had a good time.

  7. Thanks Cham, Priya, Madhu, Anudivya, Sowmya, Anonymous, & Soma I surely did have a great time!!!

  8. Muffins look too good,gr8 way to indulge kid with fruits and nuts

  9. looking yummy n delicious yaar.. i bookmarked it ..


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