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 combination..so 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,
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.
They turned out well..but the texture could have been better..I didnt sift the flour and baking powder together..i guess thats why..my 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!!!