Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Banana Muffins

Christmas is nearing, and still ,I havent baked anything.....This thought was killing me and I had so many projects in hand ( Proiect Lead ?) ha ha ha.This banana muffin was the one which ,kept on pricking me to prepare it.One day I prepared it, but it was not firm enough to name it as a cake.It become brittle and we have to eat it as a pudding:(
 The two big mistakes I made were,
                    * Added melted hot butter.
                    * Mixture was beaten hard after adding flour mixture.
 After making several research,I identified the problem areas and prepared it well this time.The muffins were a grand success.Rohith was very happy in preparing the muffins along with me.He was running here and there to celebrate it and distracted me a lot.Hmm wat to do.kids are  kids..........
 I got around 11 cup cakes ,from these measurements.I have poured more in some liners,if not I wud have got couple of more.



Ingredients:

1.All Purpose Flour                -        2 cups (320 gms)
2.Bananas                               -         2  (medium sized)
3.Egg                                      -          1
4.Butter                                  -           1 stick
5.Sugar                                   -           1 cup (160 gms)
6.Baking pwdr                        -           1/2 tsp
7.Baking soda                         -            1/2 tsp
8.Salt                                      -            1/4 tsp
9.vanilla extract                      -             1 tsp
10.Choco chips                       -            1/2 cup

Method:
* Mix ,flour,salt,baking pwdr and baking soda in a bowl, with a whisk.Make sure the mixture is well mixed well, as of in figure 1.

* Peel the bananas and mash it well.I have taken medium sized bananas.The proportion is,for 1 cup flour,1 banana is taken.The bananas shud be ripe enough to make it a blend.

* Take  a big bowl ,mix butter and sugar using a blender.The butter shud be in room temperature.We can also melt the butter,but cool it completely before adding.Either way ,we can do it.The only concern is ,it shud not be hot.In my previous attempt,I added hot butter,so my cake was not firm enough.

* Break the egg and add it to the sugar-butter mixture and mix it ,untill it forms white fumes as in the figure 5.I mixed it at the maximum speed.This gives , a great fluffiness to the cake.The more u whisk, the more fluffiness u get in this.

* Now dump in the mashed bananas,vanilla extract and whisk it again to the fullest.As seen , in the pic,my son was very helpful in whisking and he had a good time ,with the hand mixer.


* Slowly mix the flour mixture ,into the bowl.Reduce the speed of the mixer to low.Make sure ,we dont have any lumps ,while blending.Dont mix it ,for more than 3 mins,after adding flour.The less u mix it after adding flour,the cake will br less firm.
* The final mixture is shown in figure 7.Take a muffin tray and place the liners inside the tray.Slowly ,scoop in the mixture upto half of the muffin liners.If u pour more mixture,then our cup cake will over flow.If u dont have muffin liners,no probs,just grease the tray with butter and pour the mixture .

* Top the choco chips on the cup cake as shown in figure 8.We can also ,mix it with the mixture.But I have just topped it.

* Pre heat the oven to 350 degrees for 20 mins.Now place the muffin tray inside the oven and bake it for 15 - 20 mins or untill ur tooth pick comes out clean.

* Remove the cup cakes from the tray and cool it on a wire rack or a plate.We can also decorate the cake with whipped cream.I dont want to add calories,so served just like that.

Sending this to Priya's Veggie /Fruit month, hosted by Aipi



Also sending it to Versatile Vegetarian Kitchen's Bake Off Event

23 comments:

Kurinji said...

Wow, looking so soft and tempting...
Kurinji

Saras said...

Fabulous & very inviting....

Pushpa said...

Yummy banana muffins.

Priya Sreeram said...

super wow !

Kitchen Boffin said...

looks so yummy.. i love the addition of choco chips in it..

Priya said...

So cute and fabulous looking muffins, i can have them anytime..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Soft spongy muffins,loved it.

BangaloreBaker said...

Very nice looking muffins. Thanks for the entry.

Suja Sugathan said...

Soft and moist..delicious banana muffins.

Akila said...

those were marvelous muffins dear..... awesome clicks...

Subhie Arun said...

soft n mosit ..muffins..lov the texture..!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious banana cookies

Swathi said...

Looks delicious Savitha. Nice clicks.

Shanavi said...

Awesomely done and so soft n spongy

Priya's Feast said...

Luvly muffins...hope ur son enjoyed it

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they look soooooooooo cute :)

Ameya said...

Hi there! I just came across your blog, and I love it!! Your recipes and photos are mouthwatering :)

Satya said...

Damn, I so miss my baking... can't anymore.. those pictures are so tempting.. drooling here..

aipi said...

Superb muffins!
Thanks a lot for sending this to my event dear :)


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honeybeecooksjackfruit said...

Looks so soft and moist!

Shubha said...

the muffinslook so soft and moist... super:) First time at ur place... happy to follow u.. do drop by at : http://kuchmeredilnekaha.blogspot.com
when u have time:)

USHA said...

Savitha,

I tried your version of banana muffin, it has come out very well...

Instead of muffin, i made it into quick bread...thanks.

Savitha Ganesan said...

Thank u very much Usha for trying.

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