Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Mars: Strawberry & Banana Muffins

I think I'm definitely one of those people who don't really plan what to eat in advance and I tend to make things with whatever ingredients that's left in the kitchen! I had 4 bananas to finish up because they were going all squishy and mu strawberries were starting to look mushy.

And whilst foodblog surfing last night, I stumbled across an easy peasy lemon squeezy recipe for Strawberry and Banana Muffins! And because I'm lazy and not as meticulous and brilliant as the other 3 (well 2, (@_@) << --- this one makes a mean omelette) in the kitchen, I made it even simpler and less hassle.

Strawberry & Banana Muffins from Joyofbaking.com

- 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter [I used olive spread, because I was too lazy to walk to Tesco for butter in the morning]

- 3/4 cup (160g) light brown sugar [I didn't bother, again because I don't have light brown sugar and am too lazy to walk to Tesco to get sugar in the morning - substituted it with 1 good squeeze of honey]

- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 large ripe bananas, mashed [I had 3 medium sized ones and they were not mashed to a pulp - mash a bit bit only]

- 1 cup (240g) fresh strawberries, cut into bite sized pieces
- 2 1/4 cups (295g) all purpose flour [Again, only had self-raising flour - worked okay]
- 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda [Didn't have any and again, I was too lazy]
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon - 1/2 tsp salt

- Preheat oven to 350 (F) or 177 (C); Rack in centre of oven; Line muffin pan with paper liners or spray
- Melt butter in saucepan, set aside [Didn't bother - had soft olive spread and creamed it with a bit of honey]
- In bowl, whisk brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and mashed banana [Soaked the strawberries and slightly mashed bananas in honey; mixed the other wet ingredients into the creamed mixture; folded in strawberries and banana]
- In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients; sift; fold in berries; add wet ingredients [Add wet ingredients to the mix and stir until combined]
- Divide evenly into 12 cups; 20-25 minutes [Add half of the batter to all 12 cups first, then put in jam - I made me own blackberry & strawberry jam 2 days ago - to the middle then cover it with the rest of the batter, a method I have pleasantly found out keeps the muffins moist for people who don't like dry muffins]

Serve to happy people with sore arms!

The End.
[Easy peasy lemon squeezy!]


  1. why cannot see the pictures?!?!

  2. i can see the pictures~ recipe from another website~ where got elaborate? simples wat~

  3. u r making me hungwyyy in the middle of the night... well, not exactly in the middle, almost...

    muffins look great~ maybe i should try the recipe out too~

  4. YUMMEHSSSS :D can see them now. it was my company blocking the pics. lol. somehow yours are dangerous for viewing. too yummy i guess hahahah

  5. 'dangerous for viewing'?! HAAHAHHAH! that's a first!