Saturday, November 14, 2009
Banana Bluberry Muffins for a Doofus.
I made some muffins today. They were supposed to be based on this recipe. See if you can guess what I left out!
1 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup white flour
1/4 milled flax
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup oats
1/4 cup milk
1 mashed bananas (use very ripe fruit)
1 cup apple sauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup blueberries (frozen)
streusel topping, I used leftover from this recipe.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the oats and milk in a small bowl; let these sit while you prepare the other ingredients.
Mix the dry ingredients (including the cinnamon and nutmeg) together in a medium mixing bowl.
Mash the banana until it's nearly smooth.
Add the applesauce and vanilla.
After stirring those together, add in the oat-milk mixture.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry, along with the blueberries, stirring just until the dry ingredients are absorbed and no large lumps remain.
Refrain from over-mixing.
Grease a mini-muffin pan with melted coconut oil, my pan makes 24.
Spoon the batter in, filling the cups evenly to about 2/3 or 3/4 full. Sprinkle generously with streusel.
Bake about 12 minutes, until the top is slightly springy when gently pushed with a finger.
Did you guess what I left out? I realized when my first batch was in the oven that I had forgotten THREE THINGS! If you guessed oil, egg, and sugar, you are most definitely right. Before altering my remaining batter, I waited it out and tasted one. Surprisingly, they are pretty good! I think the flax I used (instead of oat bran) counted for the egg, the applesauce I subbed because I didn't have enough banana counted for the oil, and the streusel on top (plus the apple sauce, banana, and blueberries) added enough sweetness to count for the sugar. Despite this, I felt like a major doofus.