Sunday, February 3, 2008

Browning Bananas

My partner's bananas were browning and beginning to freeze as it got pushed towards the back of our fridge as we go shopping each day. So instead of chucking it out on our bin-day on Friday, he asked me to make banana cake - only time he's ever asked me to make any cakes. I ended up making muffins instead.

I love making butter cakes, because it never goes wrong and it always tastes perfect, if not just-good. I basically put in whatever basic ingredients I have left in my pantry as my partner has been complaining that I have too many baking ingredients everywhere. But it is a vicious circle because now that I have finished using them, I need to get more for next time.

Banana muffins

250gm butter
1 cup sugar
5 eggs
5 tbsp milk
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 cups plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
3 bananas (approx 280gm mashed)
choc chips


  1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
  2. Add one eggs at a time to the butter mixture, beating with an electric beater after each addition.
  3. Add milk, vanilla essence and beat until well combined.
  4. Sift the flour, powder and bicarbonate soda. Add about 1/2 cup flour to the butter mixture and beat well after each addition until all the flours are added.
  5. Add mashed bananas to the mixture and mix well.
  6. Batter should hold its shape when combined.
  7. Line a 12-muffin pan with liners, and fill liners with 3/4 full of batter.
  8. Drop about 5-8 tiny choc chips (or to your taste) on top of each muffin batter.
  9. Place muffin tray into a pre-heated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 20-25 mins, or until a skewer comes out clean when inserted.


Brian Ch'ng said...

Were these the muffins that kevin brought into class. If so i remember they were really good. Any more on their way????

Ninja In The Kitchen said...

Yes Brian, they were the same ones. If there are lots of stuff in the pics and they look kinda edible, then it's most likely that they either end up in class or to my mum's friends as there is no possible way that Kevin and myself will finish them. Otherwise, we might have one or two and the rest will most likely end up in our near-diabetic-if-not-already-so-dog's tummy.

Ninja In The Kitchen said...

BTW, make them yourself.

Let me know when you come up here next time and we'll see.