Tuesday, 4 October 2011

ALMOND AND BANANA MUFFINS



Unfortunately the weather forecast in this country is seldom wrong...so today we are back to the usual London weather. Grey sky and low temperatures. Sebastian has a cold so better to stay home this morning. Niki will come back from nursery hungry as usual so...why not cooking a snack for him? I check what I have left in the cupboard....ground almonds...mmmhhh...maybe I can make some muffins?Almond and banana? Let's try this combination that usually children like. They are not very sweet, so if you prefer them sweeter, just add some sugar.

The ingredients are for 12 small muffins.

180 gr self-raising flour
120 gr ground almonds
2 ripe bananas
70 gr sugar
50 ml milk
30 gr butter, left at room temperature
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 pinch of salt
some icing sugar to put on top


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
When you make muffins, you always divide the dry ingredients from the wet ones; so put in one bowl the flour, the ground almonds, the sugar and the pinch of salt. Mix well. In another bowl put the mashed bananas (you can mash them using a fork), the milk, the butter, the vanilla essence and the egg. Mix until smooth, then add to the dry ingredients. Mix well using a wooden spoon,then spoon the mixture into muffin cups until 2/3. Bake until golden brown for about 20-25 minutes.
Allow to cool for about 5 minutes before turning on a wire rack. Sprinkle on icing sugar when cold.

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