Friday, October 06, 2006

Banana Muffins with Roasted Hazelnuts

Still in Dalarna! We'll go back home tomorrow though, and enjoy our second week of vacation right at home. Today, we're off to Rättvik's yearly market, a very big event up here.

I made these muffins last week, and they are indeed great so I have to share the recipe right away. Hope you like them! The recipe is from the great site (the daily muffin - sorry, just in swedish).

Banana Muffins with Roasted Hazelnuts
makes 14 normal-sized muffins

125 g butter, room temperature
150 ml sugar (about 0.6 cups, or about 130 g)
50 ml golden syrup
2 eggs
50 ml thick yogurt (turkish or greek style)
350 ml flour (about 1.4 cups or 200 g)
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla sugar (or vanilla extract)
1 tsp cinnamon
2 large and very ripe bananas, mashed
150 g dark chocolate, chopped
80 g toasted hazelnuts, chopped

Preheat the oven to 200°C. Toast the hazelnuts for 5-10 minutes. Rub in a towel until most of the peels fall off, and chop roughly.

Mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon and vanilla sugar (if using). Stir in the chocolate and the nuts.

Beat butter, sugar and golden syrup until fluffy, and add the eggs. (And if using vanilla extract, add that now.) Stir in yogurt, banana, and finally all the dry ingredients. Don't overmix.

Dollop into muffin tins, and bake for 15-18 minutes or until the muffins are baked through with golden tops.

Bananmuffins med
choklad och rostade hasselnötter


Liz said...

Hi Anne. I wanna try ur Nutella Cake recipe but here (in Malaysia), it's hard to find a hazelnut at the store. Do u have any suggestion for the substitution?

One more thing is can I substitute double cream with heavy cream?

My Space said...

Nice photo, it looks yummy! I should try to bake muffins again ^_^

Anne said...

Liz - well, for decoration, use more chocolate (shaved chocolate would be nice!) or perhaps toasted flaked almonds? The nutella is sort of un-substitutable as that's what makes the cake :) As far as I know, double cream and heavy cream are pretty much the same thing!

My Space - thank you :)

the yUmMie dUmMieS said...

Banana and hazelnuts! Both my favourite :) Its too bad we don't have hazelnuts in Singapore though, and other nuts will simply taste different :(

Lena said...

These were really yummy, and the cups soo cool I need to find me such silicone cups too.