Friday, May 16, 2008

Banana Wholewheat Muffins


It's finally Friday! And you know what usually happens around here on Fridays, don't you? Well, I try to post about something sweet. And this week, let me tell you about these lovely little banana muffins. I found the recipe at Foodbeam, and since I as usual had some brown bananas on my counter, I decided to give them a go. What meakes these different from most muffins is that they're really light and fluffy. Not at all dense or heavy, just cloud-like and delicious. I wish I had made them a bit smaller though - I think their lightness lends themselves very well to a mini-size instead of maxi-size as mine were. But yummy in any case! And they keep very well in the freezer, too.

Banana Wholewheat Muffins
Makes 10 large muffins

100 g butter
180 g wholewheat flour (I used wholewheat spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
140 g muscovado sugar
2 eggs (at room temperature, if possible)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (or 1 tsp vanilla sugar)
3 bananas (about 300 g, peeled weight), mashed
1 banana, sliced

Preheat the oven to 170°C. Melt the butter and let it cool slightly. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.

Beat the melted butter with the eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add this to the dry ingredients, and stir in the mashed bananas. Dollop into muffin tins (don't fill them more than 3/4 to the rim - they will rise) and top each one with a few slices of banana.

Bake for 20 minutes. (Adjust if you're making smaller muffins!) When they're done, they will be crunchy on top and no longer sticky in the middle if you try them with a toothpick.

Recipe in Swedish:
Bananmuffins med fullkornsmjöl


Eva said...

Yummy to the tummy! :D

Jj said...

Those looks scrumptious! I love the added touch of those banana slices on the top.

monica said...

I have to tell you, those banana slices on top of the muffins, are a temptation for someone like me. I love bananas.
Just Beautiful.

Gloria said...

Anna this is soo yummy and look delicious!! xGloria

Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

The sliced bananas is a really nice touch!

Anonymous said...

add some chopped walnuts and pecans, chocolate chips and white chocolate chips and you'll have something good as well.

Katie said...

They look delicious. I like how you have left some slices whole on top.

Lanzens Life said...

Hi, I just wanted to say that I enjoy reading your blog! I'm actually from the states, and one day I was searching for the difference between "Swedish pancakes" and crepes, and I guess I found your blog because you had mentioned that on here! I love all of the recipes! You really have a great blog, and your pictuers are great, too. I can't believe how much you cook! Also, my husband's family is Swedish! =)

Vera said...

This is the first time I actually felt like I wanted to taste someting baked with bananas in it.
It sounds great!

Brilynn said...

I always try to have bananas on the counter to bake with, but I feel like it takes forever for them to turn the appropriate shade of brown!

Daniel Roos said...

Snyggt och säkert gott. Hoppas du mår bra Anne ha en bra vecka mvh Daniel

Jeanne said...

Bizarrely, although I have never liked bananas, I have always liked banana bread and muffins. I loe how these are crispy on top & will definitely be bookimarking this recipe to try. Thanks!

Ginevra said...

Thanx , great recipes