Sunday, 16 September 2012

banana, prune & almond muffins

i made these as a getting home from school snack. i have had a tin of prunes in the cupboard that needed using up (you know when a tin of prunes is reaching its use by date that it has been sitting there for way too long!). These turned out really well. Mr Z and I loved them. Little Miss M wasn't so keen on all the bits in them - bits of prune and almonds. you could use ground almonds or no nuts at all... or a different nut altogether. i think walnuts would be nice but didn't have any in the house. Little Miss M has taken to shrieking when she cant have her way - such as not being able to eat the muffins that we had taken to the school playground to give to a friend. She has also, very sweetly, adopted the phrase "in my life" from her brother saying things like "that's the smallest snail i have EVER seen in my life!!" She tends to stick it on the end of sentences rather randomly. When she looked at the finished muffins she proclaimed "i need more cakes in my life!" .. don't we all!!

100g dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 egg
3 large bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g plain flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
pinch of salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tin of prunes
1/2 cup loosely chopped almonds

1. preheat oven to 180
2. mash the bananas
3. combine the sugar, oil and egg and beat well
4. mix in the banana and vanilla
5. sift the dry ingredients together and mix gently in to the wet ingredients
6. gently stir in the prunes and chopped almonds
7. spoon the mix in to muffin cases or greased muffin tray
8. bake for 20 mins
These are heaven!

1 comment:

  1. Those look yummy! I need more cakes in my life as well :P
    Magie x


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