This weekend's bake is inspired by a couple of spotty banana in the fruit bowl and a recipe I came across in "Cupcakes and Muffins" as reviewed in an earlier post. It's an easy recipe that uses things you would normally have in the store cupboard, I switched the spice from cinnamon to cardamon as that is what I felt needed to be experimented with but it's your choice.
- 125g softened butter or quality margarine
- 225g soft brown sugar
- 2 large spotty bananas - peeled and mashed
- 2 eggs - free range of course
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon or cardamon
- 225g plain flour
- 25g Cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp bicarb
- 85ml buttermilk (or milk with a couple of drops lemon juice)
Preheat your oven to 180c. Line your muffin tin with paper cases, the mix makes approx 12-14 large muffins.
Whisk the butter and sugar together , add the mashed banana, eggs and vanilla extract and mix, sift the spice, flour, cocoa powder and raising agents and mix gently and then add the buttermilk, mix until smooth. Spoon the mix in to the cases and bake for 25 minutes until well risen and firm in the centre. You can then decorate to your taste once cooled.