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Muffin Monday: Stawberry Almond Banana Muffins

Running a little late in posting my Muffin “Monday” blog. I picked up some voice students and wanted to share the muffin lovin’ with some friends at the studio. Here goes…

 

Fresh from the oven.

Fresh from the oven.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1¼ c. Whole Wheat Flour
  • ½ c. + 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 large Egg
  • 2 large Bananas mashed
  • ¼ c. (4 tbsp.) Butter melted
  • ¼ c. Buttermilk
  • ½ tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • ½ tsp. Almond Extract
  • 3/4 c. diced Strawberries
  • 1/2 c. sliced Almonds

DIRECTIONS:

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prep muffin cups spray.
  2. In a large size bowl, combine together Flour, Baking Soda, and Salt.
  3. In a medium bowl mix together Sugar and Butter. Add Egg.
  4. Mash Bananas on a plate using a fork. Add Bananas to the Butter-Sugar mixture.
  5. Beat until smooth.
  6. Add the Buttermilk and Almond Extract.
  7. Add the diced Strawberries.

    Looks like soup, doesn't it?

    Looks like soup, doesn’t it?

  8. Add the wet to dry and mix until well incorporated.
  9. Fold in Almond slices.
  10. Divide evenly into muffin cups.

    Ready to bake.

    Ready to bake.

  11. Bake for approximately 23-26 minutes, until muffins are golden brown and pass the toothpick test.
  12. Let cool for 10 minutes, then transfer muffins onto wire rack to cool completely.
ymmmm.

ymmmm.

I was worried that these would be too moist. (The batter was very moist.) But they turned out great. I think letting them finish on a rack (verses in the baking cups) helped, so definitely do that.

Kathy, one of my new testers, really loved these. I believe her reaction was “amazing.” I’ll take that. 🙂 Bill really liked them too. So I guess this recipe will go in the cook book.

 

Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Cheers,

Rita

 

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Muffin Monday: Peaches, Strawberry and Cream

Welcome back to Muffin Monday! I picked up some Peaches and Strawberries at an obliging farm stand for today’s recipe. Enjoy!

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 stick of BUTTER, softened
  • 1/2 cup of  SUGAR
  • 2 EGGS
  • 1 teaspoon VANILLA EXTRACT
  • 1/2 cup Creamy GOAT CHEESE

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  • 1 cup STRAWBERRIES
  • 1 1/2 cup PEACHES
  • 1 LEMON PEEL (zested)
  • 2 1/2 cups of FLOUR
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon BAKING SODA
  • Extra SUGAR for topping

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Prep the  muffin cups by spraying with cooking oil.

2. Chop the Strawberries into quarter-inch pieces. Chop the Peaches into 1/2″ pieces. Zest the Lemon.

3. In a large bowl combine the softened Butter and Sugar. Add Eggs one at a time. Add Vanilla and Goat Cheese. Add the Strawberries, Peaches and Lemon Zest.

4. In a second bowl combine the Flour and Baking Powder.

5. Add the dry the ingredients to the wet and mix completely.

6. Divide the batter evenly into the 12 muffin cups. Top with a bit of extra sugar.

7. Bake for 35-40 minute until a tooth pick inserted into the center of one of the muffin comes out clean.  Let cool for 5 minute before  enjoying.

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