Monday, December 22, 2008

A Handful of Over-Ripened Bananas

Came into the kitchen this morning and found some over ripened bananas in the basket. Maybe about a handful of them. We call them "Pisang Mas" (Golden Bananas) here. They're small and very sweet.

Kids under this roof will have to be disappointed because if they were in here looking for a quick hi energy snack such as heavily salted chips or sugar laced colorful tiny biscuits from a pack, well, they just won't find it.

They have to go for real food which may require a little more effort unfortunately- ham sandwiches, fruits, cheese, spaggheti, a quick sushi roll of rice and tuna, crab meat and cucumbers..

These last few over-riped bananas thrown in with some flour, eggs, butter, milk and brown sugar, walla, should make a nice quick snappy snack for them today, huh?

Banana Muffin with sprinkled Cinnamon powder

250 grams butter
210 grams brown sugar
3 large eggs
500 grams all purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 cups of milk a pinch of salt
a tablespoon of vanilla essence
sprinkles of cinnamon powder
Hersheys chocolate chips


1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs gradually.
2. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder. Pour in milk. Mix.
3. Scoop a third full of mixture onto paper cups.
4. Add in some cut banana pieces. Scoop more batter to fill about 80% of cups. Sprinkle on some cinnamon powder and some Hersheys.
5. Bake for about 20-25 minutes at 200 C

Makes a wonderful snack for the boys and a nice tea time for me a bit later today. i know Ben would have loved this for tea... This used to be his favourite breakfast spot.

The kitchen smells heavenly too of delightful cinnamon and vanilla, absolutely fabulous!

i have always love Muffins. They are so easy to make and good for anytime of the day! And i like that i can also pretty much throw anything in- (oatmeal, crushed corn or rice cereals, hershey chocolate chips, small cut up chunks of granny apples, pineapples.. it's endless.)

..and they'll always taste so good and wholesome.