Wednesday, June 06, 2007

For all who love Muffins...

Muffins (history about Muffins) or Cupcakes are my favorites. They are quick to make, hassle free, and good for a quick afternoon tea snack or for morning breakfast. Also, check out Muffins Films, which hosts short films about muffins. Delicious animation! One of America's most remembered progressive music bands, named their band "The Muffins". website has a huge collection of American-style muffins recipes.

Here's one of my favorite muffin recipe: Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2 large eggs
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 brown sugar
2/3 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup ripe bananas, mashed (about two smaller bananas)
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

  1. In a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, mash the bananas.
  2. Whisk two large eggs and add those to the bananas. Add the oil, milk, brown sugar, and sour cream. Blend well. Stir in the nuts and chocolate chips.
  3. With a spatula, mix the dry ingredients into the liquid mixture. Stir until just combined. Spoon the batter into greased muffin tins.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes. Let the muffins sit in the tins for a few minutes and then remove them to wire racks to cool.
Note: Makes about 9 or 10 muffins.