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Baking Muffins On A Lovely Saturday

Jessie and I have decided to bake some Spiced Banana Walnut Muffins over the weekend. Many thanks to Eleanor who taught me and the recipe.

I love cooking and making desserts but baking is not really my thing because I think it requires too much effort. But baking these delicious muffins is another story. It’s really simple, seriously. I think anyone can make them thus I am sharing the steps and recipe at the bottom of this post with you too.

We added some cereal on top of the muffins – it was a last-minute decision. Not a very wise one, it doesn’t give much taste to the muffins nor alter them, kind of like decoration really.

Here is the recipe and some pictures taken during Eleanor’s baking class a while ago.

SPICED BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS
Makes approximately 14 medium-sized muffins

1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Nutmeg Powder
1/2 tsp Bicarbonate Soda
100g Brown Sugar
200g Self Raising Flour
40g Chopped Walnut
100g Melted Butter
2 tbsp Milk
2 nos Egg
3 nos Mashed Ripe Banana

Chop walnuts into smaller pieces. Depending on your preferences, you can chop the walnuts really small or leave them chunky. I like mine chunky so I leave a few bigger ones in there.

Sift Self Raising Flour, Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder and Bicarbonate Soda into a mixing bowl. Nutmeg Powder has a really strong smell, add a little less if you are not a fan of that taste.

Then combine Cinnamon Powder, Nutmeg Powder, Bicarbonate Soda, Brown Sugar, Self Raising Flour and Chopped Walnut together.

 Once done with the dry ingredients, let’s move onto the wet ingredients.

Mash bananas in a plastic bag and melt butter in the microwave. If you don’t have a microwave, use hot water.

 Beat eggs into another mixing bowl.

Combine Melted Butter, Milk, Egg and Mashed Ripe Banana and have a good mix.

Add the wet mixture into the dry mixture. Combine the mixtures together but don’t over mix. It’s absolutely fine to have bits of flour peeping through.

Heat oven to 200 degree celsius and spoon mixture into muffin cups. 

Bake for 25 minutes.

And tadah!!

Isn’t it relatively simple? It’s really about measuring and mixing, I think it’s worth a try because it taste delicious. This is the first time in a long time I am baking and it works, smells great and we had fun.

You can pick up most of the ingredients from the grocery store, the trays and mixing bowls, spices and cinnamon powder can be found at any local bakery supplier store. Phoon Huat offers additional discount if you pay cash.

Let me know if you have tried it and how it went.

Thank you for reading and have a wonderful week ahead.

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