My husband loves bananas. He calls them super food. The rest of the family…well, lets just say we are not that fond of this so called super fruit.
That’s why when my husband travels for work, quite often we have bananas going bad.
The cook in me cringes at the thought of wasting food. So, this is how I rescue the poor things when they start to rot.
I make banana bran muffins
1 ½ cup maida/wheat flour mixed with bran (either will do)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3/4th cup brown sugar
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp nutmeg powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 ripe bananas
85 gms or 2 tbsp salt free butter/refined oil
1 tbsp (30 ml) milk
Choco-chips, dry fruits, nuts or seeds.
- Mix all dry ingredients together.
- Mash bananas really well. Whisk together banana and butter, adding sugar to this mix. Continue whisking. Add egg, milk and vanilla extract. Once the mixture is soft and airy, add the dry ingredients. In the last stage add the dry fruits, cocho -chips etc.
- Pre heat oven to 200 deg C. Fill mixture into moulds and bake at 200 deg C for 5 minutes. After five minutes, reduce the heat to 180 deg C and bake for a further 20 minutes or till done (do not remove the cupcakes from the oven while reducing heat).
Sometimes, I like to bake this recipe as a loaf. So, I take a 12 x 3 inch loaf tin and bake this at 180 deg C for about 50 minutes.
The recipe remains the same but the net result comes out like a loaf that can be sliced. I even like to sprinkle in some toasted watermelon seeds for crunch. Trust me, they taste super tasty.