Saturday, January 17, 2009

Banana and Blueberry Muffins


Whaddya do when you have a punnet of not so fresh blueberries and two frozen bananas from before Christmas? Why, you make banana and blueberry muffins of course!


Not really knowing what to do with these two odd bedfellows, I did a Google search and found a spot-on recipe for banana and blueberry muffins on Taste.com.au. You can find the recipe here. The bananas looked scary when I thawed them, because they went from stiff and yellowish to black and floppy, but the banana inside was perfectly preserved and in a suitably mushy state to mash for muffins.


These muffins are absolutely delish, especially when they are still warm. They are also packed full of goodness, as in addition to the banana and blueberry, they contain oats, honey, yoghurt and grated apple. This is quite a sneaky way to get your kids to eat something that is good for them without them even knowing! They also smell great while cooking, filling the kitchen with a sweet cooked banana aroma.


I have frozen half of these muffins, and I am looking forward to taking these for my morning tea at work over the next week or so. Yum!

11 comments:

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Great idea and nice combo! How serendipitous to find the recipe on the taste site. They have a great catalogue :)

The Blonde Duck said...

Oh yum! I could eat the whole batch!

Mary said...

Oh my these muffins looks delicious! Perfect for an afternoon snack!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Lorriane, it is amazing how many good recipes they have that crop up when you do a search. My poor food magazines often gather dust because I don't get time to read them - this shows me what I am missing!

Hi Duckie, they are amazingly sweet - I was glad that I had tarty blueberries to balance them out a little.

Hi Mary, I couldn't resist having one warm from the oven as a kind of late night snack - so good!

Maria said...

I love muffins! Maybe I will make some tomorrow morning!

Sara said...

These look great, I love banana muffins. I've made banana blueberry bread before with good results.

The Blonde Duck said...

Sussy for you on my Sunday blog!

Ivy said...

I didn't know that you can actually freeze bananas. Such a lovely combination of flavours and who wouldn't want some with their coffee or tea.

The Caked Crusader said...

I love the two that have gorgeous blueberry juice oozing out from the top. Yum.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Maria, Ilove muffins because you can eat them for brekky and not feel guilty.

Thanks Sara - this was a new combination for me, but I enjoyed it.

Thanks Duckie!

Hi Ivy, I read about freezing bananas on someone's blog, then just happened to have 2 bananas that needed rescuing just after that. I'm looking forward to some wth a cuppa this week.

Cakelaw said...

Hi Crusader, I agree - a bit of contrasting colour makes things look delectable.