Friday, 2 October 2009
Banana Nut muffins
I never thought I could create something so scrumptious looking. Thanks to a lot of tips from Internet recipes I made banana nut muffins today that looked perfect and tasted like banana nut muffins!
We used Jowar flour (also known as Sorghum flour). We bought ours from the local Indian store because it was so cheap there. Don't go to Whole foods or Planet Organic for this one!
This is the answer to our prayers. It is so similar to wheat that I am going to try making chapatis with it this weekend.
1 cup Jowar flour
1/2 cup potato starch
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I used our chopper) - You can use chocolate chips, but chocolate is not popular in our house!
Mix these dry things together
2-3 mashed ripe bananas (we only had 2, but I think could have done better with a third)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup honey
Mix all these.
As always K does the mixing and really has perfected the art of mixing. Too bad he is not verbal so cannot share this secret with you. You will have to manage on your own. We can't reveal all our secrets now can we!
Add dry mix to banana mixture, make smooth. Mine was a bit more runny that I would have liked so I added some more flour (1 table spoon - I think it depends on how light or heavy you were with your initial measurements - how full your measuring cup was etc)
Preheat oven to 375 F. Grease muffin tray. Bake for 25 minutes.
These are amazing. K was not so excited about them though. Too dry? Too spicy because of the nutmeg? I am not sure. He used to like muffins but that was before GFCF. Oh well.