07 August 2011

Strawberry Banana Muffins - Sweet Punch


A ‘muffin’ is a type of bread that is baked in small portions. The name seems to have originated from the French word 'moufflet' meaning short bread. There are so many varieties of muffins made with one main ingredient which can be blueberry, strawberry, chocolate, pumpkin, date, almond, carrot or even orange.

The one thing I was thinking was, its not strawberry season here and where do I get them from. I know it’s raining berries in the U.S and just love to see the beautiful colorful berries. I even asked my SIL who is at Minneapolis to send me some..Kidding. And then suddenly I got this idea of using strawberry jam instead. Was quite apprehensive first but when I opened the jar I was so happy. The jam actually had small strawberries in it. So here I am with my attempt. 




STRAWBERRY BANANA MUFFINS

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup - unsalted butter (I used salted butter)
2 large eggs 
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas
1 cup fresh strawberries( I used 3/4 cup jam with Strawberry chunks)
2 1/4 cup All purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar ( I used jaggery)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt (omitted this as I used salted butter).






METHOD
Preheat oven to 177 degree C (350F)
Melt the butter and let it cool to room temoperature.
Beat the eggs lightly.
Mash the bananas.
Take 2 bowls, one to mix the dry ingredients and the other to mix dry ingredients.
Whisk together eggs, vanilla and mashed banana.
Add the melted butter and stir.
In another bowl mix the flour, jaggery, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon powder.
Fold in the strawberries/ the jam.
Mix well so that the berries are well coated.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry one and stir only to combine the ingredients. Do not over mix.
Line a 12 cup muffin pan.
Scoop the mix with an ice cream scoop or using 2 spoons and fill the muffin liners.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Once baked let it cool on a wire rack.













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33 comments:

  1. Such lovely pictures, nice idea of using jam! Muffin looks delicious & fantastic, very perfectly baked.

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  2. Wow delicious muffins,loved ur presentation...very nice.

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  3. DELIGHTFUL AND YUMMY PRESENTATION IS SUPER

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  4. Soft and delectable strawberry muffins.

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  5. Wow! Super recipe Rinku!! Lovely muffins, would love to taste some! Happy Friendship day my dear, got ur msg, thanks for being my true blue friend - BEST FRIEND!! For life :D hugs!! Muah muah!!! Will call u 2moro :)

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  6. Lovely and flavorful combo..delicious muffins

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  7. Looks delicious and lovely pics .....gud work

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  8. Looks delicious n yumm..nice muffins

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  9. Wish I could get some strawberries too, gorgeous looking muffin.

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  10. Muffins look great and lovely presentation! Looks so soft and spongy!

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  11. Hey Rinku, the cake looks so moist and delish! I can almost taste the strawberry banana flavor in them-yummy!

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  12. Perfect and delicious looking muffins..love the clicks..very nicely presented..great work!

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  13. Pic are so stunning, wish it was eggless though:)

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  14. soft and cute muffins. nicely done

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  15. Adorable & delightful muffins!! Superb cliks :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  16. First time here... love all the yummy cakes you have in your blog. Hope to drop by often.

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  17. wow perfectly baked muffins and your clicks are awesome!

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

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  18. they look marvellous....well done rinku..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  19. Wow...love these combo flavored muffins....looks yum....

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  20. They looks very delicious...looks so spongy and nice:)

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  21. I love strawberries and bananas, but I never thought to put them together in a muffin, Yum!
    Mimi

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  22. Wow.. it looks so moist and yummy.. Love it.. I love these all the time :D

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  23. Beautiful... and I love your glass dish, so pretty.

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  24. love ur clicks Rinku ..thnku for ur lovely comments!

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  25. wow, lovely combo n muffins, excellent clicks, looks great !!

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  26. i love muffins and ths post is a treat for me...

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  27. First time here. Loved your recipes. Muffins looks great.

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  28. Muffins are cakey and moist, just the way I love :)

    I really had a tough time searching for the fruit and the idea of adding of strawberry jam is brilliant!!! I hope it's the fruit preserve with chunks.. just LOVELY!! :)

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