Saturday, January 9, 2010

Nice Muffins [if you don't mind me saying...]

My temperament is continuing to reflect the temperature, so rather than sticking my head in the oven, I popped a pan of muffins in this weekend. Bruised banana. Or, as Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book (c)'65 calls them -Banana-Bran Muffins
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoons salt
1 cup whole bran
1 beaten egg
1 cup mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons salad oil

Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in bran. Mix remaining ingredients; add all at once, stirring just to moisten. Fill 12 well-greased muffin pans [I'm thinking cups] 2/3 full. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.

Believe me when I say I didn't pick this recipe because it moved [or would move] me. Keep your colon in mind before you crack an egg and a box of bran open. Marge was in a muffin mood in the morning and the first fruit she saw in the kitchen was a banana. An ugly, nearly flea & fruit-fly bitten fruit. So we went for it, and I think it died a happy death. Whole wheat flour was subbed for the average white stuff in a weak attempt to ratchet the nutritional value up a notch. I like to play mind games with myself and subbing the whole wheat means I can put a melty pat of butter on my muffin. Or two. These muffins are well served, and deserved.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you! I have two bananas just crying out for help!!