Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Banana Cashew Muffins
Everyone has a tried and true banana bread/muffin/loaf recipe for the days when its too ripe to peel and snarf down...although I don't think I would do that even if they were just right ripe. After my disastrous lemon cupcake failure, I decided to give the basic muffin a try.
As usual, I fired up Google and this time tried to find a recipe that sounded legit. I found a recipe here at My Baking Addiction which seemed pretty foolproof and added some roasted cashews to the batter and sprinkled some on top (I made some plain too). I skipped out on the crumb coating though because I didn't have brown sugar on hand and didn't think it was wise to improvise...refer to aforementioned baking failure.
So recipe in hand I was off to the trenches. As usual I stumbled my way through figuring out what worked and what didn't. The first thing I learned; it makes life MUCH easier if you cut up the bananas into smaller pieces before you attempt to beat them with your puny little hand mixer. Common sense is not my forte.....moving on. Lesson number two: cashews are big...chop them up a little before throwing them in the batter.
All in all, I think this recipe was amazing. The muffin was moist, almost like cake and it tasted good. It wasn't as dry as some store bought muffins are. So on that happy note, all I can say is....on to the next one ;)