Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Picnic Food: Banana-Walnut and Cherry-Coconut Muffins

by Priyanka posted at 10:31 PM 13 comments


These muffins are my first try at baking and i am happy to report that they came out pretty well. And the best part about them: they are eggless. These muffins go to Anupama of Food n More for the food event: Picnic food.

I followed Saffron of Saffron-Hut's recipe for the banana-walnut muffins and the same for the cherry coconut muffins. I also coated the cherry coconut muffins with cherry glaze for extra cherry flavor. I used organic whole cherries and freshly grated coconut for the cherry coconut muffins. The pictures for the cherry muffins havent come out very well but dont let that fool you... they tasted really amazing. The banana-nut muffins tasted just of the world.

For the muffins you need

Makes 6 muffins (3 of each varieties)

3/4th cup all purpose flour

a pinch of salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

a little less than 1/2 cup sugar

1 big banana

1/2 cup cherries

1/3 cup coconut

1/4th cup melted unsalted butter

3 tsp milk (optional)

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degree.

2. Combine the first five ingredients real well and pass it through a sieve twice.

3. Mash the banana, add half of the unsalted butter and add half of the dry mixed ingredients. Mix only till well mixed. Leave aside for 15-20 minutes. (i found that if left aside after mixing, the muffins puff up very well).

4. Mash the whole cherries, add the coconut, rest of the butter and the all-purpose flour mixture and stir only till properly mixed. If needed- that is if the mixture is too dry add the milk but not too much.

Leave aside for 15-20 minutes.

5. Fill up the muffin baking tray upto 3/4th and put in the oven for 20 minutes approximately (muffins will have puffed up and turned brown). Check by inserting the knife completely through the muffin. It should come out clean.


Tee of Bhaatukli, Roopa of My Chow Chow Bhath , Richa of As Dear as Salt , Archana of Tried and Tested Recipes, have been sweet enough to pass on the Rocking Girl Blogger and Power of Schmooze Award to me. I dont know if i deserve it but i am humbled by their affection. A million thanks to you girls... your support means a lot to me:).

I would like to pass on the rocking girl award to all the food bloggers out there. All of you ROCK!!!

And i would like to pass on the power of schmooze award to Asha of Foodie's Hope.

Comments 13 comments
Vcuisine said...

Muffins are perfect Priyanka, Congrats for the award. Viji

Anupama said...

Thanks Priyanka for such a delicious treat. There are so many things to eat now on our picnic that we are really going to be stuffed. Don't forget to come for the Grand Round-up.

Asha said...

Mandira, enjoy your award and never doubt whether you deserve it! You do and thank you for the schmooze!!:))
Muffins look yummy, love combo. I just came home yesterday ,didn't have the time to cook for this, will see if I can!:))

Asha said...

Oops, sorry Priyanka. I just got confused with Mandira of Ahaar with your Aahar!!! I think this is the second I have done it here, so sorry!

Priyanka said...

Viji, Anupama, thanks a lot

Asha.. thats ok, i understand....and u r welcome. u deserve the power of schmooze award.

Tee said...

Congrats on the awards Priyanka!
Muffins look great...a very apt picnic food. :)

Richa said...

congrats sweetie! muffins look good, ready to eat. kay ga abhyas sodun baking kartes he!he!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

MMMMm These muffins looks delish!.... Congrats for ur award...

Priyanka said...

Thanks Tee, i enjoyed baking for the first time. And they were very easy to make.

Richa thanks a lot. Arre abhyas nahi hot ata bilkul. kal ek exam sampli, ata next week 2 ahet. I hate studying these days:(

Raaga said...

Your muffins look beautiful Priyanka :-)

Tee said...

Check out my blog....there is something for you. :)

Sharmi said...

the muffins look so good with out the eggs. I loved the combination of cherry and coconut.

TBC said...

Oooh , those muffins look so good!

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