This recipe is one that I have tinkered with for some time now. I'm always looking for a healthy treat to go with my afternoon tea, and these muffins are a perfect compliment to my daily cup of Susan's Blend. I've replaced many ingredients with ones that are a bit more healthy and low-fat like whole wheat flour, margarine and skim milk. It's also egg-free. Plus, you can make them into muffins or bake them in a bread loaf pan.
Susan's Whole Wheat Banana Walnut Muffins
1/3 cup margarine; 1/2 cup sugar; 2 cups whole wheat flour;
1-1/2 tsp baking powder; 1/2 tsp baking soda; 3/4 tsp cinnamon;
1 tsp vanilla; 2 ripe bananas, mashed; 1/2 cup skim milk;
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the margarine and sugar. (I usually melt the margarine a bit.) Then stir in the whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon. Add the vanilla, bananas, skim milk and walnuts. Mix well. (If the batter is too dry, add a splash more milk.)
For Muffins: Pour the batter into an oiled muffin pan. Sprinkle the top of each with a little sugar. Bake for 20 minutes or until light brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
For Bread: Pour the batter into an oiled loaf pan. Sprinkle the top with a little sugar. Bake for 40 minutes or until light brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
Voilà! Wondering why there are only ten muffins on the platter? We couldn't resist. Hannah and I each had one hot out of the oven! I hope you'll give this recipe a try. If you do, let me know is you have any suggestions. No reason why I can't keep tweaking the recipe.
I wanted to thank all of you for your kind comments on my last post. It's always so nice to hear from you and I enjoyed reading about why many of you read and have blogs. Don't you think the bloggers mentioned in the article (those seeking only fame and fortune) have really missed the boat? The blogging world is a community filled with inspiring and caring people. I am so grateful that it enables me to connect with those who have similar interests and who validate my creative pursuits. That alone is worth a fortune to me.
(This post is linked to Kimba's DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land. Check it out!)