Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Strawberry Banana Muffins

My fridge contained a large container of organic strawberries that were on sale at Whole Foods and early today I visited Jess' blog where I saw strawberry muffins. ---I forgot to mention the over ripe banana on my counter. (BTW- I don't like ripe bananas. I prefer when they are mostly yellow with a bit of green. Once they are all yellow or start to show brown spots, I think they taste soapy. If I bake them in something at that stage, then they are ok.)

So, the ingredients dictated what I would cook. A quick google search found a vegan strawberry banana muffin recipe. The recipe looked good, though I didn't think chocolate chips were necessary. I was lazy and didn't process the banana in the blender. I just mashed it in a bowl. My pantry didn't have turbinado sugar, so I used sucanat. In then end, the muffin batter was a little dry. I'd guess this was because I used fresh strawberries instead of frozen. I also used less oil than it called for. To remedy this, I added some extra soy milk. A quick taste of the batter made me think it needed something, so I sprinkled in some cinnamon. Yeah, I sort of followed a recipe...

The muffins are delicious. Tommy screamed until I shared some with her and she ate it rather than dropping it on the floor. Nacho really loved the strawberry part of the muffin. I'm especially fond of this recipe because it is low in fat and there is only 1/2 cup of sugar. Chances are they could have cooked a tiny bit longer, so that they browned more. The batter is cooked through though and this recipe is a keeper.


KleoPatra said...

Nacho loved the muffin!

Love it!

Strawberry muffins... have never tried 'em. Now blueberry's another whole story altogether.

These sound great. They look scrumptious too!

funwithyourfood said...

I've never had strawberry muffins either. But I love strawberries so it would probably work for me. Hmm I have strawberries and bananas- i should try these out


jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

Excellent! I too, like less than ripe bananas and have yet to talk to someone else who agrees. The strawberry muffin recipe I used was a random one from allrecipes.com and the banana worked as an egg replacer : )

urban vegan said...

I love strawberry-banana smoothies, so why not muffins? Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

karen said...

I buy my bananas when they are green. I like them before they get ripe, too. As soon as they get yellow and start to have brown show up, ick. I have to cook with them at that point.

Harmonia said...

Hello! Hello! And Hello MUFFINS! Looks FAB!

Bananas are haunting me these days...blah!

Jody from VegChic said...

Kleo - My birds get to try most everything I cook. Tommy's cage is right outside the wall to the kitchen and she peeks in to see if there is anything I can give to her as a snack while I cook.

Teddy - I'd never heard of strawberry muffins either, but I figured why not and then I saw Jess made them.

Jess - LOL, now there are 3 of us green banana people (Karen too). The strawberry almond muffins got me interested, when I went back today I noticed you also made strawberry banana. That's funny!

UrbanVegan - Sorry, don't know your name. ;-) I'm not a fan of banana when added to smoothies (except for one which I will detail in a moment. I do love bananas by themselves or cooked.

The best smoothie with banana that I've had, comes from Garden Grille Cafe. It is called Crazy Weech and is banana, peanut butter, and chocolate soy milk. It is pretty much a meal!

Karen - Yay, green banana lovers unite!

Harmonia - Thanks for stopping by, I wonder why those pesky bananas are haunting you!

Anonymous said...

Love this idea for muffins! I'm definitely going to make up a batch. Glad I found your blog. You have some great looking recipes.