Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Muffin Mania

This muffin recipe is from Cat Can Cook - it's wonderfully versatile AND simple! It takes me all of 10 minutes to put together, and I can use any add-ins that I have on hand. The base recipe is with bananas, but you can really use anything. Check out the original post, the comments are chock full of suggestions! I include some of my other add-ins at the bottom of this post.

Banana Muffins

3 or 4 Large bananas, mashed (the more bananas the moister, so I use 4)
1/2 cup white sugar (original recipe calls for 1 cup, but I don’t like them too sweet)
1 slightly beaten egg
1/3 cup melted margarine or butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Directions:
Mix the mashed banana, sugar, egg and margarine together. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour.

Mix wet and dry ingredients all together, being careful not to over-stir!

Pour into greased muffin tins, and bake in 350 degrees oven for approximately 20 minutes. Enjoy!

TOTAL COST:
Bananas-$0.75
Sugar - $0.07
Egg - $0.14
Butter-$0.15
Flour - $0.14

GRAND TOTAL - $1.25 for 6 big muffins, or $0.20 per muffin

Add-ins that I've used (check back, I update this list anytime I try something new!):
  • 2 mashed bananas, 1-1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 mashed bananas, 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 pint frozen blueberries
  • 1-1 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 1 cup frozen blueberries
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini, 1/2 tsp each of cinnamon, nutmeg and ground ginger, 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups shredded carrot, 1 cup applesauce (replaces butter), 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/3 cup white sugar (replaces all regular sugar), 1/2 tsp each nutmeg and cinnamon

1 comment:

Amanda said...

Thanks for the support. I dont really have alot of that being a stay at home mom. My friends and I have kind of gone separate ways since high school and I dont get out much so I dont really have anyone to talk to about things besides my family. If it is okay I am going to add you do my bloglist on my page. I really enjoy talking with you and also am always looking for cheap, semi-simple, and DIFFERENT meals than we always have.

 
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