Monthly Archives: April 2013

Blueberry and Banana Muffins

Another one of my my favorite muffins! This recipe was taken from “The Complete Light Kitchen” by Rose Reisman.  If you are using frozen blueberries, remember not to thaw them before adding to the batter.

1 1/2 medium ripe bananas, mashed (about 3/4 cup)
1/4 vegetable oil
1 large egg
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup low-fat yogurt
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch salt
1/2 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Spray 12 muffin cups with vegetable oil.
2.  Beat the bananas, oil, egg, sugar, vanilla and yogurt in a large bowl until well mixed.
3. Combine both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl, mixing well.  Stir into the liquid ingredients until just mixed.  Fold in the blueberries.
4.  Pour the batter into the prepared muffin cups and bake for 12 to 15 minutes in the middle of the oven, until the tops are firm to the touch and a tester inserted in the middle of the muffin comes out clean.  Turn out and serve immediately. 

Make Ahead: Bake a day in advance or freeze for up to 2 weeks.




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Bran, Banana and Raisin Muffins

I love the flavor in these muffins!  This recipe is from “The Complete Light Kitchen” by Rose Reisman.  I cooked my muffins 3 minutes longer then the 15 minutes suggested as mine where still soft in the middle.  They did not burn and they were not dry.  I used skim milk and 1% plain yogurt.  

1/4 cup vegetable oil
3 Tbsp molasses
1 large egg
1 medium ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup)
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt
1/3 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup wheat bran
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch salt
1/3 cup raisins 

1. Preheat the oven to 375 F. Spray 12 muffin cups with vegetable oil.
2. Combine the oil, molasses, egg, sugar, banana, vanilla, yogurt and milk in a large bowl and mix until well blended.
3. Combine the bran, both flours, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt and raisins in another bowl and mix well.  Add to the wet mixture and stir just until combined.  Spoon into the prepared muffin cups and bake in the center of the oven for about 15 minutes, or until the tops are firm to the touch.  Turn out and serve immediately or serve at room temperature. 

Make Ahead: Bake a day in advance, wrap well and store at room temperature or freeze for up to 2 weeks.