Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Kids in The Kitchen- Muffins

I've never attempted to make "home made" muffins before, always just from a bag or box, however on my new cooking "ventures" and my wanting to do Muffin Tin Mondays with Lu I thought it was only right that I tried to make them the tried and ture way! And holy mess was I missing out! First of all, Lu did most of the work, but secondly they were so delish, better than any muffins I've had, and thats saying something since the BASE of them were Banana and if you read my blog you know I am not fond of bananas *really I think it's the texture, but I am not sure, I could handle them in this maybe because the flavor wasn't as STRONG! In any event we made them Monday and its been GREAT for breakfast this week, something new and different

instead of the same ole' cereal. For weeks I have been on a "snack kick" for after school and now I may move on from that *since I've found some great snack recipes through Kids in The Kitchen as well as magazines and blogs. Now I think I am gonna move to breakfast ideas in my house. I think Lu was excited for a "change" and now that the muffins are gone I have to find something to replace them :) so onto my new adventure I will go!! Got any ideas? *I would really rather make something that will last all week like muffins or homemade waffles frozen so that I dont have to cook so early every single morning*
We made Simple Banana Muffins and at the end we changed it up a bit for some variety, so heres the how to:
Lightly beat 1 egg, then pour in 1 cup of sugar and stir, then 1/3 cup of melted butter, and stir again!
In another bowl mash up 4 bananas *we used a potato masher* and doesn't this picture say it all! "Mom I've gotta use ALL my strength here, quick putting the pressure on me by snapping so many pictures"
Add the bananas to the first bowl *w/ sugar and egg* then add to the bowl 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour, 1 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp salt. STIR WELL!
We divided the mixture into 3 ways.
Added nothing else to the first mixture, to the second mixture we added 2 handfuls of choc chips, and to the third mixture added finely chopped walnuts. All 3 were really tasty. My choice was the banana/walnut. Of course Lu's choice was banana/choc. And Joshy liked them all :)

heres the end product yummy huh?
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  1. Yum! Muffins are fun to make and most freeze really well for a quick breakfast.

  2. This is awesome, I just found your blog today and we happened to do a bit of kids in the kitchen stuff today :)

  3. I always put chocolate chips in banana or banana-nut muffins. They are so good to me. But Hubby doesn't like that so I had to start making two batches when we got married.