Saturday, 14 December 2013

Gingerbread and banana muffins

Today I would like to present gingerbread and banana muffins. They were really good, moist, dense, spicy .... in my opinion they were just perfect. I have decorated them with white frosting, the same which is used to decorate gingerbread cookies. For additional spice I have sprinkled them with chopped crystallized ginger. What is worth to mention those muffins are egg free and they contain some wholewheat flour. The recipe comes form this website. 

Ingredients for 12 - 16 muffins *:
  • 130g wholewheat flour
  • 175g flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 and 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 90g Dark Muscovado sugar
  • 3 bananas (about 275g mashed bananas)
  • 145g black treacle
  • 112g buttermilk
  • 4 tbsp canola oil
* I have baked mine in muffin cases and cardboard molds.
Preheat the oven to 180C. Line muffin tin with paper cases.

In a big bowl mix together the flours, baking powder, soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and nutmeg. Set aside.

With a fork mash the bananas. Add the sugar, black treacle, buttermilk, canola oil and mix until smooth. 

Pour the wet ingredients into a bowl with dry ones. Mix until all ingredients just combined. Spoon the batter into paper cases, about 3/4 full. Bake in preheated oven for 20 - 30 minutes. Check with skewer. If skewer inserted in the middle of cake comes out clean the cake is ready. 

Transfer to the wire rack to cool down.

In a meantime prepare the frosting. 

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • chopped crystallized ginger

Place the egg white and icing sugar in a bowl and stir with spoon until smooth and white. Drizzle over each cooled down muffin. Then sprinkle with chopped crystallized ginger. 

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