Sunday, April 29, 2012

Honey Banana Muffins

As we now have bees and will eventually have honey, I've been keeping my eyes open for honey recipes. A while ago I saw this recipe for Honey Cake in the Penzey's catalog.   I was intrigued.  So I tried it.  It was good.

But kind of heavy on the cardamom.

And even though it was a honey cake, it had sugar in it, too.   Which means that honey was a flavoring more than the sweetening.  If you know what I mean.

And saffron is really pretty, but not so pretty that I need to waste it on a cake that was going to turn yellow anyway from the honey and the eggs.

So I decided to make a couple of changes.

A little less cardamom.

Skip the saffron.

No sugar.    So maybe add a banana?

And vanilla.

And yogurt. 

And make muffins instead of a cake. 

And it was good.   The heavens opened and the angels sang halleluias. 

You need to make some.   Today.

Honey Banana Muffins
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 T baking powder
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and honey.   Add the banana and eggs.  Mix well.   Mix dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add slowly to the wet ingredients until incorporated.

Bake in papers or greased cupcake pan for 28 minutes.  As soon as you put them in the oven, lower the temp to 325.  It makes taller muffins.   Really.   I tried it. 

Yield:  24 muffins.

Now, I think I need to try it with a  streusel topping.   Sounds really good, huh.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds yummy and healthful! We don't often buy bananas so I'll have to try and remember you have this recipe next time we actually get some. :}


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