Monday, November 03, 2008

Perfect Banana Muffins

From a surprise source...the side of the Kroger bran flakes cereal box! A few weeks ago I had a bunch of bananas ready for use in bread. As usual, I wanted a different recipe and saw the one on the side of the cereal box. Well, I didn't have honey but we can change things, right? These were SO good! Not as soft as a sugary, mix-made muffin but not overly tough. They were the perfect I'm-not-hungry-because-I-didn't-sleep-any-on-call-but-need-something-to-eat post-call breakfast! I would definitely make them again. Thanks, Kroger! I'll put the original recipe with my changes to the side. Honey and Spice Banana Muffins
1 cup bran flakes cereal
1/4 cup skim milk
1 cup AP flour
1/2 cup honey (1/2 cup sugar)
1/4 cup melted margarine (1/4 cup oil)
2/3 cup mashed ripe banana (I used 2)
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger (didn't use...my ginger was GROSS)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg Heat oven to 375 F. Soak cereal in milk for 5 minutes (this is how I actually like to EAT my cereal...soggy!). In a large bowl, combine the remaining ingredients then add cereal mixture. Beat (or stir well) until will mixed. Spoon into greased muffin pan, filling 2/3 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, remove from pan. Optional, top with a nut! Enjoy!

4 comments:

Maggie said...

You are so bad! I've actually been working on a post about you and all your recipes!! Ha!

Jude said...

It's always fun to make recipes work for what you have on hand. Looks perfect.

Elle said...

Who knew a grocery store could have such a great recipe? Better than bannana bread, too. Mmmm.

Claire said...

Maggie - :-) I know, I know. You kill me...this peds stuff has slowed me down some. Maybe I can pick it up around the holidays.

Jude - Yes it is...especially when it works.

Elle - Not me...this one was GREAT!