December 04, 2008

Work in Progress, and Banana Muffins

I didn't finish my painting tonight... but I had a good excuse, I was making banana muffins (recipe below)! I, for a while, thought I had ruined this one by over painting the flower. I managed to rescue it by scrubbing and blotting to lift some of the paint. The greens I'm starting to figure out, but flowers are still my nemesis.

chickadee watercolour painting
4" x 6" watercolour
© 2008

Banana Muffins
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 cups mashed bananas
2 eggs (beaten)
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cups bran
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
chopped walnuts

Beat butter and sugar and creamy and then add bananas, milk, vanilla, and eggs. Stir in the dry ingredients, mixing until smooth but do not over mix. Fill muffin pan, sprinkle with nuts and bake at 350 for 22 to 27 minutes.

I've been experimenting with soy flour (1/2 cup) and with spelt flour (1 cup) and it tastes good!

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Jelaine Faunce said...

Does the cooking time increase with spelt flour? I've been meaning to try it, but I know that alternative flours tend to go a bit gooey in the oven. What's your experience?

Madelaine said...

Hi Jelaine,
I have been experimenting with spelt flower and have been finding that there isn't that much different to the cooking/backing times. So far I have made muffins, biscuits, and crepes using all spelt flour and they have turned out wonderfully! Soy flour is taking a little bit more experimentation.

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