Thursday, July 24, 2008

Dino muffins

Havoc has informed me that today is the allosaurus' birthday. (We have about 20 plastic dinosaurs, 2 are allosaurs). They are 26 today and they would like banana muffins at their party. The orange crocodile was content with Cheerios at his party last month but I suppose allosaurs think big.

I made muffins with the help of Havoc, Mayhem and 2 allosaurs.

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(the lighting in my kitchen sucks in the morning)

There has never been such a mess making muffins before. Those allosaurs need to learn to control their tails. Melted butter got knocked over, the 'wet stuff' bowl had stuff sloshed out of it, molasses seeped slowly across the counter and pureed banana splattered everything when Havoc took the lid off the mixer too soon. Usually I just get flour all over the place. Other issues include - melted butter instead of softened butter, plus spilling it so it wasn't actually 1/2 cup, more yogurt than the recipe calls for, probably not enough flour due to humidity and an unknown quantity of pureed banana because Mayhem dumped it in before I measure it. We were also out of mini chocolate chips - I'm looking at you DH - so I have to use regular ones & they don't distribute as well.

Despite all the issues though they turned out well.

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Happy Birthday Allosaurs!

Here is the recipe for the muffins

Banana Yogurt Muffins

1 2/3 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup really very soft butter

2/3 cup natural bran (or crushed Bran Flakes)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or mini chips or both combined

1 egg

2/3 cup pureed bananas

1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 Tblsp molassas

Preheat your oven to 375

Mix the flour, baking soda & baking powder together. Add the really very soft butter and stir it in gently until the mix is all crumbly. Stir in the bran, nuts and chips.

In another bowl mix the egg, bananas, yogurt, brown sugar & molasses together. Add to the dry ingredients and stir gently until just blended.

Spoon into 12 lined muffin cups, bake for 20-25 minutes.

1 comment:

Ann said...

Hello!
I found you through Mom Bloggers Club.
This recipe sounds delicious! I'm going to try it.