Friday, November 20, 2009

Banana Butterscotch Muffins

After a very close call, the Banana Butterscotch Muffins prevailed in the poll. Thankfully I had some ripe bananas left over from the Chocolate Banana Waffle Napoleon. Now I must admit, banana muffins are usually not my favorite kind, but I'm happy to say these came out great! They were a little bit dark, I'm not sure if they're supposed to be like that (banana bread is quite dark after all). Rating: they changed my opinion drastically about banana muffins so I'd say 4 out of 5!

Banana Butterscotch Muffins recipe: Nigella Lawson - Express

- 3 very ripe bananas (I used 2 very large bananas)
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup super-fine sugar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup butterscotch chips

- Preheat oven to 400°F. (I found 400 a bit too high, I'd try 350!) Line a standard muffin tin with muffin cups.
- Mash bananas and set aside.
- Pour oil into a bowl and whisk in eggs.
- Put flour, sugar, baking soda and baking powder into a large bowl and mix in egg and oil mixture, followed by the mashed bananas.
- Fold in butterscotch chips and place equal quantities in the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes.

I think the hues of yellow, gold and beige are so lovely together.

I kept a few butterscotch chips back and sprinkled them on top of the batter in the muffin tin.

Perfectly brown out of the oven.

Soft, dense, mushy and delicious!

Ps: Don't be too bummed out that the Gingerbread Muffins didn't win, chances are big that I'll make those around Christmas!


Unknown said...

Mmmm - they look so lovely! Now I got hunger pangs, but its nearly midnight here for me and bedtime ..... stay away from the pantry!!
Have a lovely weekend :-)

A Bowl Of Mush said...

Yuuum!! Wish I was eating these right now!!

Dining Detour said...

These look scrumptious - i love butterscotch chips, especially in the fall.

Snooky doodle said...

yummy these muffins look delicious! pity I don t find butterscotch chips here :(

Anonymous said...

Man they sound good! I'm glad you are coming around to banana muffins :)

chow and chatter said...

oh wow love the flavors in here

Ingrid_3Bs said...

I'm happy to see that they won! I have to say that I think they look great and am wanting to try adding butterscotch chips to my banana bread.

Sasha said...

I also really like your polls for what you should bake next. I might steal this idea..

Sasha said...

Adding butterscotch is a great idea! These look very moist and delicious.

Great blog : )