Baking Attempt – Banana Macademia Muffins

My 2nd successful attempt at making Banana Macadamia Muffins

I was a little sceptical at the turn out of the muffins as the mixture I had was thick, chunky and little gluey, very different from the chunky yet smooth mixture I had last time round. It was probably due to the fact that I added only 1 big banana this time, relative to 3 the last time. Also, I added more macadamia nuts. I definitely was more focused and followed the recipe more closely. For those keen to try, the recipe is as follows:

Ingredients (Half of everything here):

Recipe taken from http://www.joyofbaking.com/breakfast/BananaMuffins.html

1 3/4 cups (245 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white sugar
1/4 cup (50 grams) light brown sugar ( I used orange sugar cos that was what was available)
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 ounces (65 grams) white chocolate, cut into small pieces ( I replaced this with macademia nuts)
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
8 tablespoons (113 grams) (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
3 very ripe large bananas (approximately 1 pound or 454 grams), mashed well (about 1-1/2 cups)
(I used only 1 big banana)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

My 6 muffins look nicely crispy on the outside and smells Oh so good.lol… Not too sure about the taste though. I am still resisting the urge to eat one as I write..

Oh well, I caved in. The muffin is nice and fluffy, has a crunchy bite to it and is not too sweet. 😀 However, i find it a little dry. I think it may be due to the additional 1 min of baking time and also, the reduction of the bananas used.

After finishing one, I feel like making a nice cup of tea and enjoy the second one.. 😛

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