Now, I had those impulse buys again. I saw some really nice fresh Korean strawberries on the shelves the other day and just could not resist getting a box. But after that I was scratching my head to figure out what to do with them. I came to the outcome of muffins. While doing some searches, I came across a banana and strawberry combo. Since I already got some bananas frozen in the fridge, I’d thought I’d try this flavour combination. Mind you, it was pretty new to me.
I love these liners I just got on a whim too. I thought they looked very cheery. I must say thought, when I tried using a halved berry to deco the top, the muffin blew up and pushed it to the sides of course. Haha, no worries, they still looked lovely. A little touch of green and it looks so lush. Of course you can do some frosting on top and place a whole berry, but as usual, I don’t bother with frosting muffins unless there’s a really special occasion. I also added some milk to the mix because I thought the batter came out a little dough-y, not really loose enough to be a muffin batter, but play this by eye. If your’s came out dough-y, then add the milk, if it doesn’t, then skip the milk.
My son loved it, actually he loves almost anything I bake, whenever I make a batch of any muffins, I would leave on the kitchen table to cool, he would peer over the toddler gate and go ‘I WANT! I WANT!’ pointing at those batch of muffins. Look at him enjoying his muffin (below). I tried to get him to give me a thumbs up sign, either he was too shy or he couldn’t care less and wanted to eat his muffin in peace.
Strawberry Banana Muffins
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 cup light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large ripe bananas mashed
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup fresh strawberries hulled and cut to pieces
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Pre-heat your oven to 180C. Line a muffin tray with 10 liners (I got 10 reasonable portions out of this but you could also get about 12 slightly smaller sized ones)
- Melt the butter and set it aside to cool.
- Whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and mashed bananas. Add melted butter and stir to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Dust the chopped berries with a little flour. (I kept aside 5 berries and halved them to place on top later, but this is optional)
- Add wet ingredients to dry and stir till just combined.
- Divide the batter evenly among the liners. Bake till muffin tops are firm and brown or cake tester comes out clean when inserted into the muffins.
- Leave to cool on a rack.