My blog is becoming more of a baking blog nowadays:)Thanx to my baking obsession!!
I was really tired of baking the same old banana and walnut muffins.So was trying to get adventurous and planned to bake some healthy muffins.Though the muffins did not look pretty,they tasted really good.
Since my kid does not like to eat whole nuts,I often tend to include nuts in disguise.
Ive substituted a part of allpurpose flour with almond meal.Chopped walnuts are added too.So it provides a double dose of protein.
How to make almond meal?
Preheat the oven to 350def F.Spread half cup of unblanched almonds in a cookie sheet.
Roast in the oven for 5 to 7 minutes till the nuts become slightly brown and you can smell the almonds.
Allow the almonds to cool down to room temperature.
Pulse them in little intervals in a blender.Take care not to over grind them or it will become almond butter.If it is too hard,a teaspoon of sugar can be added while grinding.
Allpurpose flour - 1 cup
Almond meal - 1/2 cup
Baking powder - 1 tsp
Baking soda - 1tsp
Salt - 1/8 tsp
Light brown sugar - 1/3 cup
Medium bananas - 2
Apple sauce - 1/4 cup
Unsalted Melted butter - 1/3 cup
Chopped Walnuts - 1/2 cup Reserve a few for sprinkling on top.
Preheat the oven to 350degF.Line muffin pan with muffin liners.
Sift together allpurpose flour,baking powder,baking soda and salt.Mix in the almond meal.
Mash bananas with a fork.Add the sugar,melted butter and applesauce.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and slightly mix till they incorporate well.
Fold in the chopped walnuts.
Fill the muffin liners till three-fourths.Sprinkle a few on top of each muffin.
Bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the muffin comes out clean.