This month Dom from Belleau Kitchen asks us 'how do you like your eggs in the morning?' as his theme for SimplyEggcellent #5. My answer is that it would depend on what day it is. For weekends when there is time for a more leisurely breakfast which is usually brunch by the time we are up and ready it's got to be poached eggs. Smoked salmon, bagel and a poached egg is a particular favourite as well as waffles with fruit, bacon and a poached egg. On weekdays, breakfast is usually a quick and simple affair and more often than not it's muffins! Muffins are really easy to make - usually a mix all in one method and they freeze really well. They are easy to transport and are quite filling especially if you make them a decent size. I've made sweet as well as savoury muffins but almost always come back to a variation of a banana muffin.
This recipe is another banana one and I used up ingredients that I could find - a box of over ripe strawberries, a bag of giant white chocolate buttons at the back of the cupboard and some yellowing bananas. I also found some frozen strawberries in the freezer which I added just before baking. The muffins were really moist and flavourful and I loved the addition of the white chocolate buttons. I made a double recipe as I had a lot of ingredients and J and I both took some to work. The muffins disappeared really quickly and I had lots of positive reviews.
I'm sending this to Simply Eggcellent hosted by Dom from Belleau Kitchen as muffins are a favourite breakfast food of mine which contains eggs.
I'm also sending it to the No Waste Food Challenge hosted by Elizabeth from Elizabeth's Kitchen Diary as this was a good way to use up over ripe bananas, very ripe strawberries and an old bag of white chocolate buttons. I also used up a bag of frozen strawberries which has been in the freezer for a few weeks.
adding chopped strawberries and white chocolate buttons (I made a double recipe in case you are wondering why there's so much batter!)
I had a bag of frozen strawberries in the freezer so I decided to put one in each muffin before baking
Makes 12 muffins
250g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
120g brown sugar
3 ripe bananas, mashed
80mls sunflower or vegetable oil
120g strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
80g white chocolate buttons
12 frozen whole strawberries (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 180C.
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and sugar.
- In another bowl, beat the eggs lightly and add the mashed bananas, milk and oil.
- Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and fold gently until just mixed.
- Add the chopped strawberries and white chocolate buttons and mix.
- Divide the mixture into 12 muffin cases.
- Add a frozen strawberry on top if using.
- Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
- Allow to cool completely before storing in an airtight container.