You know when you’re craving something sweet, but hearty, and fluffy, and full of flavor and wholesome and filling and incredibly delicious? And possibly also cute? ok, maybe you don’t crave cute. But these muffins certainly fall into all of those categories. They’re so good that when you start sharing them you’re going to regret not having made more. That’s why I’m telling you from the beginning; bake a whole lot of ’em because people are going to be asking for more. Or you are. Bring them to work, to school, to your friends at the gym and tell them they lie don’t have butter lie so they’ll too have some. And then you’ll be loved by everyone and be declared queen or king of the world. Ok, I also lied about that last part. But some of your friends might consider it, since on top of being so good by themselves, they’re covered with an incredibly good cream-vanilla glaze, courtesy of Jessica at How Sweet It Is. Read more for the recipe.
Banana and chia muffins
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp chia
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
115 grams butter, at room temp.
1/3 cup cream
1/2 cup yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
4 mashed bananas
3/4 cups nuts
Preheat the oven to 360ºF
In a bowl, sift together the whole wheat flour, the flour, the baking powder and the salt. Add the cinnamon, nutmeg and chia and mix thoroughly. Set aside. In a separate bowl, mix together the cream, vanilla and yogurt.
In the bowl of your mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. On med speed, add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well with each addition. Switch to low speed and alternately add the flour and cream mixtures in small batches, starting and finishing with flour. With a spatula, add the mashed bananas and nuts and mix until well incorporated. Fill your muffin tins or cups to a generous 3/4 and bake until golden brown, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Glaze once the muffins have cooled down.
Vanilla Cream Glaze
1 heaping cup of powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 1/2 tablespoons milk
Add sugar to bowl and stir in heavy cream and vanilla until mixture resembles a thick batter. Add milk one tablespoon at a time, stirring until smooth – about 3-5 full minutes. Mixture may look lumpy at first but just continue to stir and it will come together.
(Tip: I didn’t add any milk for a thicker glaze that would set harder on the muffins)
3 thoughts on “Bake-a-lot-‘of-em – Banana and chia muffins”
these sound and look amazing – I love the icing by the way, simple yet effective.
and the icing is really tasty as well..I’m not a huge fan of icings in general…but anything with cream in it is good in my book!
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