Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Mmm, Mmmm, Muffins!

This is our all time favorite muffin "base". With this recipe, you can experiment with lots of different uses (breakfast muffins, tea cakes, birthday cakes) and add in any other flavors you wish to see in a muffin. This is easy enough for a child to do on their own, but it is fun to make these easy muffins together.

Banana Muffins
2 mashed bananas
½ cup oil
¾ cup maple syrup of agave nectar (to make them less sweet, use 2/3 cup)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour

Use your hands to mash the banana, then mix all the other ingredients together in a bowl. (Okay, yes, you can use a fork, if you wish. But little hands can sometimes really enjoy this sensory experience:) )

Mix in ANY other special ingredients to your muffins such as chocolate chips, raisins, goji berries, coconut, crystalized ginger, chopped nuts, dried cranberries, blueberries, or sweet cherries etc. etc. etc.

Pour batter into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 22 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing.

Make 12 yummy muffins, so share them with your friends.

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