Monday, September 27, 2010

Mango Banana Muffins

Had a can of mangoes I wanted to eat but it was in sugar syrup so that was sucky.  Couldn't let Bellamy eat it, so muffins it was.  These are super yummy and quick to throw together.  If your kid goes to a health nazi school like mine does, they can't say anything about it cause these are full of fruit and that's health.  That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

You could easily up the health factor by using all or half whole wheat flour, applesauce instead of oil, and splenda instead of sugar.   You could also add nuts, raisins, seeds, or anything else you could think of to these.  Blueberries would kick it up a notch too.  But if you're gonna do that, you may as well try my Blueberry Nectarine Bread. It's a winner.

Mango Banana Muffins recipe adapted from

2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Salt
3 eggs
3/4 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 Mango, fresh or canned, diced small
1 Banana, mashed

Preheat oven to 350F/175C

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt.
Combine eggs, oil and vanilla. Whisk well.
Add wet ingredients to dry, and mix just to combined.
Add mango and banana, fold to incorporate.

Fill greased or lined muffin tin 3/4 full.  Bake 25 minutes.  Makes 1 dozen.
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