Monday, September 13, 2010

Blackberry Swirl Banana Muffins

It is
the fall

but it
is still
in the
60's & 70's
here in

I decided
to use up
the last
of my
to make

(forgive me for the bad quality photo...all I had was my phone camera)

Blackberry Swirl Banana Muffins
Adapted from: Seven Spoons

1/2 cup blackberry purée (just blend 1/2 a cup of blackberries until smooth)
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 cups plain (all purpose) flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 cup mashed ripe bananas, about three whole bananas

1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring blackberry purée and sugar to a boil. Turn the temperature down and simmer the purée until it has reduced by half. Allow to cool.

2. Preheat oven to 350°F.

3. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt, stir in sugar.

4. In a separate bowl, whisk sour cream, eggs and oil, until smooth. Whisk in mashed bananas.

5. Stir the sour cream/banana mixture into the dry ingredients – mix until just combined.

6. Spoon mixture into muffin tins until about two-thirds full. Spoon approximately one teaspoon of the blackberry purée on top  of each muffin, swirl onto of the muffins with the tip of a sharp knife, creating a marble effect.

7. Bake about 18-20 minutes, or until a skewer inserted through the center comes out clean.

8. Enjoy with your morning cafe au lait. 

Posted: 1 Year Ago - "Ulrika Ekblom"
2 Years Ago - "Part 2"

1 comment:

LaDonna said...

The muffins look great...including the photo...the colors are amazing.