Friday, April 22, 2011

Muffins and Earth day

Happy earth day everybody! Here in Southern Ontario the sun is shining, the spring flowers are up, and even my herbs are starting to green up. Being good friday everything is closed, so any earthy projects like helping my parents build their new garden are gonna have to wait for another day. Mom and I did start 3 flats of seeds this morning though, and I'm gonna sprout some bird seed for the wild birds we have around here. How are you celebrating Earth day?

I also baked banana oatmeal walnut chocolate chip muffins today. Here is the recipe I used:

    1 cup rolled oats
    1 cup milk
    2 cup flour
    1/2 cup sugar
    5 tsp baking powder
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp cinnamon
    1/4 tsp nutmeg
    1/2 cup margarine, melted and cooled
    2 eggs
    2 tsp vanilla
    2 cup bananas mashed (4-5)
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
    1/4 cup walnuts

1. Combine oats and milk. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg.
3. To soaked mixture, add melted margarine, eggs, vanilla and bananas.
4. Add wet mixture, walnuts and chocolate chips to dry ingredients and stir only until flour is moistened.
5. Fill greased muffin cups and bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes.
Makes 24 muffins.

They turned out light and fluffy and MOIST!!! I hate dry muffins. The whole family loves them. Hope yours will too.

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