Banana Muffins

~ Posted on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at 12:09 AM ~

This is my 1st attempt of making:


I baked this on Sunday 5th Sept. Sorry didn't have time to take the pictures of the process... as I rushed to get it done while Ben was taking his daytime nap and 10 of the muffins went to BIL's for his belated birthday celebration together with about 11 pieces of roasted chicken wings heheheh...


* Less than 5 minutes to mix & fold batter

* 25 minutes for baking process

Ingredients / Tool Required:

* 1 pack of Banana Muffin Mix (500g)

* 330 grams of bananas (I used the small types)

* 3 eggs (room temperature)

* 150ml oil

* A measuring jug

* A big containter to mix ingredients in

* A flexible spatula for mixing and folding

* Cupcake casings-depending the casing size, I used 14 pieces this round

* Kitchen scale (to weigh bananas)

* A small ladle to spoon mixture into cupcake casings

* Baking aluminium foil the size of wire rack

What to Do?

* Place all ingredients into a big container.

* Mix and fold using the flexible spatula.

* Continue mixing and folding until all ingredients are combined.

* Using the small ladle, spoon the mixture to each cupcake casing until about 3/4 full.

* Drop in small amount of chocolate chips or whatever you want to decorate the muffins with into each cupcake casing

* Place each cupcake casings on top of wire rack which has been lined with baking foil.


*Pre-heat oven at 190℃ (about 5 minutes)

* Place wire rack tray into oven.

* Set oven to 180℃ and bake for 20 minutes (experimented by reducing temperature and time)



Banana Muffins

Plain one... I love this one!

Banana Muffins

Choc chip topping...

Banana Muffins

Ugly sugar topping.. I know...


* Test subject 1 (aka me): "Much better than previous chocolate chip muffins! The shapes are definitely nicer compared to previous attempt which peaked at all directions! But feel dry... :( "

* Test subject 2 (aka Ben): "Mmmmmmm... "(if only you can hear this sound... very delightful!!)

* Test subject 3 (aka hubby): "So nice!!! Perfect!"

* Test subject 4 (aka MIL): "Nice! Much better than last time. See Ben keeps wanting more!"


* I totally poured in the batter till 3/4 fulls - which resulted in few of the cups overflowing

* Reduce baking time from 25 to 20 minutes (at 20th minute, I use chopstik to poke one of the muffins to check doneness)

* Reduce temperature from 190℃ to 180℃ since one of my fellow very experienced baker advised me to do that as I'm using a fan oven

So there you go.... my 1st BANANA MUFFINS attempt!

Overall,I'm happy with most of the muffins - the way they turned out, nice rounded peak.

But I really gotta find way to make it more moist.

And I still can't figure out when should I drop in the sugar coating at the top?

Anyone with any tips on how do I go about doing this?

If you have any questions or tips to share, feel free to leave a comment as I might have left out details of it or I could find out more from my SIL who taught me this during my 1st baking class recently.

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Comments (11) -


The recipe sounds yummy!!

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Stacie!
Thanks for your comment. They are better than my 1st attempt at choc chip muffins Laughing


have you considered adding some frosting? some cream cheese frosting on top might do the trick...

oh, have you checked the blog i sent you about banana bread? Smile

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Cheri!
Nah, the adults in the house are not into frosting or icing stuff... Frown
I did checked out the blog link you sent me, that has gotta wait til I get to buy some pans and tins to make it!


Sounds very yummy!! Happy iFellowship Day!

Catheryn  @ Pink Bibs

Amboiiii Jenny Da Baker! bukan main main improving and getting more adventurous!

Good job!

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Rachel!
Thanks for hopping over and have a blessed day ahead!

Hey Catheryn!
Getting more adventurous = getting busy... more to come, more to come hahaha..

claire to try this...

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Claire!
Thanks for your comment. Have a nice weekend! Laughing


Hi Jenny,

Nice banana muffins you have there =]. I am quite surprised they were a little dry. The bananas were mashed right? You can try checking doneness even earlier next time, say after 15 minutes, then every 2 minutes afterwards. Dont worry, the muffins won't deflate once its baked for more than 1/2 the total baking time. So once its done, remove the muffins right away.

I believe the temperature in your oven is still quite high, so you might want to lower the temperature by another 10-15 degrees C. (note that after reducing your temperature, you used less time to bake the muffins. In fact, by reducing the temperature, baking time should increase. this is a sign that your oven temperature might be on the high side)

muffins and cupcakes are generally baked at 160-180 degrees C. All my cupcakes and muffins are baked at 180 degrees C, but my oven is a non-fan one, so yours might require a temperature of 160 degrees- 170 degrees C since its fan-forced.

cheers and happy baking =]

I'm a full-time mummy

Hi Bakertan!
For the banana muffins, I set the oven to 180℃ and bake for 20 minutes (experimented by reducing temperature and time by 5℃ and 5 minutes less) and also fill the casings to 3/4 full. I don't get the swayed top already just that it felt dry to me. Not sure whether it's because its caused by the bananas. Hmmm...

Btw, I just made blueberry muffins, half all the ingredients and it turned out lovely! Will post up pictures and steps soon. Thanks for your comments!

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