Saturday, April 30, 2011

Hot Coffee in the Morning with Fresh Banana/Oatmeal Muffins

After an all day BBQ affair, the clean up afterwards, and a good nights sleep, how would you start your morning? How about a good cup of freshly ground Columbian coffee and freshly baked banana/oatmeal muffins? Believe me, I could think of worst ways to start out the day. 

Here is a recipe for those muffins using fresh bananas. 

First we have to go and pick the fresh bananas from the tree.

Close up of a stalk of bananas still green but ready for harvesting.

Once picked, allow the bananas to ripen to the point that they are soft. This would make the banana a lot easier to mix into the dough as you follow the recipe.

If you follow the recipe and bring it all together it will turn out like these. Cooking courtesy of my wife Lupe.

And the recipe.........


Oatmeal Banana Muffins
3          cups flour
2          cups oatmeal
1          tsp. baking powder
1          tsp. baking soda
1          tsp. salt
6          medium sized bananas, smashed
4          eggs
½        cup molasses
½        cup honey
2          cups salted butter

·         Mix and cream the sugar, butter, honey and molasses together first.
·         Then add eggs, bananas and other dry ingredients and mix well together.
·         Pour into your muffin pan.
·         Bake at 350° for 25 min.
·         Allow to cool for 10 min.

Makes about 3 dozen medium sized muffins.

Be careful. Once you start dipping these muffins in your coffee, it is hard to stop. I found out the hard way.

Adios from the Guam Firehouse Cook.

Until next time....

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