Friday, June 05, 2009

Eggless Banana Dates and Walnut Muffins

Banana bread being a regular outcome from my kitchen almost every week, I tried to give it a twist by adding some Dates and Walnuts to it. The taste of walnuts cuts through the sweetness of the dates in this recipe.I made this with whole wheat flour ( ground with husk ) which gave these muffins completly different taste and the texture was great too.

2 cups whole wheat flour
2-3 rippened bananas
10 - 15 dates, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup of melted butter or 1/3 cup oil
3/4 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup milk
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla essesnce

Preheat the oven to 180C
Sieve the flour and the baking powder mix thrice.
Mash the banana's and keep aside.
Using an elctric beater or by hand beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, add the vanilla essence beat well.
At this stage add the milk in three stages alternating with the flour mixtue and stir well to combine.(do not beat).Fold in the mashed bananas, chopped walnuts and dates.
Fill in the muffin cup and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or till knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Note: Fill in the empty muffin cups with little water so that it prevents the top of the muffins from drying out .

Sending this as an entry to the 'Sugar High Friday (SHF)' event which was started by Jennifer of 'Domestic Goddess' hosted by Mansi of the Funs and the food blog.
The theme for this months theme is 'Fruits and Nuts'


Lavi said...

Sumi..Banana, Dates, Walnut is definetly a Great Combo. reminds me of panchamirtham. Muffin's look's perfect.

Regarding Kothamalli chutney, you can add groundnut's instead of coconut. without coconut or groundnut, it wont taste good.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow looks simply drool the soft flavour of banana and crunchy flavour of walnut...yum...

Mansi said...

yum! perfect way to enojoy all the goodness in one bite! thanks for sharing it with SHF Sumi:)

rekhas kitchen said...

Like these muffins sumi looks so soft and moist yum yum

Pavithra said...

Wow this is first time to ur blog sumi.. u have wonderful space here.. muffins are looking so good and perfectly baked ... all other recipes too interesting will keep visiting ..

Parita said...

Wow banana dates and walnut muffins look grt, loved the combination, i recently made banana bread though m not a big fan of bananas, i love dates!! have blogrolled you, will visit regularly now :)

Sumi said...

Thanks Lavi, KF, Mansi, and rekha.
Parita and pavithra thanks for dropping by.

arti.anurag said...

very nice recipies of muffins.I love to try all these recipies.

Mom Chef said...

great post ! Will try this out today and let u know :-) First time here, nice space Sumi!

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