Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Banana Pineapple Muffins

I'm helping with a little bake-off. That's a little embarrassing to admit because I'm pretty sure I'm not qualified for such undertakings. Am I enjoying it? Absolutely...I just feel a little silly. I mean, I'm just a girl that loves being in the kitchen and I have a little blog. But secretly? It's super fun and I could do this every day. I'm not going to mention my part in it from this point on because it's not about me, it's about the recipes. I just figured I should do a little explaining so people understand what's happening over the next few entries. I haven't flipped my lid or created imaginary people (well, that I'll admit to). Now, let's bake.


Alissa is an absolutely delightful young lady....I don't know at what point I started calling 21-year-olds young ladies. I mean, I'm 29. Maybe it's simply because 21 feels like it was so long ago. A lot has happened in the last 8 years. Anyway, she's delightful, full of joy, and always encouraging others.

Here is her recipe for Banana Pineapple Muffins:

3 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups mashed bananas (approximately 6 bananas)
1 cup crushed pineapple (include the juice)

1. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt.
2. In small mixing bowl, combine everything else. Bananas and pineapple last. Mix it up good, but not too much there buddy.
3. Then mix the wet and dry ingredients until everything is wet.
4. Pour into greased muffin tins.
5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-23 minutes or until done.

Makes approximately 45 muffins.

I was pretty certain the girls and I didn't need 45 muffins hanging around, so I halved the recipe.

First, let me explain how I'm judging. I've created a point system. My roommates and I will give each recipe a 0-5 based on taste and 0-5 based on desirability to eat it again. I will also award a score 0-5 based on ease of the recipe. I will not reveal the scores because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings. Instead, I'll keep a record of the scores and the highest score will simply be announced as the winner.

Alissa's results:
The muffins are moist and light. They have a nice hint of banana while the pineapple provides texture. You don't really taste the pineapple, but I'm sure the juiciness of the fruit is why the muffins are moist. It's definitely a recipe I'd try again. Delicious and super easy to make!

1 comment:

  1. YEAH! They are so delicious right? Haha Thanks so much for testing them out Amy! :)