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Friday, August 3, 2012

A Muffin for a Blogoversary

Oops seems I forgot the blog's 2nd year blogoversary yesterday. Last year I celebrated with a candle unceremoniously jammed into a lemon. Seems the only thing I can manage with abundance in the garden at this time of year are lemons. Anyway, this year I've stepped it up a notch and made actual lemon muffins to celebrate. Apparently my antics have become bizarre enough not to elicit questions from Monkey Man anymore. Lighting sparklers in a muffin and taking photos only produced a bemused smile.

These muffins feature mooshy bananas, yoghurt and nuts too.  And they were very popular last week at our after school playdate.

Banana & Lemon Muffins

Ingredients
•  110g unsalted butter
•  1 cup brown sugar
•  2 eggs
•  2 mooshy bananas
•  2 tbs lemon juice
•  1 tsp vanilla essence
•  1/2 cup chopped nuts (eg pecans, walnuts)
•  2 cups plain flour
•  1 tsp baking powder
•  pinch salt
•  3/4 cup plain yoghurt (or milk)

Grease muffin pans & pre-heat the oven to 180ÂșC.  Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in the eggs. Stir in the banana, lemon juice, nuts and vanilla.  Sift in the flour, baking soda & salt together.  Stir in the wet mixture alternating with the yoghurt.  Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out dry.
(recipe inspired by Muffin Bible penguin books)

12 comments:

  1. Happy Days VG! Muffins looks great - and it's a great way to use up all those lemons, lucky you. Cheers Wendy

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  2. Happy blogaversery 2 ewe!
    Happy blogaversery 2 ewe!
    Happy blogaversery, gorgeous veggie girl,
    Happy blogaversery 2 ewe!

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  3. Happy Blogoversary! Those muffins look delicious... I can just feel some weekend baking coming up!!

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  4. Happy anniversary! I love sparklers!

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  5. Happy Bloggoversary VG! The years just seem to slip by, don't they? I wouldn't mind a few of those Lemon Muffins... I don't suppose you do Take-Away, do you?

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  6. Congratulations on getting to the two year mark. It takes a lot of skill and determination as all blogger would know!

    Well done,

    Gav x

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  7. Happy blogaversary!

    and well done with your three avocados, I'm very jealous.

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  8. Those muffins would be a fav. with me too - happy blogoversary, may there be many more!

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  9. Happy Blogoversary....the muffins look great!

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