Thursday, 25 July 2013

Eggless Strawberry Banana Muffins | Strawberry Banana Yogurt Cupcakes


I love strawberries, but they have to be sweet. Now that's an ambitious request right? Very seldom I come across fully sweet strawberries. Most of the times it will be semi-sweet or sour. Then I resort to milkshakes or smoothies or yummy bakes, as they would need a small amount of sugar & would taste out of the world :) Last week we had a guest for lunch & they bought us a lot of fresh berries - blue, black, red & straw ;) And also we had a small outing to a nearby lake during the weekend. Then I thought I would bake some of these muffins & make it a tea outing that day ! I should admit that I thoroughly enjoyed baking these cuties, as they filled my whole house with a yummilicious smell. Do try them out as they are very simple & less time consuming and also you are guaranteed of a fabulous outcome !






Recipe Source: Joy of Baking 

I Took: 25 minutes (Prep) + 25 minutes (Baking)

Makes: 12 regular sized muffins


I Used:

Strawberry - ½ cup - cut into bite sized pieces
Banana - 1 big sized - mashed
All purpose Flour - 1 cup + 2 tbsp
Butter - ¼ cup
Yogurt - ¼ cup
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Granulated Sugar - ¼ cup + 2 tbsp
Baking Powder - ¾ tsp
Baking Soda - ¼ tsp
Ground Cinnamon - ¼ tsp or an inch stick mashed with banana
Salt - ½ tsp



The Way:

  1. Mash the bananas. If you do not have ground cinnamon then add the cinnamon stick to the banana & mash it
  2. Melt the butter (in an oven or saucepan) & allow it to cool to room temperature
  3. Pre-heat the oven to 175 degree Celsius in conventional mode 
  4. In a bowl whisk together yogurt, vanilla essence & mashed banana. Add the melted butter & stir to combine
  5. In another large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon (if available) & salt. You can sift it for 3 times for even mixing of the dry ingredients
  6. Then gently fold in the strawberries into the flour mixture making sure that they are coated well with the flour. This helps the berries to prevent from sinking during baking
  7. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & stir gently so that they are combined. Do not over mix, else the muffins might become hard
  8. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or butter the muffin cups in the pan 
  9. Place 2 spoons of the batter in each cup using a spoon 
  10. Bake it for about 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted through it comes out clean. Do not mistake the fruit within the muffin to be wet batter. Mine was done in 25 minutes
Cheers,
Chitz

34 comments:

  1. what a click,i just admiring it

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  2. Banana in baking never fails. I love anything with banana in cakes. like all your pictures Chitz.

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  3. Love the beautiful colour. Nice combo :)

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  4. Wow what a tempting clicks.. Feel like grabbing from pictures... Bookmarked dear

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  5. These muffins must have tasted very fruity and great!

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  6. love tat color.. yummylicious looking oness

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  7. muffins looks so lovely and wonderful clicks too...

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  8. muffins look awesome and beautiful clicks too, pass one over here :)

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  9. Muffins look delicious and soo soft. My little one would love this :)

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  10. I have to agree that berries may not be sweet all the time. Over here, we get more of the sour ones, so I don't buy, also the price is really steep. Just adore the outcome - the beautiful color on top baked in red casings. Its interesting to note how these eggless muffins turned out as good, in fact better than those with eggs.

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  11. I can see that Chitz is making use of Summer time harvests and tempting me with berry muffins.True banana and the rising agents will give a nice texture too.

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  12. Really superb!!!!!!!!!! Delicious.......

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  13. Really super delicious Chitz, I am not able to take my eyes out of the muffins. Beautiful texture and a perfect feast for my eyes...

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  14. Una delicia de magdalenas se ven irresistible,abrazos y saludos.

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  15. Very beautiful clicks dear.. Perfectly baked muffins.. Love the colour and texture..

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  16. strawberry n banana muffins sounds awesome Chitz ! great clicks too !

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  17. muffins looks so cute and yum !!!fabulous clicks...

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  18. I'm imagining the flavors!!! Awesome clicks 2, mate... :)

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  19. Complimenti per i bellissimi muffins!!!!

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  20. lovley clicks dear and parcel some home plz am drooling here

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  21. Nice color of the muffins. Looks so yum!

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  22. Now tht looks fantastic i want to grab one now :) My daughter who;s a strawberry fan will love these.

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  23. I too like only sweet strawberries and like you said it is very rare..and I too end up making smoothies or most occasions..
    cupcakes look beatiful

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  24. I have never had a sweet strawberry in my life, it is always sour...heehee - so the sugar addition is very much necessary here!
    Fabulous clicks, already drooling over the cupcake...Got to eat something sweet to satiate now....
    Strawberries and bananas are a great combo, so is blue berry with banana...I have always had muffins in this combination!
    Perfectly made cupcakes!

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  25. pictures tell the story how delicious it can be.

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  26. THey look very cute and yummy ! love the clicks :)

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  27. Love this delicious combo, muffins looks perfect...like all ur pictures..nice!

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  28. wow muffins looks superb dear :) and wat an combo :) love all your clicks :)

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  29. Love that first click Chitra :) So you want sweet strawberries - Ha! When was the last time I found a perfectly sweet one ? Love those muffins too - Looks like the Banana yogurt combo instead of eggs turned out perfect :)

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  30. Thanks a lot everyone for your heartfelt comments :)

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