Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blueberry Muffins, turned into a cake.....

I wanted, or was craving blueberry muffins today. They just sounded great! I looked up a recipe for blueberry muffins and started making them. Well then it occurred to me, that I don't have muffin tins anymore. They were aluminum, so I put them in the learning room to use with the younger A's....hmmm we we can make it a blueberry muffin cake, and we did. And it was GREAT!!

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour {I just used regular whole wheat flour, and it was yummy}
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 bananas, mashed or fresh blueberries {I missed the "or" in the original recipe and used both, it turned out wonderful}
3/4 cup organic cane sugar and golden syrup {or any natural sweeteners you prefer}
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, melted – or replace with half applesauce, as desired {or you can do it like I did with coconut cream.}

Topping, optional:

2 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter {again I used coconut cream}
1/4 cup sweetener, optional {I used cane sugar and golden syrup}

I doubled this to make 1 9X11 glass cake pan. I also forgot to lightly grease, and it came out wonderfully.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease 12 muffin cups.

In a large bowl, mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter. Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling 3/4 full (Definitely fill all 12, otherwise they will overflow).
Optional: In a small bowl, mix together 1/4 cup sweeteners, 2 tablespoons flour and cinnamon. Cut in 1 tablespoon butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Sprinkle topping over muffins. I normally just sprinkle with cinnamon and a little sweetener.

Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.
Blueberry Variation: Replace bananas with 1 cup of fresh or frozen blueberries and 3/4 cup applesauce. Yum!

For my cake, I ended up cooking it for around 25-30 minutes, but the middle was a little undercooked, I should have went a bit longer.
Enjoy I know we did!

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