Chirstmas joy is already set and all the bakeries in our town are in full swing in creating Chirstmas cakes and pastries.Few days back,I made these lovely muffins with over ripe banana and apple sauce and then I felt i would never need to go to bakery again to buy the usual tutty-fruity muffins.
We had some guests last week and so got lots of apples.So i decided to make applesauce with them and preserved it in jars and refrigirated it..
Here is a demonstration of making applesauce at home...
I used Fuji apples which is neither too sweet nor too sour.Granny smith apples are not prefered for making applesauce.
Wash them and slice it with a apple slicer/corer.
Take 1 inch depth of water in a heavy cooking vessel.Put the sliced apples and bring the water to boil.Simmer the apples covered until they become soft.This takes about 30 mins.
Cool and puree the cooked apples in a blender to a smooth paste.
Preserve them in clean ,dry jars.This can be refrigirated and can be used for upto 3 months.
Applesauce is ready.I was searching for some recipes which could use applesauce.Then i came across this delectable muffins which also helps me clearing off the untouched,over-ripe bananas..
The following Applesauce Banana Muffins recipe yield approximately 12 muffins
You will need:
2 cups Maida (All Purpose flour)
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup apple sauce
3-4 Ripe bananas,mashed
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Cinnamon powder
1/4 cup of Demerera Sugar
Seive together flour,salt,cinnamon powder ,baking powder and soda to get it free of lumps .
In a seperate bowl,beat eggs and sugar.Add the mashed banana,applesauce and vegetable oil and mix well.
Add the dry flour mixture to the wet mixture and mix well with a wooden spatula.
Place muffin liners in each cup of the muffin tray and fill the 3/4th of each cup with the batter.Sprinkle some demerera sugar.Pop this in 250 C preheated oven and bake it for 20 mins.
I m so pleased with the beautifully risen muffins.They were spongy and the demerera sugar sprinkled on the top of the muffin made a great difference!
These muffins can make for a perfect breakfast.