Thursday, January 05, 2006


I have a muffin recipe that I got from a friend a few years back and have never used another since. I took her recipe and it became my formula for various flavours of muffins. The most recent incarnation was the Banana Eggnog Muffin ~ I was hungry, had over-ripe bananas and leftover eggnog on hand and the rest is history….

Emily's (Insert Flavour here) Muffins

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup low fat sour cream (I have been known to use yoghurt~lemon in the banana version)
1/4 cup 2% milk (or whatever your preferred fat content ~this is where I put the eggnog)
1 2/3 cup pureed (banana, chunky applesauce, pumpkin etc)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Spices of your choice (I put cinnamon and nutmeg in the banana muffins)
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda (I would like to experiment with baking powder, see if I get a different rise)
1/2 tsp salt

1) Preheat over to 350 degrees.

2) Cream butter and sugars. Add the ingredients up to, but not including the flours ~ beat well.

3) Stir together flours, baking soda and salt in a small bowl. Add to wet mixture and beat until combined.

4) Pour batter into muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray. Bake until a toothpick tests clean - about 35 minutes.

Makes 12 muffins.


Catesa said...

mm yummy. muffins is the magic word. we dont have eggnog here but maybe buttermilk would be interesting? buttermilk banana... hmm interesting indeed. lol have a good day iwth your muffies!

Catesa said...

muffiNs that is. heh

Randi said...

these look great, i think i'll give these a shot!!

Randi said...

Ok, I made them tonight. Im linking to them. they were really yummy. Next time, I'm going to use half splenda, half sugar. Do you think that would work?

Ivonne said...

Thanks you for sharing that recipe!

I love muffins. I must have 100s of recipes but I'm always looking for more.

P.S. Love your blog!

linda said...

Randi, would love to hear how they are with Splenda. Glad you liked.
ivonne, thank you for stopping by!

Patti said...

These look great! I think I will try them this w/e and I will let you know how they turned out. Love your blog BTW.