Well cupcakes are always made with white flour and are light in weight,sweet and often covered with icing.They are smaller in size.Muffins are bigger in size and heavier in texture and weight,mostly containing some kind of fruit and nuts.Unlike cupcakes,muffins are never iced and not as sweet.They can be made healthier by preparing it with wheat flour,bran or oats.That said i personally dont like having muffins for breakfast.Even though its not very sweet,its sweet enough for me to have it as a dessert.I like it that way.Here i have prepared banana nut muffins.I used ripe bananas that are firm to touch and not overipe ones.I also didnt mash them fully,kept chunks of banana pieces so that i get a bite of it ones in a while.Instead of using a whole cup of sugar or brown sugar i used 1/2 of both.The result was soft,moist and fluffy.
I am sending this to this months A.W.E.D - American hosted by DK.This is also my post on day13 of RM 2.INGREDIENTS
All purpose flour(bleached) - 2 cups
Baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
cardamam pdr - 1/2 tsp
salt - 1/2 tsp
eggs - 2 (room temp)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Brown sugar - 1/2 cup
oil - 1/2 cup
Vanilla tsp - 2 tsp
sliced almonds - 1/4 cup(for topping)
Preheat oven to 375 deg F.Sift the flour,soda,cardamam pdr and salt and keep aside.In a mixing bowl whisk together eggs,sugar and brown sugar until it becomes thick.Add the oil,vanilla and mashed banana.Mix it well.Using a spatula slowly fold in the dry ingredients until just mixed.Line the muffin pan with paper cups and grease it with non stick spray.Using an ice cream scoop pour the batter into the greased paper cups.Top it with sliced almonds.Bake it for 15 - 20 mins or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.Serve it warm.
Check what my marathon buddies are cooking in their kitchen today!!!