Banana Strawberry Jam Muffins – A Christmas Treat
Christmas is almost here and that is why I baked these delicious little bundles of joy. Banana Strawberry Jam Muffins are flavorful banana muffins filled with liquid strawberry jam. And as you bite into the muffin, luscious melted strawberry jam oozes out…hmm…yum.
Prepare them for Christmas breakfast or give them as Christmas gifts.
Ingredients: (Makes 12)
4 large ripe bananas,
Strawberry Jam as required,
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,
1/2 cup granulated sugar,
1/2 cup salted butter; melted at room temperature (or place it in the Microwave oven for 20 seconds),
1 egg; lightly beaten,
1 tsp baking powder,
1 tsp baking soda (soda bicarbonate),
1 tsp vanilla extract/essence,
Muffin baking tray and disposable muffin cups.
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar, with a whisk, until smooth and soft. Then add beaten egg, vanilla extract and whisk the mixture for around 5 minutes. Mash the bananas in another bowl and add them to the butter and sugar mixture.
Lightly fold in the mixture until mashed bananas are evenly mixed. Add half of the sifted flour mixture to the bowl. Lightly fold the mixture until well mixed.
Repeat for the remaining flour and mix the batter until even. At this point, you may feel the batter is thicker than usual. But that is the perfect consistency.
Preheat the oven at 180° C (350° F). Line up the muffin cups in the tray. Scoop out a spoonful of mixture and fill the cup to 1/3rd of its capacity.
Spread some strawberry jam over it.
And then spread little more muffin batter over the layer of jam. Do not fill the cups till the rim, as they will expand when they bake.
Place in the preheated oven at 180° C (350° F) on the low rack for 20 minutes. Let them rest on the rack for few minutes before you take them out.
NOTE: I prepared this recipe using my Microwave Oven.
TIPS: Top it with some fine granulated sugar, if you like.