I was looking at my three remaining ripe bananas and thought now what can I do with them? Banana bread or cake but then I thought muffins would be nice.
I fancied a bit of comfort food so decided to have a go at some gluten free baking. I haven't baked for a while and to be honest I sometimes get a bit put off by gluten free baking as I don't seem to get things to rise too well or something usually goes a bit a miss. These however turned out ok. Now this isn't the actual photo of mine but they did look very similar. Yes they were that yummy I forgot to take a picture before they got eaten.
So what recipe did I use? Well I tend to favour the recipes on the Doves Farm website as I use their flour. I followed the recipe for Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins but didn't fancy chocolate ones so omitted the cocoa and chocolate chips.
Here is the recipe and method......
I just used less oil as I thought it might make it a bit too wet. I do realise you need quite a bit of moisture to keep the sponge together with it being without the gluten but it worked ok so I got more fluffy sponge. I also just cut the sugar down a little as well, only because I'm trying to cut down anyway and although not diet friendly I just thought it may help. It's all about preference though, I find bananas sweet enough anyway.
I loved them though, nicely sweet and spongey. They didn't rise as much as I'd like so if I made them again I may try and improve that but overall I was pleased. I may chuck the chocolate chips in next time - live dangerously.
Give it a go and see what you think.......I've come to the conclusion that gluten free baking is about practice and altering things to make them work. I used to have to run strictly by a recipe and expect it to be perfect, just like the picture in the book but soon realised it sometimes doesn't happen like that. I've managed to let myself go a bit and play around with the ingredients., not easy for me but I did it.
I'd forgotten how much I loved baking and how relaxing I find it. It's just that I don't really need to eat everything I bake. I may have to find some victims....oops I mean volunteers to eat my wares. Mmmm now where can I find them? I'm sure I'll find some.
Thank you for reading today, please feel free to pop back tomorrow for Autism Support Saturday but for now........
Take care and happy baking