Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice

Banana bread, with all its numerous variations, is one of my favorite cakes to make. It’s simple, quick and very flexible. Whenever I have a few overripe bananas at hand and a handful of random ingredients left over from another recipe, I know just what to do.

INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 12 regular sized muffins / 0.26 EUR per muffin / 3.10 EUR for all)

2 large overripe bananas (0.53 EUR)

2 large eggs (0.40 EUR)

½ cup yogurt (0.20 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

¼ butter, melted (0.40 EUR)

2 cups plain white flour (0.15 EUR)

1/3 cup sugar (0.03 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

1 cup frozen blueberries (1.33 EUR)

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Preheat oven to 200°C. If using tin muffin molds, lightly coat them with oil. Skip this step if using silicone muffin molds. In a medium bowl, mash bananas using a potato masher or a fork until smooth. Whisk in eggs, yogurt and vanilla. Finally whisk in melted butter until fully combined.

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In a larger bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Pour wet ingredients over dry ones and mix with a spatula until just combined. Gently fold in frozen blueberries and divide the dough between muffin molds.

Bake muffins for 20 minutes, until tops become golden. Allow muffins to cool for five minutes in their molds, before removing.

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Kruh od banane, sa svim svojim bezbrojnim varijacijama, jedan je od meni najdražih kolača za peći. Jednostavan je, brz i jako fleksibilan. Kad god imam prezrele banane pri ruci, sa još pregrštom ostataka iz nekih drugih recepata, znam što mi je činiti.

SASTOJCI:

(Za 12 mafina standardne veličine / 1,92 kn po mafinu / 23,07 kn za sve)

2 velike prezrele banane (4,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

½ šalice jogurta (1,50 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije (0,20 kn)

¼ šalice maslaca, rastopljenog (3,00 kn)

2 šalice oštrog pšeničnog brašna (1,00 kn)

1/3 šalice šećera (0,25 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

1 šalica smrznutih borovnica (10,00 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Zagrijte pećnicu na 200°C. Ako koristite plehnate kalupe za mafine, namastite ih sa malo ulja. Preskočite ovaj korak ako koristite silikonske kalupe. U srednjoj zdjeli zgnječite banane gnječilicom za krumpir ili viljuškom u glatku kašu. Umiješajte jaja, jogurt i vaniliju. Na kraju dodajte rastopljeni maslac i miješajte dok se ne sjedini.

U većoj zdjeli pomiješajte brašno, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol. Prelijte mokre sastojke preko suhih, pa špatulom kratko miješajte da postane jednolično. Na kraju nježno umiješajte borovnice i podijelite smjesu među kalupima za mafine.

Pecite mafine 20 minuta, dok vrhovi ne budu zlatno-žuti. Pustite ih da se 5 minuta hlade u kalupima prije nego što ćete ih izvaditi.

Blueberry Banana Muffins / Mafini od banane i borovnice

Cocoa Banana Bread / Kruh od banane i kakaa

It just so happened that we had two bananas sitting on the counter and starting to look unappealing enough to eat raw. So I figured, why not bake them into banana bread? After a quick scan of what was on hand (not much), this is what I came up with. And the result is fantastic; moist and fragrant and so dang tasty. So I really hope you have two unappealing bananas sitting on your counter as well, as those yield the best banana bread.

Bonus: you only need one bowl for it! Win!

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INGREDIENTS:

(Yields 1 loaf / 2.20 EUR per loaf)

2 overripe bananas (0.53 EUR)

2 large eggs (0.40 EUR)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract (0.03 EUR)

1 cup yogurt (0.40 EUR)

4 tbsp butter, melted + more for greasing the loaf pan(0.40 EUR)

1 cup rolled oats (0.13 EUR)

1 cup all-purpose flour (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp flax seed (0.07 EUR)

2 tbsp raw cocoa powder (0.13 EUR)

4 tbsp sugar (0.01 EUR)

1 tsp baking powder (0.01 EUR)

½ tsp baking soda (0.01 EUR)

Pinch of salt (0.01 EUR)

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METHOD:

Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper. Set aside. In a large bowl, smash bananas using a potato masher or a fork. Whisk in eggs, vanilla, yogurt and butter, until creamy and fully incorporated. Add in oats, flour, flax seed, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt and stir everything with a spatula until just incorporated. Pour the batter into prepared pan, gently shake to even the surface and bake for 30-35 minutes, until top cracks and a toothpick inserted comes out clean (a crumb or two is also okay). Let banana bread cool in its pan for 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Desilo se to da su te dvije banane stajale u kuhinji i počele izgledati prilično neprivlačno. Zaključila sam da bi najbolje bilo od njih napraviti kruh. Nakon brzog pregleda čega sve imamo doma (ne baš puno toga), dobila sam kruh koji je fantastičan; sočan i aromatičan i jako fin. Tako da se nadam da i vi imate doma par neprivlačnih banana, jer od njih je najbolji kruh.

Bonus: treba vam samo jedna zdjela! Pobjeda!

SASTOJCI:

(Za 1 štrucu / 16,42 kn za štrucu)

2 prezrele banane (4,00 kn)

2 jaja (3,00 kn)

1 žličica ekstrakta vanilije (0,20 kn)

1 šalica jogurta (3,00 kn)

4 žlice rastopljenog maslaca + još malo za namastiti kalup za pečenje (3,00 kn)

1 šalica zobenih pahuljica (1,00 kn)

1 šalica oštrog pšeničnog brašna (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sjemenki lana (0,50 kn)

2 žlice sirovog kakao praha (1,00 kn)

4 žlice šećera (0,10 kn)

1 žličica praška za pecivo (0,10 kn)

½ žličice sode bikarbone (0,01 kn)

Prstohvat soli (0,01 kn)

PRIPREMA:

Ugrijte pečnicu na 200°C. Maslacem namastite kalup za kruh i obložite papirom za pečenje. Stavite na stranu. U velikoj zdjeli gnječilicom za krumpir ili viljuškom zdrobite banane. Umutite jaja, vaniliju, jogurt i rastopljeni maslac da bude jednolično i kremasto. Dodajte zobene, brašno, lan, kakao prah, šećer, prašak za pecivo, sodu bikarbonu i sol pa špatulom mješajte dok se sastojci ne sjedine. Istresite smjesu u pripremljeni kalup, nježno protresite da poravnate pa pecite 30-35 minuta, dok se vrh ne raspuca a umetnuta čačkalica ne izađe čista (mrvica-dvije su sasvim okej). Pustite da se kruh hladi 15-tak minuta u kalupu prije nego ga preselite na rešetku za pečenje da se ohladi do kraja.

Cocoa Banana Bread / Kruh od banane i kakaa