March 5, 2010

Crunchy Banana Muffins

Because I have "karmacentric" ideas about food, I love this recipe for Crunchy Banana Bread. I believe in a plentiful pantry to nourish my family as well as a near obsessive desire to not waste food. This recipe uses that bunch of brown bananas, as well as the multiple bags of leftover cereal. You know, the stale crushed up remains that no one will ever eat.

Crunchy Banana Bread - Where's Mom Now That I Need Her Cookbook:

1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 C. flake cereal remains (I use cornflakes, Honey bunches of Oats)
1 1/2 C flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. baking soda
3 C mashed bananas
2 T. water
1 t. vanilla

Cream oil and sugar, beat in egg. Stir in cereal. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda, stir into cereal flake mixture. Combine bananas, water and vanilla. Stir into flour mixture. (Add 3/4 raisins or chocolate chips). Bake in greased muffins tin for 16-18 minutes at 350, until golden and springy on top.

This is my kids favorite after school snack!


Kristy said...

These sound great! I totally agree with you wasted food is "expensive" food. Can't wait to try this recipe with some of my stale ceral(s). Do you blend up the cereal into a powder first or just mix it right in? Thanks

H Young said...

Hi Kristy, just mix it right in. It is the best way to use all of that stale cereal that the kids leave in the bottom of the bags. Sometimes, I might have a mix of 2-3 kinds of cereal. No problem, still tastes great!