Sunday, January 24, 2010
First-Ever Fiddlehead Challenge: What to do with One Black Banana
This year, Fiddlehead will be celebrating its one year anniversary during the month of June. To help us celebrate, I'm asking you, the readers, to participate in a series of monthly challenges. I'll post a challenge each month -- a suggestion to try a new ingredient, a call for your best healthy meal in under 30 minutes, etc. -- and you send me your recipes, suggestions and stories and I'll pick the winner to be posted here on Fiddlehead.
In addition, I'll be serving up some new content and will be doing some "redecorating" of the site soon!
Here's your challenge for JANUARY:
Most banana muffin or bread recipes call for 2 or 3 mashed, ripe bananas, but what do you do when you only have one? Send me your recipes and suggestions for ONE BLACK BANANA, or follow the recipe below and send your comments!
Chocolate-Nut-Banana Mini Muffins
Preheat oven to 375 and grease one mini muffin pan.
3/4 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. whole wheat flour or wheat bran
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
dash of freshly grated nutmeg
Mix these together well in a bowl.
1/4 c. chopped walnuts or cashews
In a separate bowl, mix
1/3 c. honey
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1 mashed BLACK BANANA
1 tbs. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. vanilla (or, try fiori di sicilia. It's a blend of vanilla and citrus flavors.)
Mix the dry into the wet with a few light strokes. Add
1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups and bake for 18 min. or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let sit in pan for a few minutes before removing.