A muffin is somewhat like a small cake, and though it does resemble a cupcake in that they both have cylindrical bases and rounded conical tops, they usually are not as sweet as cupcakes and generally lack frosting; savory varieties (such as cornbread muffins) also exist. They generally fit in the palm of an adult hand, and are intended to be consumed by an individual in a single sitting. A muffin can also mean a different baked good, the smaller, disk-shaped English muffin, although this usage is uncommon outside Britain. As American style muffins are now sold in the UK, the term can refer to either product, the context usually making clear which is meant. There are many varieties and flavors of muffins made with a specific ingredient such as blueberries, chocolate chips, cucumbers, raspberry, cinnamon, pumpkin, date nut, lemon, banana, orange, peach, strawberry, boysenberry, almond, and carrot. These ingredients are then baked into the muffin.
100 gm plain flour
50 gm whole-wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 banana, ripe
50 gm sugar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
50 gm walnut
2 drops vanilla essence
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
6 muffin paper cup
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
2. Sieve plain flour, whole-wheat flour, ground cinnamon and baking powder together.
3. Dice walnut.
4. Skin banana and cut into thin slices. Mash.
5. Beat egg with sugar. Add vegetable oil, vanilla essence and mashed banana. Mix well.
6. Divide flour into 2 equal portions. Sieve orderly into the mixture.
7. Add diced walnut.
8. Distribute puree evenly in 6 muffin paper cups.
9. Bake for 15 – 20 minutes.
**From “Next Magazine and “Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”**