Monday, August 29, 2016

Plantain Muffins - #MuffinMonday

I may be the slowest person in the kitchen ever. No matter how much I try to streamline the process, I seem to always end up spending all day in the kitchen. The other day my baking to-do list included potato rolls, Food Lust People Loves's carrot cake, brownies, and these plantain muffins. Knead, autolyze, cook, mash, mix, shape. It was a very long day. When I grabbed one of these muffins and took a bite, the achy feet did not seem to matter anymore. They were amazing.

When I told my friend that I was going to make plantain muffins, she seemed a bit skeptical. But I persisted. We all enjoy banana muffins, why not plantain muffins? How could that possibly be bad? It cannot be. That's the answer to that.  Plantains are a breakfast favourite here. I love them twice-fried aka tostones. But the really ripe ones aren't the best for tostones as flattening them gets a bit messy. But now I have found the perfect use for them, that is, if I am not just eating them raw or fried once.

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Plantain Muffins
Yield - ~8 muffins

180 grams overripe plantain (I got this from 1 plantain)
100 grams brown sugar
1 egg
60 millilitre (4 tablespoons) oil
125 grams flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 F and thoroughly grease the wells of a muffin pan.
Mash the plantain with the one cup of sugar. Whisk together the egg and the oil then add to plantain mixture.
In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, baking soda, and salt.
Slowly combine the wet and dry mixtures, mixing until just combined. Don't overmix!
Fill each well about 2/3rds then bake approximately 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool and devour.

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  1. We LOVE plantains but I have never thought to bake them into muffins. Can't wait to try it, Kelly!
    P.S. How was the carrot cake?

  2. Yeah, plantains, why not? They look great!!

  3. I think using plantains is a great idea! I wonder why I've never thought of it.
    And you can't be slower than my husband - it takes him about an hour to make a sandwich!

  4. Kelly,
    I'm slow in the kitchen, too! I'm slow at work (where I spend the day chopping and cooking) and at home. I'm glad there's good music and good company (even my own) in both places. It's like those If You Give a Moose a Muffin books--one thing leads to another and another and another.
    I'll have to find plantains--it's not something I use regularly so I never think to look for them. Then again, now that we've decided to buy a Subaru I'm seeing Subarus all over the place, so perhaps once I look for plantains I'll see them everywhere.


  5. Are the measurements of teaspoons and tablespoons U.S., U.K., Australia, or metric? Thank you.