It’s been so nice this week to have the kids home for summer vacation that I put off Solar Oven Saturday until, well, almost Saturday. And it’s finally looking like summer around here!
The blueberries called to me from the grocer’s shelf the other day, and I’m so glad I listened. There were still enough of them left this morning to combine with the bananas that needed some love:
How to make Banana Blueberry Muffins:
0) Set the Sun Oven solar oven out to pre-heat.
1) Mash 3 ripe bananas. For reference, mine made 1½ cups of mash.
3) Stir in the almond extract and melted butter.
5) Spoon the batter into 12 prepared muffin tins (lined with papers or greased).
I baked half of them inside at 375°F for 17 minutes, but should have started with 15 minutes. They still tasted delicious, but were a bit more brown and not as moist as the ones baked in the solar oven. Wispy clouds today kept my Sun Oven between 300°F and 350°F, so I baked them for 40 minutes. They were amazing. (I had one of each for lunch :)
Banana Blueberry Muffins
(for a conventional oven OR a solar oven)
Makes 12 muffins
3 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1½ cups)
½ Cup sugar
⅓ Cup butter, melted (or coconut oil!)
½ tsp almond extract (or vanilla!)
1½ Cups flour (I used half white and half whole wheat)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
–Mash the bananas. Stir in the sugar and egg.
–Stir in the almond extract and melted butter.
–Sift/combine the dry ingredients and gently fold into the banana mixture.
–Add the blueberries halfway through stirring in the flour. Continue to fold in until mixed but a few lumps remain.
–Spoon the batter into 12 prepared muffin tins (lined with papers or greased).
–Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15 minutes (or make your best guess in a solar oven :)
Other posts in this series:
Solar Oven Saturday – Intro
Solar Oven Saturday #1 – Roast Chicken
Solar Oven Saturday #2 – Homemade Bread
Solar Oven Saturday #3 – Au Gratin Potatoes
Solar Oven Saturday #4 – Banana Bread
Solar Oven Saturday #5 – Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp