Friday, October 2, 2009

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

I make these AT LEAST weekly. "Healthy" (whole wheat, and fruit) and tasty (chocolate chips). Garner asks for these EVERY DAY. So go ahead, make some. I know you probably have two banana's turning brown on your counter. I know I do.

Just going to link it rather than type it from my book. Thank you KA website!

Vermont Oatmeal Maple Honey Bread

Very lightly sweet and moist. EASY. Smells INCREDIBLE when baking.
From "King Arthur Flour, Bakers Companion."

2 1/4 to 2 1/2 Cups Boiling Water
1 cup Rolled Oats
1/2 cup Maple sugar or brown sugar
1/2 tsp maple flavor (optional)
1 Tablespoon Honey (or Maple Syrup)
4 Tablespoon's Butter melted
1 Tablespoon Salt
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tablespoon instant yeast (or one packet)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
4 cups all purpouse flour

In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, oats, maple sugar, maple flavor, honey, butter, salt and cinnamon. Let cool to lukewarm.

Add the yeast and flours, stirring to form a rough dough. Knead (about 10 min by hand, 5-7 my machine) until the dough is smooth and satiny. Transfer to lightly greased bowl, cover and let rise 1 hour it should be double in bulk.

Divide in half and shape each into a loaf. Place the loaves in two greased bread pans. cover and allow to rise till they've crowned about 1 in over the rim, about one hour.

Preheat oven to 350, bake 35-40 min. Remove from the oven when golden brown, Can check with thermometer, internal temp should be about 190.