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Lemon and banana muffins: an illustrated recipe

Lemon and banana muffins: an illustrated recipe


Today I had an idea of illustrating all my recipes and binding them into a book. This could work, as I am a visual learner and I’ve always been amazed how much easier it is for me to remember things that I’ve seen written or drawn somewhere.  Does this happen to you too?

This is the lemon and banana muffin recipe I made this week. You could bake it in a muffin tin or a bread tin, it’s still delicious 🙂

It’s very easy to make, you take:

  • 3 lemons
  • 2 bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch o love 😉

First, mash your bananas and grate your lemons; put the lemon peel into the banana mash.

Then mix your sugar, eggs and olive oil until pale yellow and foamy. You can do this by hand or in a blender (I won’t tell). Add your mashed bananas and mix well. Mix the baking powder and salt into the flour, then add slowly and incorporate into the wet mix.

Put the batter into a muffin tin and bake at 180 degrees Celsius or 350 Fahrenheit for 20- 30 minutes or until golden on top dry inside (you can check this with a toothpick inserted in the middle of 1 muffin: if it comes out wet, it’s not ready yet). If you’re putting this into a loaf tin you will need to bake it longer, from 45 to 60 minutes.

Brew a fresh cup of tea and enjoy the lemony flavour that’s driving all your neighbours crazy!