You don’t need a special day to celebrate the people that you love; i.e. your husband/wife, children, neighbors, and anyone in between. Instead you can be a sweet soul and then give some of these muffins to a neighbor that is moving and we’ll all miss. Time to bake from scratch! SMILE.
Category: Breakfast or Dessert
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 45 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $6.07 or .51 cents per muffin
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: PLEASE USE GLUTEN FREE FLOUR
Servings: 12 muffins
1 ¼ c. Flour (for gluten free cupcakes, please use the 1 to 1 GF flour) ($1.00)
1 ¼ c. organic sugar (.40)
1 egg whites (whisked) (.32)
4 tbsp. melted unsalted butter @ room temp. (.15)
¼ tsp. vanilla extract ($1.00)
1/4 tsp. almond extract (.20)
1 tbsp. Amaretto Disaronno Liquor (.90)
¼ tsp. baking powder (.15)
½ tsp. baking soda (.15)
1/8 tsp. regular salt (10)
¼ tsp. Ginger (10)
¼ tsp. Nutmeg (10)
¼ tsp. Cinnamon (10)
¼ c. buttermilk (.25)
1 large mashed banana, or 2 med-size super black (.50)
1 c. Dried Tart Cherries (.65)
Preheat oven at 350 F. degrees.
Use a muffin/cupcake 12 units baking pan, sprayed with olive oil (or use wrappers) set aside.
In a med size bowl, whisk/sift together well ALL the dry ingredients, (except the sugar); the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, salt, etc. Set aside.
In a separate bowl mashed the bananas, set aside.
In another med-size bowl cream the butter and sugar, then add the egg and the rest of the wet ingredients, vanilla, almond extracts, Amaretto, some of the dried Tart Cherries, and mix to combine, then add the bananas and mix well.
Now, add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just moistened and incorporated, the batter will not be soft.
Finally, pour the batter into your pre-oiled muffins shaped pan (or into the wrappers) do not fill to the to the top leave about a little under ½ an inch from the top empty.
Bake for 20 to 30 minutes depending on your oven calibration. ENJOY!
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