Sunday, February 14, 2010

Banana Oat Muffins

Banana Oat Muffins


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup mashed bananas


  1. Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper bake cups, and divide the batter among them.
  3. Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 18 to 20 minutes.
Yields 12 muffins

Birthday Cupcakes

Star Cupcakes
Idea from Wilton Cupcake Fun book

I made these cupcakes for Chase's birthday. They turned out really cute and they were tasty. The kids loved them. I don't think Chase tried even one though. He doesn't like sweets. I think the cupcakes looked much better in person than in photos. I'm still getting used to my new camera.


1 recipe of your favorite cupcakes (24 cupcakes)
white frosting
1 recipe sugar cookies (I used the Wilton one below and here)
colored sprinkle sugar

Sugar Cookie Recipe

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Sift baking powder with flour. Add flour mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. The dough will be very stiff. Blend in the last of the flour by hand. Do not chill dough. Roll and cut out shapes. Bake 8-10 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. remove cookies to cooling grid to cool completely. One recipe should yield 24 star cookies.

Bake 24 cupcakes and let cool. Frost cupcakes. Frost star cookies and sprinkle with sugar. Place cookies on top of cupcakes.