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Banana Raisin Muffins

Source: www.cookbooks.com/Recipe-Details.aspx?id=227238

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 c. golden raisins
  2. 1/4 c. apple or orange juice
  3. 1/2 c. low-fat buttermilk
  4. 2 eggs whites
  5. 1 Tbsp. oil
  6. 3 Tbsp. honey
  7. 1 1/2 c. unbleached white flour
  8. 1/3 c. stone-ground white cornmeal
  9. 2 tsp. baking powder
  10. 1 tsp. baking soda
  11. 1/4 c. brown sugar
  12. 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  13. 1/4 tsp. ground cardamom
  14. 2 ripe bananas, diced

Directions

  1. Combine raisins and apple juice in a large bowl and let stand for five minutes.
  2. Add buttermilk, egg whites, oil and honey; whisk until smooth.
  3. Sift the flour, cornmeal, baking powder and baking soda into another large bowl.
  4. Whisk in brown sugar, ginger and cardamom.
  5. Add bananas and toss lightly.
  6. Add dry ingredients to buttermilk mixture and stir just to mix with a wooden spoon.
  7. (Stir as little as possible, or the muffins will be tough.)
  8. Line muffin tin cups with paper liners and spray lightly with vegetable oil spray.
  9. Spoon batter into cups, filling each two-thirds full.
  10. Bake at 375° for 20 to 30 minutes, until puffed and lightly browned.
  11. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
  12. Makes 12 muffins.