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My Gift In The Mail And My Baking Accomplishment

Just Wednesday I received a parcel in the mail and it was my giveaway win from 6 bittersweet of a silpat baking mat. I have never owned, used or even felt a Silpat baking mat before, so it was exciting to have a new product added to my baking collection especially since I've heard a lot of good things about it. If the professionals rave about it I am sure I'll like it to once I try it out.Now I wont be held back with certain recipes that need silpat mat. I can create some delicious treats with this product.So thank you 6 bittersweet for the great giveaway and the sweet note,plus thank you to Silpat :). 

Hey wait!.... 
I'm not done yet with all the excitement. On Thursday night I baked my first batch of perfect topped muffins! :).I have never been able to till now to create a muffin top shape that was correct. For everyone that has made muffins before know what I mean on the right or wrong shape. I have practically made all the other shapes in previous recipes including pointed top,round top,flat top or even sometimes split apart.However this time I got a great risen, bumpy and somewhat round top.

I am proud of myself for finally getting it. I knew where my mistakes laid all this time,however I learned from them and it paid off. My mistakes laid in with the over mixing this whole time even though I thought in previous recipes I hardly mixed.In this recipe I made sure to go slow and only mix till moistened. This recipe is a winner and I can't take all credit for my perfect muffin shape because their are so many recipes out their that don't pan out,but this muffin really came out well.

It was a really simple and even a little healthier muffin recipe. The healthier part of the muffin was it had no added sugar and  just had pure natural fruit sweetness from the bananas along with the aromatic of cinnamon. Plus adding in some whole wheat flour for some flavor and a bit of apple topping.This is a no fail recipe. So try it out yourself.Try the original recipe or mine version or make it up yourself. The possibilities are endless. I would love to see these muffins with mini chocolate chips, yum!

Have a great day everyone!

No Sugar Banana Muffins( Adapted from Sugar Free Banana Muffins)
Makes 12 large muffins

6 lg overripe bananas
2 tsp cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp table salt
3 cups whole wheat flour
2/3 cup melted margarine
1 apple, sliced, topping or crunchy apple sauce.

Used frozen overripe bananas. Defrosted in microwave till soft. Peeled and then mashed in a large bowl until smooth. Added cinnamon and beaten eggs, stirred till combined. Melted margarine and stirred in.

In medium bowl. Stirred flour,baking soda,baking powder and salt together.Added to the wet ingredients and stirred until moistened. No over-mixing!

Poured into a greased large muffin tin. Filled half way and added small pieces of apple to the top.

Baked at 375 F for 20 minutes until golden brown and a hard crunchy top.Tested with a toothpick till clean.Cooled on the rack.


  1. These muffins look perfect! Congratulations on winning the baking mat! I have always wanted one of those. ~Val

  2. Awesome on your silpat win! It looks like it will be fun to use :) And way to go on getting those muffin tops perfect! It can be tricky on the overmixing part, but those muffins look great! And yay for them being healthier :D

  3. I love that there's no sugar in your muffins, how healthy. So jealous of your silpat. I already know you're gonna make such good use of it. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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