People are always asking me how I come up with recipes for the blog.... the truth is, usually most recipes are actually a random experiment gone right - like these Banana Muffins.
I had a bag of Sorghum Flour sitting pretty in my baking cupboard and I decided to experiment with it. I love the melt in your mouth, shortbread like texture sorghum gives to baked goods and I decided that texture would be perfect for a banana filled bake good - so Banana Muffins it was!
So I got to baking and about an hour or so later I had a delicious batch of muffins sitting on my bench top ready to devour. I tried the first one (I say I do this so I don't give my family gross tasting food - but the truth is, I just have no self control when it comes to baked goods :P) and fell in love. The texture was completely different to normal banana muffins - they were buttery with just the amount of banana flavour and they really did melt in your mouth.
So I took the plate of muffins over to Jesse. Sure, I loved them - but Jesse is fussier than me so this was the first test...
"Mmmmmmmmmm" was the first thing he said. He asked me what I did differently as they weren't like my usual banana muffins - but assured me they weren't "bad different" (because if anyone describes anything I make as "different" I immediately think they must think they're awful :P). Then he said "They're kind of like Banana Shortbread Muffins, I like them!".
So I took the plate over to Katrina. Clearly I had way too much confidence from Jesse's reaction as Katrina is the hardest person to please in our family - but she took a muffin and...
"Oh yum! These are so good"
SUCCESS! I asked her what she thought they were like and she too said "They're kind of like shortbread - they melt in your mouth" - and thus the Banana Shortbread Muffins were born!
They're different to your usual banana muffin, as Jesse said - but they're good different. So good, in fact, that I'd buy sorghum flour just for them. One of our friends even said that I shouldn't share the recipe - and sell it instead ;P
But that's not how we do things on SIL, so let me give you the recipe so that you can try them for yourself!