Sunday, March 20, 2016

Banana Muffins A La Magali

When Everybody Thinks You Can't Bake Anymore...


March has been a very weird month so far. 

Mars est un mois très bizarre jusqu'à présent.

 
One morning, we woke up with ice on our windows. The picture shows the bathroom window... And that's all you'll see of the bathroom for now. Or maybe Shadow has a basket in here that is located exactly where the sun beams drop...


Un matin, il y avait une fine couche de glace sur les fenêtres. La photo montre la fenêtre de la salle-de-bains et c'est tout ce que vous verrez de cette pièce pour l'instant. A moins que Shadow n'ait un panier dans cette pièce stratégiquement placé là où arrivent les rayons de soleil...

 
But some days are very sunny and it feels like spring is just around the corner, daffodils are here to prove that idea.


Mais il y a aussi des journées très ensoleillées et les pétales des jonquilles jouent alors agréablement avec la lumière.


So we alternate days spent in the garden and days spent inside.


Du coup, nous alternons les après-midis dans le jardin et les journées au chaud dans le cottage.

 
The weather is always a good excuse to have a nice tea time, if you ask me.

La météo, c'est toujours une bonne excuse pour un goûter, d'après moi.

It's cold? Let's have a comforting cup of tea and some muffins!

Il fait froid ? Vite, une tasse de thé et un muffin pour se réchauffer !

It's sunny? Why not having tea in the garden?

Il fait beau ? Pourquoi ne pas faire une pause goûter dans le jardin ?

The thing with tea time and muffins is that it became very complicated at the end of last year when the doctor, completely unable to stop the fact that all my vitamins were going away at speed light, talked to me about an experimental diet.

Cet art de vivre (j'emploie "art" au sens très, très large) a été sérieusement secoué depuis la fin de l'année dernière. Incapable d'enrayer une fuite très rapide de toutes mes vitamines, mon docteur m'a proposé un régime expérimental. J'ai accepté.

I'm not going to explain all the details here, but I now have to bake muffins without wheat, without eggs, without dairy, without vanilla and without apple (among so many other things).


Je  ne vais pas rentrer dans les détails maintenant, mais disons qu'il me faut imaginer des muffins sans utiliser de blé, d’œuf, de lait, de vanille ou de pomme (entre autres choses).


I'm not going to bore you with how many times I need to do each recipe to get things right and I'm just going to give you what I came up with: delicious banana-chocolate-walnut muffins.

Je vous passe le nombre de tests qu'il y a eu pour chaque recette et je vous livre la version finale des muffins banane-chocolat-noix à ma façon. 


Here's what you'll need:
  •  4 ripe bananas, mashed;
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil;
  • 1/2 cup whole rice flour;
  • 1/2 cup white rice flour;
  • 1/2 cup potato starch;
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder;
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon flax seeds, ground;
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar;
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips;
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (already opened by my father who brings me some every time he visits).
I use a coffee grinder for my flax seeds. Pour broyer les graines de lin, j'utilise un moulin à café.

 Ce dont vous avez besoin:
  • 4 bananes mûres, écrasées;
  • 3 cuil. à soupe d'huile de colza;
  • 1/2 tasse de farine de riz complet:
  • 1/2 tasse de farine de riz blanc;
  • 1/2 tasse de fécule de pomme de terre;
  • 1 sachet de levure chimique (environ 2 cuil. à café);
  • 1 cuil. à café (ou un peu moins si vous n'avez pas l'habitude) de graines de lin moulues;
  • 1/2 tasse de sucre non raffiné;
  • 1/4 tasse de pépites de chocolat noir (oui, on en trouve sans vanille, si quelqu'un a besoin de la marque, me demander);
  • 1/4 tasse de noix (gentiment cassées d'avance par mon papa). 

Just mix them in that order, pour into muffin cups and bake for about 20 to 25 minutes in a 350°C/360°C oven.


On mélange tout bien dans l'ordre, on verse dans des coques à muffins et on enfourne pour 20 à 25 minutes à 180° ou 190°C. 


I promise fluffy and delicious muffins with that recipe, which can be eaten on the patio, squizzed between cats on the sofa, in the car on your way to school... And then you need to make an other batch!

Je vous promets de muffins moelleux et délicieux avec cette recette. Vous pouvez les déguster sur la terrasse, coincée entre deux chats sur le canapé, dans la voiture sur le chemin de l'école et en peu de temps, il vous faudra refaire une fournée !

See you soon,

A bientôt,



PS1 : I'm so sorry that this post was first published before it was finished and with no pictures. I was trying to do three things at the same time as usual and I hit "publish" instead of "save".

PS 1 : Je suis désolée si vous avez vu la version "brouillon" et sans photo de cet article. Je faisais comme d'habitude trois choses en même temps et j'ai appuyé sur "publier" au lieu de "sauvegarder".
 

50 comments:

  1. The daffodils blooming around your patio are a sure sign of spring. I've been eating a gluten, fodmap, and dairy free diet for over 2 years and your muffin recipe will be added to my baking list. They sound yummy! We've still got a foot of snow, so no flowers poking their heads through the ground yet. Enjoy your sunny days!

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  2. Three things at the same time ...(o)

    So lovely two cats together sleeping :0)) and the dog basket ... I didn't let Bear see it ; 0)
    Or is it a catsbasket ; 0)

    Bear toke the magazines out of it and now sleep in it...he grows very fast and the basket don't grow with him (o)

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  3. The pictures of Shadow and the kitties are adorable. With your new way of eating the last few months, I hope it's helping you feel better.
    Happy Spring! Kathleen in Az

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    1. It took a long time to get some results, but after months of the diet, I do feel better!

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  4. j'adore les jonquilles sous le soleil !!! j'attends le retour de ma fille pour confectionner ces superbes muffins... ce ne serait pas raisonnable de tout manger toute seule !!! bonne reprise pour demain - cordialement - monique59

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  5. Oh what beautiful photos! The muffins look delicious! And the kitties are too sweet for words.
    Love your daffodils, and your home is so comforting.
    blessings,
    Penny

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  6. Everything looks just perfect, Magali. but what did you do to that first photo? Is it me - oh, no, the whisky from last night! - or are you being really clever (again)? PS - I just went back - it's definitely moving.

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  7. The muffins look wonderful. If they contain chocolate chips, I'm in! Our weather has been cool and warm-not as extreme as yours. I hope it evens out for you, but it seems like you are making the best of it!

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  8. I once hit publish on a post without realizing it and didn't figure it out until I began getting comments.

    The muffins sound delicious.

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  9. I'm hungry now. The muffins look fabulous. Enjoy the nice days in your beautiful garden xo

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  10. Well, for all that isn't in the muffins, they are full of delicious things and they look very, very good!

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  11. Looks like spring has sprung at your end! The muffins look very delicious!

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  12. Glad to see your kitties are getting their nap times in! I will go further and say my new diet has all the no's of yours plus no grains whatsoever, no bananas, and few apples. Your muffins look yummy! Wish I could eat just one.

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  13. They look good. I can't have gluten so these would be great for me. You poor thing having so many restrictions. Just love your cottage.

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  14. on ne t'en voudras pas si le printemps te mets la tête à l'envers au point d'oublier ce qui n'est pas à publier ;-) hihi et sans photo en plus (rires)
    halala, tu sais ici il fait froid, le vent souffle et pour la première fois depuis 4 jours nous voyons deux rayons de soleil, c'est mieux qu'un seul
    allez, je file, je dois finir mon ménage et là je faisais juste une pause
    Belle semaine

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  15. I was JUST thinking of you and how you were doing! SOOOOOO GOOD to see you this morning! Those muffins look wonderful for a cool early spring morning!

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  16. Waouh ! Ils ont l'air délicieux... mais pas le courage de les faire. J'attends donc de goûter les tiens d'ici quelques jours. Bon courage pour cette fin de trimestre.

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  17. que gusto saber de ti Magali ver a tus gatitos me hace sonreir. Me gustaria tener las 4 estaciones del ano bien marcadas pero aqui en Florida es como tener verano casi todo el ano. el otono y primavera son mis preferidas. gracias por la receta la guardare se ve deliciosa. bueno hasta la proxima, cuidate Nelly
























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    1. Tuvimos una enorme tormenta la noche anterior , por lo que en este momento , el verano parece bueno!

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  18. You know what they say about March...in like a lion, out like a lamb.

    Here's to more tea times for you, preferably in the garden ;).

    XXX

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  19. You know what they say about March...in like a lion, out like a lamb.

    Here's to more tea times for you, preferably in the garden ;).

    XXX

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  20. You just won't give any clues to your upper floor....such a tease. But I am a patient person and I will wait! THANKS for this recipe. I will pass it along to my friends daughter in-law who suffers from Celiac disease. Thanks for a glimpse of your beautiful yard. Spring is on its way. I just love your dormers Magali!

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  21. Yummy looking muffins. Adore your Rose Chintz tea set. Why did they stop making such a beautiful pattern when there is still such love for it?! So nice to see your daffs too, mine are only up 2 inches then stopped again due to freezing temps. Go away March! xo Patty

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    1. The early daffodils are now fading away, but I have other daffodils that are about to bloom.

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  22. The muffins looks yummy...I am not a good baker...and never come out right the first time. Your rose chintz tea set is so pretty. I have a full set of dishes but no teapot. Hope you feel better.

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  23. The muffins look so good. Glad you are getting some nice spring days. It is so nice by me too. We actually can fling open the windows and can hear some of the birds singing. Love Spring.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  24. The muffins look delicious! I was just thinking that I bet you love coming home to Cottage. Every time.

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    1. Especially this week, as I was sick, coming home to Cottage was so nice!

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  25. Thanks for the wonderful pictures and the muffin recipe. Have a great day.

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  26. Mais c'est que ça a l'air délicieux, curieux cette pâtisserie sans rien de commun avec les habitudes que nous avons. C'est plutôt sympa . Comme quoi on peut déguster des choses en sortant des sentiers battus.
    Plein de caresses aux griffus. Bises. Babette

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  27. It sounds like we could be living in the same place, crazy weather for March. Cold one day with the heat going and the next eighty-eight degrees with the A/C going full blast! Your muffin recipe is interesting, I want to try this one and it sounds delicious. Nice to be outside there and here. Pretty pic of cottage and shadow………..
    Happy Spring.

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  28. Your muffins look amazing and so healthy. Thank you for the recipe. It surely is Spring at your house I haven't seen any of those beautiful daffodils around the yard yet, they look so gorgeous in your yard. Have a lovely week. Jo

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  29. Hi...i hate that i don't get to see these first thing in the morning anymore..they look delish..i'm always amazed at what can be made without the traditional baking ingredients..vegan blogs have opened up a whole new world of..good for you junk..i'll have to give these a try..with my tea..i gave up coffee..an have been drinking some fabulous tea..the first day of spring an it was really cold here..i can not wait til it's in the 60's at night..stay warm..that basket in the sun looks comfy for a cat..

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  30. Your muffins sound very good. i have given up a lot of cards I only limit myself to 20 a day, so i have to be careful - nothing white - pasta, bread, rice and potatoes. But I could use one right now.
    Everything looks good. Love the kitties......
    Have a wonderful Easter.
    Mary

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  31. Cute cats... Your muffin looks so yummy...

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  32. The exterior shot of Cottage is very pretty, Magali. I love the blue shutters against the white walls. Your daffodils are lovely. Mine are still in the pushing-up-through-the-soil stage. We won't have blooms for awhile. Your cats are so sweet. Your muffins look delicious. I'm on a new diet for my osteoporosis which eliminates all dairy (except for plain yogurt with active culture), gluten and most animal protein -- except in very small amounts. I'm feeling my way through it. I have discovered quinoa, though, and I like it very much. All is not lost. :)

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  33. Your muffins look absolutely delicious! The only thing I'd advise (and I'm saying this in a gentle way...only telling you this because it sounds like you eat healthy) is to use a mild olive oil or coconut oil instead of the canola oil, as canola is a "bad" oil. (You can Google it to find out why it's "bad".) I was going to make some blueberry muffins this afternoon. It is cold and drizzly here and a muffin and tea is just what I need this afternoon to go along with my book! Have a wonderful week. xoxo

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  34. Looks like you rose to the challenge, Magali. The muffins look delicious. Having said that, anything would probably taste good eaten on that lovely patio with tea, pretty china and a book.
    Amalia
    xo

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  35. Hope you recover well from that nasty flu ! Especially now when spring is on its way ! Thank you for you support and your candles for the terror victims ... it is meaningfull when bloggers kindof show the way to peace around the world! So thank you and get well soon <3 Love, Marie from Belgium

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    1. At least, I think that blogging makes us "less strangers" one from an other and that's the first step to tolerance. Thinking of you, Magali.

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  36. Pretty daffodils! The muffins sounds good. Someone mentioned olive oil, and I don't know if you can have it, however it makes really good corn bread. If you can have cornmeal. xoxo Su

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  37. Pretty daffodils! The muffins sounds good. Someone mentioned olive oil, and I don't know if you can have it, however it makes really good corn bread. If you can have cornmeal. xoxo Su

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  38. The weather here has been crazy as well. We came home from the cold of Scotland to a 27 C day and today we woke up with snow on the ground. You have to love spring!

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  39. These looks really good, Magali! I'm going to pin them for future reference. We've had the same crazy spring-one-day, winter-the-next weather.

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  40. I'm on a doctor ordered diet too, it involves eating nothing delicious. Sigh. Your muffins look tasty.

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