Tomorrow is Malaysia’s National day and as you know, I attempted to come up with a couple of desserts that were of the colour of the Malaysian flag! Blue, Red, Yellow, White. I like to think I did ok. Maybe? Who am I kidding. But desserts are great so whatever excuse I have to make more is a score. Always.
On Monday we had those cute jellies and on Wednesday, we had popsicles! So today, I am going the baked route by bringing you these super girly pinky muffins. They are so healthy too so these beauties have brains. Or brans (cough *pun intended* cough).
I should mention that I never liked the colour pink for the most part of my life. I don’t know. Mom tells me that when I was a toddler, all I wanted was for them to buy me balls. Not dolls. I wanted basketballs, footballs, rubber balls.. I wasn’t a girly girl. Even now, I don’t think of myself as a super girly girl. But my relationship with the colour pink is not as hostile as it used to me. I’ve grown up. I’m realistic. We’re alright now. Like acquaintances. I tolerate Pink’s existence and don’t mind her in my life. There are still days when I tell Pink to go stand at the far corner and not make eye contact with me. But for the most part, we’re cool.
Back to the regular programming.
I had some leftover fruits from the popsicle recipe and didn’t want them to go to waste! I mean, I could have ingested them as is but what’s the fun in that? And so I went online to figure out what to do and a lightbulb went on above my head. What if I used a banana muffin recipe but substitute the bananas for a mix of mango and dragon fruit? That would work right? Work it did!
Thanks to the fabulous recipe from King Arthur Flour 🙂
I ate it of course. 🙂
Happy birthday Malaysia! Hope you approve.
PS: I think I should do a durian recipe already.
“As many were astonied at thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men: So shall He sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.” (Isaiah 52:14-15)
- ½ cup Greek Yogurt
- 1 large Egg
- ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
- 1½ cups mashed Mango & Dragon Fruit (I used ½ dragon fruit & 1 mango)
- ¾ cup Sugar
- 1 cup Oat Bran
- 1½ cups All-Purpose Flour
- 2 tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Mixed Spice
- ¼ cup Brown Sugar
- ¼ cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
- ¼ tsp Mixed Spice
- 1 tbsp soft Butter
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a standard muffin tin, or line with papers and grease the papers.
- Combine the yogurt, egg, oil, mashed fruit, sugar, and oat bran in a bowl. Whisk together and set aside for 10 minutes.
- Whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and mixed spice.
- Work the topping ingredients together (last 5 ingredients) until the mixture is crumbly.
- Whisk the fruity mixture into the flour mixture. Scoop into the prepared muffin cups, filling them almost full; the muffins won't rise much.
- Sprinkle muffins with the topping.
- Bake the muffins for 20 to 24 minutes, until the muffins are set and browned. Remove from the oven and let rest in the pan for 5 minutes. Remove from the pan and enjoy warm.