My Attempt of Making Honey Berry Muffins

Baking Powder + Too Much Honey = Sinkage
Baking Powder + Too Much Honey = Sinkage?

My banana muffins were a success. They turned out great. It was such a simple recipe that I decided that I could modify it by adding a new ingredient in and end up with another yummy batch of muffins easily. Well, that wasn’t the case.

I roughly followed the same recipe, but added berries and honey for making honey berry muffins. I think I put in about half a cup of honey or more. I squeezed it out of a plastic bottle, didn’t measure. The dough looked so pretty sitting inside the muffin tin that I decided to take a photo before sending it into the oven.

These honey berry muffins even looked pretty OK when I peeked through the glass of the oven. The let-down happened 30 minutes after I got them out of the oven though. My explanation for my failure: the baking powder puffs up the muffins during the heating process and the muffins stay in puffed up shape even after the heat goes away. Baking powder make flour mixture and honey puffs up during the heating process, too but honey weights down the flour dough and brings the poofyness down after the heat goes away and creates sinkage… Yes, I managed to make honey berry muffins with sinkage in the centre. I have made honey cupcakes before that turned out pretty OK though. In my vague memory, that recipe didn’t include any leavening agent. I am going to have to find that recipe.

Baking powder + too much honey = sinkage?
Noted 03.08.2012


Banana Muffins

banana bread muffin

I’ve just come to realized that if there’s a theme to my Instagram photo album, it’d be called “Breakfast!”. Being a student for the past two and a half years, I have enjoyed the freedom of being able to get up late and spend however-much time I like to make and to decorate my breakfast. I may not be the world’s best cook, but I am big on presentation. Anyhoo, there’s not much here, just a very easy recipe for making muffins.


1 Mashed Banana
1 Egg
0.25 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup Melted Butter

0.5 cup Yellow Sugar
0.5 cup White Sugar
A pinch of Salt
1.5 cup Flour
1.5 teaspoon Baking Powder

0.5 cup Musli
Some Musli for decoration

Mix the wet ingredients in a bowl. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix them together and then blend in the musli. Scoop the dough into muffin tins. Sprinkle some musli on top to decorate. Bake at 175 degrees C for 20 to 30 minutes. This makes exact 6 muffins in my muffin tin when I scrape out the every bit of dough with a spatula.