So I just tried this recipe for banana muffins. They taste great (even directly after baking) and the texture is really nice and soft - like a muffin is supposed to be.
The problem: They don't rise like I want them to do.
This how I want them to look:
And this how they look like (not my picture, but identically):
I already found this: Why don't my muffins rise and develop tops properly? The accepted answer has many great hints, but I truly don't believe any of these points target my problem. I thought that I maybe didn't fill the forms enough, but the recipe is for 12 muffins and I made, using 100% of the batter.
I baked them on the middle tray of my oven, using heat only from the top and bottom, no ventilation.
So I think that maybe they don't rise that nice because of the banana? Is it possible that the banana makes the dough so heavy that is gets soft but doesn't rise that much? Or do you have any other ideas what could cause this - is it allowed to post the recipe?
Edit: Ok, so here is the recipe:
- 180 g flour (I used Type 550 wheat flour)
- 120 g brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- a pinch of salt
- 75 g melted butter
- 4 ripe mashed bananas
- 1 egg
- some vanilla seeds
First I mixed the sugar, the egg, the butter and the mashed bananas together and added the vanilla seeds. Into a separate bowl I sieved the flour, baking powder and the baking soda, then I added the salt. After that I combined the dry-mix with the wet-mix. At that stage I notice some bubbles in the batter which was a good sign I believe. I put the batter into my muffin form and baked it approx. 20 minutes at 180 °C.