Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Spring Pizza, Banana Muffins and Fresh Fruit Salad




This is my contribution to Meeta’s Monthly Mingle, Spring is in the air .
For this Spring event I made three recipes. one is with vegetables and the other two are with fruits.
The Banana muffin and fruit salad is also my contribution to Barbara’s blog event A taste of yellow . It is a Cancer awareness event. To read about this event or to donate for a good cause visit her blog.
The spring pizza is a lovely mini pizza with colorful veggies, topped with cheese.
The muffins are basically made of bananas and grated apples. These are “no egg muffins".
The Fruits are pampered with evaporated milk and sugar and is a great refreshing salad.

Spring Pizza



Ingredients
Square or round bagel bread
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 cup of chopped yellow, red, and green capsicum
Cheese spread
Tomato sauce or green chutney
Shredded cheese




Preparation
Cut open the bagels and top it with cheese spread, evenly. Above that add any kind of tomato ketchup or green chutney (find the recipe in previous post). I mix up both and add. Now top it with all the given veggies. Add shredded cheese and bake it for about 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees (preheated) just until the cheese melts above those veggies. Delicious, crunchy pizza is ready.




Banana Muffins

Ingredients

1 1/3 cup All purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
3 large mashed bananas
½ cup grated apples
1-2 tbsp oil or butter
1/3 cup buttermilk
2 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup chopped walnut
½ cup sweetened coconut


Preparation

Sift the flour. Blend all the dry ingredients and set aside. Mash the bananas, add oil or unsalted butter. Also add the buttermilk and vanilla extract. Combine this with the dry ingredients. Remember, stir until just mixed. Finally add grated apples, walnuts and sweetened coconut and fold them together.
Pour the mixture in to muffin pans and bake them at 350 degrees (preheated) for 35-40 minutes. They turn in to a beautiful golden brown color. Just insert a clean, dry knife into the muffin to see if it comes out clean. This means it’s done.

The same recipe goes for banana bread. Just that you have to use a bread tray.

I also made some fresh fruit salad with strawberries, green grapes, bananas and apples.To these I added evaporated milk and sugar. Yummy fruit salad is ready.


41 comments:

Jyothi said...

Hi Sharmi! really wonderful event recipes from your blog. Spring Pizza, banana muffins and fruit salad all three are new recipes to me. Surely i will try very soon. Thanks for sharing.

Richa said...

hey, I'm always on a lookout for eggless recipes, muffins look so cute in the basket! pizza is so colorful ;-) thanks

Asha said...

Spring Pizza is wonderful,a joy to look at!:))
Salad and muffins are perfect with Pizza.

archana said...

Too good, very colourful and looks yummy.I liked the idea of spring pizza ,muffins and fruit salad too look delicious:)

Sreelu said...

Oh my spring pizza looks so delicious and cool, love it.

swapna said...

Fruit salad looks tasty sharmi!!

Ayesha Seerin said...

I absolutely love the pizza ..
Need i say anything about the muffins ... All this is getting me hungry

Pravs said...

Colourful dishes ! Pizza seems to be easy to try..other than cutting all the veggies :))

Chinni said...

Really wonderful event recipes from your blog.Spring pizza ,muffins and fruit salad looks yummy.....

Barbara said...

Thankyou for your entry Sharmi. The banana muffins look wonderful. All your pictures look very tempting. Thanks for supporting A Taste Of Yellow and LiveSTRONG Day.

Seema said...

Wow Sharmi, All of the three entries were gorgeous to look at specially the spring pizza. I loved the way you incorporated those colors in there. Lovely.

Deepa said...

hey sharmi ...Kalakal's pa ...too good ...PIZZA thru bagels and miffins ...too good man ....

Suma Gandlur said...

Those colorful pizzas are made out of bagels !!! what an innovative idea.

KitchenFairy said...

All the three dishes are colourful!Spring Pizza seems easy..Will try.
Thanks dear

Roopa said...

wow Sharmi, that is a wonderfull entry ! loved the spring pizza of all :) the muffins and salad is a good combo with it!

sunita said...

All the recipes look great...I make small pizzas like these with English muffins...

Cynthia said...

Sharmi, this is a perfect meal. Have a slice of pizza as the main dish. A muffin and the fresh fruit salad as dessert. All clean, delicious flavours.

sra said...

The fruit salad caught my eye immediately - is evap. milk something like condensed milk?

Sandeepa said...

Wow Spring is there sure on your blog :) Such colourful recipes

trupti said...

What a lovely burst of colors, Sharmi. All of it looks so good!

trupti

Meeta said...

Just incredibly colorful! What a great idea!
Thanks for this Sharmi!

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Hey, the muffins look amazing!!!gr8 job with the pictures... :)

Alapana said...

Sharmi, Thankyou for your comment in my food blog,i have been into blogging for more than 4yrs but when i started the food blog i felt like a KG student going to the school the first time:) and sorry to disappoint you but i am Neelima, Alapana is my blog name,the name which i love the most,just like you i love music,infact i have been coming to your blog for more than 2months now and your blog name attracted me,Neivedyam,for me the word sounds purity:) this is my first comment though:) keep blogging.

nav said...

Sharmi,

You have an enticing blog here, I shall definitely come back to read more at leisure..

Cheers,
Nav

Reena said...

Sharmi!! So much variety and color!!. I love your blog. Always a lot to offer.

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Raji said...

that sure is a treat for eyes
never tried those banana muffins ;)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey Sharmi,
Love those colorful cute pizza .Ooh my girl its perfect for the spring.Lovely .Hey those spinach pakodas are tempting too..

Anh said...

What a spread! I made some eggless muffins the other day, too. But they are gone before photo time. :D

Prema Sundar said...

Eggless banana and apple muffins attracts me Sharmi. i was looking out for some eggless muffin recipes.thanks .
I make pizzas using this simple method often... but haven't tried it with bagels.Thanks for the new idea.

SHANTI BHANU said...

hi sharmi ur recipes r superb!how to tell buddy!!!!!u r innovative.....nice muffins .....really feel like eating right now...

Sia's Corner said...

i am ready... errr... where is my plate?

Maneka Nirmal said...

pizza...salad..muffin.. treat for the eyes..am i invited sharmi?

Mishmash ! said...

Heyy ! How re u ?All the dishes look good and simple...bread pizza used to be a regular at our place but I use ordinary bread and toast it before placing the topping....and easy breezy fruit salad too...good show :)

Shn

Jeena said...

Hi Sharmi your monthly mingle recipes look delicious:)

Shivapriya said...

Yum Yum, I'm ready with my fork and knife;).

Mythreyee said...

Sharmi, banana cake kandippa try panrane. Mine is eggless version too but never tried adding apples and buttermilk. thanks pa. I will surely try this.

Mythreyee said...

Spring Pizza and Salad also looks fantastic.

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi, Wounderful recipes with nice presentation and photo.:)
Your pizza is mouth-watering.
Great job for this post.
Keep it up.
TC.

Sharmi said...

Dear all, thanks a million for your lovely comments.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is realy spring....

Priyanka said...

An eggless recipe- just great- i m already making a list from the recipes on your blog- and i havent left a single one out