Popularly found in bakeries inside rows and rows of usual bread options. Kabayan is easily noticed by it’s shape that resembles a gong or ‘salakot’ the native Filipino hat.
“Kabayan” or Kababayan” means “fellow countrymen”, a friendly term used to call out fellow Filipinos when meeting each other in another country.
These mini treats were even priced at 25 to 50 cents back in the 80’s. The basic ingredients of flour, sugar, eggs, milk, oil, and butter. Mixed to create a smooth batter, poured over kabayan molds or mini muffin pans, baked in the oven or makeshift stovetop oven. Served hot and fresh! You can go the simple way by serving this as is, or with a brush of melted butter and sprinkle of sugar for that extra sweetness!
These easy to do snack can be done in just a few minutes. A nice merienda for the day or a quick to do treat for sudden visitors, pair these with a cup of coffee to cozy up in the afternoon.
No-Oven Kababayan Muffin
1 & ½ cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
¾ cup milk or evaporated milk
½ cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons melted butter
Extra butter for brushing
Extra sugar for sprinkling
- In a bowl, sift in all purpose flour, baking powder, and baking soda. Mix in brown sugar and salt after.
- In another bowl, mix together, eggs, milk, oil, vanilla, and melted butter.
- Mix or fold in the dry mixture. Pour the batter ¾ full in mini muffin pans or kabayan molds. Tap this 3 times.
- Using a bigger pan at a stove in medium heat, cover this for 5 to 7 minutes. Place a rack in the middle, as well as the muffin mold. Cover this for 15 to 18 minutes, or till the sides have browned.
- Let this cool to room temperature before taking this out of the mold. Place in a rack to cool completely.
- For oven baking; bake at 180°C or 350°F for minutes.
- If the batter stick too much to the molds. Try greasing it with butter or oil.
- Make sure all the items are in room temperature to make a smooth batter.
How to Cook Kababayan Muffins without Oven
- 1 at ½ tasa all purpose flour
- 1 kutsaritang baking powder
- ½ kutsaritang baking soda
- ½ tasa asukal (kayumanggi)
- 1 kutsaritang asin
- 2 itlog
- ¾ tasa gatas o evaporada
- ½ tasa mantika
- 2 kutsarang tunaw na mantikilya
- Sobra ng mantikilya pang sahog
- Sobra ng asukal pang sahog
- Sa isang tasa, salain ang all pupose flour, baking powder, at baking soda. Pagkatapos haluan ng asukal at asin.
- Sa panibagong tasa, haluin ang mga itlog, gatas, mantika, vanilla at tinunaw na mantikilya.
- Haluin o itupi ang tuyo na halo. Iligay ang tinimplang batter ng ¾ ng muffin pan o molde. Tapikin ng 3 beses.
- Gamit ang malaking kawali, ilagay ito sa kalan ng may katamtamang init, takpan ng 5 o 7 minuto. Ilugar ang rack sa gitna, pati din ang mga molde. Takpan ito ng 15 o 18 na minuto o hangang magkayumanggi ang mga gilid nito.
- Palamigin ng bago tangalin sa molde. Ilagay sa ibabaw ng rack para palamigin ng buo.