While moseying around my kitchen yesterday as our sweet Noralynn slept, I noticed all of the bananas sitting on my kitchen table slowly turning into mush … and I had a brilliant thought — let’s make some banana bread! Though, quickly, my idea for banana bread turned into banana muffins.
While meandering the web to find the perfect banana muffin recipe, you know the perfectly moist, most delicious muffins you’ve ever tasted … well I think I came pretty close with the recipe that I found.
The recipe was so simple I was actually leery that it was even going to work! But … as my husband even put it, they were the most delicious muffins he’s ever tasted!
It all started with warming the oven to 350.
Then, we took some sugar, eggs, salt, oil, and baking soda and mixing it all together. The recipe itself called for 3 mushed bananas, I had 5; therefore, I mushed 5 bananas to put into my delicious muffins.
After mushing the bananas, you alternate putting in the flour and the bananas. I put in 1/3 of the flour (1/2 cup), then half the banana mush, then another 1/2 cup of flour, the rest of the banana mush, and then I put in 3/4 cup flour (just because it looked a bit too runny for my taste).
After it was all mixed together, smelling delicious, and looking great … I added some cinnamon, stirred it all up, and filled up my muffin tins with the gooey goodness and popped them in the oven.
Then came the hard part … waiting 20 minutes for them to be ready to eat! Now, the waiting really wasn’t that hard, Little Miss woke up … needed to be fed, changed, and snuggled; then all of a sudden, you could smell the deliciousness and hear the timer screaming “Time for some Goodness!”
And out popped these beautiful, moist, delicious banana muffins!
- 3+ bananas mashed
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Oil or Butter (melted)
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups Flour
Combine sugar, butter, baking soda, salt and eggs; add flour and banana alternating between the two until mixed. (do not over mix)
Bake about an hour at 350 if making loaf of bread.
Bake about 20-25 minutes if doing muffins
Some people had some recommendations such as … adding allspice to the mixture, using a brown sugar (just not as much), using applesauce instead of oil or butter, using honey instead of sugar, the list goes on and on!
Straight from the source: http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?recipe=868875