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Monday, March 7, 2011

Banana Bread Muffins

Banana Bread Muffins

There are only 2 out of 5 people in this house who will eat bananas. One of those people loves bananas and the other will only eat them occasionally. So, I buy bananas just about every shopping trip. Sometimes they all get eaten. Other times, they sit on the counter, ripening more and more each day until they get to that point where no one is going to eat them. When this happens, I throw the bananas in the freezer. Sometimes it's good to put a frozen banana into a smoothie. Most of the time though, I like to bake with over ripe bananas. While the texture is unappealing, the banana flavor is strongest when they are turning black. This works really well for muffins, bread, cakes or banana cookies. I usually make banana muffins. I've made them so many times experimenting with this and that. This recipe is by far, the most loved in my family.

Banana Bread Muffins

  • 2 c flour
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • .5 tsp baking soda
  • .5 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 eggs
  • 3-4 ripe bananas
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 c melted butter
  • 1/4 c vegetable oil

Topping:

  • 1/2 c oats
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • 1/4 c turbinado sugar

  1. preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. grease muffin tin or use cupcake wrappers
  3. in a mixer, combine bananas, oil, melted butter and eggs
  4. add sugar to the banana mixture
  5. in another bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg
  6. add dry ingredients to the mixer
  7. fill 12 muffin cups with the batter-the cups will be quite full (for large muffins)
  8. mix together oats, melted butter and sugar for topping
  9. sprinkle topping equally over each muffin
  10. bake at 400 degrees for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean
~*~Melissa~*~

2 comments:

  1. Over ripe bananas are a great baking ingredient. I have used them in lots of cake and bread pudding recipes. I'm a muffin fanatic and I have to tell you these look marvelous, especially the topping!

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  2. Oh man, these look amazing! I love banana bread.

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