Every month at my office, we celebrate birthdays/anniversary’s. I almost always bake something, and even though I’ve made banana chocolate chip muffins I wanted to make a different version.
So I googled “banana muffins” and this recipe was the first one to pop up and it sounded great, so I went with it! It’s from a site called Simply Recipes.
3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee (optional) * I didn’t use that
1 teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup of flour
1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw) * No nuts for me!
No need for a mixer with this recipe.
1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.
2 Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso (if using) and vanilla.
3 Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.
4 Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts (if using).
5 Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Makes 12 muffins.
I actually used bananas that were frozen in my freezer. I defrosted them, but they were still pretty cold and I wasn’t sure if it would make the batter too mushy, but it didn’t at all!
Christina, you have to make these, since I know you have bananas in your freezer right now!!
I doubled the recipe to make 24 and they were gone very fast!
My next baking experience didn’t turn so hot! I made chocolate chip cookies and even though I followed the directions, this is how they turned out!
It was like one GIANT cookie! WTF? So I added more flour to the rest of the batter, and the next ones turned out fine. I hate when that happens! One of my sons actually liked the flat ones because they were super chewy. They were pretty gross!
Have a super day!