It has been awhile! Life got busy! We bought a new house with an amazing kitchen, my dream kitchen in fact, and I can’t wait for July to cook and bake my summer away in my new kitchen! But the past few months have been a blur of keeping our current home in a clean and pristine state for showings, my return to work after a year maternity leave, and trying to balance life as a working mom of two beautiful children. I’m still experimenting in the kitchen constantly, but haven’t taken the time to share any of it with you.
My comeback had to be this recipe, as I make it every single weekend. These muffins take minutes to prepare, but are absolutely delicious. Try them out and you won’t be disappointed.
Start with very ripe bananas, you get the best taste if your bananas are starting to get brown and soft. You’ll need about 4-5 medium bananas per batch.
Peel the bananas and break them into pieces into your mixing bowl.
Mash your bananas. Sometimes I use a hand masher (like you would use for mashed potatoes), and sometimes I use my hand mixer.
Get your bananas to a nice smooth consistency. Add your sugar and eggs, and continue to beat. Then add in your melted butter and beat a little bit more.
I like to switch over to a wooden spoon when I add and mix in my dry ingredients.
At this point, you can leave the batter as is and pour into lined muffin tins. I like to add some extras. A favourite in our house is frozen wild blueberries or chocolate chips. I’ve also beaten in a tablespoonful or two of peanut butter for a kick of flavour. Lots of options. All of them yummy.
Spoon your batter into lined muffin tins. One batch makes about 12 muffins.
Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven after 20 minutes, or once they are browned. Today I also made some mini muffins (without the chocolate chips) for Hunter to eat for snacks.
Best Banana Muffins
2 cups mashed bananas (4-5 medium)
3/4 cup white sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 ½ cup all purpose flour
1 cup chocolate chips or blueberries (optional)
• Mash bananas. Add sugar and slightly beaten egg.
• Add the melted butter and mix.
• Add the dry ingredients and mix.
• Add in chocolate chips or blueberries and mix.
• Fill lined (or greased) muffin tin and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.
* Yields – 12 medium muffins