Monday, January 07, 2008

Banana [Nut] Muffins

I make banana muffins quite often - whenever I have bananas that are going to go bad soon, but I felt like posting today because I think I finally figured out the perfect recipe (at least what I think is the perfect recipe).

The key is to use overripe bananas because they get sweeter the riper they are (i.e. brown spots = good)... that way you don't have to add as much sugar.

When I first started this blog, I didn't intend to put up my recipes because I thought it would make posts too cluttered and the blog too long... but I finally took the 10 minutes to figure out how to make expandable posts, so here you go. FYI, I've written my recipes approximately the same way that I write them for myself... which means that if you've never baked in your life you may need more detail (reference other recipes I guess?). I love me some muffins + milk!

Recipe after the jump.

Recipe for ~10 large muffins
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter @ room temp
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 t vanilla
1 egg
3-4 overripe bananas, mashed

1 cup oats (optional)
1 cup roughly chopped nuts (optional)

1 cup AP flour (or 2 cups if not using oats)
1/4 t salt
1 t baking soda
1/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg

- Cream butter + sugar, then oil
- Add rest of wet
- Sift dry, add to wet until just combined
- Add oats & nuts, if using them, until just combined
- Bake at 350 for about 25 min. (or until they pass the toothpick test) middle rack, rotated halfway

Note: This can definitely be made as a bread or mini muffins instead. You'll just have to adjust the baking times (lower and longer, or lower and shorter, respectively).

1 comment:

Annie said...

kathy, thanks for the recipe!! i'm going to try making them soon :) please keep the recipe recommendations comin!!!

love your blog :D