Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Over ripe bananas call for banana muffins!

Nice and fluffy banana muffins...the perfect snack!

For some reason we always seem to have really dark bananas lying around. I guess I should stop buying them but I think the problem is inconsistency. Sometimes I will buy 5 bananas and they will be gone in 2 days. Other time I will buy 5 and 4 of them will go black. The other day I decided to make some banana muffins. I know everyone has their favorite recipe for them but this one is really easy and there are no special or fancy ingredients to over take the banana flavor. Just good ol' banana muffins!!!

I have used this recipe over and over and it has never let me down.

Banana Muffins (adapted from the Better Homes and Garden New Cook Book)


1-3/4 cups AP Flour
2/3 cup sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/3 cup butter
2 Tbsp milk
2 eggs
1/4 cup chopped walnuts

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine all ingredients but the nuts in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low until all ingredients are blended. Change speed to high and beat for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the nuts.
  • Pour the batter into a muffin pan lined with muffin cups. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden brown and a tester comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool for about 10 minutes in pan and then remove from pan and continue to cool.
As Always...

Happy Entertaining!!!



Anonymous said...

Hi Judy,
The banana muffins do look delicious and fluffy.
I love banana bread or muffins.
Don't you just love the smell of them baking?
The recipe will come in handy.

Núria said...

Aaaahhhhh I just threw some bananas away. But I will keep your muffins recipe for the next time ;D

Thistlemoon said...

Wow, those ARE super fluffy! Wow!

Sweet Treats by Dani said...

classic comfort food :)

yours look perfect, by the way

Jen said...

I have the same banana habits you do, and kind of hope for the occasional overripe banana for muffins or bread. This looks like a fabulous recipe!

JoAnn said...

Perfect timing! I have some bananas that are ready to morph into these muffins!

Hi Judy!!! I miss ya'll!

eatingclubvancouver_js said...

I'll take these with my afternoon cup of coffee, thank you very much. ;)

Judy@nofearentertaining said...

Hi Pam-I think that and regular bread are 2 of my favorite smells!

Hi Nuria-never throw them out. Toss them in the freezer and you can use them next time you feel like banana bread or muffins!

Thanks Jenn!

Thanks Dani!

Hi Jen-Just when you want them for bread or muffins everyone has decided they love banana's now!

Hey JoAnn-I miss you guys too! Let me know how it turns out!

There on there way eating club!

Laura Paterson said...

I love all things banana! This is a great no-faff recipe - I like when a baking recipes say... 'combine all ingredients...'!! :D