These muffins are so easy to throw together, and perfect for a last minute weekend breakfast. With about 10 minutes of effort and 20 minutes of baking, you've got a dozen moist, delicious muffins to snack on for days. Add walnuts, blueberries, or chocolate chips for an added treat! Got some bananas starting to turn? You're half-way there. When life hands you brown bananas, make banana muffins!
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Step 1: Materials
2 large mixing bowls
Standard muffin tin or mini muffin tin
Muffin papers standard or mini
- 3 large or 4 small well-ripe bananas
- 1 1/2 cups (180g) all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground nutmeg
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (if you don't have brown sugar, substitute 1/2 cup white sugar)
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Optional mix ins:
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries or
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Step 2: Directions
Preheat your oven to 350F (180C). Grease or line your muffin tins with papers.
Melt butter in microwave or on stovetop and let cool slightly.
In a large bowl, weigh the flour, and add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, and spices. Whisk together.
In another large bowl, mash up yer nanners. Don't be afraid of bruises - it all gets baked together in a delicious mess. Add sugar, egg, melted butter, and vanilla. Mix it up well.
Slowly fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Folding just means picking up the ingredients from the bottom of the bowl with your spatula and turning them over onto the top. Repeat until everything is just mixed.
If adding walnuts or chocolate chips, stir them in now. If adding blueberries, add them after the batter has been added to the cups, or they will all sink right to the bottom.
Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup or scoop to fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full. Now is the time to drop in blueberries if you are using them.
To get extra fancy, top with fresh or dried banana slices before baking!
Bake for 20-30 minutes, rotating pan half way through baking time.
Muffins are done when golden and the tops spring back when you press on them.
I hope this becomes a new staple in your home. Enjoy!
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