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BANANA CAKE-LIKE MUFFINS

This banana muffin recipe goes out to Cassie McBride and her sweet family.  Cassie and I were talking the other day about the Fresh Blueberry Muffins recipe and she asked if I had one with banana and nuts.  Her sweet kids totally gobbled up the blueberry muffins and she needed more fuel.  This is an oldie but goodie.  I, honestly, can’t tell you why I haven’t posted this recipe before today.  It’s been living in my cookbook binder for some 14 years.

The texture of these banana muffins is lighter than a dense muffin, denser than a cupcake.  It can easily be served up for breakfast, a tea party, an afternoon snack or a light, sweet dessert.  You can add 2/3 cups of finely chopped pecans, if you like.  And even a 1/3 cup coconut flakes.  I left them out this time, because my daughter is so picky.  She drives me crazy.  If I hadn’t witnessed her come out of my body, I’d swear they gave me the wrong kid at the hospital.  ANYHOO.
This recipe takes messing up a couple of bowls and a muffin pan, but it easily comes together without ever dragging out the heavy mixer.  So, grab your best whisk and rubber spatula and let’s get cooking.

HERE’S ALL IT TAKES

Makes 15 yummy muffins.

  • 2 1/3 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 small ripe bananas, mashed (1 to 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs

HEAT OVEN TO 350ºF. Grease muffin pan with oil.

Sift all the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.

Whisk all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl.  Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture.  Fold together with a rubber spatula until all the dry ingredients are absorbed.  Try not to over mix the batter.  Using a 2-inch scooper, scoop out enough batter to fill each muffin cup 2/3 full.

Bake 17 to 20 minutes, until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.  The tops should be light golden with darker golden edges.

BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW HOW THESE WORK OUT FOR YOU

Have you seen my moment of genius about greasing muffin pans? Watch this video.



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  • http://www.allthingsmimi.blogspot.com Mimi

    LOL…I love the video. And I’m on my way to the kitchen to make these muffins! I was trying to film a tutorial on making your own ketchup last summer, and it never saw the light of day. I felt so silly! Kudos to you for your new foray into video stardom……
    I posted this comment in 2 different places (I’m not sure which one will work…).

  • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

    Both comment places work for me. I’m trying to decide which one to keep.

    Thank you for the encouragement. I do feel like I could be bothersome. When I watch other food related videos, I’m not impressed. Everyone is so stiff and they forget to smile. I may make a “cooking video” in the future but I really don’t have the open kitchen or lighting for it.

    Right now, my focus is to show folks what I’m really like and help make Simple Daily Recipes more communal.

  • Cassie

    These turned out SO good! Thanks for the recipe, we all love them! :-)

    • http://www.simpledailyrecipes.com Jill

      Thank you, Cassie. This batch didn’t last as long as I had hoped. My family gobbled them up.