Sunday, October 2, 2011

Banana Muffins

Just as Caitlin did, I thought it would only be appropriate to start off with a recipe from my Mother.

Bananas are gross. I don't like them at all, the texture is disgusting, the sound of someone chewing bananas is weird, and you can't eat them in public without feeling ridiculous. But if you turn them into muffins they become delicious. Almost invariably whenever my parents would buy bananas us kids would let them slowly turn brown on the counter waiting for the morning that we would wake up to the sweet smell of banana muffins. One of the best recipes that my Mom passed along to me is for banana muffins.

One of the best things about these muffins is that they are infinitely variable, you can add anything to them and odds are it will be delicious. Chocolate chips are the most obvious addition, but raisins are also good (just make sure someone won't bit in expecting chocolate chips only to get raisin because they will be disappointed). Adding in other fruit is also a great variation, apples, blueberries, strawberries or dried cranberries are also fantastic. One of my favourite things to do is to spread nutella on them, after all nutella is good for you. Right?

Banana Muffins
4 large bananas
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup melted butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour


1. Preheat oven to 375, and prepare a muffin tray.

2. Mash bananas and add sugar, egg, and melted butter.

3. Whisk together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.

4. Bake for 20 minutes rotating the tray halfway through.

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