It’s Bananas! A Recipe for Easy Banana Muffins
Somewhere there is meme that says something about how nobody eats the bananas until they go bad, and then all the kids desperately want bananas now. It’s bananas with kids!
Anytime you have 2-3 overly ripe bananas, try this simple recipe with ingredients you likely have laying around your pantry:
Begin by preheating your oven to 425 degrees and spray cooking spray into your muffin tins. You’ll need 2 mixing bowls for this recipe.
Step 1: Dry Ingredients
Mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda, 3/4 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 tsp cinnamon together in a bowl.
Step 2: Wet Ingredients
In a separate bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a potato masher or fork. Then add 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup milk, pinch of salt, 1 tbsp vanilla into the bowl and mix all together.
Step 3: All Together, Now
Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients, gently mixing. This batter will stay lumpy, but don’t over mix. Just make sure everything is blended well. You can also add nuts or chocolate chips as an option in this step.
Lower temperature down to 375 degrees and bake 22-25 minutes. You’ll see the tops of the muffins firming up when they are done. You can also use a toothpick to poke down in the middle and make sure it comes out clean.
This recipe is so simple, and I usually have everything on hand. I’ve also tried whole wheat flour instead of regular all-purpose flour, which gives the muffins a little bit more chew and density.