Food Geek Friday: Banana Muffins

It's a good thing I call these posts "Food Geek Friday" because currently I'm geeking out on muffins. They're so quick and easy to make and perfect when I need something on days I have to grab and go. Plus, they've come in super-handy for using up fruits that needed to be cooked up before they went bad so of course I'm geeking out! Expect more muffins in the future - this month's issue of Cooking Light had a few recipes that I HAVE to try! Apparently they're muffin geeks this month as well.

Today's recipe is brought to you by three over-ripe bananas that needed to be used pronto.

Banana Muffins adapted from

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
  3. Combine bananas, white and brown sugar, egg, vanilla and melted butter in a large bowl. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until muffins spring back when lightly tapped. Mine only took about 15 minutes. Know your oven and check on them so they don't get over-cooked.