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 Allrecipes.com
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners.
- Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.
- 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.
- 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.