You know the complaining is loud. The annoying high-pitched voices coming from the kitchen. You hear them say “Stop touching me!” “Stop hitting me!” “Yucky brown spots on your face!” “Hey, I am bored!” ” Hello!”
The voices bring you over to the three little bored and annoying bananas in your overlooked fruit bowl.
Hey! OK! I hear you guys! Now, calm down. Today is your day!
Cheering comes from the fruit bowl.
I’m a former banana bread kitchen brick maker. I was horrible at making and baking it! I could bake everything else but the banana. I could take it out of the oven, knock on the bread and throw it through the wall! Embarrassing and a hurdle I over came. Thank God!
I learned that slowing adding the dry ingredients and over mixing was over working the dough. Baking, it too long was only good for making bricks for the Witch’s House in Hansel & Gretel.
I was just coming back from three years of motherhood and taking up baking again. A little bit rusty! I talked to my mom, watched YouTube and Facebook friends. I found the answers! My cousin sent me her wonderful banana bread recipe! I LOVE IT! I loved it so much I started to play and revamp the recipe for different tastes! She kindly gave her OK with me blogging and baking with her recipe. Thank you my dear! She is a very busy mama with three boys, so no time from baking just yet. I want to dedicate this post to this wonderful woman, cousin and mother.
I write so you can bake while reading this.
Joyfully Good Banana Bread Muffins
Preheat oven to 350 F
1 3/4 cups of sifted flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
Mix together and put to the side. In another bowl add wet ingredients.
1 cup mashed banana (2-3 medium bananas)
1/3 or 1/2 cup softened butter
2/3 cups sugar (or 1/3 brown sugar & 1/3 cup white sugar)
2 large eggs lightly beaten in measuring cup
1/2 tbsp pure vanilla extract
*If you need help with measuring 1/2 and 1/4 = 3/4
Mix all wet ingredients together.
Dump dry ingredients in with wet ingredients and mix until blended. DO NOT OVER MIX!
You can pick bread pan greased and floured. Baking 1 hour and check at 45 minutes for doneness with a knife. Cover with foil if golden brown if not ready yet.
Or you can pick muffins and spray muffin tin. Line with paper liners. (sometimes I don’t even bother with spraying the tin) Bake for 22 minutes.
Now the different choices of banana flavors is up to you! Be creative!
You can add: banana and…….
1 cup blueberries
1 cup strawberries
1/2 cup of almonds, walnuts, peanuts or your favorite.
1 cup milk, dark or white chocolate chips
1 cup of caramel chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup hazel nut spread
Use all brown or white sugar or use both
1 cup cranberries
1 cup sweet potatoes
1 cup pumpkin
1 cup oats
1 cup raisins
1 cup apple or apple sauce
Endless options with banana and ?
Tap or click on photos for extra information.
Evenly level off flour
Baker’s Assistant Wildflower
Wildflower getting all the flour out.
Wildflower adding every drop.
Wildflower at work.
Wildflower is busy.
Wildflower is almost done.
Wildflower helping me mix!
Fresh mashed banana.
I added one more.
Mash a stick of butter.
Leave nice pieces of butter.
Add your choice of sugars!
2 large eggs
Love the smell of real vanilla!
Dump in the dry ingredients.
Mix until blended.
Stop when flour mixture is gone.
Add your choice of flavor!
I just had one, it was uneven.
Done and ready.
Wildflower helping with paper liners.
Spray ice cream scoop or use olive oil.
Load the muffin tin!
Golden brown and done!
Pop out with a fork.
Resting on the cooling rack.
After dinner treat, snack or lunch box.
This one is mine! 🙂
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Thanks for reading and baking,