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Basic Banana Muffins

by Courtney on October 7, 2010

Have I ever mentioned how much I love my Betty Crocker Bridal Edition Cookbook??

IMG_5344 Oh yeah, that’s right, I have.

Since I’m out tonight celebrating at a retirement party with some of my co-workers, I thought it would be a good opportunity to share another yummy recipe with you all. Hopefully you don’t object. ;)

So last night, I had to consult my favorite book to see what I could do with some outrageously ripe bananas. Rather than try anything crazy and new, I decided to go with the basic Banana Muffin recipe.

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I didn’t make too many substitutions, since the hubby doesn’t always appreciate when I “mess around with his food” – so I kept my changes simple, yet not “too healthy” by his standards. You’ll see them below in the recipe. ;)

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While the muffins taste absolutely delicious, I think I may have overmixed them a little bit. Muffins can be very delicate to bake, and you have to be careful to really only mix your batter until it is just combined. Otherwise, you’ll end up with peaked, smooth-topped muffins. Not that it changes the flavor at all, but they just don’t have that slightly rounded, bumpy top that is always so attractive on these little bundles of joy. :)

Basic Banana Muffins

(Makes 12 muffins)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup milk vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 oil unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 cups all purpose + 1/2 cup whole wheat
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mashed, very ripe bananas (I had 3, so I used them all)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray bottoms only of 12 medium muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, beat milk, bananas, applesauce, and egg with wire whisk until well mixed. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt all at once just until flour is moistened. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pan to wire rack to cool. ENJOY! :-P

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These muffins would be totally delicious with some chocolate chips or raisins mixed in, but since the hubby likes his muffins “Plain Jane” style, I kept things as-is.

 

 

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Ohh the things we do for our guys! ;)

Question for the Evening:

What is your favorite kind of muffin???

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1 Di @ http://thetreadmilldiaries.com/ October 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm

Bananalicious looking muffins. My favorite kinds are PUMPKIN ( I love everything pumpkin), corn and gingerbread.

Yummy.

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2 Natalia Baage October 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Looks like an easy and healthy recipe (and that’s what I’m about!). Also… I love banana muffins! :) I’m gonna link to this on my Twiter account (@nataliabaage) so that more people can see this. Thanks! :)

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3 Amy October 7, 2010 at 6:38 pm

pumpkin all the way

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4 Charlie October 7, 2010 at 6:43 pm

Raspberry muffins are my favorites (with lots of fresh in-season berries, of course ;)).

My grandmother’s muffins are also awesome, especially heated with maple syrup!

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5 erica October 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

blueberry muffins! absolute fave!

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6 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews October 7, 2010 at 7:02 pm

I have that cookbook too! It’s awesome!

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7 Jean@RoastedRootsandPumpkinSpice October 7, 2010 at 7:09 pm

These look so cute! My favorite are pumpkin and corn muffins. But I’ll take these too if you want to send them to me :)

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8 briana October 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I love bluberry and banana and pumpkin I kinda love muffins but never eat them!

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9 Kelly October 7, 2010 at 8:36 pm

Okay I had no idea that the reason my muffins are always peaked is because I overmix them! Awesome..thanks for that little tidbit. And my favorite muffin is a plain bran muffin. I know that sounds odd but there is a local bakery by my house that makes these AMAZING bran muffins. I love them! But I also really like blueberry muffins too. If I am making a box mix I love the Krusteaz brand.

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10 Jess October 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm

blueberry muffins are my favorite:)

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11 Katerina October 8, 2010 at 5:55 am

Great, easy, healthy recipe. I love the changes you made.

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12 Holly October 16, 2011 at 5:06 pm

Just made these – I added mini chocolate chips. They came out great!
fyi – I think you left out adding the sugar in your directions. Not a big deal, since it’s on the ingredient list, but thought you’d want to know :)
Thanks for all the great recipes!

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13 Courtney October 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Oh gosh, thanks for the heads up, Holly!

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14 Lyric Andersen February 2, 2012 at 1:14 am

thankyou:) i am 14 and i havee the exact same intrests as you:) my faveorite muffins are lemon pooppyseed and my guilty pleassure are chocolate chip…:S

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