Monday, October 18, 2010

Banana Bread Muffins

I ate these muffins for two weeks straight on a roadtrip I took last month. Usually I get sick of food after a few times and can't eat it again for awhile. I don't do well with repetition in anything. When we finally ran out of muffins, I wished there were more. I don't know if its because the muffins are way good, or because I was super sick of the boys I was with trying to get me to eat McDonald's or PB and J's for most meals, but I was sad when they ran out.

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup pastry wheat flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs beaten
2 1/3 cups mashed overripe bananas
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp nutmeg

Combine the wet and dry ingredients separately, then mix them together.
Heat the oven to 350 degrees. You can either cook this as banana bread in a bread pan for about an hour and fifteen minutes, or if you are like me and don't like waiting that long, then use muffin tins. I like the personal size of muffin tins much better anyways.

I actually made up the amounts of cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg. I always add them to my liking, they aren't meant to be in the recipe, so I've never measured how much I use. I use a lot of cinnamon, and then a regular amount of vanilla and nutmeg.

I always make the batter plain and then make three different options. I fill the muffins 2/3 full with batter. Then make about 1/4 of the muffins plain, 1/4 with walnut's and raisins, then make the last 1/2 with chocolate chips. I mix in the walnut's, raisins, and chocolate chips after the batter is in the tin's because then I can make them specific to each person. If your family or friends are much better than mine are at agreeing then I would try to choose one option and mix them before.

If you aren't a fan of wheat flour because it thickens the muffins then use all white flour or lower the amount of wheat flour used. If you want to make them a little bit healthier substitute some of the butter for applesauce. If I'm making them for other people I don't do this, but if they are for me and my family then I sometimes use 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup applesauce.

Also make it as a banana bread loaf!

1 comment:

  1. I love banana bread and this looks so yummy and I love that they are muffins!

    Liesl :)