Haylee’s Banana Muffins

“Make all your friends cupcakes; the fatter they get, the thinner you look.”

My eight year old granddaughter and I made these muffins today. It was easy and much more fun than a video game (or, at least I thought so). I cannot describe the banana aroma that filled the kitchen when the muffin pan came out of the oven.

This recipe is found on dozens of websites and has been around for a long time. My inspiration was Banana Muffins II by Abi_Godfrey on allrecipes.com.

Prep Time: 15 mins. Cook Time: 25 mins. Servings: 12

Fresh out of the oven and smelling great!

Fresh out of the oven and smelling great!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 large bananas, must be very ripe
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat muffin pans with non-stick spray, or use paper liners. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
2. In a large bowl, peel the bananas and discard peel. Using a potato masher, mash the bananas until they have a paste consistency. Now add the sugar, egg, and melted butter into the bowl with the bananas. Fold in flour mixture, and mix until smooth. Scoop into muffin pans just over halfway in each pan.
3. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 25 to 30 minutes … mini muffins should bake for only 10 to 15 minutes.

Just waiting for some pats of butter....

Just waiting for some pats of butter….