Monday, January 30, 2017

Basic Banana Muffins #MuffinMonday

I quit buying bananas when I was on the FMD eating plan.  Bananas and grapes are not included in the long list of approved foods.  I missed bananas at first but then forgot about them.  Frank must not have forgotten about them because while I was in California a couple of weeks ago, he bought some. They were sitting on the counter when I got home.  He had used them with his cereal and I made us smoothies and added them to the mixture but, as always, there were a couple that didn't get used before they got over-ripe.

I had 2 bananas which is the perfect amount for 6 muffins.  This is a basic banana muffin.  It is easily adaptable to whatever add in you like.  I often add cinnamon.  I like nuts but Frank is not big on nuts in his baked goods.  Sometimes I throw in a handful of mini chocolate chips or dried cherries.  The possibilities are endless.  I think peanut butter might be delicious....perhaps next month....

Basic Banana Muffins

1 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1 t. baking powder
dash of salt
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. milk
2 T. canola oil
1/2 t. vanilla
2 ripe bananas, mashed

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a med, bowl.  Make a well in the center.  Combine the egg, milk, oil, vanilla and bananas in another bowl. Pour egg mixture into the well and stir just until moistened.  Divide batter between 6 muffin cups that have been treated with cooking spray.  Bake in a preheated 400* oven for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center removes cleanly.  Print Recipe
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  1. Nothing beats a basic banana muffins made with lovely ripe bananas, Wendy!

  2. We had banana muffins here last week! I used to throw my leftover bananas in the freezer. But there are never any left when you have teens in the house!

  3. I love small batch baking. What a perfect way to use the leftover bananas, and I love all of your ideas for add ins.

  4. We made banana muffins just last week! I love how versatile banana bread recipes can be.

    1. I know can start with the basic recipe and then the sky is the limit.


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