Monday, June 20, 2011

Simple Banana Muffins

If you google "banana bread recipe" you will probably find hundreds to thousands of different recipes out there. And although I've tried several different recipes, Jeff and I will always love one recipe the most: his mom's. Jeff's mom makes an amazingly moist banana bread! It always turns out perfectly, and we look forward to receiving a loaf every few weeks when she comes to visit. I e-mailed her a few weeks ago for the recipe and after realizing how simple it was, gave it a try myself. My bananas weren't super ripe so the taste isn't exactly the same as hers, but I hope one day I can perfect it!

  • 1/2 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 3 mashed bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
-Cream together the butter and sugar. Once creamed, add in the eggs and mashed bananas.

-Mix the flour and baking soda together then add to the wet ingredients.

-Grease a loaf pan or muffin pan (as I did) and bake for about 45 minutes for a loaf of bread of 15-18 minutes for muffins at 350 degrees.

I told you it was simple and easy! We don't have a lot of cabinet space in our 550 sq. foot apartment, so I love when I don't have to search around for tons of ingredients in our crammed baking cabinet. This banana bread/muffin recipe only has 6 ingredients!

Jeff has class until 8:30 tonight, so I'm hoping to surprise him with these (if he doesn't read this before then). I know the muffins won't taste the same as his mom's famous banana bread, but hopefully he will approve :) I'm off to watch our puppy, Ollie, for the rest of the night. He was neutered on Friday and is really struggling with following the rules-NO running or jumping for 10 days! How do you tell a 6 month old Westie that he can't run for 1 day let alone 10? We have a long week ahead of us...

Good thing he is cute. Do you like his onesie? We got it so he wouldn't have to wear the cone on his head all week. Jeff picked out the one with a dog on it especially for him. Yes, we are crazy dog people ;)


Kathy said... Best Blogger Tips

When you said 'simple' I thought it would be hard...then looking at the ingredient list, my mouth literally dropped open! I will definitely have to make this since it's super easy!
My go-to banana muffin recipe is actually your Banana Crunch Muffins without the coconut + super ripe bananas!

Danielle (elleinadspir) said... Best Blogger Tips

I made almost these exact muffins the other day. I think mine were baking powder since it was what I had. They were yummy. Next tne I'm doing my sisters version and adding chocolate chips ;)

Dishes of Mrs. Fish said... Best Blogger Tips

My husband and I used to live in a tiny apartment, so I understand loving recipes with minimal ingredients but great taste. These muffins look delightful! :)

kris (everyday oats) said... Best Blogger Tips

Aw, he's so adorable in his onesie!
I love simple recipes and it doesn't get any simpler than this!

Blog is the New Black said... Best Blogger Tips

Love banana bread/muffins! No matter what, my own is always my favorite! Yum!

The Hungered One said... Best Blogger Tips

Your puppy is so cute! And your muffins look quite tasty :)

Ginnette said... Best Blogger Tips

I have never made banana bread, they look easy and good! Do you think it could work if I add peanut butter to the batter? Thanks!

Green Groats said... Best Blogger Tips

Y-U-M! It is nice to have such great recipes with very few ingredients!! These look delicious :)

Job and Rachael said... Best Blogger Tips

I just made these tonight and they were a big hit! :) Thanks so much for a simple and yummy recipe!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I have some ripe bananas that I need to use so I think I'll make them tonight! Love the onesie!
Haley @ The Girly Girl Cooks

Selina. said... Best Blogger Tips

i need to make these i love banana cakes and bread so a muffin is just meant to be...

also i nominated you for a sunshine blogger award because your blog always makes me smile :D

Alana Martinez said... Best Blogger Tips

I tried baking banana muffins a lot of time, it taste good:), no doubt.!Making Banana muffins is very easy.Nice blog.!
Remedios Hemorroides

Ashley Brown said... Best Blogger Tips

If you are ever in a pinch Trader Joe's banana bread mix is really great too! :)

Lou said... Best Blogger Tips

how many do these make? :) im making them today so :P

Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips

Those look so fluffy and yum. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday night and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up.

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