I had some ripe bananas so I just had to make these lovely banana muffins before our trip. I wanted to share this recipe with you guys because it’s my favorite. I like to bake, but I don’t do it often because a) I eat everything I make, and that’s not good for maintaining weight, and b) I hate doing dishes.
What I like about this recipe is that it tastes amazing, and it’s super easy! There’s no creaming butter and sugar, and it’s made all in one bowl! If you like bananas, this is a great recipe because instead of just being a flavor, you really taste the bananas, especially if you leave them a tiny bit chunky.
Simply mash three ripe bananas in a bowl and mix in melted butter, sugar, one egg, vanilla, baking soda and flour. Then throw it in the oven and forget about it. I usually make a loaf of banana bread, but it works equally well as muffins, just reduce the time about 10 minutes.
I bet nuts or chocolate chips would taste great in here too, I just prefer it plain. If you need a go-to banana bread recipe, this is mine. Based on the one I found here, but may not be viewable without logging in.
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup (5 1/3 Tbsp) butter, melted
- 1 cup of white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp of vanilla
- A pinch of salt
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour (See Note)
Preheat oven to 350.
Melt the butter in the microwave. Place bananas in a bowl and mash them with a fork or potato masher until relatively smooth. Chunks are fine.
Stir butter into bananas then add sugar, egg and vanilla. Add in salt, baking soda, and flour. Pour into greased loaf pan or muffin cups (or line with cupcake liners).
Bake for 50-60 minutes, checking on them after 45. Test with a toothpick or knife.
Note: All-purpose flour works just fine. I prefer whole wheat because it gives it a darker color and a slightly denser texture. It appears more healthy to me.
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