I’ve been longing for a decent amount of free time for weeks.
And since I had no classes on Tuesday I finally managed some long overdue baking!
Let me tell you, these banana muffins are delish.
J loves banana bread, muffins, you name it. I just recently got a new muffin tin.
It was meant to be. Kismet, right guys? That’s what we can call it.
I will in no way pass these off as a super healthy thing, because I mean it’s just all-purpose flour, sugar and bananas really. But! They are soo worth it. I’ve been eating them like no one’s business for dessert and afternoon pick me ups. One word: Yum.
Anyway, I find most banana breads/muffins to have this super moist, almost sticky quality to them after they cool down, and I get it, most recipes are full of banana, milk, oil/melted butter. It’s not a bad thing! But I wanted these to be a teensy bit dryer, and it worked. They are cakey and soft and still full of banana flavour.
I loaded them up with chocolate chips and walnuts, and oh man, you have got to try it.
Start by mashing up two large bananas in a large bowl. Add in your other wet ingredients plus that brown sugar. Whisk it together.
Next we’re going to gradually add that flour, just to be careful, because it gets pretty dry up in that batter. Stop after one cup, whisk in your baking powder, and salt. Okay, noww add the second half!
Then it needs a little bit of milk, we aren’t trying to take away all that moisture. So add in a tablespoon, or two whatever looks best.
Scoop and scape until that muffin tin is full, and bake for 20-25 minutes. It’s going to smell amazing, you almost won’t be able to wait.
Cool on racks for 5 minutes and then go ahead, do what needs to be done.
- 1 cup of mashed banana, about 2 large
- 1/2 cup of butter, melted
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 to 2 tablespoon(s) milk
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or line a muffin tin.
- In a large bowl mash bananas, then add in melted butter, sugar, egg. Whisk well. Then add lemon juice, and vanilla.
- Start the dry ingredients by whisking in 1 cup of the flour, until just combined. Then add in the baking powder, salt, followed by the remaining flour.
- Add in 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk to loosen the batter up a bit. (I probably used closer to 2.)
- Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts.
- Using a ice cream scoop place batter into the pan, and then bake for 20-25 minutes.