Mini Banana Muffins

I love a good banana muffin recipe! I was looking for some easy recipes to hide “good for you” food in for my toddler. This recipe was super easy and so very yummy!! The original recipe from Genie in a Blog can be found here. I didn’t change this particular recipe too much because it was THAT good! Although I didn’t do the streusel topping this time, so if you like that kind of thing, hop on over to Leigh Ann Torres’ recipe and streusel away!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • ¼ organic sugar in the raw
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • Handful of chopped strawberries, walnuts, chocolate chips, etc.

 Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease the muffin tin with melted butter.

Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugars together in a mixer bowl.

Add in the eggs and mashed bananas. Mix until well blended.

Add the wet mixture to the flour mixture and stir just until moistened.

Pour batter into “buttered” muffin tins (I used a cookie scoop).

Bake for approximately 10-15 minutes or until tooth pick comes out clean.

I used the mini muffin tin and this recipe made approximately 3 dozen. You can use any size tin you would want, just fill the cups about ¾ of the way full and adjust your baking time by a few minutes.

By using melted butter to grease the tins with (and I used a “brush” to grease with), the muffins come out with a delicious buttery taste in every bite.

You can add anything you can imagine to these muffins. Maybe you want to try chocolate chips, strawberries, finely chopped apple pieces, or walnuts. Add those in as your very last mixing step and enjoy!!

A great tip from the original author about storing the muffins: “…cover them with a dishcloth and store them on your countertop.” She says that if you store them an in airtight container they will get soggy, but that if you absolutely have to put them in a container, to put a paper towel on the top (of the muffins) and the bottom to help absorb the moisture.

What secret ingredients would you add to YOUR muffins?

Jess is a simple Carolina girl finding her way to being a naturally-minded mom and sharing her experiences with the world! She’s always looking for ways to be more efficient with the time, space and money God has given her family. She loves reading, blogging, crochet, spending time with her family, long walks on the beach and a trip to the mountains!