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COMFORTING BANANA MUFFINS | cooking

November 7, 2018

 

When I wake up, breakfast is ALWAYS the first thing on my mind (which also happens to include a cup of coffee). These days my go-to is whole wheat toast, almond butter, strawberry jam with hemp and chia seeds sprinkled on top. However, I get the urge to snack when I get to work, and rather than grab an oversized muffin from a coffee shop, I like to have my own portion controlled muffin.

 

I had the urge to bake the other day, and while Bryon loves when he doesn't really like when I 'bake too much of it!" because a lot of baking isn't good for us lol. But this muffin recipe makes a perfect amount to last you a week between two people (maybe a few days longer). They have a nice crispy top and a soft/moist bottom. I considered making oatmeal muffins, but I knew the oatmeal would dry them out and I wanted them to last as long as possible.

 

Give them a try - you will love them. They are SUPER easy and quick to make too!

 

Caitlin <3

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients

  • 3 large ripe bananas

  • 3/4 cup white sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1/3 cup oil vegetable oil is best

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line your muffin tin with 12 paper muffin cups.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork until no large pieces remain.

  3. Add the sugar, egg and oil and mix with a wooden spoon until everything is incorporated.

  4. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a separate mixing bowl and stir them together with a fork. Once they’re mixed together, dump the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.

  5. Using a wooden spoon, carefully mix the wet and the dry ingredients together. The danger here is over-mixing which will result in dense, flat and dry muffins. The best technique for mixing is to scoop underneath the mixture and pull up gently instead of stirring around in a circle (like you’d stir your coffee, for example). Continue mixing this way just until the dry ingredients have been incorporated. It’s fine if there are a few small streaks of flour in the batter; it’s the large pockets of flour you want to make sure are incorporated.

  6. Spoon the batter into 12 lined muffin cups. Try your best to ensure you fill the cups evenly. This will ensure each of the muffins is finished baking at the same time (you don’t want some over-baked and some raw in the middle!)

  7. Bake the muffins in the oven at 350 degrees for about 23 minutes (anywhere from 22-25 minutes, depending on your oven), or until they are golden brown.

  8. Let them cool in the tins for about 5 minutes and then turn them out of the tins to let them cool completely on a cooling rack. Or, enjoy one warm from the oven slathered in butter.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

Thank you to Thebusybaker.ca for this recipe! I loved it

 

 

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Caitlin Melvin lives in Toronto with her boyfriend Bryon,their son, Huxley and two cats Finnigan and Lucca. A marketing manager by day, blogger on the side, freelance social media specialist and a lover of travel and new experiences