January 24, 2011
Super Extra Banana Muffins
I opened the refrigerator yesterday to put three overripe bananas away to wait for conversion into bread when I saw... four way, WAY overripe bananas that had been sitting there for two weeks already. Yeah, I know. So I decided to defy the recipe and just put all of these bananas into one batch of muffin batter.
And guess what? Apparently where muffins are concerned, the more bananas the merrier. These are probably the best banana muffins I've ever made! Around here, everyone agrees. The highest indirect praise of all came when Lara, after trying a bite, declined to share her muffin with me.
So, here you go!
Preheat over to 350. Butter the muffin tin.
In one bowl mix together:
1 cup regular flour
1 cup whole wheat flower
1/2 cup raw cane sugar (for some reason this tastes better than more finely milled sugar)
1 tsp salt
1.5 tsp baking powder
In another bowl blend together:
8 tbsp melted butter
7 mashed bananas
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients, stir to combine.
Distribute into muffin cups. Don't worry about overfilling - the bananas are so heavy that the muffins won't rise very much.
Bake for 25-30 mins, until a toothpick comes out clean.