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Mmmm...banana muffins!

Posted August 18, 2010

A couple days ago I purchased some ripe bananas from Lowes Foods for .39 per pound and they were very ready to be used by today! What better use of ripe bananas than....Banana Muffins! I just made a batch of these super easy and super delicious banana muffins that will be so tasty for breakfast. You can also add nuts to the recipe, but my youngest doesn't like them in muffins so these are nutless.





Banana Muffins



4 ripe bananas, smashed
1/3 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda and a pinch of salt
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup of all-purpose flour

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mash peeled bananas in large mixing bowl with fork. Melt butter in microwave for approx. 35 seconds. Mix melted butter into the mashed bananas. Mix in the sugar, egg, vanilla, baking soda and salt. Slowly mix in the flour. Pour evenly into a 12 count muffin tin. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes, checking after 22 minutes. If toothpick inserted into center of muffin comes out clean, it's finished baking. Enjoy!

This recipe is adapted from a recipe on  The original recipe calls for espresso or strong coffee and walnuts, both of which I omitted. The link to the original recipe is in the box above.


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 19, 2010

    Thanks, Happy! :-)

  • HappyGirl08 Aug 19, 2010

    Looks good either way!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Aug 19, 2010

    The full recipe with the coffee & nuts is at the link in the box above. Here it is:

    Banana Nut Muffins Recipe


    * 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed

    * 1/3 cup melted butter

    * 3/4 cup sugar

    * 1 egg, beaten

    * 1 teaspoon vanilla

    * 1 Tbsp espresso or strong coffee (optional)

    * 1 teaspoon baking soda

    * Pinch of salt

    * 1 1/2 cup of flour

    * 1 cup chopped walnuts (toasted or raw)


    No need for a mixer with this recipe.

    1 Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl.

    2 Mix in the sugar, egg, espresso and vanilla.

    3 Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in.

    4 Add the flour, mix until it is just incorporated. Fold in the chopped walnuts.

    5 Pour mixture into a prepared muffin tin. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness with a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, it's done. Cool on rack. Makes 1

  • Zelda Aug 19, 2010

    Wow -- you left off the best parts. My regular banana bread recipe calls for strong coffee and nuts and the flavor is enhanced by both. Would you consider reprinting with both added back in?