These muffins are a great base, or started muffin. You can adapt them by switching out the favor of bananas to apples, or by adding strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. You can chocolate chips or nuts to the fruit or take the fruit out and just add the nuts. These are a very forgiving muffin recipe, that puff up bakery style and they come together at mach speed.
6-8 Bananas (mashed)
1 cup Vegetable oil
3 cups Flour
2 tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 cup Brown sugar OR white
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup Brown sugar (for topping)
Line muffin tin with liners or grease. Pre-heat oven to 375°F
Mash *bananas and add to it the eggs, vanilla and vegetable oil, mix well. To the banana mixture add the brown or white sugar (or mix of both) whisk until combined. Set aside
To the flour add the baker powder and baking soda, whisk to combine.
Fold the wet mixture into the dry, until JUST combined. Try not to over mix, you may still see a little bit of unincorporated flour. If adding any nuts, dried fruit or chocolate chips fold them into the mixture gently.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin and sprinkle with the 1/4 cup of brown sugar topping (optional)
Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are puffed and golden and the centers come out clean when a tooth pick is inserted.
*When summer hits, we hemorage over rip bananas. When this happens we use a large ziplock freezer bag and drop the unpeeled bananas into it, then pop them into the freezer. We usually don't get to using them until the fall./winter season. When ready to use, just pull out the amount needed peel the skins back, and either blend them or mash with a fork or pastry blender.
*I also like to use up left over bananas for puddings, just pull out the frozen bananas needed, blend them in a blender or immersion blender, strain out the chunks, and add to the puding right after you add the butter. Check out our pudding recipe for our homemade pudding.
One more thing, if your out of muffin liners and still want to line your pans, just cut some parchment paper into squares clipping the corners towards the center and place in your pans.