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Author Notes: Like banana bread, but ready in half the time!
To combat all the chocolate we’re inundated with around Valentine’s Day (but don’t get me wrong, I love chocolate), here’s a sweet little healthy-ish treat. Banana bread muffins, like banana bread, but ready in half the time! These are especially good as mini muffins – a 1-bite treat, perfect for snacking! Share them with your co-workers, and spread the love.
Happy Valentine’s Day! —FirstTimeFoods
Makes 24 muffins (or 18 muffins + 12 mini muffins)
- 3 3 over-ripe bananas
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 cup yogurt, optional
- 1/2 cup brown sugar, optional
- chocolate chips, optional
- walnuts or pecans, optional
- Preheat the oven to 325*F.
- In a large bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a potato masher or a wooden spoon. Add in the 2 eggs, vanilla, and oil and mix to combine.
- In a separate bowl, combine the flours, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir to combine. If adding chocolate chips or nuts, stir in at this point.
- Spoon the batter into muffin cups, about 3/4 of the way to the top.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack, and enjoy!