Family Favourite Banana Muffins

These poor neglected bananas!

My family has a love hate relationship with bananas. If I don’t have them everyone is looking for them. If I buy them suddenly no one is interested in eating them and they start going brown on my counter. What to do with overripe bananas? Make muffins…lots and lots of banana muffins. I usually make a double batch and freeze a dozen. When I’m packing up for a weekend away I can pull a bag out of the freezer to take with us. Suddenly when banana’s are in muffin form (with some chocolate chips of course) I can’t keep them in the house or trailer and the kids are asking me to make more!

I’ve had this recipe since I’ve been married and have lost count of the number of times I’ve made them over the years. I can always tell the popularity of a recipe in my house by the number of stains on the recipe card. This one is getting to the point of needing to be recopied! This recipe is also a great recipe for kids to help with. I usually get them to mash the bananas for me, but for some reason they enjoy measuring the chocolate chips more! There must also be sampling of the chocolate chips, the boys tell me it is for quality control 😉

 Family Favourite Banana Muffins

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1 egg

3/4 cups white sugar

1/3 cup oil

1 cup mashed bananas

1/4 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 cup chocolate chips (optional…but not in my house!)

Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl beat egg, sugar, oil, bananas, milk and vanilla. Add to dry ingredients. Stir just until moistened. Line muffins cups with liners or spray with cooking spray and fill each cup 3/4 full. Bake at 375F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tops springs back when touched. Yield: 12 muffins

Note: If adding chocolate chips I reduce the amount of white sugar to 1/2 cup.



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