Monday, February 13, 2012

This shit is Bananas!


Yeah, I just did that. I'm sorry.

Anyways I made some Banana Walnut muffins yesterday with a super easy recipe. I've made lots of muffins in my life and while these definitely aren't the best ones I've ever made they do the trick. They were a little more dense and  than I am used to but that's an easy fix for next time. The recipe calls for 1 cup sugar but when bananas are ripening from green/yellow to yellow black they are converting from starch to sugar so they naturally get sweeter, I think cutting the sugar down to 3/4 of a cup or even just over a half a cup will do the trick. As far as the denseness, I'm pretty sure I over mixed them. I was drinking beer and rocking out to loud punk music while I was mixing them so that's all my fault. Nevertheless, they are still pretty tasty and I am sure they are going to be fantastic cut in half, slathered in Earth Balance and toasted on a griddle. Mmmmmmm.

Basic Banana Muffins

3 super ripe bananas
1/4 cup oil 
1 tsp vanilla
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup sugar (again, i think 1 cup is too sweet but you might not, so play with it)
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup chopped walnuts

  • Preheat to 350
  • Mash the bananas in a large bowl til they are soft. Add oil, sugar and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
  • In a separate bowl sift together the flour, cinnamon, salt and baking soda. 
  • Combine with banana mixture gently until just combined. 
  • Grease or line muffin tins. Fill 2/3 full and bake about 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when you stick it in. 
  • Let cool 5 minutes in tins and remove. Cool to room temperature and eat.

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