Did I catch your attention? These muffins are gooooood, sooooooo good, in fact, you'll act like a monkey when you eat them and keep swinging across the kitchen to your muffin jar. I think there is a muffin monkey living in my bf's apartment- all the muffins disappear so quickly there! Maybe he is hiding out with the cookie monster? :)
This is my mother's recipe that she has made as long as I can remember. She always used to make it as a breakfast bread for my brother and me growing up, and it was always perfect! This is best with brown bananas that you're about to throw away. I find myself turning into her- why would you throw away bananas when you could whip up some DELICIOUS banana bread in no time at all? I make these so often that I usually throw half in the freezer to take out for another time. Perfect for company.
These are super quick to throw together, although they will need to bake for a while if you're making the bread version (1 hr+10 minutes-ish). Muffins are about half the time (20-25 min). Mini muffins (pictured) are only 15 minutes. Feel free to add nuts if you like (no raisins allowed!), but I generally don't like nuts in my baked goods.
Banana Monkey Muffins
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup mashed bananas (about 3 bananas)
These are best when they are still warm- or zap for a few seconds in the micro. Now before you know it, you'll be scratching your head and goin' bananas! :)