When in possession of overripe bananas, what does one do? Make banana bread muffins, of course! These are probably my favorite kinds of muffins. If any of you are familiar with the jumbo sized banana chocolate chip muffins that can be found at Costco, you would know how delicious they are. In fact, I'm obsessed with them. I love bringing one of those with me to munch on during my walk to class in the mornings, and I was so sad when my stash inevitably ran out. That meant that I could either make a run to Costco to restock, which would take at least 2 hours round trip...Or I could make some Banana Bread Muffins myself.
The great thing about this recipe is that it can be made without dirtying a single dish. Seriously. Check out Yammie's Noshery for the instructions that tell you how to do just that. I made these muffins using the good old bowl and spatula, because I don't particularly mind cleaning up after a recipe as simple as this one which hardly involves any dishes at all in the first place.
In terms of flavor, these muffins definitely have that going for them. Super moist and flavorful, with just the right amount of sweetness. Add a sprinkling of chocolate chips -- or not. Either way, it tastes great.
It's a light treat, something yummy to munch on as a snack or if you're like me, a great way to start off the day. Enjoy!
Banana Bread Muffins
Adapted slightly from Yammie's Noshery | Yield: 10 - 12 muffins | Time: 45 minutes
2-3 very ripe bananas
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the Glaze: (Optional)
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk or lemon juice
For the Chocolate Glaze: (Optional)
1/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
2 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Combine bananas, eggs, and sugar. Then add flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and cinnamon. Finally, add the oil and vanilla. Pour the mixture into the lined muffin wells and bake for 18 - 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make the glaze, just combine the glaze ingredients and spread over cooled muffins. Serve & enjoy!