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September 23, 2017

Family Favorites - An Easy and Delicious Banana Muffin Recipe

Well, Fall has officially arrived!  You would never know it around here, though.  The temperatures have been in the 80's and will continue to be warm for the next week.  I have started decorating a little, which feels strange with the air conditioner on, but what can you do?

Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

You can bake muffins...that's what you can do!  It's that time of year for comfort food, plus it's always fun to run the oven on a hot day!...lol.

Fall Baking - Banana Muffins

If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen me baking muffins in my stories...exciting stuff I tell ya!  Anyway, I thought I would share the recipe with you!...

Baking Banana Muffins

Easy Banana Muffins

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)

Instructions:

Cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar.  Add 2 large eggs and mix.  Mash 4 ripe bananas and add 1 tsp vanilla.  Add that mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat.  Mix together 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/3 cup of buttermilk and add to batter.  Slowly add 1 1/4 cup of flour and stir in the nuts.

Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.  (23 is about ideal for my oven)
(Makes about 2 dozen)

You can also use this recipe to make banana bread:
Follow recipe above.
Fill a standard loaf pan and bake for 1 hour.

Sometimes I add a cream cheese frosting.  The muffins are nice and moist on their own but the frosting makes them more cupcake-like!

Cream Cheese Frosting

8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup of confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla extra
Beat all ingredients until fluffy

Note:  You can add more sugar to make it sweeter but this is the combination that seems to work for us.

Fall Comfort Foods - Easy Banana Muffins


Easy Banana Muffin Recipe

If this recipe looks familiar to you, I realized I posted it a few years back.  Of course, when I reread it, I noticed I typed "flower" instead of "flour".  It's nice to know that silly mistake was sitting on my blog for like, 3 years!  I also had the cooking time as 10-12 minutes when it should have been 20-25.  I apologize to the thousands of people out there who actually used "flowers" or under-cooked their muffins.  I hope no one got salmonella from the raw eggs...I have gone back and corrected those little typos and made sure I proofread this version.  Just looking out for you, my friends!

What are your favorite comfort foods?
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10 comments

  1. I'm glad I read this because it made me realize that I don't follow you on Insta. I do now. Wish I had one of those muffins with my coffee this AM. Have a great weekend.

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  2. thanks alot. ive been meaning to tell you that every since i cooked your muffins 3 years ago I have had a stomach ache. ha......

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  3. Yum! I am really praying that my food sensitivity test says I can finally eat bananas again!! I am making pumpkin chocolate chip muffins for Bible study this week.

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  4. I love banana muffins! That really does sound good for Fall. It has been hot here too but once October gets here it should cool off.

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  5. Yum, banana muffins with cream cheese icing...perfect!

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  6. I love banana muffins and bread. Thanks for the recipe to make them.

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  7. Great minds think alike! I made banana muffins this weekend, too! So good. 😘

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  8. These sound so yummy with the cream cheese frosting. I have been in a baking mood too. This post made me smile. I am forever finding typos on my blog as well. Here's to some cooler fall temperatures soon!

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  9. Shelley, these are lovely and with cream cheese. So funny about the misspelling of flour. We all make mistakes. Have you tried the free recipes Generator for Blogger? Recipes Generator

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