Today’s Banana Muffins recipe is a guest post by my new friend Carol from LuvMyRecipe.com. She was kind enough to help us test the guest post feature we’re adding to the new EasyRecipePlus plugin for WordPress blogs. She gave me the thumbs up. The new plugin is out for beta testing and the results so far look pretty good! It won’t be long til the launch.
This is a fantastic recipe for moist, spongy Banana Muffins or Bread. It’s great either way. I prefer to make muffins because they cook quicker and I don’t have to slice the bread.
The recipe originates from my boyfriend’s mother’s Banana Bread recipe. As soon as I tried her banana bread, I had to have the recipe. While it was quite awesome in its original state, I tweaked it up to get it just the way I wanted. What I loved most about this banana bread was that it wasn’t dense like most banana breads I’d had in the past. Add moist, spongy and oh so yummy to the list and well, it’s a recipe I need to make mine.
Recently I tried adding a cup of blueberries to my banana muffins and they were awesome. I can’t believe I had never thought to try that over the years. Now I plan to try raspberries and strawberries.
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup Sugar
- 1¼ tsp Baking Powder
- ½ tsp Baking Soda
- ¼ tsp Salt
- ¼ cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
- 1 cup mashed ripe Bananas (3 – 4 Bananas)
- ½ cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
- ¼ cup Margarine or Butter (melted)
- 3 egg whites
- 1½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp Almond Extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F / 180C
- Oil and flour bread pan or spray muffin tins with cooking spray
- In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nuts
- In a separate bowl mash bananas
- Melt butter, set aside.
- Add yogurt, egg whites, vanilla extract and almond extract (if using) to mashed bananas and mix well with spoon until well blended
- Add melted margarine to banana mix, mix well
- Add banana mix to flour mix, stir just until moistened
- Spoon batter into muffin tins or loaf pan
- Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes or bread for 50-60 minutes at 350F/180C
- When toothpick comes out clean, muffins/bread is done.
See Recipe Notes for some tips on making homemade bread or muffins.
lizzie - strayed from the table says
Carol is so clever! Baking muffins instead of the baking in a bread tin. You halve the time you have to wait for them to come out of the oven.
Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says
This is a great idea for when you have a lot of people to give these to! Saves cutting it up 🙂
The Café Sucré Farine says
These look wonderful and I like making muffins as it would give me a bit more portion control, but then again maybe not if these taste as good as they look! 🙂
I can never resist banana bread! This looks like a great, healthy recipe, too!
I love fruity sweet breads, these muffins look delicious!
Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters
Jenn and Seth says
i adore banana bread, this sounds like a fantastic recipe!
These look delicious. Great for on-the-go!
Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking says
I love banana muffins for breakfast and your use of yogurt makes me want to try these myself! They look very tasty!
I just plowed through an entire loaf of banana bread! Love the look of these muffins!
Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking says
I’d love 2 of these banana muffins for breakfast in the morning. I love also making muffins and not quick bread.
Great idea. Sounds like a tasty version as well.
Genius! I think the only thing more perfect than a banana bread is a banana muffin, so I WILL be making these in the near future, I love the fact that they are not too dense
nice guest post!
That’s what I liked about them too, Sally.
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love muffins, these look heavenly!
Claire @ Claire K Creations says
Ooh how good would raspberries be with banana?! I know what you mean about the speed. That’s the only bad thing about making banana bread… it takes so long to cook. Love the idea of muffins for another reason too – lots of ‘end bits.’
Choc Chip Uru says
This looks utterly gorgeous, what a wonderful idea Carol! And so delicious too 🙂
Thank you Maureen for hosting 🙂
Choc Chip Uru
Kari @ bite-sized thoughts says
These look lovely – and perfectly made for transport and eating as snacks!
Hotly Spiced says
Great looking muffins/bread. I posted banana bread on my blog yesterday yet our two recipes are quite different. I’d love to try your recipe with the almond essence xx
Great recipe. I love banana bread toasted and smothered in real butter for breakfast. As close to heaven on earth a mortal can get.
Nice recipe! We’ve been baking a lot of banana bread lately for some reason (well, I guess the reason is we like it!), but not muffins – we should give these a try. Nice thing about muffins is they’re portable – great if you’re packing a sack lunch. Good guest post – thanks.
I love banana muffins because they last well for several days. Adding blueberries sounds great!
Nami | Just One Cookbook says
I baked banana bread yesterday (yes, I know it’s rare that I bake!), but now I think about baking banana muffins so that my son can bring it to school easily! Looks moist and delicious!
Oh just gorgeous! I love banana bread but never made muffins, don’t know why!
I had to say the same thing! Then I thought.. “why couldn’t I make a quick bread from my blueberry muffin recipe and ice it all drizzly?”
Banana bread, banana muffins – delicious! Great recipe! These look absolutely delicious!
Automatic portion control, I love it!
Sorry I haven’t stopped by in awhile, life gets so crazy:-) It is lovely to meet Carol, and since I adore banana bread…..I am loving her muffin recipe:-) They look fantastic, and I love that she adds 4 bananas:-) YUM, Hugs, Terra
banana muffin is love! sweet bread that I enjoy