Makes 24 large muffins.
I guess I’ve been on a bit of a baking spree this week, including some deep fried Oreos and rum balls, and this was the last little baking project for the week as I just can’t have more treats in the house right now. Anyways, I had forgotten to cut up and freeze 8 bananas a few days ago, so I threw them in the freezer intact to make banana bread. I realize some people just let the banana ripen on the counter then smash it up to make banana bread, but I prefer freeze and thaw them as they turn to an almost liquid state when thawed out that makes it so incredibly easy to mix into the batter.
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 4 very ripe bananas
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 cups flour
- butter or pam spray to grease pans
Let’s Get Baking
- Preheat oven to 350 F
- Mix all wet ingredients together until smooth.
- Gradually mix in all dry ingredients.
- Grease each muffin hole with butter or pam then fill 3/4 full with batter for large muffins, or 1/2 full for small muffins (like in the pictures on this page).
- Bake for 15 – 20 minutes depending on size. Remove from oven when a toothpick inserted comes out clean or once golden brown.
- Best served warm with butter. Can be frozen. Should be kept in an air tight container after cooling.
I thought it would be nice to talk about cooking and baking for a second here. All the recipes I post on this blog are things I’ve made. I often find very bland recipes for great foods that just need a little more kick or that are using too few essentials. For example, the recipe in my old cookbook for banana bread required a whole cup of sugar, 2 eggs and no cinnamon. By playing around and making the recipe my own I find we get better results. I can also say, any amount of sugar required in a recipe (aside from doughs) can be cut down to reduce calories.
I love trying new recipes, and I love throwing things in a pan that I think will taste good together and if you have any suggestions or recommendations for recipes to try and enjoy I would absolutely love to hear them!
Also, because we have been eating so badly we have decided to do a healthy week where we are allowed to cheats at all to get back on track with our usual diets and health goals. Summer is fun because we go out a lot more and attend a lot more events, but even tonight we had burgers, chips and hot dogs for dinner because we were out at a family event. And I would be lying if I said there wasn’t dessert.
I’ll be telling you guys how our health week goes, I have concerns that now that I’ve been snacking on sugary treats, pop and fried foods that it will be difficult to go back to my salad and chicken tomorrow.