Wednesday, May 8, 2013

When life gives you mushy bananas...

So instead of being a productive person on this, the first of my three days off, and do something like sort out Juliette's toys or clothes or clean the apartment, I decided to make muffins.  It is productive in that now I've used those overly ripe bananas AND created a semi-healthy snack.

This recipe is so easy that I have to share it!

Take three ripe bananas and mash them up.
Add two cups of flour
One cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
a bit less than 1/2 a cup of your favorite neutral vegetable oil

Mix well and fill muffin tins 2/3 with batter.
Place one chocolate square in each muffin center.  Press it down a bit.
Let your toddler go crazy with nonpareils (those cute little sprinkles!).  I just figured out that nonpareils are called that because it means "not the same" in French.  Because they're all different colors, I guess.  It can also mean "without equal", a little online digging has told me.  It took me ten years in France to make the connection even though I've spoken the language that long already.

They are ooey-gooey when still warm. A little zap in the microwave the next day brings back the melty magic.  Enjoy your virtual muffins.


Crystal said...

I love banana muffins!

A tip if you want to make them healthier -- sub the vegetable oil for banana flavoured baby food (the stuff in the jars) or banana flavoured apple sauce. They stay super moist and have way few calories and fat than those baked with oil!

Anonymous said...

ive actually made banana muffins and forgot to the put the butter in and ju told me they were the best id ever made - light and fluffy! so, no fat at all works too! (ive since remade the muffins with no fat just to check it wasn't a fluke!)

Lindle said...

I like the chocolate part. Mmmmmm. And the sprinkles!

Jenenz said...

I like the part where you place a piece of chocolate in the middle! I will have to try baking these lovely cupcakes. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

k. said...

Thanks for the awesome recipe! I just happened to be staring at a cluster of overly ripe bananas while reading this post. It was meant to be! :-)
- Katherine