Thursday, June 23, 2011

Easy Banana Muffins

Most days begin in my house begin with this questions, "Mom, what's for breakfast?"  It is easy to get stuck in a cereal - frozen waffle - toast - granola bar rotation, so I love new, easy recipes to get us out of our breakfast funk.  The only issue is that breakfast seems to get left off of the shopping list, so I end up scrounging around for ingredients.  This recipe is the result of such "scrounging", with some help from my favorite easy recipe site, Kraft foods.

On this particular morning, I didn't have enough bananas (I had just one banana left over from the bunch) to make the bread in the recipe online, so I adapted and made some muffins with my single, over-ripe banana and some common pantry ingredients.  The result?  Yummy!  (Even my picky preschooler ate one- success!)

Easy Banana Muffins (based on one banana- can easily multiply)
This recipe yield about 6-8 muffins per banana used.


1/3 egg (I know, but lightly beat one and separate)
1/4 cup Miracle Whip Dressing
1 mashed fully ripe banana
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
1/2 tsp.baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
brown sugar (for topping-optional)


Heat oven to 350ºF.
Beat egg, dressing and banana(s) in large bowl with whisk until well blended. Mix remaining ingredients (except brown sugar) in separate bowl. Add to banana mixture; stir just until moistened.
Spoon nto muffin pan (greased or with liners), sprinkle with brown sugar.    
Bake 25-30 mins or until top is brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 min.; remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.


This easy recipe was adapted from this original recipe from Easy Banana Bread