The Easiest Banana Muffins

by Scary Mommy
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At some point over most weekends, I like to have the kids help me bake. Nothing beats the smell of something yummy cooking in the oven and the kids look so cute in their little aprons. Although I love to cook, I am notorious for poor baking. My brownies are always over cooked, breads are half raw, cakes fall… My problem is that I don’t like to follow directions, and always think I can improve upon a recipe. With baking, that’s not the best idea.

This recipe is fail proof, even by me. I always have the basic ingredients for these easiest banana muffins on hand, and just add what I feel like: Chocolate chips, walnuts, cinnamon, nutmeg etc. I always freeze bananas and just nuke them to defrost. You can half the butter and use a bit of applesauce too… No matter what they always turn out delicious.

The Easiest Banana Muffins


* 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour * 1 teaspoon baking powder * 1 teaspoon baking soda * 1 teaspoon vanilla * 4 large mashed bananas * 3/4 cup white sugar * 1 egg * 1/3 cup melted butter * (add nuts/chocolate chips/spices etc.)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients. Scoop into muffin liners or greased tins. Bake for about 25 minutes.

Super easy. They are the perfect muffins to make when your husband casually mentions at 8:00 PM that you are having guests for brunch the next day. (Yup, that happened yesterday) Of course, that only means that you don’t have to share with him, and get more for yourself. Enjoy!

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