Monday, February 21, 2011

best banana muffins

These simple muffins make the perfect breakfast treat!

1 stick unsalted butter, room temp
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temp
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 cup sour cream or organic low-fat yogurt
2 small ripe bananas, mashed

Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tin.

1. Beat butter and sugar until light & fluffy. Mix in eggs (one at a time), vanilla, and syrup. Scrape down bowl.

2. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt into wet ingredients. Mix on low until just incorporated. Scrape down bowl.

3. Add sour cream (or yogurt) and banana. Mix and scrape.

4. Spoon batter into 12 muffin cups. Bake for 24-25 minutes.

Watch little hands have at 'em!


kim said...

YUM! Those sound so good - love the Maple Syrup appearance, I bet that makes these sooo delicious!

Definitely seems like a Banana day on the blogs today! :) Lots of recipes posted, must be the season! :)

Tegan Aubrie said...

I feel like those need some kind of frosting. They look much too healthy. Could you whip up some kind of maple/pecan/banana frosting for me? Thanks :)

And So I Whisper said...

muffins are my favorite choice for breakfast. Love these.

Marta @ Haus of Girls said...

I just made these!!!
So yummy!
Thank you for sharing :)

Tegan Aubrie said...

I finally made these last night for breakfast this morning. Matt ate two last night before bed-- and more this morning after I topped them with a maple buttercream frosting (just a tiny bit). I made mini muffins for Mason and he gobbled them up too. So moist and sweet!

Amy said...

Just pulled another batch out of the oven - they are now my husband's favorite! Thanks for such a great recipe! YUM!