Saturday, December 29, 2007

Banana Bread Muffins

I love banana bread. I always look for it when I go to a coffee shop.

I also eat a lot of bananas. Probably on the average 3 a week for the last 5 years. But a problem I always have with bananas are that you can't eat them if you don't feel like eating them, and when you procrastonate on eating bananas, you usually end up throwing out a banana here and there. Sometimes even more.

I don't know why it took me 5 years to figure out but what I should have been doing with them was make Banana Bread or Banana Walnut Muffins. The recipie is painfully simple, and almost impossible to mess up.

1 cup white sugar
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda

mix it all up until it is smooth, bake for 30 minutes at 350 (your oven may vary)

I thought they tasted perfect. If I were to experiment, I'd experiment with substituting less brown sugar for the white sugar. Maybe throw in a quarter tsp of vanilla to enhance the aroma.

I don't know why but having 11 muffins left for the next few days makes me very happy.


  1. Michael,
    really glad to see you writing on a regular basis again; maybe I should take a page out of your book...

  2. Today, I finished the last of the dozen cupcakes I made. It was sad, but a new batch of bananas are brewing.