So tasty you may want to find friends to send them too! Otherwise be prepared to eat them all yourself!
My family's love for bananas is inconsistent. There are times when we go through a large bunch in just a few days. And there are other times, like now, when we are constantly looking at a bowl full of sad, browning bananas that are reaching the end of their life span.
Sometimes I get too busy and the bananas get mushy way beyond any worth, so I am left throwing them into the garbage. But sometimes I am able to find a sliver of time when I can throw something together that the bananas can be a part of.
My absolute favorite thing to make with ripe bananas are these tasty muffins. They are so tasty that I usually send most of them to work with my husband so I don't eat them all myself!
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with muffin papers, or you can grease the cups and forgo the papers. I prefer using papers because it keeps the muffins fresh for a bit longer.
In a large bowl, mix together:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
In a separate, medium bowl, combine:
2 large ripened bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture until just moistened.
Spoon the batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together:
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
4 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cut in 2 Tablespoons of melted butter until mixture is moist and looks something like this:
Sprinkle topping over the muffin batter inside prepared muffin cups.
Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of a muffin comes out clean.
And the first thing I always do upon removing them from the oven is put a pat of butter on one and serve it to my 3-year-old because he is always waiting a little too eagerly at the table, ready to devour as many muffins I am willing to give to him.
Muffins not your thing? Here is another one of my favorite banana recipes Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, this recipe is packed with banana goodness and has CHOCOLATE! It's a hit in our house!