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Best-Ever Mini Banana Muffins

I love banana bread but to bake a big loaf you’ve got to have time…and time I “ain’t got.”  Time is precious -especially when you have a little helper in the kitchen.  Judah is willing to wait for a few minutes but you will have a bear on your hands if you ask him to wait an hour (the length of time it takes to make a large loaf of banana bread).

I know, I know, I could bake it the night before – but I never think about it or have the energy for it lately.  That’s why I changed my banana bread recipe into a banana muffin recipe.  I cook the batter in mini muffin muffin pans.   Mini muffins are smaller and so they cook faster – but you still get the same delicious flavor.   Bonus – less time in the oven means less heat in the house!

These delicious little morsels are a perfect breakfast or snack for little hands but they are also great for taking to the office because they will make a batch of about 48.

:: Best-Ever Banana Muffins

1/2 cup salted butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
3 mashed bananas
3/4 cup nuts (optional – I like pecans)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat in. Add the bananas. Add the flour and beat until smooth. Fold in nuts (if using). Pour batter into prepared mini muffin pans. Bake for 8 minutes (or until just done). Serve with soft, room temperature butter. Mmmmm.

*This can also be made into banana bread. Just pour the whole batch of batter in a loaf pan and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes or until cooked through. {check it with a toothpick}.

Note: You can make regular sized muffins – just cook longer.  I love making the mini ones though, because they are so speedy!

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  1. diane marston says:

    these were good but very sweet. They also take my oven about 12 to 14 mins to bake.

  2. Can I use whole wheat flour?

    • Denisesawyer says:

      Yes, absolutely. If you are using fresh milled wheat you won’t need to make any changes. If you are using bagged flour, you’ll need to back off the flour a bit possibly. I would add all the flour except half a cup. If it seems to wet, add it, if it seems perfect, leave that 1/2 cup out.

  3. These were so easy and delish! I made them this morning to take to Easter brunch..can’t wait to share with everyone!

  4. Feeling very confident that I can make healthy meals for my family and save money. Thank you so much! My muffins were delicious…

  5. Letisha says:

    These are delicious! How about freezing? How would you reheat to eat after freezing them? Thanks.

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