Here’s a tasty, easy recipe for you to make with your kids for banana bread or muffins. If you’ve got 3 overripe bananas, everything else you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. We make double this recipe at least once a week, and it’s a favorite of the kid’s friends.
This is a fun recipe for little ones, as there’s measuring and pouring, mixing, and operating a blender. (Noisy!) It’s a good idea to use this opportunity to teach about blender safety. (Also, no licking batter with raw eggs is another good rule.)
Makes: 3 mini loaf or 6 large muffins or 12 regular muffins.
Equipment you’ll need:
Mini loaf or muffin pans
Preheat oven to 350.
Spray your pans with cooking spray/oil.
Step 1: mix dry ingredients in large bowl
2 cups flour
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
Couple shakes of nutmeg
Step 2: mix wet ingredients in blender
½ cup (1 stick) softened butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup sugar
Blend; then add one at a time to blender while running: 3 overripe, peeled bananas.
Step 3: pour wet ingredients into dry ingredients. Mix. Put in pans.
Step 4: Bake
Regular muffins – 20 minutes
Large muffins – 30 minutes
Mini loaf pans – 40 minutes
Photo by foodpr0n.