I love banana muffins, there is just something comforting about having a warm muffin and a cup of tea in the morning. It has always been the one recipe that I’ve constantly tried to perfect over the years. I’m always reminded of the story Goldilocks and the 3 Bears whenever I make muffins, they are either too dense or too moist, nothing ever seemed to be perfect… Until now!
Let me tell you, I have made the perfect banana muffin recipe and simplified it with detailed instructions and tips to share with you – see I am all about teaching others to bake, and cook because I am a firm believer that it takes a village, not just in the child rearing stage of life but in every way of life. If I share my perfect banana muffin recipe, you can probably find a way to make it better, or more simple or both. Share the wealth people!!
What makes these banana muffins different from all the other banana muffins out there? It’s my secret ingredient, the one ingredient that most people have in their fridge that they never think to bake with. Its yoghurt!!
I don’t know about your house but at my house we buy yoghurt to go in lunches, those really cute little individual ones where the good ones are always taken and the boring flavors are left to spoil in the back of the fridge for weeks after the expiration date.
I dislike wasting food, especially if its my turn to buy groceries. I needed to come up with a use for all the boring strawberry yoghurt in the fridge, thus the secret ingredient in my banana muffin recipe. Waste and spoil no more my rejected yoghurt friend!!
1/4 cup oil
1 little cup of yoghurt (whatever flavor you have in the fridge) *
2 cups flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of chocolate chips, nuts, or fruit (optional)
Step 1: Turn on your oven to 400 F (also known as PreHeating your oven)
Step 2: Mash the bananas, not just mash, liquify them. Take all of your frustrations out on those bananas so there aren’t any lumps
Step 3: Add Yoghurt, Egg, and Oil to bananas and mix well
(Side note – if you don’t have any yoghurt, use an extra egg)
Step 4: In a seperate bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and sugar.
Step 5: Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stir to combine, it is supposed to be lumpy.
Step 6: Add chocolate chips, nuts or fruit if you desire, mix until they are coated.
Step 7: Divide mix into a greased muffin tin equally, they should be 3/4 full
Step 8: Bake for 18-21 minutes, they are sone when they are lightly golden and you can stick a knife in them and it comes out clean.