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Banana Muffins of Perfection

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I got this recipe from my friend, Staci, and have made them twice in the last month. They were originally called “Banana Nut Muffins” but Dennis insisted on this new title and since it makes me laugh, I obliged him.  They really are perfect, so much so that I’m thinking about turning this recipe into a loaf and entering it into the fair this year.  Such a nice, soft, texture!

I shared them with an old co-worker and she deemed them the “best muffins ever.”  The base recipe is a good one that results in a tender, moist muffin with great banana flavor.  These are now my favorite thing to make with bananas!

Banana Muffins of Perfection

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2 cups (9 oz) all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup butter
1 cup (7 oz) granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 1/3 cups mashed ripe bananas
1 cup mix-in’s

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Stir in mashed bananas. Add dry ingredients all at once, stirring just enough to moisten. Gently stir in mix-in’s. Spoon into greased muffin tin, filling 2/3 full. Bake in 350F oven for 18-20 minutes or until golden. Makes 15-18 muffins.

Staci’s & V’s favorite mix-in’s: chopped nuts, diced prunes, chopped strawberries, blueberries, dried cranberries, chocolate chips. Staci also likes to add spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and cardamom, but doesn’t measure so you’ll have to figure out how much you like if you add them. I’d add a teaspoon total of spices (max) if it was me, but you might like more or less.

I make mine nut-free to keep them easy to chew for Joshua. My two favorite ways (so far) are with blueberries (above) and dried cranberries (first picture)! I can’t wait to try them with FRESH cranberries come fall. Oh my!

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

13 responses »

  1. V…how did you know that I had some nanners needing to be used up! Muffins today…..whoopie pies another day maybe. With fluffernutter filling of course!

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  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    They are so moist and soft. I must bake a batch this weekend for the lunch!

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  3. I made banana muffins over the weekend too, but doubled the recipe and used half the sugar – I think they are delicious because they were not overly sweet, however Hannah thought they weren’t sweet enough, so she sliced them in half, put a bit of butter on them and sprinkled cinnamon sugar over the top :D

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  4. When you say perfection, I can see it in your photos :D
    I love banana muffins and would be happy to eat these anytime!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  5. These look so yummy! I love banana muffins!! =)

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  6. i love your name for them! banana muffins of perfection. hahaaha :) they look and sound great!

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  7. reneeskitchenadventures

    I need to bookmark this recipe! They sure do look like perfection!

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  8. Excited to try these. My sis says the two ions are obsessed, so I have to try it! Have you ever subbed in whole wheat flour? I have a lot of that in my pantry, but not much experience with whether it’s a one to one ratio or not. Thanks for sharing!

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