Banana Muffins – Bread

Banana Muffins – Bread

April 15, 2012 - Banana Muffins Featured

This is a fantastic recipe for moist, spongy Banana Muffins – Bread.  It’s great either way.  I prefer to make muffins because they cook quicker and I don’t have to slice the bread.

The recipe originates from my boyfriends mothers Banana Bread recipe.  As soon as I tried her banana bread, I had to have the recipe.  While it was quite awesome in its original state, I tweaked it up to get it just the way I wanted.  What I loved most about this banana bread was that it wasn’t  dense like most banana breads I’d had in the past.  Add moist, spongy and oh so yummy to the list and well it’s a recipe I need to make mine.

Banana Muffins - Bread
Author: ChefCarol
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
15 mins 20 mins 35 mins
Servings: 12
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Nuts (optional)
  • 1 cup mashed ripe Banana’s (3 – 4 Banana's)
  • 1/2 cup Plain Non-Fat Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Margarine or Butter (melted)
  • 3 eggs whites
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond Extract (optional)
  • Add a cup blueberries, for a yummy twist.
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Oil and flour bread pan or spray muffin tins with cooking spray
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nuts
  4. In a separate bowl mash banana's
  5. Melt butter, set aside.
  6. Add yogurt, egg whites, vanilla extract and almond extract (if using) to mashed banana's, mix well with spoon until well blended
  7. Add melted margarine to banana mix, mix well
  8. Add banana mix to flour mix, stir just until moistened
  9. Spoon batter into muffin tins or loaf pan
  10. Bake muffins for 20-25 minutes or bread for 50-60 minutes at 350
  11. When toothpick comes out clean, muffins/bread is done
  1. Mix all wet ingredients before adding the melted butter. This will give the melted butter time to cool and adding after mixing other wet ingredients prevents the heat of melted butter from cooking the egg white.

When mixing the wet and dry ingredients together you should always hand mix with a spoon just until moist. This will produce a light, moist muffin/bread. Over mixing or using a hand blender will make the muffins/bread dense. You can use a fork or wisk to mix the wet ingredients.

Recipe Rating: 5 / 5

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Recently I tried adding a cup of blueberries to my banana muffins and they were awesome.  I can’t believe I had never thought to try that over the years. 

Now I plan to try raspberries and strawberries.

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