Sunday, October 18, 2009

YUMMY Banana Bread/Muffins!

This afternoon, my wonderful husband took the kids outside to play. I was debating whether to aimlessly zone out into the internet for the hour or to do something productive, so I decided to be a good wife/mother and make some nice yummy chilli and some banana bread/muffins to warm them up when they came in from the cold.

I decided to make muffins instead of bread so it would be easier for the kids to eat, but I used the same recipe (with a little adjustments which are noted). These have to be the BEST banana bread/muffins I have ever had! They were SO good!

Banana Bread

  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.

Instead of the 1/3 cup of melted butter, I used 1/3 cup of coconut oil  and instead of all-purpose flour, I just used the same amount of whole wheat flour. Just made them a little bit healthier!

I won the coconut oil on my friend Jenn's blog- The Daily Burns. It's definitely not the cheapest to buy, but the health benefits are wonderful, and it adds a yummy coconut taste to almost anything you make! We have loved using it!

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

Courtney said...

Yummm!! I just made banana muffins too! I love using coconut oil. Another way to make baking a bit healthier is to use sucanat instead of refined white/brown sugars. I buy mine at our local food co-op.