now, i didn’t purposefully search for
a low-fat recipe.
okay, i did. but i’ve found
that low-fat banana bread
and full-fat banana bread
really aren’t that different…
these tasted good.
the recipe was supposed to make 24 mini-muffins
but somehow i always end up with less
than the recipe says.
i made 18, instead
12 plain (with a brown sugar topping
when we found out it wasn’t sweet enough)
and 6, with chocolate chips.
after we took it out of the oven
my friend ate two
and i ate two
and my family ate maybe… 2? 3?
so we had about 11-12 left.
my friend took home 6. or 7.
i don’t remember, sorry.
so these were the ones that were left…
there are four plain ones…
and one with chocolate chips.
my friend took the other three.
i was hoping that the sugar sprinkled on top…
…would caramelize, but…
i added it only halfway through baking, so
i guess it didn’t have time to.
it added a nice crunch, though.
i couldn’t resist taking another picture
of the chocolate chip one…
because then i took it upstairs
and ate it.
Recipe from Dianasaur Dishes
2 brown bananas (I used 3 medium ones. They weren’t ripe enough though)
1/4 cup sugar (I used a little less. And I used brown sugar, cos that’s all we have.)
3 TBS melted butter
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1 cup flour
additional butter softened (I didn’t need these cos I used cupcake cups. As you can see.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel the bananas (use the peels for compost!) and mush the bananas in a medium sized mixing bowl. Add sugar, egg, and butter and mix well.
Stir in baking soda, powder, salt and flour. Mix well (I used a fork).
Use the softened butter to grease the cups of a mini muffin tin. Fill 3/4 full with batter and bake 13-15 minutes, until just golden.
Turn the muffins out onto a cooling rack. If cooking in batches and reusing a pan, let cool and grease with more butter.
Make these! They’re delicious. Don’t skimp on the sugar, though. They were too un-sweet, even by my non-sweet tooth standards. And use really ripe bananas, too. It’ll help with the sweetness and up the delicious banana flavour. Oh, and they’re yummy with chocolate chips. :)