Happy National Banana Bread Day!

This Muffin is Bananas!

In honor of national banana bread day I have for you, of course, a banana bread recipe. These muffins were great. They were moist and soft and could be made into a loaf pan if you would rather (you can even add a nice yummy topping if you are going for more of a dessert…see bottom pic!).

They can even be added to a lunch pale or used as a snack for when the kiddo’s get home.

Bananas are a fun and healthy snack. They have great things like potassium, water, carbohydrates, and fiber. They are also pretty versatile.   They are great for snacks and added to fruit salads. Bananas are even great for a snack pre-workout. There was many a training day when I added some nut butter to a banana and it gave me the sustenance that I needed to make it through until lunchtime. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do, it’s a family favorite!

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 ripe Bananas
  • ½ cup Butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • A little salt (I just used a dash – so about one shake of the shaker)
  • 1 ½ cup of Flour
  • 1 cup of chopped walnuts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Get a mixing bowl and put the bananas in it. Then mash away. This is the fun part, so if you have any little ones joining you it can be a good way to get them involved here (tip, keep a wet towel handy to wipe off those gooey hands after mashing!)
  3. Put the wet ingredients into the mashed bananas and stir
  4. Put the dry ingredients in to the wet and mix with a spoon or in a mixing bowl
  5. Pour mixture into a greased and lined 12 muffin tin (or you could use a loaf pan)
  6. Bake in the oven for approximately 40 minutes. (I checked the muffins by inserting a small toothpick and making sure it came back out of the center of the muffin clean).
  7. Let them cool and enjoy the banana bread smell that will envelope your home!
  8. Enjoy!
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Yummy Banana Bread!
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The Banana Bread with a Coconut Topping and Chocolate Chips!
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