Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gone Bananas!

Egads!  What on earth happened to these bananas?  They turned soooo fast on me, never fear...

Moist Banana Cake
(or Muffins) are here.

1 c. white sugar  (today we split brown sugar to white sugar 50:50)
1/2 c. margarine or lard (or for you die hards - butter)
2 eggs
1 c. bananas (mashed)
1 tsp. baking soda mixed into the bananas
1 1/2 c. flour, unsifted ( I use everyday unbleached flour)
1 tsp. baking powder
3 tbsp. milk

This is a great recipe that my family lives by, and it can easily be tweaked to be cake or muffins (or cupcake = muffin with icing ;P)  Due to the quantity of bananas my son failed to eat (I swear he is part monkey most days) we doubled our recipe to yield 24 muffins this time around.

Let's get started...
Preheat your oven to  350 degrees F. 

Mash your bananas up and add in the baking soda, it's okay to let them sit while you mix together the rest of the ingredients.  Mix the sugar, margarine and egg with a mixer (or manual powered wooden spoon), then gradually add in the flour and baking powder, no need to premix them. Add the milk, and then the bananas. 

The mix will look curdled, just keep blending until all ingredients are incorporated.

Just keep blending, blending, blending....

... and VOILA! Magnifique!

Get out your muffin tins, it's time to line and scoop.  Any cupcake liner will do, we had an assortment of misfits at our house from baking days gone by, so it was time to use them up!

TIP!  Use a mashed potato scoop (1/4 c measure approximately) to get even distribution of batter to your cupcake liners.

Put them into your preheated oven and set your timer for about 20 -22 minutes (for muffins and 1/2 hour for cake in a 9 x 9 inch pan).

Right around the 12 minute mark you will start to salivate because of the yummy aroma venting from your stove, but you will have to sit and wait for an agonizing 10 to 12 more minutes before you can take your golden perfection out of the oven to cool and enjoy.

Eat one now, because these ones won't last.

Don't monkey around, get baking!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for the recipe Mrs. Jo! We tried it again, and this time I didn't accidently melt the butter while attempting to soften it. What a difference it made, it actually turned out PERFECTLY! You are a real inspiration! Colleen :o)