Thursday, June 2, 2011

Buttermilk Banana Muffins

I was looking for something other then cereal for breakfast. I am tired of eating cardboard for my *most important meal of the day!* As a Mom, who has time to COOK breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Ummm... not I! Do you know how many dishes that is? I have a hard enough time just doing dinner dishes. Honestly, I need to know the secret to having more than one child. How do you split your time equally? I am hoping this helps a little.

Buttermilk Banana Muffins... or bread or however you like!
Makes 12 muffins or 1- 9x5in loaf

8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 cup(3 medium)ripe smashed bananas
4 Tbsp buttermilk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour (or 1 1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour and 1/2 cup whole wheat flour)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 Tbsp ground flax seed (optional-high in Omega 3,6,9, Fiber, Lignans)
2 Tbsp wheat germ (optional- high in Vitamin E and folic acid)
1 Tbsp cinnamon (optional)


1) Preheat oven to 350. Place muffin wrapers in muffin pan. Or grease and flour 9 1/4 x 5 1/4inch loaf pan.
2) In stand mixer bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs, bananas, buttermilk, and vanilla. Mix well.
3) Add in the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, and other optional items. Once combined divide batter into muffins or pour into bread pan.
4) Bake at 350 for 25-30 min for muffins or 50 min for bread. Always insert toothpick 10 min before time is up to make sure you don't over bake. If toothpick comes up clean then they are DONE!
*If making in loaf pan let cool in pan on wire cooking rack for 15 min. Then loosen sides with a knife and carefully remove from pan and let cool on rack. Slice and enjoy!
See below for step-by-step photos!

Smash those BANANAS 

Cream some pure goodness... oh I mean butter and sugar

Then add some eggs, monkey food,
 I mean bananas, buttermilk and  vanilla.

How about some flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder?

shhhhhh... this is where you add the good for you stuff.
Pour into muffins or loaf pan... then bake.

... and then you have some
yummy buttermilk banana muffins

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