Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bananas for this Recipe

Banana Muffins with Peanut Butter Vanilla Frosting

This is my kids favorite recipe. (I love it too. Rory eats them sans frosting, the party pooper.) My family rigs it, so that two out of every bunch of bananas I buy get ripe enough that I have to make muffins.

Mix until creamy -

1/2 cup softened butter

3/4 cup sugar

3 eggs

2 ripe mashed bananas

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup vanilla yogurt (I like Mountain High, original style)

Combine these dry ingredients, then add them to the mixture, stirring until well mixed-

1 and 3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup wheat germ

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

Fold in about 1/2 cup of dried fruit (I make some without the dried fruit for the boys, and then add the fruit for the rest of us) I like to use orange flavored cransins and raisins, some of each.

Makes 18 regular size muffins. Line your muffin pans with cups or spray with cooking spray. Spoon into cups (the batter will be pretty thick) and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. They should be slightly browned on top.

After cooling, frost with one of these:

Make Honey Peanut Butter Icing by mixing equal parts honey, butter and peanut butter


For the not so naturally inclined, use this one:

1 pound of confectioners' sugar (that is 1/2 of a package - I don't measure it)

1/4 cup of softened butter

1/3 cup peanut butter

about 4-6 tablespoons of milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat his until smooth. There will be extra, which I store in the fridge and let the kids use on graham crackers when the muffins run out.

Now, I am going to sew elsiee's frame purse, so she doesn't think I am some kind of lame blogger who gives prizes but is slow in sending them. If you want to share this recipe with anyone, just link to the blog post, if you would. A side note, if you search for "recipe" on Etsy, some actual recipes come up as well as recipe cards, etc. Cool!


Randi said...

Wow, these are like trick cupcakes. :) I love banana bread, how cool to make a healthy cupcake-like version!

TheClayMuse said...

Oh they sound so yummy!

Christine said...

Oh man, those sound really good!

♥ xtine

Fashionably Adorned said...

I will have to make the recipe... It sounds and looks delicious!!