Bananas for Baking

22 Aug

I’m not sure how this full work week thing is going to go after only working 3 days last week, I think it may feel like a long one! A quick shout out for reader Joanne, she asked that you all check out her fundraising website for the Chicago Marathon. 


The weekend was a blur of puppy play time, going out with friends and eating. Sean and I went out to dinner on Friday, breakfast on Saturday and lunch on Sunday. I think we covered all of our bases.

Oh and baking. I have done a LOT of baking since moving into this new apartment.

I made this delicious beer bread from Rachel’s recipe

I made these awesome cookies for Jessica in the blogger bake swap.

And because we keep having bananas go bad before we eat them, banana bread and banana muffins!

I used the same recipe for both of these and I must say they are pretty delicious. I make these banana muffins for pretty much every occasion since high school. I’ve made a healthier version of them but typically I use my normal recipe, they might be a little calorie dense but they are so worth it.

Banana Muffin Recipe

  • 3 very ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
Bake at 350 for 18-20 minutes for muffins or 45-50 min for a loaf of bread. It makes about 18 regular sized muffins or one large loaf of bread.
Trust me you will not regret making these. I’ll be back later today with my cookie recipe!
What is your favorite recipe for ripe bananas?
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2 Responses to “Bananas for Baking”

  1. Jack Ralph August 22, 2011 at 10:33 am #

    “your” cookie recipe?

  2. katshealthcorner August 23, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    My favorite recipe for over-ripe bananas is my Oil and Sugar-Free Banana Nut Bread — IT IS MY FAVORITE! 😀

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