Banana muffins

After the big success with my last Nutella muffins, I wanted to do something without chocolate and I was aiming for the same success. Well, these muffins have another story. For the first time, my daughter wanted to participate in making them. She was mixing the ingredients and I was adding them one by one. This is how I realized that I didn't needed the mixer to do that because my daughter enjoyed so much in mixing them. After she finished to play with this I gave a good stir as well :D and I prepared to pour them in the trays. Well, on this part I was also helped with decorating each muffin with a banana slice.

I can declare these muffins the first cake my daughter did. She enjoyed so much to participate and I was so excited and proud of my daughter new steps. What happened after was an interesting turn, my daughter didn't want even to taste them :D... but I did... and yes there were all for me :).

Replacing sugar with banana sweetness is a big plus in this recipe. These fruits add also a lot of flavor and the crumb is a bit moist.
Another challenge with this recipe was to replace the classic 1 tablespoon of baking powder that I was normally using for muffins with 1 teaspoon of baking soda and 1 teaspoon of dried yeast. The result was exceptionally good, the muffins raised and opened like a rose. After cooling, they have reduced their size but they have remained spongy inside. When I've made this photo they have already aged 3 days and they have started to develop some wrinkles.

In the end, even if my daughter didn't want to try them, they were a success for me.

  • 4 bananas (+1 for decoration)
  • 150g all-purpose flour
  • 70g butter (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 25g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt

  1. Smash the bananas with a fork.
  2. Mix the egg with sugar, add flour, yeast, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add butter and mix everything together.
  4. Fill in the cupcakes trays with the mixture maximum 2/3 of their size.
  5. Bake for 30 minures in the preheated oven at 190ÂșC

Inspired from Les meilleures recettes Marmiton, page 187.


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