My boys love to bring banana muffins
to school for lunch or snacks.
And since my mother in law makes a delicious banana bread (and muffins),
I thought I would share her easy recipe with you!
We usually make the muffins because they are easy to grab and go!
Easy Banana Muffins/Bread
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 large eggs
4 ripe bananas
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1/3 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
Cream together the 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cup sugar. Add 2 large eggs and mix. Mash 4 ripe bananas and add 1 tsp vanilla. Add that mixture to the butter/sugar mixture and beat. Mix together 1 tsp of baking soda and 1/3 cup of buttermilk and add to batter. Slowly add 1 1/4 cup of flour and stir in the nuts.
Fill muffin cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes.
(Makes about 2 dozen)
Fill a standard loaf pan and bake for 1 hour
Sometimes I add a cream cheese frosting. The muffins are nice and moist on their own but the frosting makes them more cupcake-like!
Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese (at room temperature)
1 cup of confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extra
Beat all ingredients until fluffy
Note: You can add more sugar to make it sweeter but this is the combination that seems to work for us.
Do you have any recipes that you pass around your family?
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