October 31, 2017 at 10:55 am #9552Mike NolanKeymaster
I usually make this using a mini-muffin pan (24 muffins per pan), but you can also make it in a cupcake pan, with or without cupcake liners or in a mini-bundt pan. It will also work in an 8" lof pan or in mini-loaf pans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, one at a time.
1 teaspoon vanilla
2-4 soft bananas 1 to 1 1/2 cups mashed (9-10 ounces peeled)
2 cups AP flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons cinnamon (optional)
Alternate adding dry ingredients with
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup raisins
1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts are both good)
Melt 2 tablespoons butter and use with a brush to grease pans. (Note, if you let the butter melt and mostly resolidify, it makes less of a mess and sticks better to the sides of the pans.) If using a mini-bundt pan, sprinkle a little flour in the pan after brushing it with the butter.
Fill greased pans about 3/4 full. A #60 scoop is about right for a mini-muffin pan.
Mini-muffins: 15-18 minutes (but see note below)
Cupcakes: 20-24 minutes
Mini-Bundt: 25-30 minutes
Mini-Loaf pans: 20-25 minutes
Loaf pan: 30-55 minutes
They're done when the outer edge begins to brown as it caramelizes. and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out completely dry. (My younger son likes the mini-muffins baked to the point where there is a lot of caramelization on the surface and the sides are almost crisp, probably 20-22 minutes, but there's a fine line between a lot of caramelization and being burnt, so watch them carefully.)
Lately I've been baking the mini-muffins for about 20 minutes, then after I'm done I throw them back in the oven for another 5 or 6 minutes, which makes for a crisper outside.
They will come out of the pan better if you dump them out quickly. (I dump them into a large sheet pan.)
This will yield around 72 mini-muffins, 18-24 cupcake-sized muffins or 12-15 mini-bundt pan muffins. According to MyFitnessPal, 5 of the mini-muffins are 44 carbs.Spread the word
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