As you know, SBA is one of my favourite baking sites. I always go there for quick fail-safe recipes. This is definitely one of those recipes. It's quick and easy and you can pretty much customize it to your liking. Add in whatever you like, chocolate chips, nuts or even berries. It will all work. The banana flavour in this muffin is not very strong, which I prefer for a muffin.
The best thing about this recipe is that it can easily be doubled or tripled if you wanted to make more muffins to feed a crowd. You simply can't go wrong with this one.
Simple Banana Muffins (From SBA)
Makes 6 jumbo or 12 standard muffins
3 cups (375g) standard flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup (200g) sugar
1 cup (240ml) milk, at room temperature
1/3 cup (80ml) canola oil
3/4 cup mashed banana (about 2 small bananas)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup (100g) chopped walnuts, or choc chips
Preheat oven to 220C degrees. Spray jumbo muffin pan with non-stick spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, gently toss together flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Mix until all dry ingredients are combined. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs and sugar. Whisk in milk, oil, mashed bananas, and vanilla extract. Mixture will be pale and yellow.
Fold wet ingredients into dry ingredients using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Avoid over-mixing, as this will produce tough, dense muffins. Gently mix until all the flour is off the bottom of the bowl and no big pockets of flour remain. The batter will be extremely thick and somewhat lumpy. Fold in walnuts or other add ins.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tins, filling all the way to the top.
Bake muffins at 220C degrees for 5 minutes. Keeping the muffins in the oven, reduce oven temperature to 180C and continue to bake for 25-26 minutes until tops are lightly golden. A skewer inserted in the center should come out clean. Allow to cool before devouring.