30 Minute Banana Bread Muffins

No really. It truly only takes about 30 minutes to throw these together with a potato masher and hand-mixing. That might be why I used to make them every Sunday when my son was much younger. I would make a double batch and we would have breakfast and snack for the week. Very handy for an overworked student/single-mom. Some things never change.

Banana Bread Muffins

Recipe by Annette Holland

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Yield: 16 muffins or 1 loaf
  • 4-6 medium-large overripe bananas
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup oil
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups unbleached wheat flour
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Cooking Directions
  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease muffin pan with olive oil or butter.
  3. Mix the bananas and the liquid ingredients together until the consistency of batter.
  4. Add honey and mix well.
  5. Sift together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture.
  6. Fill muffin cups 3/4 full.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, let cool for 5 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!
For a dessert/snack variation you can add chocolate chips

Diabetic Variation: replace honey with 1 cup Splenda
Comfort food version: replace the 1 cup oil (olive or coconut) with butter.
Low-fat version: Replace the oil with applesauce. That version comes out super moist. 
Tip: The riper the bananas the less sugar you need to use. i've gotten away with using as little as 1/4-1/2 cup.

One of the best versions for my family was combining a few variations. I used Splenda and applesauce for my brother who was living with me at the time, I didn't have chocolate chips so I marbled it with dutch chocolate. That one as a loaf was simply beautiful and was devoured the same day.

Yes, the bananas are frozen, but they come to room temp and mash up very quickly.

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