Sunday, April 27, 2008

Banana Bread Muffins

I'm not much of a baker, but it's growing on me. We had about 5 bananas that were going to go bad soon so I thought I'd put them to use. I found this recipe and tweaked it a bit. As you can see I made them into muffins instead of a loaf. They were delicious! The only thing I didn't like was how dense they were. I'd like to make another banana bread that is lighter. So if you have any suggestions, bring them on! Thanks!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons allspice
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
5 mashed overripe bananas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, allspice and salt. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and brown sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla extract and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.

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