I just made these for my MOPS group. They looked so yummy that my daughter begged me to make a double batch just so there would be enough to share with the family. Since I was thinking that I wouldn’t mind a taste test, I doubled it. Yummy! I know I’ll be making more of these in the future!
These were another Pinterest find (are you guys sick of hearing that yet?). You can hop on over to Annie’s Eats for the recipe and many, many more tasty-looking ones. She’s got a great photo recipe index that makes finding new recipes a breeze! I know I’ll be checking out some.
Strawberry Banana Muffins
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
¾ cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 large ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries (cut into small pieces)
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a muffin pan with paper liners or grease with butter or cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and mashed banana. Add the melted butter to the brown sugar mixture and stir to combine.
In another large bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Gently fold in the strawberries, making sure they are coated with flour. This helps to prevent the berries from sinking during baking. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir only until the ingredients are just combined. Do not over-mix the batter or tough muffins will result.
Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full of batter, using two spoons or an ice cream scoop. Fill any unused muffin cups halfway with water to prevent warping of the pan and/or over-browning of the muffins. Place in the oven and bake until a tester inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Makes 12 regular-sized muffins.
Annie’s Source: Joy of Baking
I modified nothing. These are awesome as written. Oh! And I just checked out the Joy of Baking site and you can watch a video of these muffins being made – cool!