Basic Banana Muffins

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These banana muffins are super simple to make -- perfect for a lazy weekend breakfast!



Evan and I woke up at 6:00 AM on Sunday to watch the French Open championship game. We are huge Rafael Nadal fans (and dislike Djokovic with the same intensity level as our love for Rafa), so it was quite the match for us to watch! Rafa won in four sets, so it made the early alarm totally worth it.

We snarfed down some banana muffins in between all of our cheers. I eat a banana almost every day (and hate my life the entire five minutes I'm eating one...I hate bananas, but they are so cheap and healthy, so blah blah blah), but since last week was super crazy at work, my normal food routine got a bit messed up. Anyway, we had so many bananas about to go bad, I knew I needed to bake with them.

Don't let this simple recipe filled with simple ingredients fool you! These muffins are flavorful and delicious. They come together rather quickly, and you don't use too many dishes. A perfect recipe to make on a lazy weekend morning!

Oh, and the melted butter helps to create a perfect crust on top. SO good. Please don't try substituting something healthy for the butter - please! :)

Banana Muffins
Adapted from:  Banana Muffins II

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper liners in a muffin tin (12 total). 

In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the remaining ingredients (bananas through vanilla). Fold in the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Divide batter evenly into 12 muffin cups. 

Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for five minutes and then enjoy!

Yield:  12 muffins

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