I don’t think anyone can argue how comforting the smell of fresh baked food is. Baking apple pie is one of my favourite smells. The way the apples combine with the cinnamon and pastry is intoxicating. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
It reminds me of my mother’s bread maker. She would start making it before bed and during the night it would mix, rise and bake. By about five or six in the morning the house would fill with the amazing aroma of fresh bread. We’d all wake up super early because, let’s face it, it’s not so easy falling back asleep after smelling that.
These banana muffins are much like that. The smell is just amazing and when they bake I feel instantly happy. When the timer goes off I probably wait all of one minute before I stuff one in my face. It’s amazing I manage to unwrap the muffin liner, but even that probably wouldn’t ruin the taste.
Best Ever Banana Muffins
Makes 15 – 17 muffins.
Source: My family recipe.
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp powder
3 large bananas, mashed
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and place a rack in the middle. Line one and a half muffin tins with muffin liners.
Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda and baking powder in a small bowl. In a larger bowl mash the bananas with a fork. Add the sugar, slightly beaten egg and melted butter then combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir it all with the fork until it’s just moistened then lightly mix in the chocolate chips.
Scoop the batter into the muffin cups about 3/4 of the way filled and bake them for about 15 – 20 minutes until golden brown on top. I like to eat them while they’re still warm from the oven with a little butter spread in between two halves, but they’re good either way. So simple and so good. Enjoy!