Since it’s not only fall, but also “pumpkin” season, for my first post I decided to try out a recipe that’s been sitting on one of my Pinterest boards for a long while.
I had everything on hand, including some bananas that needed to be used up quickly. Most of the time I just peel, slice, and freeze my over ripe bananas to use for smoothies, but since Thanksgiving is only a week away (say what?!), I wanted to make something reminiscent of the season. And of course when I asked my little kitchen companion what he thought, he responded with a resounding, “Ooooo muffins!!” Later on, he kept referring to them as cupcakes, but hey, muffins…cupcakes…? All good!
So, here’s what you will need to get these babies bakin’….
First, have a little helper assist you in mixing together the flours, baking soda, salt, and spices in a large bowl.
Next, use an electric mixer to beat together the brown sugar and softened butter (which I forgot in my ingredients pic, oops!). Add in the mashed bananas, pumpkin, egg, egg white, and vanilla and beat until thick. Add in the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.
Prepare a muffin pan with cooking spray or line with muffin cups. Using a small measuring cup (I used a 1/4 cup), scoop batter into prepared muffin pan. This batter makes enough for 12 regular sized muffins, so divide batter accordingly. Pop in a 325 degree oven for 30-35 minutes and enjoy the delicious smell that will soon fill your house!
Yum yum! And Fischer agreed. These cupcakes (ahem…muffins!) were delicious! And since they’re from the great Skinnytaste, you can feel free to indulge without the guilt. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Banana Bread Muffins