Banana muffins are a yummy breakfast treat around here. I have a secret to making the best banana muffins, though. Do you see it in my title? Yep, roast those bad boys. It seriously changes the flavor for the good people. Really. Try it! I actually roast bananas for another recipe I make. It’s a bourbon banana bread and yes, I will be sharing that recipe soon as well. It is a favorite of my bourbon loving husband and well, he’s my wingman for all things handy so I make him special treats like bourbon banana bread 😉
This is a recipe that I originally found in my Plump Jack cookbook. I have yet to eat at their restaurant but it is on my list of places to go. It’s located in Lake Tahoe which is one of my favorite places to visit and it happens to be an easy day trip from my house.
Roasted Banana Muffins adapted from Plump Jack Cookbook
- 2 ripe bananas
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Make a 3-inch-long slice down each banana skin and lay the bananas on a baking sheet.
Roast bananas until skins turn black and juices in the bananas start to run from the slits in the skins, about 10 minutes. Remove bananas from the oven but keep the oven on. When bananas are cool enough to handle, discard peels and place bananas in a bowl or large, shallow dish. Mash with a fork and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, and whisk to blend evenly. In another large bowl, whisk milk, egg, and melted butter. Stir in the mashed banana. Thoroughly combine dry ingredients with banana mixture and stir with a wooden spoon to blend well.
Place a paper baking liner into each cup of a 12-tin muffin tray. Spoon muffin batter into each cup, filling about three-quarters full. Bake until golden brown or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, 15 to 20 minutes.
* Mine are perfectly done at the 15-minute mark.
Do you have a favorite muffin recipe?