Friday, September 17, 2010

Recipe: Amish Cook's Banana Muffins

These muffins are perfect for breakfast or snacks on the go.  They're moist, sweet, and dense with a golden crust.  We had these everyday for breakfast this week, and had enough to send one for the school bus driver each day.  I liked how long they lasted in the cookie jar, as my Banana Oat Mini Muffins need to be eaten within a few short days.

This delightful recipe comes from one of my new cookbooks "The Amish Cook's Baking Book" which is filled with back-to-basics baking, and gorgeous photography.  Each recipe is simple, and the book includes a section for Children's Baking.  Our daughter is old enough now to try a few recipes on her own and this book would provide a good start.

from The Amish Cook's Baking Book

2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 large egg, slightly beaten
1/3 cup skim milk
1 cup mashed ripe bananas
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  Grease and lightly flour 12 muffin cups or line with paper baking cups.
I made a double batch.  Just rotate trays halfway through baking.

In a large bowl, stir together the baking powder, salt, baking soda, and nutmeg until evenly blended.  Add all the remaining ingredients, mixing only until the dry particles are moistened.  Fill the prepared muffin cups 2/3 full and bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Happily submitted to
Family Friendly Fridays over at Mommie Cooks!
Frugal Fridays over at Life As Mom
Cookbook Sundays over at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen



  1. Sarah! How have you been? I apologize for not stopping by more, it's been such a wild month for me. These muffins looks delightful, I love the idea of starting off the morning with a homemade goodie!

    I hope you're doing well and having a wonderful week!

  2. Now these look like the real McCoy! I am going to have my grade 8's make them in foods class for our muffin unit. I have been looking for a better banana muffin recipe -and this looks like it!

  3. These muffins would be great to freeze and pack for my kids lunches. I have lots of bananas to use up. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. This sounds like a wonderful cookbook Sarah, I bet it's chock-full of delicious homemade goodies. Your muffins look yummy and I like how you said they lasted too. With it being just two of us around here most of the time and having a small freezer, these would be perfect as they would last the week. Thank you so much for linking up to Cookbook Sundays and I hope you have a wonderful day!

  5. My favorite recipes, the Amish ones...I need to make some of these today. I've got some brown bananas. :)

  6. These look so good. I recently made a batch of banana muffins and my kids wouldn't eat them. They love banana bread but didn't like it in the form of muffins, which I found to be odd.

  7. I love the muffins and butter picture and I am sold on this recipe...! Looks so yummy! Give me some now, till I make some :-)


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