Do you love banana bread? Do you want to a treat that’s actually good for you?
If you answered no to either of these question, consult your physician. You are probably just an alien.
If you answered yes, congrats on your confirmed human status.
Now let’s bake love.
My idea of a normal weekend is going to Costco and buying enough fruit to feed a family of 8 for at least a week. This is not an unusual scene here:
Now let’s get my copious amounts of fruit dwindled down to a simply obscene amount.
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup wheat flour
1/4 cup brown sugar (I subbed half for Stevia to save calories)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 mashed up bananas
Dash of vanilla extract
Zest of one lemon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup quartered cherries
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the first 6 dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl mix up the bananas, egg, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture. Don’t overmix! Now fold in your pitted chopped up cherries and blueberries. Check out how purdy it is.
Now evenly spoon the mixture into greased or lined muffin tray.
Bake for 11-15 minutes. Whoa that smell will make you drool your face off.
Like in Face Off.
Cool on baking rack. I like to gingerly remove from the baking tray with a fork and a clean hand. I usually burn my hand a little. Wouldn’t recommend it.
To up the yum status, I mixed the remaining juice from the lemon with about half cup of powdered sugar and swirled each muffin in the glaze. This is optional but adds sticky goodness.