These muffins are insanely easy to make. None of the ingredients are particularly finicky, they bake quickly, and they’re cheap. Bananas are on sale at my Vons for .79 cents a pound and then you get to forget about them until they’re soft enough to use (which you can claim was your intention the whole time). If you’re too broke for walnuts (the most expensive part), just throw some extra granola into the batter for an replacement crunch.
- 3 or 4 large very ripe bananas, smashed
- 1/2 c white sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/3 c melted butter
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup granola
Makes either two trays worth of mini muffins or two dozen regular sized muffins. For mini muffins, I spray the tins with cooking spray.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Mix banana with sugar, egg and butter. In a different bowl, combine baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Combine wet and dry ingredients and then mix in walnuts.
Scoop batter evenly into muffin tins then sprinkle with granola.
Bake at 350 degrees 15-18 minutes for mini muffins or 20-25 minutes for regular sized muffins.
Transfer to wire rack to cool.