(No, I'm not getting free product or getting paid to use this product, I'm sharing with you because, I genuinely love this stuff!)
Okay, now that we got the disclaimer, red tape, junk out of the way...
Here is my modified and upgraded version of boxed muffins! So quick and easy to make, I hope you love them as much as my family and friends do!
I personally prefer Pillsbury Quick Bread box mix over any other brand, but you can use any box brand you like for the modified and upgraded recipe!
You will need:
- One box of Pillsbury Quick Bread - Banana
- Two Eggs
- Vegetable Oil (or oil of your preference)
- Muffin Tin
- Muffin Tin Liners (cupcake liners)
- Two Large Ripe Bananas
- Dark Brown Sugar
- Sugar (the regular white stuff )
|Ingredients for Banana Muffins|
Don't forget to preheat your oven! & be sure to check your temperature ~ it varies based on whether you are using a glass or dark coated muffin tin. Some ovens are temperamental too, you may have to adjust if your oven is sharp! (Trust me I know, used to have one just like that... story for another time, teeheehee...)
Line your muffin tin with those pretty liners! I know some don't use liners... just grease your pan :) I love liners, they look so pretty (especially the ones that come out around holidays!) and it makes for such easy clean up.
Now... before you put the batter into the muffin tin, you want to take one sliced banana and fold it gently into the batter...
Take care to fold the bananas gently into the batter, the key is to keep the banana slices whole, not mashed.
Now you are ready to place the mixture into the muffin tin...
Now take the second banana, thinly slice two pieces onto the top of each muffin. Sprinkle each one with brown sugar, cinnamon and sugar (white). They will look like this:
|Cinnamon Sugar Topping for Muffins|
I keep a few marshmallows in my brown sugar to stop it from getting hard as a brick. How about you? How do you keep your brown sugar as soft as the day you opened the box? Would love to hear from you!
Now you are ready to put the muffins into the oven. As I stated earlier, be sure to double check you are using the correct temperature based on your tin.
You should start smelling a wonderful smell right about now! Based on my oven, and tin used, my muffins were ready in 20 minutes... (At which point, my dogs were in the kitchen, sitting like well-behaved furry children... Should of taken a photo, it was a Kodak moment!)
Once you remove the muffins from the oven, you'll want to sprinkle a little more sugar (the white stuff) on them. Make sure to do this while they are still hot, it will leave a nice glisten of sugar on top (gives them that bakery look).
Now you have 12 wonderful Banana Muffins, that were quick & easy to make!
|Quick & Easy Banana Muffins|
If you have any you need to store, you can put them in an air tight container or store in the refrigerator. I put mine in the fridge, then when I want one, I pop it in the microwave for 20-25 seconds, to give them a just out of the oven warmth.
I hope you enjoy your muffins as much as I enjoy them! The whole banana pieces are wonderful to bite into, and the cinnamon-sugar topping adds a nice flavor. They are wonderful with a cup of coffee too ;) What are some of your favorite beverages to have with muffins? I would love to hear from you!
Until next time...
Enjoy Life !