Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jumbo Roasted Banana Muffins

I have never roasted bananas until I came across this recipe.  Bananas are not something I have thought to stick on a hot dog roasting stick while we are camping.  Although....bananas.....marshmallows........roasting sticks.....camping......I could probably make that work....with chocolate of course.  Now I want to be camping at the lake and roasting bananas!!!!!!!!!!


If you decided to go to the lake maybe you can make these muffins to take along.  When my family goes to the lake we take enough food for an entire month....and then worry that we are not going to have enough food for the 3 days we are there.  I think this problem is genetic.






Roasted Bananas
6 large ripe bananas, sliced into halves
3 Tbsp cold butter, cut into pieces
2 Tbsp brown sugar




Preheat oven to 425.  Place sliced bananas into a baking dish. Place butter evenly over bananas and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes. Dice or mash for recipe.




Muffins
6 ripe and roasted bananas
4 large eggs
1 ½ C unbleached all-purpose flour
1 ½ C whole wheat flour
1 1/4 C granulated sugar
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 C cold peanut butter
2 C mini chocolate chips
For topping

2 Tbsp. white sparkling sugar
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 350. Spray muffin pans or place liners in jumbo muffin pan.
In a medium mixing bowl, mash the bananas. Add the eggs, sugar and vanilla and stir well to combine. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and stir to mix. Add chocolate chips and stir to combine.  Add cold peanut butter gradually by spoonfuls and gently stir (I like the peanut butter to be swirled in and not completely mixed in...make sense??)  Scoop the batter into the prepared pans, and set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together the topping ingredients. Sprinkle the mixture evenly over the batter in the pan.

Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool.






These muffins are yummy!!!  The hubs doesn't care for despises bananas!!!  The smell of them makes him about lose it.  If he would have been home when I made these he would never tried them.  However, he grabbed one off the counter and ate it {I wasn't there to warn him they were banana muffins}.  Later that day I was eating one and he told me they were good.  Here is our conversation....


Me "You ate one??!!??"


Hubs "Yeah, they were good!"


Me "Do you know what is in them??!!??"


Hubs "I probably don't want to know!"


Me "Yes, you are right!!!"


And I left it at that.  We will see if he eats them the next time I make them!!!!


ENJOY!!!!


{{{HUGS}}}



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7 comments:

  1. Wow, I can just imagine how roasting the bananas must really punch up the flavor. I have a sweet treat linky party on my blog every Friday afternoon (3pm) till Monday and I'd love it if you'd come by and link your muffins up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com

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  2. LOl! That is too funny! By the way, you had me at Roasted Banana's! Now I want one....

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  3. P.S. I came over from Sweets for a Saturday :)

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  4. Thank you for visiting Concetta's Cafe today - please let me know how you like the Strawberry Crostada!!
    Guess what? I think it is only fair that I make your recipe right now since you are making mine! I have everything except the whole wheat flour - I will just sub for all regular. I also need to call my husband right now and ask him to pick up 2 more bananas! I had 6just an hour ago! The baby ate them - if I had seen your comment first that poor baby would have had no bananas!
    Love your blog and now I am following you!
    Please come by and visit again!
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    Concetta

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  5. Found you through Dee tweeting about ya. Glad I came by. Fabulous!

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  6. Looks great! YUM!

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