Quick Breakfast: Banana Muffins For Two

Before I scored my sweet toaster oven, I went through a mug cake stage. For those of your who don’t know, you can easily make a one serving cake in the microwave in a coffee mug. Some of the recipes I found were duds, but some weren’t half bad. This morning I was craving some banana bread, but alas I didn’t have the ingredients to make a whole batch. So I found a few basic recipes for 1 serving banana muffins, adapted it for two people (wouldn’t want the boyfriend to starve to death) and finally got some more use out of my way too expensive muffing tin.

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You may notice the jar of Speculoos spread behind this wonderful muffin. One of my friends went home to Belgium for Christmas and was nice enough to bring me a jar of this nectar of the gods. People in the States refer to this as cookie butter, which is pretty much what it sounds like. A butter-like spread, made from cookies. Hopefully the guy who invented this won some sort of Nobel Prize for his efforts.

Back to the muffins, I was pretty pleased how they turned out. My only complaint would be that my bananas weren’t quite overripe enough. The more ripe the banana, the sweeter the fruit. I knew that they weren’t quite brown enough before I baked, so I compensated by using some dark brown sugar. Next time I will wait for the ripe bananas so I can have more banana flavor.

Ingredients:

  • 6 T of flour (I used all purpose)
  • 1/8 tsp of salt
  • 2 T (plus a little extra) of mashed banana
  • 2 T of oil (I used sunflower seed oil, it’s what I have on hand to cook with)
  • 2 T milk
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 T dark brown sugar

How to:

  • Mix the dry ingredients in a small bowl
  • Mix the wet ingredients in a separate bowl
  • Stir together until just combined
  • Pour batter into the two middle cups of a muffin tin, and bake for about 15 minutes at 325F (or until a toothpick comes out the center of the muffin clean)
  • Pig out

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